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North Korean leader’s sister warns US as Biden envoys begin Asia trip

North Korean leader’s sister warns US as Biden envoys begin Asia trip

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s influential sister warned the United States against “causing a stink”, state media reported Tuesday, as top Biden administration officials began a visit to key allies Tokyo and Seoul. Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Japan on Monday on their first overseas trip, aimed […]
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North Korea’s Kim makes first public appearance in nearly three weeks

North Korea’s Kim makes first public appearance in nearly three weeks

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance since speculation about his health began last month, cutting the ribbon at the opening of a fertilizer factory, KCNA reported Saturday. Kim “attended the ceremony” on Friday and “all the participants broke into thunderous cheers of ‘hurrah!’” when he appeared, the Korean Central News […]

Kim Jong Un’s health issues reportedly caused by stress, alcohol

Kim Jong Un’s health issues reportedly caused by stress, alcohol

The stress of a being North Korea’s strongman, coupled with excessive boozing, led to health issues for Kim Jong Un, according to a new report. Kim, whose whereabouts remain unclear since presiding over an April 11 meeting, purportedly “had something wrong health-wise due to either excessive drinking or overwork,” a contributor for Seoul-based outlet Daily […]

Taiwan’s intelligence chief says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is ‘sick’

Taiwan’s intelligence chief says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is ‘sick’

Taiwan’s intelligence chief said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “sick” — and his country has emergency plans for a potential power struggle if he dies, according to reports. Chiu Kuo-cheng, the director of the National Security Bureau (NSB), gave a vague health description when pressed at a government hearing about rumors […]

South Korean officials claim they know Kim Jong Un’s location

South Korean officials claim they know Kim Jong Un’s location

Top South Korean officials on Tuesday said their government knows the whereabouts of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whose absence from public view has prompted a wave of speculation about his health, according to a report. “The government is aware of Kim Jong Un’s location,” Unification Minister Kim Yeon-Chul said without elaborating Tuesday when […]

Train likely belonging to North Korea’s Kim seen at resort town – US monitor

Train likely belonging to North Korea’s Kim seen at resort town – US monitor

A train likely belonging to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has been spotted at a resort town in the country’s east, satellite photos reviewed by a US-based think tank showed, as speculation persists over his health. The train was parked at a station reserved for the Kim family in Wonsan on April 21 and […]