Thursday , July 2 2020
Home / Tag Archives: Kim Jong-Un

Tag Archives: Kim Jong-Un

Strongman admirer Trump sees US protests in warlike terms

Washington, United States | AFP |  From the White House, President Donald Trump delivered blunt — some say alarming — instructions to local leaders confronting nationwide street protests against police brutality: “dominate.” “If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time,” he told state governors. And if they tried, but failed? “Then I …

Read More »

North Korea’s Kim reappears after weeks of speculation

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in nearly three weeks, state media reported Saturday, following intense speculation that the leader of the nuclear-armed nation was seriously ill or possibly dead. The North reported that Kim had attended the opening of …

Read More »

Why North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s health matters

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  Nearly three weeks after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s no-show at a key event sparked rumours he was seriously ill or even dead, state media published photos Saturday showing him in public. Kim’s conspicuous absence from the April 15 celebrations for the birthday of …

Read More »

Trump appears to confirm that NKorea’s Kim is alive

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Monday appeared to confirm that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is alive, saying he wished him well after days of speculation over the dictator’s whereabouts. Asked if he had new information about Kim’s health, Trump said “yes, I do have a very good …

Read More »

What would happen to North Korea if Kim Jong Un died

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not been seen in public for more than two weeks, missing commemorations for a key political anniversary, and reports he underwent a cardiovascular procedure have spiralled into speculation he could be incapacitated or even dead. Both Seoul and …

Read More »

North Korea’s Kim ‘alive and well’: Seoul

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “alive and well”, a top security adviser to the South’s President Moon Jae-in said, downplaying rumours over Kim’s health following his absence from a key anniversary. Conjecture over Kim has grown since his conspicuous no-show at April 15 …

Read More »

Seoul plays down report on Kim Jong Un health

  Seoul, South Korea | AFP | South Korea played down a report Tuesday that the North’s leader Kim Jong Un was being treated after surgery, as speculation mounted over his absence from a key anniversary. Pyongyang marked the birthday of its late founder, Kim’s grandfather Kim Il Sung, on …

Read More »

North Korea’s Kim reshuffles top governing body

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has carried out a major reshuffle of his State Affairs Commission, official media reported Monday, replacing more than a third of its members. Kim has established an iron grip on the levers of authority in his nuclear-armed country since …

Read More »

‘Old man’ Trump is ‘bluffing’ says North Korea

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | North Korea on Monday slammed US President Trump for “bluffing” and called him “an old man bereft of patience” as Pyongyang ramps up pressure on Washington over stalled nuclear talks. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un engaged in mutual insults and threats of …

Read More »

North Korea ‘no longer interested’ in summits with US: KCNA

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | North Korea is “no longer interested” in summits with the US unless Washington offers new concessions in their nuclear negotiations, Pyongyang said Monday, hours after Donald Trump hinted at the prospect. “You should act quickly, get the deal done,” Trump tweeted Sunday, referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong …

Read More »