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Kim Jong-un (born 8 January 1983; also romanized as Kim Jong-eun, Kim Jong Un or Kim Jung-eun) is the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). He is the son of Kim Jong-il (1941–2011) and the grandson of Kim Il-sung (1912–1994). He has held the titles of the First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, the Chairman of the Central Military Commission, Chairman of the National Defence Commission, the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, and presidium member of the Politburo of the Workers' Party of Korea. He was officially declared the supreme leader following the state funeral of his father on 28 December 2011. He is the third and youngest son of Kim Jong-il and his consort Ko Yong-hui.


From late 2010, Kim Jong-un was viewed as heir apparent to the leadership of the nation, and following his father's death, he was announced as the "Great Successor" by North Korean state television. At Kim Jong-il's memorial service, North Korean Chairman of the Supreme People's Assembly Kim Yong-nam declared that "Respected Comrade Kim Jong-un is our party, military and country's supreme leader who inherits great comrade Kim Jong-il's ideology, leadership, character, virtues, grit and courage". On 30 December 2011, the Politburo of the Workers' Party of Korea formally appointed Kim as the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army. In April 2012, the 4th Party Conference elected him to the newly created post of First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea.

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Kim is the first North Korean leader to publicly attend a performance by South Korean artists in Pyongyang -- Cho Yong Pil's 2005 concert was broadcast on television in North Korea, but Kim Jong Un's father Kim Jong Il reportedly did not attend -- and was "particularly interested" in Red Velvet, a K-pop ...
Kim Jong-un and Xi Jinping take centre stage in diplomatic drama on the Korean peninsula. Cary Huang says through their surprise meeting, the leaders of China and North Korea have upended expectations for Donald Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-un, re-established China as a central player in ...
North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, and South Korea's culture minister, Do Jong-hwan, were in the audience when South Korean K-pop singers performed in the North for the first time in more than a decade. [The New York Times]. • "Like a Dream." The Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai made an ... Kashmir Gaza Strip
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju were among the hundreds in Pyongyang on Sunday watching South Korean ... "(Kim Jong Un) showed much interest during the show and asked questions about the songs and lyrics," Culture Minister Do Jong-whan told reporters ... Kashmir Gaza Strip
(SEOUL) — South Korean media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has watched a rare performance by South Korean pop stars visiting Pyongyang. A South Korean artistic group including K-pop singers flew to Pyongyang on Saturday for performances in the North Korean capital amid thawing ties ... Kashmir Gaza Strip

The flurry of reconciliatory moves comes after the Pyeongchang Winter Games, which the North used to mount a charm offensive, sending athletes, cheerleaders and even leader Kim Jong Un's powerful sister as a delegate. Kim, who last week met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing on his first ... Kashmir Gaza Strip
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has met Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang and says the North Korean leader is committed to having his country participate in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and the Beijing Winter Games in 2022. Bach said the two had a 30-minute formal meeting ... Kashmir Gaza Strip
PYONGYANG, North Korea -- International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Friday. Bach told an Associated Press Television crew in an exclusive interview that two had a 30-minute formal meeting followed by 45 minutes of ...
Kim Jong-un's Beijing visit comes at a time hardliners in both Washington and Seoul are spreading scepticism about North Korea's commitment to denuclearisation. Can Pyongyang really be trusted after all these years? But such a question betrays foolishness on the part of those who ask it in the first place.
They are Kim Jong Un, Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung," Kwon said of the autocratic country's founding family. "Because South Korea doesn't have those classes, I thought it'd be easier. But what a North Korean sixth-grader learned in math or languages is the equivalent for a South Korean fourth-grader.".
Basketball 'Diplomat' Dennis Rodman Posts Pic Of Kim Jong Un In A MAGA Hat ... Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman jumped back into his wonky brand of basketball diplomacy on Friday with a startling tweet featuring a mocked-up photo of North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un wearing a “Make America Great ...
(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Friday. Bach told an Associated Press Television crew in an exclusive interview that two had a 30-minute formal meeting followed by 45 minutes of casual ...
(CNN) When a dark green train adorned with yellow stripes was spotted traveling toward Beijing on Monday, rumors began to swirl that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was on board. Those rumors were later confirmed and pictures began to emerge showing Kim on his first foreign trip since assuming ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, as he paid an unofficial visit to China, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang March 28,2018. KCNA/via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS ...
Kim Jong Un will become the first North Korean leader to set foot south of the demilitarized zone on April 27 when he attends a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae, officials said Thursday. The historic sit-down will be held in Freedom House on the southern side of the 38th parallel that divides ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was treated to the most expensive tipple in Xi Jinping's drinks cabinet during their historic meeting - a £2,200 bottle of 53 percent liquor which the Chinese president rarely opens for foreign guests. Mr Xi, whose signature domestic policy is a war on corruption and excess ...

Growing up in Hyesan, North Korea, a small industrial city near the border with China, Hyeonseo Lee heard plenty about Americans. But never without a modifier. “It was always 'American bastards' or 'American aggressors,'” she says. When Lee was 13, her school made the obligatory pilgrimage to the ...
South Korean officials say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a border village on April 27. The third summit ever between the Koreas could prove significant in the global diplomatic push to resolve the standoff over the North's nuclear program.
Trump said that the pressure would be maintained for now, but offered an optimistic view of how he could achieve peace and denuclearization that eluded past administrations. "Now there is a good chance that Kim Jong Un will do what is right for his people and for humanity. Look forward to our meeting!".
Donald Trump says he's "looking forward" to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. (AP). "Now there is a good chance that Kim Jong Un will do what is right for his people and for humanity. Look forward to our meeting!" State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that Kim's visit to China ...
Last night, Chinese and Korean media confirmed reports that North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, secretly traveled to Beijing this week to meet with China's president, Xi Jinping. Now, this is really big for a couple reasons. It's the first time that Kim is known to have visited another country since he took power ...
Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, made a surprise trip this week to meet with President Xi Jinping of China, Mr. Kim's first trip abroad since taking power in 2011. Mr. Kim is preparing for summit meetings with U.S. and South Korean leaders, and the visit suggests that he values or needs China's ...
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. Photo. Credit KCNA, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. • Confident, reasonable — willing to bargain. That's how North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, came across in his debut as a global statesman — and he did so with a dash ...
China reveals visit by North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Wed, Mar 28. On his first foreign trip since coming to power, Kim Jong Un reportedly told his Chinese allies he's willing to meet with President Trump and give up his nuclear weapons if the U.S. responds “with goodwill.” Share Video; Facebook · Twitter · E-mail; Embed.
North Korean senior official Ri Son Gwon shakes hands with South Korean counterpart Cho Myoung-gyun at their meeting at the Unification Pavilion in Panmunjom. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images. North and South Korea have agreed to hold a leaders' summit on 27 April that will be only the third-ever such ...
Our correspondent says that's the image North Korea's young leader, Kim Jong-un, left, sought to project during a visit with President Xi Jinping in Beijing. It was Mr. Kim's first known trip abroad since taking power — and it could strengthen his hand going into talks with the U.S. Here's how the Chinese and ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un traveled to China this week on his first trip to another country since taking power. NPR's Audie Cornish talks ... CORNISH: It shows Chinese President Xi Jinping walking down a red-carpeted walkway with Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea. They smile at each other.
The arrival in Beijing of the deep green train with yellow piping used exclusively by the ruling Kim family generated a lot of speculation before it was confirmed it had carried leader Kim Jong-un on his first trip outside of North Korea since taking power upon the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, in December ...
A distinctive green train has arrived in Beijing, sparking speculation that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, was on board. It would be Kim's first trip abroad since succeeding his father in 2011. The train, which also has yellow stripes, is similar to that used by Kim Jong-il. China's foreign ministry has not ...
BEIJING — North Korea's enigmatic young leader, Kim Jong-un, made an unannounced visit to Beijing, meeting with President Xi Jinping weeks before planned summit meetings with American and South Korean leaders, Chinese and North Korean state news media reported on Wednesday. The visit ...
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un is in Beijing, Bloomberg News quoted three sources as saying on Monday. Chinese social media had been swamped with rumours Kim was heading to Beijing, as a train in which he is believed to have ridden reportedly caused delays across northeast China. The Kim ...
Seoul - The US agreed to revise its trade deal with South Korea and spare the country from President Donald Trump's steel tariff, as the allies sought to resolve disputes before planned meetings with Kim Jong Un. The two countries reached an agreement “in principle” on the trade deal known as Korus, ...
Is Kim Jong-Un on a Secret Trip to China? Unable to load video. Rumors are swirling Kim Jong-Un has secretly left the country, speculating he's gone to China. Nathan Rousseau Smith explains why.
Kim Jong-un made a surprise visit to Beijing on Monday, according to a report from Bloomberg. This would be Kim's first foreign visit as North Korean leader. Multiple outlets previously reported a high-level North Korean official arrived in China on a train but could not confirm if that official was Kim.
Japanese media reported on Monday that a train possibly carrying a high-level official from North Korea has arrived in Beijing, sparking speculation that the country's leader, Kim Jong-un, may have been aboard. The Kyodo news agency, citing unidentified sources close to the matter, said the visit - if ...
Events are happening quickly on the Korean Peninsula with planned summits between North and South Korea and the United States, a presidential official in Seoul said on Tuesday, amid reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in China. Bloomberg, citing three unidentified sources, reported on ...
The bottom line on Trump's Kim Jong-un meeting, How the West should deal with the Russian nerve gas attack, Francis Fukuyama was wrong on liberal democracy, Australian gun control did stop mass killings, Gender equality is not a zero-sum game ...
Some media reports say that Kim Jong-un has had plastic surgery to look like his late grandfather, Kim Il-Sung. “It is thought that top elites in North Korea can get high-quality plastic surgery.” For most in North Korea, however, a nip/tuck is still relatively basic - and painful. Many women and some men, if they ...
WASHINGTON – Japan has requested a set of additional preconditions for U.S. President Donald Trump to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, including a promise from Pyongyang to resolve the abduction issue and to abandon midrange ballistic missiles capable of hitting Japan, diplomatic ...
President Donald Trump's unexpected decision to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has elicited sharply divided responses. The White House has presented the proposed summit as a diplomatic coup, while advocates of engagement have greeted it with guarded relief. Skeptics have described ...
President Donald Trump's unexpected decision to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has elicited sharply divided responses. The White House has presented the proposed summit as a diplomatic coup, while advocates of engagement have greeted it with guarded relief. Skeptics have described ...
The Japanese government reportedly wants to host a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is interested in discussing two as-yet unresolved issues during the proposed talks. Abe faces dwindling support in Japan, and a breakthrough summit with North Korea ...
In the next several weeks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could take historic steps toward peace on a long-divided peninsula, attending a highly anticipated summit with his counterpart ... Kim Jong Un tours a fruit farm in the Gangwon province of North Korea in an official photo released in July 2014.
FILE PHOTO: North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a New Year's Day speech in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central ... to a possible summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss the matter of Japanese citizens kidnapped by ...
“If we're to resolve the abduction issue, direct dialogue with the top - Mr Kim Jong-un - is essential," a government source from Mr Abe's office told Kyodo News. Mr Abe has already announced plans to visit the US early next month in order to coordinate North Korean policies with Mr Trump ahead of a ...
JONATHAN KARL, 'THIS WEEK' GUEST HOST: So, Governor Christie, I seem to recall that Republicans screamed bloody murder when Obama shook hands, shook hands, with Raul Castro. If President Obama had agreed to meet one on one with Kim Jong-un without concessions, Republican heads ...
President Trump went from ridiculing North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, and threatening to destroy his country, to accepting Mr. Kim's invitation for a face-to-face meeting within two months, the first between leaders of the two countries, the Editorial Board wrote. Patrick Chappatte is an editorial cartoonist for ...
1060x600-7ee28420c67efd1a00ba636b901364eb.jpg "It's going to be [at] a time and place to be decided. We don't have an announcement right now, but we have accepted this offer and we hope that it can be part of an important breakthrough," Raj Shah told ABC. (Image courtesy ...
Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" segment tackled all of the week's news, from Trump's upcoming diplomatic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, to the Stormy Daniels controversy and the West Virginia teachers strike. "In a stunning turn of events, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to ...


 

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