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Kim Jong Un hugs South Korean leader in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un hugs South Korean leader in Pyongyang

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has welcomed South Korea's president Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang for their historic summit. The two leaders smiled and hugged each other as they met at Sunan International Airport, joined by their wives, at the start of the three-day visit.They were greeted by thousands of cheering North Koreans waving flowers, North Korean flags and a blue-and-white map symbolising a unified peninsula.Mr Moon is only the third South Korean leader to visit North Korea's capital for a meeting between the two countries since the end of the Second World War. Image: Thousands of people turned out to cheer Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in Image: This is the third summit between the two leaders ...
Kim Jong Un touts catfish production as 'gold ingots'

Kim Jong Un touts catfish production as 'gold ingots'

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SEOUL, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un revisited a local fish farm to inspect catfish production amid a sluggish economy. Kim and his wife visited the farm in the southwestern city of Samchon, where he praised the surge in catfish production and surpassing its target of 3,000 tons. He also called a pile of frozen catfish "gold ingots," North Korea's state media KCNA reported on Monday. Kim's visit to the catfish farm is his third since assuming power from his father and former leader Kim Jong Il, according to Joongang Ilbo. He visited in 2015 and 2017. Catfish production has been encouraged in North Korea where malnutrition is still a problem, according to Kyodo News. Kim Jong Il initiated catfish production as part of a plan to diversify a source of protein for North Kor...
Kim Jong Un's extra-large letter to Trump sparks reaction

Kim Jong Un's extra-large letter to Trump sparks reaction

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Kim Jong Un’s letter to President Donald Trump was a big deal -- it was also huge. North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol met with President Trump at the White House on Friday, and photos show him handing the U.S. leader an unusually large envelope containing a letter from Kim Jong Un. The internet took notice. I sent Kim Yong Chol to hand deliver this letter to you mostly because it wouldn’t fit in the mailbox...” https://t.co/GDjiczLjD7 After Trump's meeting with Kim Yong Chol, he told reporters that once he reads the missive "I may be in for a big surprise, folks!” Judging by the envelope, "big" is the appropriate word.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
North Korean media spotlighting Kim Jong Un's wife Ri Sol-ju

North Korean media spotlighting Kim Jong Un's wife Ri Sol-ju

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SEOUL, April 15 (UPI) -- North Korean media appears to be attempting to raise the profile of Ri Sol-ju, the wife of regime leader Kim Jong Un.The state-run Korean Central News Agency reported that Ri, without her husband, had attended a performance of "Giselle," staged by the visiting National Ballet of China.The event was held at the Mansudae Theatre in Pyongyang on Saturday, as part of the North's April Spring Friendship Art Festival, which marks the birth of regime founder Kim Il Sung.For the first time, Ri was referred to as the "revered first lady Ri Sol-ju," instead of "comrade Ri Sol-ju," Yonhap reported.The report also spotlighted her activities, although she was accompanied by high-ranking regime officials including Choe Ryong-hae, Ri Su-yong and Kim Yong-chol, as well as her sist...
Kim Jong Un keeps out of public eye following summit announcements

Kim Jong Un keeps out of public eye following summit announcements

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SEOUL, March 20 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to have kept out of the public eye for about two weeks, indicating that he is occupied with preparations for upcoming summits with Seoul and Washington, Yonhap reported.Pyongyang's state-run media has not reported on any of Kim's public activities since his meeting with South Korea's presidential envoys on March 6.After the meeting, the envoys announced that Kim had called for an inter-Korean summit in late April, as well as a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.South Korean observers believe the North Korean leader has withdrawn from public events to focus on summit preparations."It looks like he is concentrating on preparations for summits with South Korea and the United States, weighing Washington's intentions, Seoul'...