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Defector: Kim Jong Un likely knew of plans to execute South Korean

Defector: Kim Jong Un likely knew of plans to execute South Korean

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Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Kim Jong Un has reportedly apologized for the murder of a South Korean fisheries officer, but the statement is in no way a confirmation the North Korean leader had no hand in the death of the 47-year-old man, a U.S.-based North Korean defector says. Hyun Seung Lee, a North Korea-born consultant who now lives and works in Washington D.C., told UPI on Saturday during a video conference hosted by the Japan branch of Action for Korea United Kim was likely apprised of the situation before the brutal death involving a possible burning. Advertisement "Behind every major decision is Kim, maybe even his sister Kim Yo Jong," Lee said. "This time, the military [likely] reported [the captive] to the upper ranks, received a decision, and went ahead with the execution." The North Kore...
Mbappe loved Ronaldo, Havertz eyes Ozil throne, De Jong at Barcelona with hero Messi and Sancho idolised Lampard – wonderkids and their childhood idols

Mbappe loved Ronaldo, Havertz eyes Ozil throne, De Jong at Barcelona with hero Messi and Sancho idolised Lampard – wonderkids and their childhood idols

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We all have our football idols – the captains, the cult-heroes, the GOATS, the goalscorers, the never-say-die defenders, the names we choose for the back of our shirts. And we’re not alone, the professionals had them, too. getty Millions of people have probably bought tickets to a Barcelona game just so they can watch Lionel Messi in the flesh We’ve all heard about Eden Hazard’s desire to be coached by Zinedine Zidane, Dennis Bergkamp controversially idolising Tottenham great Glenn Hoddle and Sergio Aguero ‘wanting to be Micheal Owen’ when he was young. There’s even brilliant stories about Xavi’s love for Southampton icon Matt Le Tissier and his ‘outrageous, sickening goals’, and Dimitar Berbatov sleeping in Alan Shearer’s Newcastle shirt. READ: Foo...
Reports Kim Jong Un is in ‘grave danger’ after surgery are denied

Reports Kim Jong Un is in ‘grave danger’ after surgery are denied

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South Korea and China have cast doubt on reports that Kim Jong Un is in "grave danger" after undergoing heart surgery.It is difficult to verify reports about the secretive state of North Korea, as information is tightly controlled. Daily NK, a website run mostly by North Korean defectors, said that Kim is recovering at a villa in Hyangsan County in North P'yongan province after having surgery on 12 April.The report said Kim's health had deteriorated recently due to heavy smoking, obesity and overwork.A source was quoted as saying: "My understanding is that he had been struggling (with cardiovascular problems) since last August but it worsened after repeated visits to (the country's sacred mountain) Mount Paektu." ...
Kim Jong Un has ‘great and beautiful vision’ for N Korea – Trump

Kim Jong Un has ‘great and beautiful vision’ for N Korea – Trump

World
By Alan McGuinness, news reporter Donald Trump has claimed that recent North Korean missile tests do not breach an agreement between Washington and Pyongyang - as he said Kim Jong Un has a "great and beautiful vision for his country".In a series of messages on Twitter, the US president said the launches may be in breach of United Nations resolutions, but not a deal the pair agreed at an historic meeting last year. Mr Trump said: "These missiles tests are not a violation of our signed Singapore agreement, nor was there discussion of short range missiles when we shook hands. ...
Trump crosses into North Korea in historic meeting with Kim Jong Un at DMZ

Trump crosses into North Korea in historic meeting with Kim Jong Un at DMZ

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SEOUL, June 30 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump met Kim Jong Un at the DMZ and stepped across the border into North Korea on Sunday afternoon, marking the first time a sitting U.S. president has set foot on North Korean soil. Emerging from a scrum of security service and traveling press, Trump and Kim met at the military demarcation line, a low concrete ridge in the truce village of Panmunjom that marks the border between North and South. They shook hands and chatted briefly before Kim invited Trump to cross into the North, where they shook hands and posed for photos. The two then crossed to the other side of the border, where South Korean President Moon Jae-in was waiting for them. Answering questions from reporters, Kim noted said that the meeting was an expression of Trump's willingnes...