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Kim Jong-un: Current supreme leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-un or Kim Jong Un is a North Korean politician serving as Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011 and the leader of the Workers' Party of Korea since 2012. He is the second child of Kim Jong-il (1941–2011), who was North Korea's second Supreme Leader from 1994 to 2011, and Ko Yong-hui (1952–2004). He is the grandson of Kim Il-sung, who was the founder and first supreme leader of North Korea from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994.

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Kim Jong-un tears up during massive military parade [Video]

Kim Jong-un tears up during massive military parade

[11:05] Dessent-Jackson, Louee North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appeared emotional while speaking at a massive military parade in Pyongyang early on Saturday, marking the 75th anniversary of the..

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North Korean leader chokes up during speech [Video]

North Korean leader chokes up during speech

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un displayed a rare show of emotion, appearing to hold back tears as he delivered a speech to thousands of military personnel over the weekend.

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North Korea hosts 'mass games'  for 75th anniversary of ruling party [Video]

North Korea hosts 'mass games' for 75th anniversary of ruling party

North Korea has staged a "mass games" show to mark the 75th anniversary of itsruling Workers' Party. The parade at Pyongyang's May Day Stadium was attendedby leader Kim Jong Un.

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What are North Korea's Mass Games? [Video]

What are North Korea's Mass Games?

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched tens of thousands of dancers, gymnasts and other performers in a large-scale celebration on Sunday of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers'..

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North Korea shows off giant missiles at huge military parade [Video]

North Korea shows off giant missiles at huge military parade

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un presides over a military parade in Pyongyang, as thousands of maskless troops defied the coronavirus threat. View on euronews

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Kim Jong-Un Unveils New Nuclear Missile During Huge Parade [Video]

Kim Jong-Un Unveils New Nuclear Missile During Huge Parade

Kim Jong-un has revealed a new intercontinental ballistic missile during a massive military parade marking the 75th anniversary of North Korea’s ruling party. The Supreme Leader warned that his..

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North Korea holds rare military parade, Kim Jong Un addresses [Video]

North Korea holds rare military parade, Kim Jong Un addresses

Unusual predawn parade held to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the governing Workers’ Party.

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N. Korea unveils 'monster' intercontinental missile [Video]

N. Korea unveils 'monster' intercontinental missile

North Korea showcased previously unseen intercontinental ballistic missiles at an unprecedented predawn military parade on Saturday. Edward Baran reports.

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North Korea displays 'new' intercontinental missile in military parade [Video]

North Korea displays 'new' intercontinental missile in military parade

The country's leader Kim Jong Un avoided direct mention of the United States in a speech to mark the 75th anniversary of the ruling party

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Kim Jong Un chairs Covid-19 meeting [Video]

Kim Jong Un chairs Covid-19 meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has chaired a meeting of executive committeesfocused on Covid-19 precautions as the country enters its ninth month oflockdown, according to state media.

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‘Very sorry’: Kim Jong Un apologises for killing of South Korean [Video]

‘Very sorry’: Kim Jong Un apologises for killing of South Korean

South Korean official went missing on Monday and Seoul said he had been shot and his body burned.

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Kim Jong-Un Visits ‘Socialist Fairyland’ Village [Video]

Kim Jong-Un Visits ‘Socialist Fairyland’ Village

Kim Jong-un has praised North Korea’s military for rebuilding a typhoon-hit village “as a socialist fairyland”. The Supreme Leader was visiting an area in the south of the country, which has..

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Kim Jong Un inspects flood-hit area [Video]

Kim Jong Un inspects flood-hit area

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected reconstruction work in a flood-hit area of the country, state media reported on Saturday. North Korea has recently been battered by some of the wettest..

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North Korea Mobilises Thousands After Typhoon Damage [Video]

North Korea Mobilises Thousands After Typhoon Damage

North Korea has mobilised thousands of workers from its capital Pyongyang to help the nation’s countryside regions recently struck by a powerful typhoon. After surveying the damage, North Korean..

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Kim Jong-Un Surveys Damage in Typhoon-Hit Area [Video]

Kim Jong-Un Surveys Damage in Typhoon-Hit Area

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited areas struck by a typhoon and called for 12,000 workers from the capital Pyongyang to join in the recovery efforts. North Korean state-run TV showed..

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Kim Jong-un Visits Cornfield Following Reports of Coma

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North Korea says little reason to maintain Kim-Trump ties: KCNA

North Korea sees little use in maintaining a personal relationship between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump if Washington sticks to hostile policies, state media reported..
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North Korean leader's sister emerges as policymaker in spat with South Korea

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is taking a leading role in a new, more hard-line pressure campaign against South Korea, highlighting what analysts say is a substantive policy role that..
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North Korea's Kim stresses self-sufficient economy as tensions with South Korea rise

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un focused on domestic economic issues at a meeting of the politburo of the country's ruling Workers Party, state media said on Monday, as the North ramped up pressure on..
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North Korea's Kim, in first appearance in weeks, vows to bolster nuclear 'deterrence'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a meeting to discuss the country's nuclear capabilities, state media said on Sunday, marking his first appearance in three weeks after a previous absence sparked..
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Kim Jong Un vows to further bolster nuclear war deterrence

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a military meeting to discuss new policies to bolster the country's nuclear capabilities amid stalled denuclearisation talks with the United States, state media..
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North Korea's Kim keeps low public profile in May: analysts

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made an unusually small number of public appearances in the past two months, once again going three weeks without state media reporting his attendance at a public..
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China says willing to help North Korea in fight against virus

China is willing to offer support to North Korea within its ability against the coronavirus epidemic, state television said on Saturday, quoting President Xi Jinping as saying in a letter to North..
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North Korea lashes out at South Korean military drills, sends greetings to China

North Korea lashed out at South Korea over recent military drills, while leader Kim Jong Un sent a personal message to China's Xi Jinping to congratulate him on that country's success in controlling..
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North Korea says recent South Korean military drills are grave provocation that demands a reaction: KCNA

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South Korea spy agency says no signs North Korea's Kim received heart surgery

There are no signs North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received heart surgery when he disappeared from state media for three weeks, but he reduced public activity due to coronavirus concerns, South Korean..
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North Korea defectors criticised over speculation Kim was ill or dead

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Shots fired by North Korea 'accidental': Pompeo

Shots fired by North Korea across its border with South Korea were likely "accidental," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday as speculation continues to swirl about the health of North..
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North Korea's Kim did not have surgery, South says, as shots fired at DMZ

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not undergo surgery during almost three weeks of absence from public life, a South Korean official said on Sunday, as the two Koreas exchanged gunfire at the..
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South Korea says Kim Jong Un did not have surgery, as two Koreas exchange gunfire

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not undergo surgery during his almost three week absence from public life, South Korean news outlet Yonhap said citing a senior government official, as the two..
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South Korea Blue House's assessment is Kim Jong Un did not have surgery: Yonhap

South Korea's assessment is that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not have a surgery, local news outlet Yonhap said, citing an unidentified senior official at presidential Blue House.
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North and South Korea exchange gunfire across border at guard post

North and South Korea exchanged gunfire around the South's guard post early on Sunday, raising tension a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended an almost three-week absence from public life..
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Trump hails Kim reappearance, but North Korea denuclearization prospects bleak

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday welcomed the reemergence of North Korea's Kim Jong Un after weeks of speculation about his health, but prospects for the U.S. efforts to persuade Pyongyang to..
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Trump says glad to see North Korea's Kim 'back, and well!'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday responded to reports of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's reappearance in public with a tweet saying, "I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well!"
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The art of re-emergence: North Korea leader Kim appears after long gap

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Heir unapparent: If North Korea faces succession, who might replace Kim?

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance in three weeks, state media reported on Saturday, after an unexplained absence fuelled questions about who would take over the..
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After rumours about health, North Korea state media report Kim Jong Un appearance

After weeks of intense speculation about the health of Kim Jong Un, state news agency KCNA said on Saturday the North Korean leader attended the completion of a fertilizer plant north of Pyongyang, the..
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Trump has no comment on report North Korea's Kim made public appearance

U.S. President Donald Trump declined on Friday to comment on a report by North Korea's state news agency that the country's leader Kim Jong Un had made his first public appearance since April 11.
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KCNA reports North Korea leader Kim Jong Un resuming public activity

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The United States has caught no sight of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and is watching reports about his health, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, adding there was a real risk of..
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Satellite imagery showing recent movements of luxury boats often used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his entourage near Wonsan provide further indications he has been at the coastal resort,..
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South Korea minister, U.S. sources, say Kim may be sheltering from virus

Fear of the coronavirus could have been keeping North Korean leader Kim Jong Un out of public sight since mid-April, a South Korean minister and U.S. sources said on Tuesday, following intense..
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Ignorance, fear, whispers: North Korean defectors say contacts in the dark about Kim

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South Korea says North Korea's absent Kim may be trying to avoid coronavirus

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Japan PM paying close attention to reports on North Korea's Kim

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he was aware of reports on the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and was paying close attention to developments.
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Trump says he has good idea how North Korea's Kim is doing; 'I hope he's fine'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he has a good idea how Kim Jong Un is doing and hopes he is fine, after days of speculation over the North Korean leader's health.
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South Korean officials caution against reports North Korean leader Kim ill

South Korean officials emphasise they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea and caution against reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be ill or is being isolated because of..
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Factbox: Questions hang over North Korea succession amid reports on Kim health

North Korea has never publicised who would follow leader Kim Jong Un in the event he is incapacitated, and with no details known about his young children, analysts say his sister and loyalists could..
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Train possibly belonging to North Korean leader spotted in resort town: think tank

A special train possibly belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was spotted this week at a resort town in the country, according to satellite images reviewed by a Washington-based North Korea..
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Exclusive: China sent team including medical experts to advise on North Korea’s Kim

China has dispatched a team to North Korea including medical experts to advise on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to three people familiar with the situation.
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