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Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un.(AP file photo)

Irked by Moon's remark, Kim Jong Un's sister warns of 'destruction' of ties

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 07:57 PM IST
  • In a statement carried by North Korean state media, Kim Yo Jong said that Moon's remark was inappropriate, warning a “complete destruction” of ties with the South.
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean troops wearing gas masks and bright red suits parade during a celebration of the nation’s 73rd anniversary that was overseen by leader Kim Jong Un, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, early Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean troops wearing gas masks and bright red suits parade during a celebration of the nation’s 73rd anniversary that was overseen by leader Kim Jong Un, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, early Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

North Korea parades goose-stepping troops to mark nation's 73rd anniversary

AP |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2021 10:24 AM IST
North Korea often celebrates major state anniversaries by displaying thousands of goose-stepping troops and its most advanced military hardware in parades at Kim Il Sung Square.
The IAEA called upon Pyongyang to comply fully with its obligations under relevant Security Council resolutions.(AP)
The IAEA called upon Pyongyang to comply fully with its obligations under relevant Security Council resolutions.(AP)

'Deeply troubling': IAEA raises concern over North Korea's nuclear activities

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2021 04:49 PM IST
  • The UN Security Council has passed multiple resolutions to impose a wide range of sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear activities but the secretive regime continues to violate regulatory norms.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.(Reuters)
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.(Reuters)

'Lift sanctions on liquor and suits’: N Korea precondition to restart US talks

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 06:15 PM IST
  • The UN Security Council has passed resolutions imposing a wide range of sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear programs and intercontinental ballistic missiles tests.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a meeting of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang.(Reuters Photo)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a meeting of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang.(Reuters Photo)

Explained: Why Kim Jong Un’s weight issue is a talking point across the world

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2021 09:26 AM IST
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un disappeared from the public eye for about a month. When he reappeared, the state-run media and people of the country started expressing concerns about his weight loss.
Kim Jong Un, who is himself fond of liquor and smoking, comes from a family with a history of heart disease(via REUTERS)
Kim Jong Un, who is himself fond of liquor and smoking, comes from a family with a history of heart disease(via REUTERS)

North Koreans are ‘heartbroken’ over Kim Jong Un’s recent weight loss

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2021 08:08 PM IST
  • North Korea analysts said Kim Jong Un appeared to have lost weight as the strap of his expensive watch appeared tighter and his face looked significantly thinner
North Korea's Kim Jong Un ordered his government to prepare for both “dialogue and confrontation” with the US under Biden administration.(Reuters)
North Korea's Kim Jong Un ordered his government to prepare for both “dialogue and confrontation” with the US under Biden administration.(Reuters)

Biden admin sees North Korea’s Kim Jong Un comments as ‘interesting signal'

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 09:06 PM IST
  • Last month, US President Joe Biden rejected his predecessor’s approach to North Korea and its nuclear program, saying he would not give Kim Jong Un any “international recognition”.
This picture taken on June 18, 2021, and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 19 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending the fourth day sitting of the third Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. (Photo: KCNS / AFP)
This picture taken on June 18, 2021, and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 19 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending the fourth day sitting of the third Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. (Photo: KCNS / AFP)

Kim Jong Un sets North Korea for both dialogue and confrontation with US

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 05:37 AM IST
The United States has been urging North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambition and return to diplomatic talks, which remain stalled amid economic crises made worse by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
The price of a small packet of black tea has gone up to $70 ( <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5,167) while one kilogram of banana costs $45 ( <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3,336 approx).(via REUTERS)
The price of a small packet of black tea has gone up to $70 ( 5,167) while one kilogram of banana costs $45 ( 3,336 approx).(via REUTERS)

A packet of coffee in Kim Jong Un's North Korea costs $100: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:13 PM IST
North Korea's food crisis started as the country closed its borders and stopped trade in 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic broke out. Now the crisis has deepened and Kim Jong Un has reportedly accepted the crisis.
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a Workers' Party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, June 18, 2021. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a Workers' Party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, June 18, 2021. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

Kim Jong Un names new politburo members, reviews 'party discipline'

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 06:33 AM IST
As the head of North Korea's central leadership organ, Kim Jong Un pointed out "serious problems" with the lifestyles of some of the members of the party leadership, KCNA reported. To this, the party members expressed "remorse for failing to live up to the expectations."
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had called for the party meeting to review national efforts to rebuild the economy in the first half of the year.(AP file photo)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had called for the party meeting to review national efforts to rebuild the economy in the first half of the year.(AP file photo)

North Korea: Kim warns of 'tense' food situation, longer Covid lockdown

AP | , Seoul
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 02:44 PM IST
  • North Korea's economy has deteriorated amid pandemic border closures, which choked off trade with China, while devastating typhoons and floods last summer decimated crops.
Yeonmi Park, who graduated from Columbia University, drew parallels between the so-called cancel culture in US universities and North Korea.(Twitter / @YeonmiParkNK )
Yeonmi Park, who graduated from Columbia University, drew parallels between the so-called cancel culture in US universities and North Korea.(Twitter / @YeonmiParkNK )

‘Even North Korea not this nuts’: Defector after graduating from US university

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 03:44 PM IST
  • Yeonmi Park, 27, said she found a lot of similarities between America, a democracy, and North Korea, a country under Kim Jong Un's totalitarian dictatorship.
The war against K-pop comes years after the North Korean leader was said to be "deeply moved" following a performance by South Korean artists.(Reuters)
The war against K-pop comes years after the North Korean leader was said to be "deeply moved" following a performance by South Korean artists.(Reuters)

Once ‘deeply-moved’ by K-Pop, Kim Jong Un calls it ‘vicious cancer’: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 03:05 PM IST
  • In recent months, Kim Jong Un and North Korean state media have been rallying against South Korean pop culture, including movies, K-dramas and K-pop videos.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his latest appearance (via REUTERS).
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his latest appearance (via REUTERS).

Kim Jong Un's Swiss watch 'clearest evidence' of weight loss

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2021 06:47 AM IST
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's weight has long been tracked by spy agencies for clues about about the stability of his autocratic and secretive regime, especially since his family has a history of heart disease.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, attends a meeting with senior ruling party officials in Pyongyang, Monday, June 7, 2021. (AP)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, attends a meeting with senior ruling party officials in Pyongyang, Monday, June 7, 2021. (AP)

Kim shows plans to stabilise battered North Korean economy in Covid aftermath

AP | , Seoull
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 10:08 AM IST
The North Korean economy has been crippled by decades of mismanagement, US-led sanctions over Kim's nuclear weapons program and the coronavirus pandemic.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.(via REUTERS)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.(via REUTERS)

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un appears in public for the first time in month

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 07:01 AM IST
Wearing his signature black Mao suit, Kim said it was time to take “additional state measures for solving pending problems urgent for the economic work and people’s living,”
Kim Jong Un has wielded almost absolute power in North Korea's dynastic system since taking over after his father's death in 2011.(via Reuters)
Kim Jong Un has wielded almost absolute power in North Korea's dynastic system since taking over after his father's death in 2011.(via Reuters)

North Korea sets up second-in-command post under Kim Jong Un: Report

Reuters | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 02:24 PM IST
Kim Jong Un cemented his power at a congress of the Workers' Party of Korea in January, when he was elected its general secretary, taking a title last held by his late father, Kim Jong Il.
North Korea will not attend this year's Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pyongyang's sports ministry said on April 5. In this file photo from 2016, North Korea's delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.(AFP)
North Korea will not attend this year's Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pyongyang's sports ministry said on April 5. In this file photo from 2016, North Korea's delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.(AFP)

N. Korea to not attend Tokyo Olympics, dashes Seoul's hopes of restarting talks

AFP | , Pyongyang
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 03:50 PM IST
  • North Korea's sports ministry cited Covid-19 as a reason to not attend this year's Games.
A UN expert said atrocities committed against North Korean citizens have taken a backseat due to ongoing focus on its nuclear programmes. In this file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) takes part in a photo call with the participants of the First Short Course for Chief Secretaries of City and County Party Committees in Pyongyang. (AFP)
A UN expert said atrocities committed against North Korean citizens have taken a backseat due to ongoing focus on its nuclear programmes. In this file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) takes part in a photo call with the participants of the First Short Course for Chief Secretaries of City and County Party Committees in Pyongyang. (AFP)

UN says major world powers ignoring North Korea's crimes against humanity

Reuters | , Geneva
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 10:36 PM IST
Tomas Ojea-Quintana urged the UN Security Council to refer grave violations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the International Criminal Court for prosecution.
North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on February 17 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) visiting the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang. (AFP)
North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on February 17 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) visiting the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang. (AFP)

North Korea imported large amounts gasoline, diesel illicitly last year: Report

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 03:22 PM IST
  • Citing "images, data and calculations", the new report claimed at least 121 shipments of refined petroleum products -- such as gasoline and diesel -- were delivered to North Korea by an unnamed member state's tankers and others.
A 2014 UN Commission of Inquiry report said the prisoners are facing torture, rape, forced labour, starvation and other inhumane treatment.(AP)
A 2014 UN Commission of Inquiry report said the prisoners are facing torture, rape, forced labour, starvation and other inhumane treatment.(AP)

North Korea enslaving political prisoners to fund weapons programme: Report

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:54 PM IST
According to the report, Pyongyang had been operating a "pyramid fraud-like" scheme to force those held in prison camps to produce quotas of coal and other goods for export.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US president Donald Trump talk during the second North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi, Vietnam on February 28, 2019.(Reuters File Photo)
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US president Donald Trump talk during the second North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi, Vietnam on February 28, 2019.(Reuters File Photo)

Donald Trump 'offered Kim Jong Un a ride home on Air Force One'

AFP | | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 09:31 AM IST
During the Singapore summit, Trump gave Kim a glimpse inside his presidential state car -- a $1.5 million Cadillac also known as "The Beast" -- in a show of their newly friendly rapport.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju watch a performance that commemorated the Day of the Shining Star, the birth anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong Il at the Mansudae Art Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea. (REUTERS)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju watch a performance that commemorated the Day of the Shining Star, the birth anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong Il at the Mansudae Art Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea. (REUTERS)

Kim Jong Un's wife makes 1st public appearance in a year, slams pregnancy rumour

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 07:18 AM IST
Ri and Kim smiled as they watched the concert at Mansudae Art Theatre in the capital of Pyongyang.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends at a meeting of Central Committee of Worker's Party of Korea in Pyongyang, North Korea.(AP)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends at a meeting of Central Committee of Worker's Party of Korea in Pyongyang, North Korea.(AP)

North Korea lays out paths to take with South Korea, external affairs

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 05:43 AM IST
Kim, who cemented his power at January's party congress with his election as general secretary, further discussed Pyongyang's five-year policy plan on the second day of the plenary meeting on Tuesday.
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claps his hands at the ruling party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP)
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claps his hands at the ruling party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP)

Kim Jong Un’s new missile could be an attempt to get Joe Biden's attention

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:07 AM IST
The next step is for him to fire them into the air to get President-elect Joe Biden’s attention.
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2018, file photo, Kim Yo Jong, center, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, talks with South Koran President Moon Jae-in as they watch a performance of North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra at National Theater in Seoul, South Korea. After the name of Kim Yo Jong was found to be missing from North Korea’s newly released lineup for its powerful Politburo, speculation has been rife about the woman widely viewed as the North’s No.2. (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2018, file photo, Kim Yo Jong, center, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, talks with South Koran President Moon Jae-in as they watch a performance of North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra at National Theater in Seoul, South Korea. After the name of Kim Yo Jong was found to be missing from North Korea’s newly released lineup for its powerful Politburo, speculation has been rife about the woman widely viewed as the North’s No.2. (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP, File)(AP)

Demoted? Pushed aside? Fate of Kim Jong Un's sister unclear

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 10:45 AM IST
The development is a surprise because Kim Yo Jong, who became an alternate member of the Politburo last year, was widely expected to receive a full bureau membership during a ruling Workers’ Party congress that ended Tuesday.
Kim also called for reasserting greater state control over the economy, boosting agricultural production and prioritizing the development of chemicals and metal industries in a five-year plan.(via REUTERS)
Kim also called for reasserting greater state control over the economy, boosting agricultural production and prioritizing the development of chemicals and metal industries in a five-year plan.(via REUTERS)

Kim Jong Un vows to strengthen North Korea's nuclear arsenal

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 06:52 AM IST
The eight-day Workers’ Party congress that ended Tuesday came as Kim Jong Un faces what appears to be the toughest moment of his nine-year rule.
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