Indonesia’s foreign minister held talks with his North Korean counterpart during a rare official visit to the secretive nation, seeking to boost trade ties and nudge the North toward abandoning its nuclear ambitions.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has replaced his chief of general staff for the third time since he took over the country less than two years ago, a report from the official state news agency indicated.
China’s placement of a North Korean- educated economist and an exemplar of debt-fueled infrastructure on its ruling body may add to challenges for Communist Party leader Xi Jinping as he seeks to deepen the nation’s development.
North Korea won’t be bullied by its nuclear-armed enemies, third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un said in his first public address at a military parade as South Korea warned that his regime may conduct an atomic test.
North Korea marks the 101st birth anniversary of state founder Kim Il Sung today, after the U.S. reached an agreement with China, Japan and South Korea to try to coax the reclusive regime back to talks.
Kim Jong Il, the second-generation North Korean dictator who defied global condemnation to build nuclear weapons while his people starved, has died, state media reported. A government statement called on North Koreans to “loyally follow” his son, Kim Jong Un.
North Korea today commemorates the birthday of late dictator Kim Jong Il, capping off weeks of celebration that included carving his name into the side of a mountain, as it tries to burnish the legacy of the Kim dynasty.