Kim Jong Un

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Photos of Kim Jong Un Show Something Else: Diagrams

And they suggest missiles are in development

(Newser) - So much for restraint? North Korean state media published photos and a report Wednesday that show Kim Jong Un visiting a chemicals institute, and it was apparently more than a meet-and-greet. Yonhap reports that while there, Kim upped the production of rocket engines and warhead tips for ICBMs. The Wall ... More »

Trump Praises Kim Jong Un's 'Wise' Decision

'The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!'

(Newser) - President Trump had nicer words than "fire and fury" for North Korea Wednesday morning, Politico reports. "Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!" Trump tweeted , referring to the country's decision... More »

North Korea: We'll Hold Off on Guam Missile Launch

Kim Jong Un has reviewed plans, state media says

(Newser) - North Korea says its plan to fire ICBMs into the waters around Guam is on hold while it waits to see what the "foolish Yankees" do next. North Korean state media said Tuesday that Kim Jong Un has reviewed the plan for "the enveloping fire at Guam,"... More »

Trump Has More Strong Words for North Korea

Says Kim Jong Un 'will regret it fast' if 'overt threats' are made

(Newser) - President Trump continued to speak out against North Korea Friday, telling reporters Kim Jong Un "will truly regret it and he will regret it fast" if he does in fact attack Guam or even "utters one threat in the form of an overt threat" to the US, its... More »

Guam on Edge After North Korea Threat

Pastor says God is on Trump's side

(Newser) - North Korea has threatened to use missiles to create "enveloping fire" around Guam —and while residents of the American territory are used to hearing Pyongyang mention Guam, they are understandably a little on edge. Residents tell the AP that they are worried about being caught in the middle... More »

Trump Warns North Korea of 'Fire and Fury'

He speaks after report of big advance by North on nuclear capability

(Newser) - The Washington Post is out with a chilling report about North Korea's nuclear capabilities: It says Pyongyang has figured out how to make a nuclear warhead small enough to be carried by a missile. The news comes from a newly completed assessment by US intelligence officials, and it suggests... More »

Big Flaw Spotted in N. Korea Missile Test

Mock warhead apparently failed to survive re-entry

(Newser) - North Korea's latest missile launch was seen as a worrying success that means much of the US mainland is now in reach of Pyongyang's missiles—but analysts have seen signs that not everything went according to plan. Video shows that the mock warhead on the intercontinental ballistic missile... More »

Chicago Is Now in Range of North Korean Weapons

Kim Jong Un says Friday launch sent 'serious warning' to US

(Newser) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Saturday the second flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile demonstrated his country can hit the US mainland, hours after the launch left analysts concluding that a wide swath of the United States, including Los Angeles and Chicago, is now in range of... More »

Date Set for Kim Jong Nam Murder Trial

Suspect's lawyer says 'there was no guilty intention'

(Newser) - A chemist's report that shows the banned VX nerve agent was used to kill the half brother of North Korea's leader needs further scrutiny, a lawyer for one of the two women accused of poisoning the man said Friday, per the AP . High Court Judge Azmi Ariffin set... More »

N. Korea Pop Concert Celebrates Missile Launch

Uniformed crowd cheers Kim

(Newser) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was feted at a concert replete with pop music and thunderous applause marking the successful launch of his country's first intercontinental ballistic missile . Leading the bill at the concert was the Moranbong Band, an all-female ensemble that was hand-picked by Kim and serves... More »

N. Korea: ICBM Launch Was 'Gift' to America

Kim says more 'gifts' are on the way

(Newser) - North Korea's first successful launch of an ICBM has shocked the world—and caused some gloating in Pyongyang. North Korea's KCNA news agency quoted Kim Jong Un as saying "American bastards would be not very happy with this gift sent on the July 4 anniversary," the... More »

North Korea Threatens to Kill South Korea's Ex-President

After report that Park Geun-hye ordered Kim Jong Un's assassination

(Newser) - Park Geun-hye is currently serving time for corruption after being ousted as South Korea's president. Now things have gotten even worse: North Korea on Wednesday warned it would kill her, reports South Korea's Yonhap News Agency . "We declare at home and abroad that we will impose the... More »

North Korea Is Hiding Kim's Ears

Experts pick up on regular photoshopping

(Newser) - Millions of Americans have something in common with Kim Jong Un: He, too, appears to be self-conscious about his body—specifically, his ears. North Korea has strangely taken to photoshopping its leader's ears, which a pair of non-proliferation experts picked up on, reports Motherboard . While North Korea's habit... More »

Rodman Gives Kim an Eclectic Bunch of Gifts

Including a mermaid puzzle and a Trump tome

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman has delivered a message from President Trump to North Korea—sort of. On Thursday, the former NBA player gave the country's sports minister a copy of Trump's book The Art of the Deal, a present intended for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. It wasn't... More »

North Korea Fires Missiles, Slams Trump's 'Egotism'

Ground-to-ship missiles land near site of US drills

(Newser) - North Korea angered the US and its own neighbors Thursday morning with yet another missile launch, this time involving what South Korean officials believe were multiple anti-ship missiles from Wonsan on the country's east coast. Officials say the missiles traveled around 125 miles. Pyongyang is trying to develop missiles... More »

If N. Korea Missile Test Details True, US Territory Is Within Reach

Experts fear they're getting closer to ICBM

(Newser) - North Korea has been bragging about its latest missile launch —and experts say the boasts are more than just empty bluster. The Hwasong-12 missile fired Sunday traveled nearly 500 miles before landing in the Sea of Japan near Russia, according to Pyongyang's KCNA state news agency. Analysts say... More »

North Korea: We Uncovered US Plot to Kill Our Leader

Pyongyang says CIA and South Korea conspired to kill Kim Jong Un

(Newser) - North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency is out with a doozy of a report: It says the North has "uncovered and smashed" a plot by the CIA and South Korea's Intelligence Service to assassinate Kim Jong Un. The North says the two agencies worked in cahoots with... More »

Trump: I'd Be 'Honored' to Meet Kim Jong Un

But conditions have to be right, he says

(Newser) - He's the heir to his father's empire, he attended an exclusive boarding school, his foes criticize him as potentially unstable—and President Trump says he's willing to meet with him. Trump tells Bloomberg that he would be "honored" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un,... More »

Trump: 'Major Conflict' With N. Korea Possible

Tillerson says Kim Jong Un 'isn't insane'

(Newser) - President Trump says he wants to resolve America's differences with Pyongyang peacefully—but there is the chance we "could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea." Trump tells Reuters that the country is currently his biggest international worry. Asked whether he considers Kim Jong... More »

As Pence Visits S. Korea, North's Missile Launch Fails

Mid-range missile explodes seconds after launch in high-profile failure

(Newser) - A North Korean medium-range missile exploded seconds after it was launched on Sunday, US officials said, a high-profile failure that came hours before Vice President Mike Pence arrived in South Korea, and as an American aircraft supercarrier approaches the Korean Peninsula, reports the AP . The US had good intelligence both... More »

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