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Kim Jong Un's Sis Attacks World Leader: 'Parrot Raised by America'

Kim Yo Jong slams S. Korean President President Moon Jae-in after backlash on missile tests

(Newser) - The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is again throwing around insults . Kim Yo Jong referred to South Korea's leader as a "parrot raised by America" on Tuesday following critiques of the North's ballistic missile launches . President Moon Jae-in said the "undesirable" actions, in...

Kim Jong Un's Sister Issues a Warning to Biden

In North Korea's first comments directed toward the new US president

(Newser) - For the first time, a high-level regime official in North Korea has addressed remarks directly to President Biden. The warning message took issue with the US and South Korea's joint military drills, which began March 8, the Japan Times reports. "We take this opportunity to warn the new...

Kim Jong Un's Sister Gets in the Smack-Talk Game

Calls South Korea 'a truly weird group' as North Korea's political meeting ends

(Newser) - North Korea's rare party congress meeting ended Tuesday , but not before leader Kim Jong Un's sister had some things to say about South Korea. Kim Yo Jong, who was apparently demoted during the meeting, spoke out after Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday that signs of...

Promotion for Kim Jong Un, With Possible Dis for Sis

N. Korean leader is now general secretary of ruling party, while Kim Yo Jong gets demoted—but why?

(Newser) - Kim Jong Un can now count himself among the same ranks as his late father and grandfather after receiving a coveted promotion from chairman to general secretary of North Korea's Workers' Party on Sunday. The nation's state media describes Kim's new role as "the brain of...

Kim's Sister: We Don't Need Another Trump Summit

It would be 'unpractical and does not serve us at all,' says Kim Yo Jong

(Newser) - The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday she doesn’t expect her brother to meet President Trump this year, saying there’s no reason for the North to gift Trump high-profile meetings when it’s not being substantially rewarded in return. "But also, you...

North Korea: We're Sending in the Troops

Country vows to resume military exercises, reestablish guard posts near southern border

(Newser) - South Korea's unification minister is offering to resign a day after North Korea blew up the joint liaison office on its side of the border and accused its neighbor of acting like a "mongrel dog." Kim Yeon-chul put forth his resignation while claiming responsibility for worsening relations...

North Korea Just Blew Up Liaison Office With South

North Korea blows up joint liaison office with South Korea in North's city of Kaesong

(Newser) - Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, issued an ominous-sounding warning over the weekend, and it looks like she's made good on her word: the North blew up the joint liaison office it shared with South Korea in the North Korean border city of...

Kim Jong Un's Sister Issues a Threat to Her 'Enemy'

Kim Yo Jong flexes her muscle in explosive speech

(Newser) - The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened military action against South Korea as she bashed Seoul on Saturday over declining bilateral relations and its inability to stop activists from floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border, the AP reports. Describing South Korea as an "enemy,"...

N. Korea: We're Done Talking
N. Korea: We're Done Talking

N. Korea: We're Done Talking

Country has reportedly ended all communication with its 'enemy' South Korea

(Newser) - South Korea's missed phone call with North Korea on Monday wasn't just a one-time hiccup. Though officials in the North did answer a later call, North Korea now says it has cut all communication with its "enemy" to the south, including through the North-South joint liaison office,...

S. Korea on Daily Phone Call to North: They Didn't Pick Up

First time since joint liaison office opened in 2018 that one of 2 daily phone calls was dissed

(Newser) - North Korea and South Korea have two daily phone calls: one at 9am and one at 5pm, no matter what, as part of an initiative that began in 2018 to keep communication flowing and ease tensions between the two nations. But on Monday, the former didn't pick up when...

North Korea Taunts US Over Protests
North Korea Taunts
US Over Protests

North Korea Taunts US Over Protests

'Demonstrators enraged by the extreme racists throng even to the White House'

(Newser) - North Korea has taken note of the George Floyd protests, and it's not exactly sending a note of support. "Demonstrators enraged by the extreme racists throng even to the White House," says a statement in one of the main state-run newspapers. "This is the reality in...

A 'Comeback' for Kim Jong Un's Sister
Kim Jong Un's
Sister's Rise Continues

Kim Jong Un's Sister's Rise Continues

Kim Yo Jong reappointed to North Korea's politburo

(Newser) - Kim Jong Un's powerful sister, Kim Yo Jong, was appointed to North Korea's politburo in 2017 but is believed to have been removed last year after a second Kim-Trump summit fell through. Now she's been reinstated, the Guardian reports. Kim Yo Jong has long been a close...

N. Korea: Trump Wrote, Wants to Help With Virus

As Kim fires off missiles anew

(Newser) - President Trump sent a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seeking to maintain good relations and offering cooperation in fighting the viral pandemic, Kim’s sister said Sunday. The correspondence came as Kim observed the firing of tactical guided weapons over the weekend, drawing criticism from South...

Kim Jong Un's Sister Issues Biting First Statement

Kim Yo Jong's words are for South Korea

(Newser) - It's the first statement she has ever issued, and it's harsh. Kim Yo Jong is both Kim Jong Un's sister and a close aide, and she didn't hold back in her Tuesday statement directed at South Korea, which had the day prior chided the North for...

North Koreans Just Voted—but Not for Kim Jong Un

Leader wasn't on ballot, though his sister was

(Newser) - North Korea just had an election, and everyone on the ballot got 100% of the vote. That's not surprising. What is, however, is that Kim Jong Un wasn't among those running, marking the first time a North Korean leader sat out the parliamentary election, reports the BBC . There'...

Xi Has Surprise Meeting With Kim, Then a Call With Trump

Xi Jinping met a second time with Kim Jong Un

(Newser) - China says President Xi Jinping has met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a northern Chinese port city. The meeting, held Monday and Tuesday in Dalian, is the second between the two men in recent weeks , following Kim's March visit to Beijing, his first since taking power...

N. Korea Canceled Secret Pence Meeting at Last Minute

Pence's office says meeting was 'dangled'

(Newser) - Vice President Mike Pence had planned to hold a secret meeting with North Korean officials while he was in Pyeongchang for the Winter Olympics, but the North Koreans backed out at the last minute, according to the White House. "North Korea dangled a meeting in hopes of the vice...

Charm Offensive Checked Off List, Kim's Sister Heads Home

Kim Yo Jong made quite a splash during high-level visit to Olympics

(Newser) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister headed home Sunday night after a whirlwind three days in South Korea, where she sat among world dignitaries at the Olympics and tossed a diplomatic offer to the South aimed at ending seven decades of hostility. Kim Yo Jong and the North...

'Most Significant Encounter in Years' for North, South Korea

Via his little sister, Kim Jong Un sends invite to South Korean President Moon Jae-in to come visit

(Newser) - A rare invitation to Pyongyang for the South Korean president marked the second day of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerated diplomatic warming that included more handshakes, some Korean liquor over lunch, and the potential shared joy of watching a "unified"...

Kim Dynasty Has Finally Set Foot in South Korea

As Mike Pence skips dinner with North Koreans

(Newser) - The Winter Olympics made history before the opening ceremony Friday when Kim Yo Jong, sister of Kim Jong Un, became the first member of North Korea's ruling dynasty to visit the South. She arrived in a private jet at the Incheon International Airport with a delegation of officials including...

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