Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong-un is a North Korean politician serving as Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011 and Leader of the Workers' Party of Korea since 2012. Kim is the second child of Kim Jong-il (1941–2011) and Ko Yong-hui (1952–2004). The grandson of Kim Il-sung, the first leader of North Korea from 1948 to 1994, he is the first North Korean leader to have been born after the country's founding.
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  • Trump urges world to reject globalism in UN speech that draws mocking laughter
    The Guardian

    Trump urges world to reject globalism in UN speech that draws mocking laughter

    Donald Trump urged other nations to reject globalism and embrace patriotism at a speech to the United Nations that was interrupted by derisive laughter from other world leaders. In the course of the bombastic address, Trump highlighted the achievements of his presidency, lashed out at enemies – Iran foremost among them – and railed against multilateralism in its spiritual home, the UN general assembly (UNGA). The president arrived late for the summit, only leaving Trump Tower at the time he was due to speak.

  • Kavanaugh Was 'Aggressive And Belligerent' When Drunk, His Yale Roommate Says
    HuffPost

    Kavanaugh Was 'Aggressive And Belligerent' When Drunk, His Yale Roommate Says

    "Although Brett was normally reserved, he was a notably heavy drinker," the Supreme Court nominee's Yale roommate says.

  • Trump praises North Korea's Kim but says sanctions must stay for now
    Reuters

    Trump praises North Korea's Kim but says sanctions must stay for now

    "The missiles and rockets are no longer flying in every direction, nuclear testing has stopped, some military facilities are already being dismantled," Trump said in his speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly. "I would like to thank Chairman Kim for his courage and for the steps he has taken, though much work remains to be done," Trump said. "The sanctions will stay in place until denuclearization occurs." Trump's remarks on North Korea were dramatically different from those in his speech last year at the U.N. assembly, when he threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea and mocked the North Korean leader as "Rocket Man" on a "suicide mission." Trump held an unprecedented summit with Kim in Singapore in June which yielded a broad pledge by Kim to "work towards" denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

  • Trump challenges UN, boasting of America's go-it-alone might
    Associated Press

    Trump challenges UN, boasting of America's go-it-alone might

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump poured scorn on the "ideology of globalism" and heaped praise on his own administration's achievements Tuesday in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly that drew headshakes and even mocking laughter from his audience of fellow world leaders.

  • Trump says expects announcement of new summit with North Korea's Kim 'pretty soon'
    Reuters

    Trump says expects announcement of new summit with North Korea's Kim 'pretty soon'

    Trump, during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the United Nations, said: "Chairman Kim has been really very open and terrific, frankly. Trump and Kim met for an unprecedented summit on June 12, and Trump has been keen on a second meeting, even though some U.S. officials and most analysts say Pyongyang has yet to show it is prepared to give up a nuclear arsenal that threatens the United States. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a news briefing earlier on Monday he hoped to travel back to North Korea before the end of the year to make final preparations for a second summit, which he said he was "confident" would happen.

  • The Latest: Trump cites 'very good experiences' with France
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Trump cites 'very good experiences' with France

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local):

  • An undiplomatic Trump? At this UN meeting, his aides fear the opposite
    BostonGlobe.com

    An undiplomatic Trump? At this UN meeting, his aides fear the opposite

    WASHINGTON — When President Trump made his first visit to the United Nations last year, he ridiculed North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, as a suicidal “rocket man” and threatened to “totally destroy” his country. He also vowed to rip up the Iran nuclear deal, which he called an “embarrassment to the United States.” This week, he returns to trumpet the overture he has since made to the North Korean leader, whom he now calls “very honorable,” despite evidence that Kim continues to build a nuclear arsenal. And although he has dealt his long-promised blow to the nuclear deal, he has also said he would “always be available” for a meeting with Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani. For Trump's advisers,

  • Trump at the 2017 UNGA
    Bloomberg

    Trump at the 2017 UNGA

    At the last #UNGA, President Trump dubbed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un 'Rocket Man' and threatened the country with destruction (Source: Bloomberg)

  • World leaders at UN look for progress on N.Korea, brace for Trump
    AFP

    World leaders at UN look for progress on N.Korea, brace for Trump

    North Korea and Iran will dominate this week's gathering of world leaders at the United Nations, where President Donald Trump will be in the spotlight as he continues to upend global diplomacy. After warming up to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and ditching the Iran nuclear deal, the unpredictable Trump takes the podium on Tuesday to face foes and increasingly uneasy allies at the UN General Assembly.

  • Moon over Pyongyang, peddles peace
    The Hill

    Moon over Pyongyang, peddles peace

    This past week's dramatic Pyongyang summit meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un triggers memories of mawkish Pyongyang pageants past. The last, in October 2007, featured South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun and the second-generational North Korean despot, Kim Jong Il. Wishing to present a special banquet for his host, Roh went all out. He brought with him an expert proprietress of Korean royal cuisine, a legion of chefs, and the finest ingredients harvested from each of the South's eight provinces for an elaborate playacting of the sumptuous court banquets featured in the popular TV series, “Dae Jang Geum,” (“Jewel in the Palace”), of which Kim