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. He is the second child of Kim Jong-il (1941–2011) and Ko Yong-hui and the first North Korean leader to have been born after the country's founding. Before taking power, Kim was rarely seen in public, and many of the activities of Kim and his government remain unknown.
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  • Kim Jong Un's latest play for peace was actually a declaration that it's ready for nuclear war — and it just may get it
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    Kim Jong Un's latest play for peace was actually a declaration that it's ready for nuclear war — and it just may get it

    North Korea's recent promise to halt its nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests might first seem like an overture for peace, but a careful reading suggests it could indicate Kim Jong Un is ready for nuclear war — and he just may get it. The testing of nuclear weapons and of missiles with ever-increasing ranges has long served as a major irritant in the US's relationship with North Korea. Pyongyang has threatened to fire missiles toward US military bases in Guam, and some US officials have discussed intercepting a North Korean launch or countering one with a "bloody nose" strike designed to embarrass the country without starting a war. Because of the high risks of escalation around every North Korean missile launch, the announcement of a freeze in testing — as well as the announced shutdown of its main nuclear test site — seems at first glance like a big step toward peace.

  • Trump does himself no favors ahead of North Korea talks
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    Trump does himself no favors ahead of North Korea talks

    On “Meet the Press” yesterday, NBC News' Chuck Todd raised a fair question while interviewing White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short. Ahead of Donald Trump's apparent talks with Kim Jong-un, the host asked, “What has the United States gotten from North Korea? … We've given him the meeting. That in itself is a huge gift. What have we gotten in return?” The president was apparently watching, and expressed his dissatisfaction via Twitter. “Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd of Fake News NBC just stated that we have given up so much in our negotiations with North Korea, and they have given up nothing. Wow, we haven't given up anything & they have agreed to denuclearization (so great for World),

  • The Man Who Brought Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to the Table
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    The Man Who Brought Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to the Table

    Moon Jae-in set his mind on South Korea’s presidency nine years ago, when his ailing role model, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Kim Dae-jung, pulled him close and urged him to keep fighting for peace with North Korea. Moon found himself among a core of acolytes determined to preserve Kim Dae-jung’s “Sunshine Policy” toward North Korea. The ex-president’s plea rang in Moon’s ears, even as the latest U.S.-led efforts to disarm the regime and end their unfinished war unraveled.

  • The Man Who Brought Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to the Table
    Bloomberg

    The Man Who Brought Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to the Table

    Moon Jae-in set his mind on South Korea’s presidency nine years ago, when his ailing role model, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Kim Dae-jung, pulled him close and urged him to keep fighting for peace with North ...

  • Failed talks with North Korea may lead to war
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    Failed talks with North Korea may lead to war

    Jung Pak, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, says there is little to fall back on if talks between President Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un fail.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today
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    10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Analysts: North Korea benefits more from Trump summit
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    Analysts: North Korea benefits more from Trump summit

    As the much anticipated summit between the United States and North Korea gets closer, skeptics of the negotiations believe that Kim Jong Un is benefiting more from this than the U.S. ultimately will.

  • Global stocks looking for direction in flat start to week
    Associated Press

    Global stocks looking for direction in flat start to week

    NORTH KOREA: Much of the focus in financial markets relates to geopolitical issues, especially in the run-up to a potential meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader North Korea's Kim Jong Un. ANALYST TAKE: "While markets do not seem as sensitive to the potential conflict between the U.S. and North Korea recently, the potential for a denuclearization would no doubt provide a boost for the Asian region in particular," said Joshua Mahony, market analyst at IG.

  • Trump wrongly claims NKorea has agreed to 'denuclearization'
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    Trump wrongly claims NKorea has agreed to 'denuclearization'

    President Donald Trump is wrongly claiming North Korea has agreed to "denuclearization" before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. North Korea said Friday it would suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches before summits with the U.S. and South Korea. Kim also said a nuclear test site would be closed and "dismantled." The North stopped short of suggesting it has any intention of abandoning its nuclear arsenal. But Trump tweeted Sunday that the North has "agreed to denuclearization (so great for World), site closure, & no more testing!" South Korea's president has said Kim isn't asking for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a condition for

  • Trump wrongly claims NKorea has agreed to 'denuclearization'
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    Trump wrongly claims NKorea has agreed to 'denuclearization'

    President Donald Trump is wrongly claiming North Korea has agreed to "denuclearization" before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. North Korea said Friday it would suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches before summits with the U.S. and South Korea. Kim also said a nuclear test site would be closed and "dismantled." The North stopped short of suggesting it has any intention of abandoning its nuclear arsenal. But Trump tweeted Sunday that the North has "agreed to denuclearization (so great for World), site closure, & no more testing!" South Korea's president has said Kim isn't asking for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a condition for

  • Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize. It hasn't.
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize. It hasn't.

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to "denuclearization" before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that's not the case. North Korea said Friday it would suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of summits with the U.S. and South Korea. Kim also said a nuclear test site would be closed and "dismantled" now that the country has learned how to make nuclear weapons and mount warheads on ballistic rockets. But the North has stopped short of saying it has any intention of abandoning its nuclear arsenal, with Kim making clear that nukes remain a "treasured sword." Trump nonetheless tweeted Sunday that