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Kim Jong-un strongly rebukes officials for building Pyongyang hospital 'in careless manner'

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  • Kim Jong-un strongly rebukes officials for building Pyongyang hospital in careless manner

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    Just after we uploaded a video on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's disappearance that has frequently happened so far, Kim appeared in public on consecutive days.
    The Korean Central News Agency reported Monday that Kim Jong-un inspected the construction site of a general hospital in Pyongyang, one of his top-priority projects he has vowed to complete by Oct. 10, which is the 75th founding anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party.

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  • N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un scolds hospital construction workers for careless budget management

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    김정은 평양종합병원 시찰...마구잡이식 호되게 질책

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited the building site of the Pyeongyang General Hospital.
    He reportedly scolded the workers in charge of construction for increasing the cost burden on the citizens.
    Hong Yoo has the full story.
    The construction for Pyeongyang General Hospital began in March, and was scheduled for completion by October 10th, the 75th anniversary of Worker's Party of Korea.
    But it looks nowhere near done with several floors still yet to go up.
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pointed out problems in the budget management during his visit to the hospital construction site.
    North Korea's state media Korean Central News Agency reported Monday that Kim said the team in charge of coordinating the construction had been careless in managing the budget, adding that the use of materials and equipment is different to what the Worker's Party of Korea had mapped out.
    The North Korean leader scolded the team for burdening its people by encouraging all kinds of assistance.
    Experts say such criticism by Kim Jong-un could signal that North Korea is experiencing economic hardship.
    Kim's scolding shows that North Korea is having difficulty in supplying construction materials for the Pyeongyang General Hospital amid the COVID-19 pandemic and international sanctions. But as the hospital is Kim's greatest interest at the moment, he will continue to push for its completion.
    The expert added that the North Korean people's discontent over having to support the construction of the hospital must be increasing as Kim tried to show he is aware of the problem and is trying to make things right.
    KCNA reported that Kim ordered the workers responsible for budget planning to be replaced and punished while an investigation takes place over the performance of the task force.
    Hong Yoo, Arirang News.

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  • Kim Jong-un acting irrationally amid N. Koreas economic difficulties: S. Korean intel

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    정보위, 국정원 김정은, 환율 급락에 평양 환전상 처형

    The nation's top intel agency reported during a parliamentary briefing that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sanctioned at least two executions in the past three months.
    It's also believed the regime has been telling its foreign missions not to issue reactions or personal opinions regarding the U.S. election.
    Kim Dami tells us more.
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reportedly had a big shot in the Pyeongyang money change market executed late last month,... blaming him for a sudden exchange rate fluctuation.
    South Korea's National Intelligence Service reported Friday that Kim also had an official executed in August for bringing banned goods into the regime despite the stronger controls at the border because of the pandemic.
    The NIS said Kim is behaving irrationally because of the regime's economic difficulties, including COVID-19 lockdowns and a rise in commodity prices.
    The regime is also being extra careful in relation to the ongoing power transition in the U.S.
    The North has reportedly told its ambassadors to exercise utmost prudence in language, and has warned them not to antagonize Washington, which experts say is related to the different ways Kim sees Trump and Biden.
    Kim Jong-un is in a dilemma where Trump treats him as a great friend and Biden thinks of him as a bully. Also, he also gave these orders because he cares about and is exploring how China and Russia think of the regime.
    The NIS also reported that the North plans to hold yet another military parade during its Workers' Party convention slated for early next year.
    The agency said the regime wants to show off its weapons capabilities to the incoming Biden administration.
    In the meantime, there have been active movements of people and vehicles at the two Koreas' now-closed industrial complex in the North's border town of Gaeseong.
    Voice of America reported on Friday that satellite images from late October showed people and objects in at least 12 places near the electrical, electronics and textile production zones.
    U.S. experts said the objects on the ground could be grain, though Seoul's Unification Ministry said on Friday that none of the apparent movements have been confirmed.
    Kim Dami, Arirang News.

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    2020-11-27, 22:00 (KST)

  • North Koreas Kim Jong-un apologises for killing of South Korean official

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has apologised for the killing of a South Korean official at sea. The incident sparked a huge backlash in Seoul. The rare apology was relayed through a letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. In it, Mr Kim expressed regret for the killing and called it an unexpected and disgraceful event. Analysts believe the North is looking to placate its neighbour.

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  • Oct 10, 2010: Kim Jong Uns national debut at Pyongyang military parade

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  • North Korea’s Kim Jong-un apologises after South Korean defector reportedly shot dead and cremated

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reportedly apologised on September 25, 2020 after a South Korean official was shot dead and cremated by North Korean officials. He was discovered on September 24, 2020 near the inter-Korean sea border after he went missing on Monday. The 47-year-old man was allegedly attempting to defect to North Korea before he was interrogated and killed. Seoul has strongly condemned what they said was an “outrageous act”.


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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un gets emotional during speech - BBC News

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un became emotional during a speech at a military parade over the weekend.

    He wiped away tears as he spoke of the country's struggles.

    While the military display featured newly developed massive missiles, Kim Jong-un thanked his troops for their efforts against the pandemic and recent natural disasters.

    Observers have suggested that he may be trying to show humility even as the country faces a mounting economic crisis.

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to cry during a speech at a military parade on Oct 10 to mark the 75th anniversary of the country's ruling Workers' Party.

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  • Kim Jong-un appears to cry in emotional military parade speech

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    North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un appeared visibly emotional as he gave a speech on Saturday at a military parade in Pyongyang.

    He was thanking his 'most dependable combatants' from Pyongyang who were in attendance. The leader also apologised for failing to improve the lives of the North Korean population.

    The military parade marked the first time in two years the country publicly displays its arsenal of long-range ballistic missiles.


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  • N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un presides over meeting in first appearance in over 3 weeks

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    김정은, 25일만에 공개행보...당 정치국회의서 反사회주의 비난

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presided over a politburo meeting of the Workers' Party on Sunday,... making his first public appearance in more than three weeks.
    Kim harshly criticized a party committee from Pyeongyang University of Medicine for committing a serious crime, the details of which were not mentioned, and added the party should root out such anti-socialist behavior.
    Also discussed were measures against COVID-19, but there were no comments on the U.S. Presidential election.
    Kim's sister Kim Yo-jong was also at the meeting.

    2020-11-16, 12:00 (KST)

    #North_Korea #anti_socialist #committee

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  • Kim Jong-uns emotional tactics to solidify internal unity among people: Experts

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    北 열병식 '최고존엄의 눈물'…인간적인 리더십 강조 및 내부결속 유도

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attended a mass gymnastics performance following the military parade over the weekend.
    Watchers view it as efforts to shore up internal unity as the regime struggles through the pandemic, natural disasters and a failing economy.
    Kim Dami sheds light on how Pyeongyang continues to celebrate the ruling worker's party's anniversary.
    Observers say Kim Jong-un's latest string of appearances is aimed at strengthening unity among his people in difficult times.
    He even shed tears in his speech at the military parade over the weekend, apparently a tactic to project a style of leadership that's compassionate and humane.
    Since taking power, Kim has wanted to portray himself as a sympathetic, caring chairman. He wanted to dramatically highlight that image because the regime has been struggling due to international sanctions and natural disasters.
    In fact, after acknowledging the failure of his five-year economic development plan in August, Kim pledged to come up with a new plan at a party congress set for January 2021.
    He also spoke of South Korea in a conciliatory tone, hinting at a possible improvement in inter-Korean relations.
    I also send this warm wish of mine to our dear fellow countrymen in the south, and hope that this health crisis comes to an end as soon as possible and that the day comes when the north and south take each other's hand again.
    Analysts say it's too soon to hope for major progress, since ties between Pyeongyang and Washington remain unstable.
    The North's new weapons, including its ICBM, suggest that the regime could test them in the future. If they do, the relations between North Korea and the U.S. will freeze, leading to uncertainties between the two Koreas themselves.
    Plus, despite the regime's intense fight against COVID-19, Kim on Sunday attended a mass gymnastics show in Pyeongyang with no mask.
    Experts say it's no surprise that Kim would attend such performances, dedicated to himself, and that it's highly likely that the performers had no outside contact while preparing for the show, so the virus risk would have been minimal.
    Kim Dami, Arirang News.

    2020-10-12, 22:00 (KST)

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  • Where Is Kim Jong-un? How Experts Track North Korea’s Leader | NYT News

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    Rumors are swirling about Kim Jong-un’s location and health. These North Korea experts showed us how they collect information about his secretive regime.

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  • Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer’s Insights into North Korea’s Enigmatic Young Dictator

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    About the book: When Kim Jong Un became the leader of North Korea following his father’s death in 2011, predictions about his imminent fall were rife. North Korea was isolated, poor, unable to feed its people, and clinging to its nuclear program for legitimacy. Surely this twentysomething with a bizarre haircut and no leadership experience would soon be usurped by his elders. Instead, the opposite happened. Now in his midthirties, Kim Jong Un has solidified his grip on his country and brought the United States and the region to the brink of war. Still, we know so little about him—or how he rules.

    Enter former CIA analyst Jung Pak, whose brilliant Brookings Institution essay “The Education of Kim Jong Un” cemented her status as the go-to authority on the calculating young leader. From the beginning of Kim’s reign, Pak has been at the forefront of shaping U.S. policy on North Korea and providing strategic assessments for leadership at the highest levels in the government. Now, in this masterly book, she traces and explains Kim’s ascent on the world stage, from his brutal power-consolidating purges to his abrupt pivot toward diplomatic engagement that led to his historic—and still poorly understood—summits with President Trump. She also sheds light on how a top intelligence analyst assesses thorny national security problems: avoiding biases, questioning assumptions, and identifying risks as well as opportunities.

    In piecing together Kim’s wholly unique life, Pak argues that his personality, perceptions, and preferences are underestimated by Washington policy wonks, who assume he sees the world as they do. As the North Korean nuclear threat grows, Becoming Kim Jong Un gives readers the first authoritative, behind-the-scenes look at Kim’s character and motivations, creating an insightful biography of the enigmatic man who could rule the hermit kingdom for decades—and has already left an indelible imprint on world history.

    About the speaker: Dr. Jung H. Pak is a senior fellow and the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies at the Brookings Institution. Prior to Brookings, she held senior positions at the Central Intelligence Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where she led the U.S. Intelligence Community’s strategic analysis of North Korea as the Deputy National Intelligence Officer. Dr. Pak is the author of Becoming Kim Jong Un (April 2020), which traces and explains Kim’s ascent to the world stage and draws from her deep knowledge and experience as an intelligence officer. Dr. Pak is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colgate University, where she served as a trustee from 2009-2015. She received her PhD in United States history from Columbia University and studied in South Korea as a Fulbright scholar.

  • North Koreas Kim Jong Un Holds Coronavirus Meeting

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    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un held a meeting with his party officials on Tuesday to discuss Covid-19 precautions, coming as it enters its 9th month of an international lockdown.

    The meeting of the politburo was reported by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) early Wednesday morning local time, together with 6 still photos on its website of Kim at the meeting, in the ruling Workers' Party Central Committee building in Pyongyang.

    The meeting pointed out some faults found in preventing the inroads of the malignant virus and had an in-depth study and discussion about the issues on further intensifying the state emergency anti-epidemic work, KCNA reported.

    North Korea is yet to acknowledge a single official case of actual Covid-19 in the country.

    Since January the country has kept up very stern warnings against the virus, with limited resources available for hygiene and health care.

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  • N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits flooded village, orders to supply grain reserves

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    김정은, 황해북도 홍수 현장 방문…본인 몫 예비식량 공급 지시

    The north of the border has also been battered with heavy rain in the past couple days,... and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a village in Hwanghaebuk-do Province,... one of the regions, hit hard by the recent floods.
    The Korean Central News Agency said Kim visited areas in Unpa county,... and ordered officials to distribute his own reserve stocks of grain to help the people suffering from the damage.
    Kim also ordered officials to supply bedding, daily necessities and medicine,... and mobilize the army to help with the reconstruction.
    The KCNA said nearly 730 homes and 600 hectares of rice paddy were flooded,... and more than 700 homes were destroyed.
    It said no casualties were reported.

    #NorthKorea #KimJongun #weather

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  • Kim Jong-un says nuclear deterrence will permanently guarantee national safety

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    김정은 자위적 핵 억제력으로 우리 안전 영원히 담보

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un claims the regime's nuclear weapons program is a solid security guarantee.
    He also believes it is a reliable and effective means of preventing war.
    Choi Jeong-yoon helps us read between the lines.
    North Korea will no longer need to fight wars because its nuclear arsenal will permanently guarantee national safety.
    That's what North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said during a speech commemorating the 67th anniversary of the armistice agreement which effectively ended the Korean War.
    The North's state mouthpiece, the Korean Central News Agency, reported Tuesday that Kim had touted the regime's so-called reliable and effective self-defense war deterrence and that it will protect against (quote)any form of high pressure and military threats from imperialists and hostile forces.
    He said that fierce struggles with enemies since the Korean War and pressure is why the regime has developed nuclear weapons... which Kim now believes help North Korea defend itself.
    Kim's comments come amid stalled talks between Pyeongyang and Washington and with the North also facing a deepening economic fallout from the global coronavirus pandemic and crippling global sanctions.
    Watchers say this is an important reminder as to how difficult it will be to strike a deal that sees Pyongyang give up on a program it views to be key to its own survival.
    North Korea is sending a strong message that strengthened national defense power is necessary to end conflicts. Bringing this up at a time when the U.S. has its presidential election coming up, and both countries struggling with COVID-19, is to emphasize that there will be no denuclearization before the U.S. lifts its sanctions.
    Nuclear diplomacy has remained largely at an impasse since the second Kim-Trump meeting in February 2019 in Vietnam. The summit ended without any agreement being reached as Trump rejected Kim’s proposal of extensive sanctions relief in return for limited steps towards denuclearization.
    Choi Jeong-yoon, Arirang News.

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  • Kim Jong-un attends mass gymnastics show despite antivirus campaign

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    김정은, 당창건 기념 집단체조 관람…열병식참가자와 기념사진도

    North Korea continues to celebrate the 75th founding anniversary of the regime's ruling Workers' Party.
    Over the weekend, Kim Jong-un attended a mass gymnastics performance as a part of efforts to strengthen internal unity among his people.
    Kim Dami has the details.
    Despite the regime's vigorous antivirus campaign, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday attended a mass gymnastics show in Pyeongyang.
    Entitled Great Guidance, the event by tens of thousands of performers is seen as a major propaganda tool for the North with a sharp focus on praise for its leaders.
    Kim, along with the regime's other top brass, wore no face mask, and similar grand shows will reportedly run through the end of October.
    Watchers say the North is trying to solidify internal unity in the midst of the regime's struggles that include crushing international sanctions, the COVID-19 pandemic and severe typhoon damage.
    On the same day, Kim held a photo session in front of the April 25 House of Culture with his top aides who attended Saturday's military parade that was also held to mark the party anniversary.
    While there, Kim expressed the expectation and belief that men of his revolutionary armed forces would remain boundlessly true to the regime.
    Kim's outwardly emotional speech at the military parade is also being seen as an effort to maintain stability and strengthen unity among the North Korean people.
    Unlike his previous speeches, Kim spent a large part of the address expressing gratitude and offering sympathy to the North Korean people over the regime's hardships and struggles.
    Watchers noted that Kim's rare public display of tears and his sincere apology indicate the level of internal pressure he's under.
    In August, Kim acknowledged that his five-year economic development plan had failed to achieve its intended goals.
    He then pledged to come up with a new plan at a party congress set for January 2021.
    Other watchers see Kim's emotional speech as an attempt to portray himself as a compassionate, global leader.
    Kim offered consolation to the world battling against the COVID-19 pandemic, including South Korea, hinting that the two Koreas could take each other's hand again when the health crisis is over.
    Kim Dami, Arirang News.

    2020-10-12, 12:00 (KST)

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  • N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un marks 67th anniversary of signing of Korean War Armistice Agreement

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    김정은, 정전 67주년 기념행사...전시자묘 참배•권총 수여

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un hosted an event marking the 67th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice Agreement.
    The regime's state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Monday that Kim paid his respects to the North's fallen soldiers,... saying their combat mentality will always be remembered as the spirit of socialism.
    On Sunday, Kim also awarded key military command personnel new pistols called Baekdusan.
    He said he had high hopes such a weapon of revolution can help the North achieve its self-reliance revolution.

    #NorthKorea #KimJongun #Korean_War_Armistice_Agreement

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  • Trump tweets N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un is in good health, dismissing speculation about ...

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    Trump tweets N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un is in 'good health,' dismissing speculation about Kim's health

    트럼프 김정은 건강하다... 절대 과소평가 마라 트윗

    Just a day after more details of personal letters between the leaders of North Korea and the U.S. were disclosed,... U.S. President Donald Trump commented on Kim Jong-un's health.
    He says the North Korean leader is in good health.
    Kim Hyo-sun reports.
    U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday,... saying that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is in good health.
    He wrote that one should not underestimate him.
    Although he did not explain further,... it seems Trump is dismissing months-long speculation that Kim may have serious health problems.
    The statement comes just a day after Bob Woodward disclosed parts of letters exchanged between the leaders of Washington and Pyeongyang that will be in his upcoming book Rage.
    According to USA Today,... the book also claims Trump expressed an intent to withdraw U.S. troops from South Korea.
    Woodward wrote that President Trump ordered to get them out,... while he was talking to then-defense secretary James Mattis.
    As for the health condition of the North's leader,... America's top diplomat declined to comment when he was asked Thursday during an interview with Fox News.
    During the interview,... Secretary of State Mike Pompeo once again called for Pyeongyang to return to dialogue,... to bring about the regime's complete denuclearization and a bright future for its people.
    Denuclearization talks between the two countries have stalled since February 2019,... when the two leaders held their second bilateral summit in Vietnam but walked away without reaching a deal.
    Pompeo elaborated that his mandate continues to include full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
    He also pointed out that the regime faces many challenges,... especially related to its economy and the spread of COVID-19.
    Amid such difficulties,... Pompeo expressed hope that Washington can provide humanitarian assistance to help many suffering in the North.
    Kim Hyo-sun, Arirang News.

    #Trump #KimJongun #tweeter

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  • Kim Jong-un to announce N. Koreas 5-year economic development plan in January 2021

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    김정은 당대회서 새 국가경제발전 5개년 계획 제시할 것,... 북한 국가경제 목표 심히 미진

    Now to the latest out of North Korea
    A major five-year economic development plan will be announced by the regime's leader Kim Jong-un, during the upcoming Workers' Party congress, set for January 2021.
    North Korea's state mouthpiece, the Korean Central News Agency, reported this morning that Kim announced the plan on Wednesday during a plenary meeting of the party's Central Committee.
    The Workers' Party also admitted the regime's planned economic projects are falling behind due to intense internal and external circumstances.
    As a result, it said it had failed to clearly improve the livelihoods of the North Korean people.
    The congress will allow the regime to roll out its major policy directions for the years to come.

    #KimJongun #NorthKorea #economy

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  • Kim Jong-un cries during speech at military parade

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    The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, became emotional during a speech at a military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' party. Kim removed his glasses and wiped away tears in an indication, analysts say, of mounting pressure on his regime. He said his 'efforts and devotion' had not been enough to help all North Koreans

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  • Kim Jong-un acting irrationally amid N. Koreas economic difficulties: S. Korean intel

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    정보위, 국정원 김정은, 환율 급락에 평양 환전상 처형

    Under pressure from the pandemic and an ailing economy, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is responding with fury, sanctioning at least two executions in the past three months.
    That's from South Korea's intel agency at a parliamentary briefing today during which it also emerged that North Korea has been telling its foreign missions not to issue election reactions or personal opinions signaling concern in Pyeongyang about Joe Biden's victory.
    Kim Dami with details.
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reportedly had a big shot in the Pyeongyang money change market executed late last month,... blaming him for a sudden exchange rate fluctuation.
    South Korea's National Intelligence Service reported Friday that Kim also had an official executed in August for bringing banned goods into the regime despite the stronger controls at the border because of the pandemic.
    The NIS said Kim is behaving irrationally because of the regime's economic difficulties, including COVID-19 lockdowns and a rise in commodity prices.
    The regime is also being extra careful in relation to the ongoing power transition in the U.S.
    The North has reportedly told its ambassadors to exercise utmost prudence in language, and has warned them not to antagonize Washington, which experts say is related to the different ways Kim sees Trump and Biden.
    Kim Jong-un is in a dilemma where Trump treats him as a great friend and Biden thinks of him as a bully. Also, he also gave these orders because he cares about and is exploring how China and Russia think of the regime.
    The NIS also reported that the North plans to hold yet another military parade during its Workers' Party convention slated for early next year.
    The agency said the regime wants to show off its weapons capabilities to the incoming Biden administration.
    In the meantime, there have been active movements of people and vehicles at the two Koreas' now-closed industrial complex in the North's border town of Gaeseong.
    Voice of America reported on Friday that satellite images from late October showed people and objects in at least 12 places near the electrical, electronics and textile production zones.
    U.S. experts said the objects on the ground could be grain, though Seoul's Unification Ministry said on Friday that none of the apparent movements have been confirmed.
    Kim Dami, Arirang News.

    #NorthKorea #economy #hardship

    2020-11-27, 19:00 (KST)

  • Kim Jong-un adopts maximum emergency system after defector returns with COVID-19 symptoms

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    김정은, 특급경보 발령...코로나의심 탈북민 분계선 통해 월북

    North Korea has imposed a 'maximum emergency system' over a suspected COVID-19 case which, if confirmed, would be the first officially recognized case in North Korea.
    Hong Yoo reports.
    North Korea shifted its state emergency anti-epidemic system to the maximum emergency sytem and issued a top-class alert over the weekend.
    The decision was reached at an emergency politburo meeting of the Workers' Party on Saturday that was convened by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in response to a defector returning to North Korea from South Korea with COVID-19 symptoms.
    The North's state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday that the defector had illegally trespassed the Military Demarcation Line to Gaeseong on July 19th,…three years after defecting to South Korea.
    The 24-year-old is believed to have swum back to the North after being investigated for rape allegations in the South, according to multiple media reports in South Korea.
    It added that multiple medical check-ups of the man's upper respiratory organ and blood were conducted, which showed an uncertain result that can be described as a suspected case of coronavirus,...the first in North Korea.
    The man has been quarantined along with people that came into contact with him for five days in Gaeseong.
    The city has been on a complete lockdown since Friday, when Kim Jong-un was first notified about the matter.
    At the politburo meeting, Kim launched an investigation into how the man managed to cross the border and said those responsible would be severely punished.
    North Korea closed its border in late January to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 and had so far claimed to have zero cases.
    The regime has been emphasizing the need to always wear face masks and strictly practice virus prevention measures.
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  • Kim Jong Un makes emotional speech to North Koreans | The World

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has appeared to shed tears as he thanked citizens for their sacrifices. As Yvonne Yong reports, the speech was part of celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party.
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  • Kim Jong Un inspects flood-hit area in North Korea

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected reconstruction work in a flood-hit area of the country, state media reported on Saturday. North Korea has recently been battered by some of the wettest monsoon rains the country has ever seen.

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  • The North Korean women at the heart of Pyongyang’s drama

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    Over the last month, you may have seen claims of a power struggle between the three most important women in North Korea. They are Chairman Kim Jong-un’s wife Ri Sol-ju, younger sister Kim Yo-jong, and the more mysterious Hyon Song-wol. It is easy to see why this narrative appears realistic. However, there may be a better explanation that is far more positive for all three concerned.

  • N. Korean leader apologizes to S. Koreans for fatal shooting case: Blue House

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    김정은 '불미스러운 일…문대통령•남녘동포에 실망감 줘 미안'

    Less than 24 hours after South Korea demanded a full explanation from North Korea over the fatal shooting of a South Korean national earlier this week Pyeongyang has sent notification to Seoul with what it says are the results of an investigation.
    The North also sent a message from its leader, Kim Jong-un, who said he feels sorry for the incident, which he called unsavory.
    For details, we connect to our presidential correspondent Kim Min-ji.
    Min-ji, fill us in.
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has apologized for what he called the unsavory shooting of the South Korean man.
    That came in a formal notice this morning addressed to Seoul's top office... from the North's United Front Department, which deals with inter-Korean affairs.
    It came a day after South Korea demanded an explanation for the shooting and that the North take responsible measures.
    Here's South Korea's national security advisor.
    North Korea conveyed the message that Chairman Kim Jong-un feels very sorry for greatly disappointing President Moon Jae-in and the South Korean people with the unsavory incident in North Korean waters rather than helping them amid their suffering from the coronavirus.
    The North said the unidentified man crossed the western sea border illegally floating on an unspecified kind of material, and did not respond sincerely to verbal security checks.
    North Korean troops, it said, later fired two blanks, and they believed the man then attempted to flee.
    Then, they fired more than 10 shots from a distance of about 40 to 50 meters in accordance with a manual for maritime border security.
    After firing those shots, they inspected the floating material but found only a large amount of blood, and not his body.
    The North said they burned the floating material as part of emergency quarantine measures.
    It also said it will be taking measures to prevent the recurrence of such an incident and take extra care and necessary safety measures so that the case doesn't hurt the trust and respect built between the two Koreas.
    When asked whether the top office sees the North's message as meeting all its demands that is to provide a full explanation, an apology and measures to prevent such incident from happening again it said that further analysis is needed.
    For one thing, North Korea's account of what happened to the dead man's body that it was lost contradicts the South Korean military's announcement that the North burned it.
    I understand there's also been a recent exchange of letters between the leaders of the two Koreas. Tell us about that.
    Yes, the top office said that the exchange took place earlier in September.
    It said President Moon sent a letter first expressing his respect for Chairman Kim who has been at the forefront of dealing with COVID-19, the prolonged rainy season and a string of typhoons.
    He expressed regret that the two Koreas cannot help each other in these trying times,... adding that he hopes all Koreans are able to overcome these difficulties soon and wished for the well-being of Kim and his family.
    Just days later,... Chairman Kim sent a reply thanking Moon for the letter and his warm wishes.
    Kim, too, said he wishes for the well-being and happiness of all Koreans and expressed concern for Moon's health.
    He added that he hope the hardship of this year passes by as soon as possible.
    Back to you Devin.

    2020-09-25, 17:00 (KST)

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presided over a politburo meeting of the Workers' Party Sunday to discuss preparations for the 8th Congress scheduled to be held in January next year.
    The meeting also harshly criticized economic guidance organs for failing to provide scientific guidance and failing to overcome subjectivism and formalism in their work, according to the Korean Central News Agency.

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  • Kim Jong Un very sorry over killing of South Korean, Seoul says | AFP

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    A South Korean official reads out a rare apology from Kim Jong Un over what the North's leader described as the unexpected and disgraceful killing of a South Korean at sea. A fisheries official was shot dead on Tuesday by North Korean soldiers, and Seoul says his body was set on fire while still in the water, apparently as a precaution against coronavirus infection. AND SOUNDBITE

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  • North Korea claims universal right to space tech development

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    북한, 유엔총회서, '우주개발은 보편적 권리... 군사화 반대'

    North Korea, in a thinly veiled defense of its missile programs, has claimed a universal right of countries to develop space technology... while also declaring its opposition to the militarization of space.
    The remarks were made at a UN committee meeting on Thursday by the regime's UN ambassador, Kim Song .
    According to the North's foreign ministry, Kim said Pyeongyang supports the use of space tech for peaceful purposes... and opposes what he called selectiveness and double standards when it comes to space.
    Kim claimed that the North is now among the world's top ten space powers, having put four satellites into orbit.
    The fourth one, called Kwangmyeongseong 4, was launched in 2016.
    The Security Council strongly condemned its launch... as a violation of UN resolutions.

    2020-10-18, 18:00 (KST)

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected reconstruction work in a flood-hit area of the country, state media reported on Saturday.

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  • Kim Jong-un Tears Up During Massive Military Parade in Pyongyang

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appeared emotional while speaking at a massive military parade in Pyongyang early on Saturday, marking the 75th anniversary of the Workers’ Party, the country's ruling party. Before shedding a few tears, he thanked volunteers who responded to the recent flooding in the country.

    Tens of thousands of spectators loudly welcomed the leader as he appeared from a building as the clock struck midnight.

    It’s unusual for North Korea to hold a military parade in the middle of the night, although such conditions may provide benefits in protecting sensitive information about weapons that were rolled out.

    This week’s festivities are designed as a major event to glorify Kim Jong-un’s achievements as leader of North Korea.

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  • Wearing an inner shirt, Kim Jong-un inspects flood-hit village after typhoon

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  • North Koreas Kim Jong Un cries in rare apology during military parade | AFP

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    Often seen grinning at a missile launch or in command of lengthy official meetings, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has offered a glimpse of a different image: emotional and apologetic. At a weekend military parade where he showed off Pyongyang's latest and largest intercontinental ballistic missiles, Kim's voice trembled momentarily.

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  • Kim Jong-un inspects construction sites at typhoon-hit areas after regretting over ‘suffering’ in NK

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un once again visited the typhoon-hit regions in an apparent effort to rally public support and unity. This time, Kim visited the rural town of Komdok, Sinpo City and Hongwon County in South Hamgyong Province to inspect and to applaud the ongoing efforts to reuild the area. Watch this video for more information.

  • Speculation swirls over Kim Jong-uns two tunnels comment

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    With North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announcing that the North will close its nuclear test sites by May,... new questions are swirling around the two tunnels mentioned by Kim during last week's summit with President Moon Jae-in.
    For more on what those comments might imply, here's Lee Seung-jae.
    North Korea has tested six nuclear bombs since 2006.
    All of them were conducted at the Punggye-ri test site located in Kilju-gun County.
    However, South Korea's Blue House announced Sunday that North Korea has agreed to close the site by May,... and says it may invite international experts to verify that the location has been closed.
    The news comes after the historic inter-Korean summit, in which North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told South Korean President Moon Jae-in that there's no reason to possess nuclear weapons if mutual trust with the U.S. is built through frequent meetings from now on, and end to the war and non-aggression are promised.
    However, there's international speculation the North has decided to close the site as it has been so badly damaged by nuclear explosions over the years that it can no longer be used.
    The North is playing down such speculation with Kim apparently mentioning 'two large, well-tuned tunnels' to President Moon during the summit,... a statement quoted by the Blue House on Sunday.


    Kim Jong-un told President Moon that the North is terminating facilities that no longer function. But he said the North has two more tunnels that are bigger than the regime's existing ones... and they are in good condition.

    Kim's remarks have left international experts feeling uneasy as there could be other tunnels that remain undiscovered by spy satellites.
    They added the North may even attempt secret tests, since their development of hydrogen bombs isn't complete.
    Experts remain skeptical over the North's decision to shut its Punggye-ri test site.
    They assess that a seventh nuclear test is possible in order to further increase the regime's bargaining power against the U.S..
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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shed tears as he made a rare apology to the country's people over the difficulties aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic and international sanctions, during a military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday.

    Kim was seen appearing emotional as he gave a speech to a large audience of unmasked spectators.

    The parade, which was recorded before dawn but subsequently edited and broadcast by the North Korean state TV in the evening, was part of the celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the ruling Workers' Party.

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    President Donald Trump is dismissing reports that a former North Korean negotiator in the nuclear talks has been executed, reportedly over North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's unsuccessful summit with the president in February. (June 5)

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un once again visited the typhoon-hit regions in an apparent effort to rally public support and unity. This time, Kim visited the rural town of Komdok, Sinpo City and Hongwon County in South Hamgyong Province to inspect and to applaud the ongoing efforts to reuild the area. Watch this video for more information.

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    On Monday, the same Kim Jong Un, the ruthless dictator was seen teary eyed, emotional and choking up in front of large crowd of north Korean citizens and Military personnel. Watching their leader cry, the people in the crowd too couldn't resist and tears rolled down their faces.
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  • N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un presides over meeting in first appearance in over 3 weeks

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has made his first public appearance in more than three weeks, presiding over a politburo meeting on Sunday.
    Kim reportedly reprimanded a Workers Party committee from the Pyeongyang University of Medicine for committing what he called a serious crime, the details of which were not reported.
    Also discussed at the politburo were measures against COVID-19, but there were no comments on the U.S. presidential election.
    Kim's sister Kim Yo-jong was at the meeting as well.

    2020-11-16, 19:00 (KST)

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  • N. Korean leaders sister taking on more power: S. Korean intel

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    국정원 김정은 지금 140㎏…김여정, 국정 전반 관여

    According to South Korea's National Intelligence Service, the sister of the North Korean leader is taking on new duties and accruing more power.
    She's already considered her brother's second-in-command.
    And Kim Jong-un himself, the agency notes, is obese, but is most likely in good health.
    Our Kim Dami has more.
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong, is more involved than ever in the regime's governance.
    Officially, she is the First Vice Department Director of the North's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, but at a party congress set for January, she's set to take on even more power.
    This is according to South Korea's National Intelligence Service, which said Tuesday that Kim Yo-jong has been active in performing jobs her brother would normally do like taking stock of flood damage and dealing with COVID-19 quarantine efforts.
    In the meantime, Kim Jong-un is focusing more on directing policy rather than making on-site visits to places like factories.
    In fact, so far this year, Kim has chaired 17 meetings of the politburo.
    As for Kim's health, the NIS says it appears to be good, though he is overweight.
    He currently weighs around 140 kilograms, which is over three-hundred pounds, having gained almost 60 kilograms over the past eight years.
    Elsewhere, the regime is in the final stages of building two submarines, possibly equipped with submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
    And as for the South Korean man shot dead last month by North Korean troops, Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered a probe into the incident.
    Pyeongyang claimed last week that it had tried to retrieve the man's body to no avail.
    The 47-year old official working in fishery affairs... was shot and killed when he crossed into North Korean waters off the west coast.
    Kim Dami, Arirang News.

    2020-11-03, 19:00 (KST)

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  • N. Korea shoots S. Korean official to death at sea, Kim Jong-un apologizes

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    On Monday, a 47-year-old S. Korean official affiliated with the Oceans and Fisheries Ministry disappeared from the 499-ton boat while on duty aboard an inspection boat in waters off the western border island of Yeonpyeong.
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    South Korea's military said it had taken into custody a North Korean man who crossed the heavily fortified border with North Korea in a potential defection to the South.

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    You may have seen that North Korea gathered veterans together for a national conference on July 27 to mark the anniversary of the Korean War armistice, or victory as Pyongyang sees it. Chairman Kim Jong-un seems to have been particularly keen on glorifying the life of war veterans and carrying forward the history and tradition of war victory, as North Korea's state media put it. As the country reportedly struggles economically due to the combination of sanctions and COVID-19 constraints, the North's media later showed these veterans escorted to and from the recently opened Yangdok Hot Spring Resort. So, what should we make of this excursion?
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