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Kim Yo Jong: Kim Jong-un’s sister ridicules hopes of early US-North Korea talks

Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister has ridiculed the United States’s hopes for an early resumption of diplomacy, saying Washington’s expectations would only “plunge them into a greater disappointment”. She was responding on Tuesday to US National Security adviser Jake Sullivan, who on Sunday said he saw as an “interesting signal” […]

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‘If you want to sleep in peace don’t spread the stink’: Kim Jong-un’s sister warns United States

Kim Yo-jong, the influential sister of North Korean supreme leader has warned the US not to “cause a stink”, as President Joe Biden prepares to set out his Korean policy. In remarks on state media she criticised the US and South Korea for conducting joint military exercises. Her comments come a day before top US […]

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North Korea’s Kim siblings tour flood-hit towns

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un inspected recovery efforts in a flooded village, damaged by recent typhoons. Along with Mr Kim, his sister reappeared in public for the first time in about two months. Mr Kim praised reconstruction work in Kimhwa County in the country’s southeast during the visit with Kim Yo Jong, KCNA reported. “This […]

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North Korea ‘secretly stockpiling nuclear warheads’ amid fresh tensions

A new report claims that North Korea has been covertly stashing nuclear warheads during new tensions with South Korea. The rogue state is thought to have produced an additional ten warheads at a secret uranium enrichment facility in Kangson, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Pyongyang has refused to officialise the site in […]

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North Korea blows up joint liaison office on border with South in ‘terrific explosion’

North Korea blew up an office set up to foster better ties with South Korea on Tuesday in a “terrific explosion” after it threatened to take action if North Korean defectors went ahead with a campaign to send propaganda leaflets into the North. North Korea’s KCNA state news agency said the liaison office in the […]

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Kim Yo Jong warns military action against South Korea over defectors

The sister of North Korea’s leader has warned of retaliatory measures against South Korea that could involve the military, in the latest escalation of tensions over defectors from the North who have been sending back propaganda and food. Kim Yo Jong, who serves unofficially as one of Kim Jong Un’s top aides, issued the warning […]

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Kim Jong Un’s sister threatens to end pact that promised to eliminate threat of war with South Korea

The sister of North Korea’s leader has warned South Korea to stop defectors from sending leaflets into the demilitarized zone separating the countries, saying it may cancel a recent bilateral military agreement if the activity persists. Kim Yo Jong, who serves unofficially as Kim Jong Un’s chief of staff, issued the warning in a statement […]

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Kim Jong-un appears in public after 20 days, state media reports

Kim Jong-un has appeared in public for the first time in 20 days, North Korean state media says. KCNA news agency reports that the North Korean leader cut the ribbon at the opening of a fertiliser factory. It adds that people at the factory “broke into thunderous cheers of hurrah” when he appeared on Friday. […]

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Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong would be a bigger tyrant than her brother, experts say

The sister of North Korea Supremo Kim Jong-un could seize complete power over the state if her sibling succumbs to the mystery illness he is purportedly battling. Experts have warned that Kim Yo-jong could be even more ruthless than her dictator brother is rumored to have been throughout his eight-year reign. Kim Jong-un has not […]