Latest Kim Il Sung News

S. Korean babies born Dec. 31 become 2-year-olds next day

Apr. 12, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Just two hours after Lee Dong Kil's daughter was born on New Year's Eve, the clock struck midnight, 2019 was ushered in, and the infant became 2-years-old. She wasn't alone, though it happened for her quicker than most: Every baby born in South Korea last year became 2 on Jan....

Spain: FBI offered data stolen in North Korean Embassy raid

Mar. 26, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain has issued at least two international arrest warrants for members of a self-proclaimed human rights group who allegedly led a mysterious raid at the North Korean Embassy in Madrid last month and offered the FBI stolen data from the break-in. A National Court judge who lifted a secrecy...

Kim returns home after failed nuclear diplomacy with Trump

Mar. 4, 2019 10:27 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un returned home on Tuesday after traveling two and a half days by train from Vietnam, where his high-stakes nuclear summit with President Donald Trump ended without any agreement. The Kim-Trump summit broke down mainly because of disputes over the...

Kim pays respects at embalmed body of Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh

Mar. 2, 2019 12:55 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid his respects Saturday to Vietnamese revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh, whose embalmed body is on permanent display, just like Kim's own father and grandfather in North Korea. Kim's visit to the mausoleum in Hanoi was part of a two-day official visit...

Mirroring grandfather, Kim rides the rails to Trump summit

Feb. 26, 2019 9:01 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — For his second summit with President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opted to go retro — riding the rails like his grandfather decades before. Kim's decision to take the train all the way across China was probably prompted at least in part by security...

As Kim's car passes, North Korean defector cries and shouts

Feb. 26, 2019 7:46 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A tearful North Korean defector shouted "Please, let me go back home!" as a black limousine carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un passed by her in Hanoi on Tuesday. Shin Eun Ha is one of two North Korean defectors who flew to Vietnam to wish for progress during a second summit...

On his way to Vietnam, Kim Jong Un took an early smoke break

Feb. 26, 2019 6:28 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's unclear whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is going to give up his nukes anytime soon, and the same could probably be said for his cigarettes. Footage by Japan's TBS TV showed Kim, a habitual smoker, taking a pre-dawn smoke break Tuesday at a train station in China hours...

Hanoi Postcard: Children hope to give Kim comradely welcome

Feb. 25, 2019 7:22 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Children at a kindergarten in Hanoi, some in Korean traditional "Hanbok" dress, have been practicing singing and dancing, hoping to show off their talents to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un when he comes to town this week for his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump....

Hanoi Postcard: Children hope to give Kim comradely welcome

Feb. 24, 2019 8:43 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Children at a kindergarten in Hanoi, some in Korean traditional "Hanbok" dress, have been practicing singing and dancing, hoping to show off their talents to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un when he comes to town this week for his second summit with President Donald Trump. Elsewhere in...

Possible peace declaration looms large over Trump-Kim summit

Feb. 20, 2019 9:26 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to denuclearization by giving him something he wants more than almost anything else: an announcement of peace and an end to the...