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Kim's portrait is publicly displayed in North Korea. Here's a look at what it means

May. 22, 2024 07:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was publicly displayed along with those of his father and grandfather for the first time, sparking speculation about the message it sends. Portraits of leaders are at the core of North Korea’s...

Kim's sister denies North Korea has supplied weapons to Russia

May. 16, 2024 22:22 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un again denied Friday that her country has exported any weapons to Russia, as she labeled outside speculation on North Korea-Russian arms dealings as “the most absurd paradox.” The U.S., South...

North Korean leader Kim supervises latest test of new multiple rocket launcher

May. 10, 2024 22:21 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test firing of a new multiple rocket launch system the country plans to deploy to its forces starting this year, state media said Saturday, part of its move to bolster its lineup of weapons targeting South Korean...

The North Korean official whose propaganda helped build the Kim dynasty dies at 94

May. 07, 2024 22:32 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Ki Nam, a North Korean propaganda chief who helped build personality cults around the country’s three dynastic leaders, has died at 94, the North’s state media said. North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency said the country’s current...

South Dakota Gov. Noem admits error of describing meeting North Korea's Kim Jong Un in new book

May. 03, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is releasing a new book called “No Going Back,” but on Friday her office said she would actually be going back to correct some errors — including a false claim that she once met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The...

Today in History: April 27, Magellan killed in the Philippines

Apr. 27, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 27, the 118th day of 2024. There are 248 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 27, 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippines. ...

North Korea sends a delegation to Iran in a growing effort to break its diplomatic isolation

Apr. 24, 2024 02:20 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A high-level North Korean economic delegation was on its way to Iran, the North's state media said Wednesday, for what would be the two countries’ first known talks since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Embracing the idea of a “new Cold War,”...

North Korean leader Kim leads rocket drills that simulate a nuclear counterattack against enemies

Apr. 22, 2024 22:29 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised salvo launches of the country’s “super-large” multiple rocket launchers that simulated a nuclear counterattack against enemy targets, state media said Tuesday, adding to tests and threats that have raised tensions in the...

North Korea says it tested 'super-large' cruise missile warhead and new anti-aircraft missile

Apr. 19, 2024 20:51 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it tested a “super-large” cruise missile warhead and a new anti-aircraft missile in a western coastal area as it expands military capabilities in the face of deepening tensions with the United States and South Korea. North...

US envoy to the UN vows support for families of Japanese who were abducted and taken to North Korea

Apr. 18, 2024 04:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The United States ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that America will stand with Japan until all the Japanese abducted by North Korea decades ago return home to end their painful separation. Linda Thomas-Greenfield made the comments on Thursday as she...