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North Koreans are seen wearing Kim Jong Un pins for the first time as his personality cult grows

Jul. 01, 2024 22:20 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For the first time, North Korean officials have been seen wearing lapel pins with the image of leader Kim Jong Un, another sign the North is boosting his personality cult to the level bestowed on his late dictator father and grandfather. North Koreans are...

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...

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...