Kim Jong-un

A watershed moment for global politics

Since Egypt's President Anwar Sadat shook hands with declared enemy country Israel's Prime Minister Menachem Begin under the appreciating eyes of US President Jimmy Carter on the manicured lawns of Camp David more than four decades ago, no other handshake at that political level has drawn as much global attention as the one between North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in the serenity of Singapore's Sentosa Island this Tuesday.

September 22, 2018
September 22, 2018

Kim Jong-un sends $1.34m gift to South Koreans

The value of 2 tonnes of pine mushrooms that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent to the South as a gift is believed to be 1.5 billion won ($1.34 million).

June 14, 2018
June 14, 2018

A watershed moment for global politics

Since Egypt's President Anwar Sadat shook hands with declared enemy country Israel's Prime Minister Menachem Begin under the appreciating eyes of US President Jimmy Carter on the manicured lawns of Camp David more than four decades ago, no other handshake at that political level has drawn as much global attention as the one between North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in the serenity of Singapore's Sentosa Island this Tuesday.

November 15, 2017
November 15, 2017

North Korea says Trump deserves death penalty

North Korea's state media slams Donald Trump for insulting leader Kim Jong-Un, saying the US president deserve the death penalty and calling him a coward for cancelling a visit to the inter-Korean border.

September 22, 2017
September 22, 2017

Trump 'deranged', says Kim as NKorea hints at Pacific H-bomb

US President Donald Trump is "mentally deranged" and will "pay dearly" for his threat to destroy North Korea, Kim Jong-Un said Friday, as his foreign minister hinted the regime may explode a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.

August 25, 2017
August 25, 2017

Rumble of a distant thunder?

How much do the words of Winston Churchill, addressed to the former Soviet Union, ring out through the mists of the time of the Cold War: “Jaw-jaw is better than war-war.” The words of wisdom and statesmanship from a Second World War veteran are infinitely more relevant today in an age of nuclear proliferation, placing the button of annihilation at the hand of a desperado.

August 11, 2017
August 11, 2017

Possible scenarios for next stage of NKorea crisis

The crisis over North Korea's nuclear program deepens when US President Donald Trump underscores his threat to rain "fire and fury" on Kim Jong-Un's regime by saying his apocalyptic warning perhaps "wasn't tough enough."

August 11, 2017
August 11, 2017

Kim Jong-un's methods in his madness

A former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's policy of appeasement to Hitler couldn't stop the Second World War from happening. This infamous reference point is raked up by the free rein the North Korea's predictably unpredictable leader Kim Jong-un has had, according to some analysts. Whether this is a bad or good analogy only time will reveal; and we needn't wait too long to find that out.

March 23, 2017
March 23, 2017

Time to sever ties with Pyongyang

Serves North Korea right. Its Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un wanted his half-brother dead and his lackeys decided to do the dastardly deed in Malaysia.

May 14, 2016
May 14, 2016

What the new photos of North Korea's leaders say

North Korea has released a new set of photos of Kim Jong-un and party and military leaders.

March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016

N Korean leader claims solid-fuel rocket success

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un claimed an "historic" advance in the country's nuclear strike capability with the successful test of a solid-fuel rocket engine, state media say.