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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Nam Official Biography

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Nam Official Biography

Kim Jong-nam was born in Pyongyang on May 10 1971 to Song Hye-rim with whom Kim Jong-il had begun an affair in 1968. Read Kim Jong Nam Biography.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Murdered! Kim Jong Nam Half-Brother of Kim Jong Un Killed in Malaysia

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Murdered! Kim Jong Nam Half-Brother of Kim Jong Un Killed in Malaysia

Kim Jong Nam and Kim Jong Un are both sons of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, who died in late 2011, but they had different mothers.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Fires Ballistic Missile

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Fires Ballistic Missile

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea early on Sunday, the first such test since U.S. President Donald Trump was elected, and his administration indicated that Washington would have a calibrated response to avoid escalating tensions.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: All The Hundreds Of Government Leaders Killed By Kim Jong Un

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: All The Hundreds Of Government Leaders Killed By Kim Jong Un

Kim reminds North Koreans of his absolute power. He earmarked $180 million in spending toward construction of 460 monuments honoring his family’s regime.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: UN Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: UN Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea

15-member council unanimously adopted resolution to cut North Korea’s biggest export, coal, by about 60 percent with an annual sales cap of $400.9 million.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: US, China Agree On New North Korea UN Sanctions, Russia Has Issues

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: US, China Agree On New North Korea UN Sanctions, Russia Has Issues

United States, China agreed on new U.N. sanctions to impose on North Korea over the nuclear test it conducted in September, but Russia is delaying action.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Trump’s National Security Adviser Vows To Tackle Pyongyang Nuclear Threat

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Trump’s National Security Adviser Vows To Tackle Pyongyang Nuclear Threat

Michael Flynn, one of Trump’s closest advisers, also said he would work to strengthen the U.S. alliance with South Korea, calling the relationship “vital.”

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong-un Warns Trump Will Face Consequences Of Obama Policies

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong-un Warns Trump Will Face Consequences Of Obama Policies

“If there is anything the Obama administration has done… it has put the security of the US mainland in the greatest danger,” the editorial in read.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Protesters Call Park Geun-hye To Quit

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Protesters Call Park Geun-hye To Quit

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has pledged to cooperate with prosecutors in an investigation.

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NORTH KOREA: New Missile Fails After Launch

NORTH KOREA: New Missile Fails After Launch

North Korea said it would continue to launch satellites despite its rival South’s objections, in a statement by its space agency carried by official media.

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NORTH KOREA: North Korean Soldier Defects To South Korea

NORTH KOREA: North Korean Soldier Defects To South Korea

While on average over 1,000 North Koreans defect to South Korea every year, most travel via China and it is unusual for a North Korean to cross the DMZ.

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NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong Un Defies UN, Vows To Strengthen Nuclear Capability

NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong Un Defies UN, Vows To Strengthen Nuclear Capability

North Korean FM Ri Yong Ho said North Korea “will continue to take measures to strengthen its national nuclear armed forces in quantity and quality.”

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NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong Un Mocks US, UN Sanctions Talk, Vows To Continue With Nuclear Test

NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong Un Mocks US, UN Sanctions Talk, Vows To Continue With Nuclear Test

“As we’ve made clear, measures to strengthen the national nuclear power in quality and quantity will continue,” KCNA added.

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NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong Un Hails New Nuclear Test Powerful Than Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima

NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong Un Hails New Nuclear Test Powerful Than Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima

“That’s largest DPRK test to date, 20-30kt, at least. Not a happy day,” Jeffrey Lewis, California-based Middlebury Institute of International Studies said.

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NORTH KOREA: UN Security Council To Meet On News Missile Launches

NORTH KOREA: UN Security Council To Meet On News Missile Launches

North Korea fired three ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Monday, South Korea’s military said.

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NORTH KOREA: While China Holds G20 Summit, Pyongyang Fires 3 Ballistic Missiles

NORTH KOREA: While China Holds G20 Summit, Pyongyang Fires 3 Ballistic Missiles

“We are still analyzing details but this is a grave threat to our nation’s security, and we express deep concern,” Japan Defence Ministry said.

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NORTH KOREA: Kim Yong Jin Vice Premier For Executed

NORTH KOREA: Kim Yong Jin Vice Premier For Executed

Kim took power in 2011 after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, and his consolidation of power has included purges and executions of top officials, South Korean officials have said.

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NORTH KOREA: UN Security Council Condemns New Missile Launch

NORTH KOREA: UN Security Council Condemns New Missile Launch

“The members of Security Council deplore all Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ballistic missile activities,” the statement said, referring to North Korea by its formal name.

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NORTH KOREA: Thae Yong-ho Deputy Ambassador In UK Defects To South Korea

NORTH KOREA: Thae Yong-ho Deputy Ambassador In UK Defects To South Korea

Thae Yong-ho’s defection follows a string of recent such flights by North Koreans, including 12 waitresses at a North Korean restaurant in China who defected to South Korea earlier this year.

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NORTH KOREA: Pyongyang Ballistic Missile Launch Lands Near Japan Waters

NORTH KOREA: Pyongyang Ballistic Missile Launch Lands Near Japan Waters

The missile appeared to be a Rodong-type medium-range missile that flew about 1,000 km (620 miles), it said.

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