Kim Jong-un

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The Observer view on North Korea: only China can put a stop to Kim Jong-un’s latest round of nuclear sabre-rattling | Observer editorial
If Xi Jinping is serious about the country’s role as global peacemaker he must persuade Kim to calm down

Observer editorial

16, Apr, 2023 @5:31 AM

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North Korea missile launch was new kind of ICBM, regime says, as first images emerge
Kim Jong-un hails development of new solid-fuel rocket that can be deployed more quickly

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

14, Apr, 2023 @12:49 AM

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Nuclear nightmare: reckless leaders push the world back to the brink | Simon Tisdall
It’s not just Putin or the refusal of the main powers to disarm. Irresponsible regimes in Israel and North Korea are also raising global nuclear tensions

Simon Tisdall

19, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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What Prince Andrew, a Ugandan general and Kim Jong-un have in common | Simon Tisdall
Dynasties distort open societies and should be resisted - yet succession has become an obsession for political families

Simon Tisdall

19, Feb, 2023 @9:00 AM

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North Korea puts on biggest ICBM display yet, with Kim Jong-un’s daughter centre stage
Kim Ju-ae attends anniversary military parade and banquet at which Kim Jong-un praises ‘strongest army in the world’

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

09, Feb, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Kim Jong-un vows to ‘exponentially’ increase nuclear warhead production
North Korean leader marks New Year with fresh ballistic missile launch just hours into 2023

Justin McCurry in Osaka and agencies

01, Jan, 2023 @1:14 AM

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Kim Jong-un daughter inspects another ICBM as leader hails North Korea’s nuclear power
Kim is joined by young daughter on inspection of his forces, increasing speculation that he is paving way for next generation of Kim dynasty

Staff and agencies

27, Nov, 2022 @5:38 AM

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Symbolism or succession clues? Debut of Kim Jong-un’s daughter sparks speculation over North Korea’s future
Reveal of Ju Ae raises questions over whether Kim, who is in his 30s and has battled poor health, is starting to think about his successor

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

23, Nov, 2022 @6:43 AM

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It’s too easy for the west to see North Korea as a WTF curiosity. We need to do better | Tania Branigan
As viral stories about the hermitic country abound, North Koreans face devastating hunger and Covid clampdowns, says Guardian leader writer Tania Branigan

Tania Branigan

14, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Ukraine war is deepening Russia’s ties with North Korea as well as Iran
Moscow’s growing need for armaments from Pyongyang is likely to lead to greater alignment of diplomatic and military interests

Peter Beaumont

07, Nov, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Nuclear attack on US or allies would end Kim regime, says defense secretary
Lloyd Austin makes remark while Kim Jong-un’s government in Pyongyang has in recent days mounted a number of missile tests

Martin Pengelly

03, Nov, 2022 @6:40 PM

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North Korea ICBM launch may have been a failure, South’s military says
Intercontinental ballistic missile is believed to have suffered in-flight malfunction, says Seoul, as Japan PM criticises ‘outrageous’ launch

Gavin Blair in Tokyo, and agencies

03, Nov, 2022 @3:56 AM

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