Kim Jong-un

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Corruption blights the developing world but the US and Europe are accomplices | Kenneth Mohammed
State capture is growing on every continent but only because the west helps to launder and hide money stolen by kleptocrats

Kenneth Mohammed

15, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Biden and South Korean president mull expanding joint military exercises
US president willing to meet Kim Jong-un, while Seoul says deployment of US ‘strategic assets’ was discussed

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

21, May, 2022 @10:18 AM

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Kim Jong-un calls North Korea’s response to Covid outbreak ‘inadequate’
Leader accuses officials of inertia as total number of people with reported fever symptoms reaches 1.72 million

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

17, May, 2022 @10:56 PM

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North Korea ‘in great turmoil’ over Covid death toll, says Kim Jong-un
Regime reports another 21 deaths as fresh outbreaks of coronavirus in South Africa and US concern health officials

Justin McCurry in Tokyo, Jason Burke in Cape Town

15, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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North Korea says six dead after admitting Covid outbreak for first time
Regime has said it is imposing ‘maximum emergency measures’ and 187,800 people are being ‘isolated and treated’ after showing signs of fever

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

13, May, 2022 @1:54 AM

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North Korea would ‘annihilate’ South if provoked, warns Kim Jong-un’s sister
Warning points to a rise in tensions on the peninsula after the North conducted its first intercontinental ballistic missile test in five years

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

05, Apr, 2022 @4:17 AM

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North Korea test fires possible ballistic missile in sea in eighth launch this year
After pausing launches during the Winter Olympics, North Korea has fired a possible ballistic missile, according to Japan’s coast guard

Staff and agencies

27, Feb, 2022 @4:11 AM

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North Korea releases images it claims were taken from space during missile test
Pictures appear to capture the missile rising from its launcher and a shot looking back down on Earth

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

31, Jan, 2022 @5:23 AM

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US condemns North Korea after it launches longest-range missile test since 2017
Test marks Pyongyang’s seventh weapons launch this month, highlighting expanding arsenal amid stalled denuclearisation talks

Guardian staff with agencies

30, Jan, 2022 @5:07 AM

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From ‘tempestuous’ child to little rocket man: 10 years of Kim Jong-un
Some observers said he would survive a few months as the head of a nuclear-armed state but, a decade later, the North Korean leader has proved them wrong

Justin McCurry

17, Dec, 2021 @12:29 AM

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From Roys to royals, succession battles are raging the world over
For edge-of-the-seat drama, the TV dynasty can’t match the power struggles of leading families in Japan, Saudi Arabia … and Britain

Simon Tisdall

31, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Defectors tell court they were promised ‘paradise on Earth’ in North Korea
Five people seeking compensation say they were lured to country and then denied basic human rights

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

14, Oct, 2021 @9:02 AM

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