Kim Jong-un

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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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Kim Jong-un orders hotline with the South to reopen as he condemns ‘cunning’ US
North Korean leader said Biden offer of dialogue is ‘a facade’ and blamed the US for ‘hostile policy’

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

30, Sep, 2021 @1:34 AM

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Kim Jong-un’s sister says North Korea open to talks with South if Seoul shows ‘respect’
Analysts say North Korea’s apparent desire for engagement is part of a push to get the US to ease crippling sanctions

Guardian staff with agencies

26, Sep, 2021 @1:01 AM

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‘Pushing the nuclear envelope’: North Korea’s missile diplomacy
Analysis: Fear and uncertainty of the Obama years could return as Kim Jong-un revives nuclear ambitions

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

22, Sep, 2021 @11:57 AM

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Making waves in the Pacific: how Boris Johnson’s Global Britain went rogue
Defence pact with Australia and the US increases chance of confrontation with China and spurs nuclear proliferation

Simon Tisdall

19, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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North Korea military threats ‘intended to deflect from economic crisis’
Regime looking to shift blame for domestic problems with rhetoric around US-South Korea military drills, say analysts

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

13, Aug, 2021 @9:36 AM

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North Korea wants sanctions eased on metal, fuel and ‘liquor and suits’ to restart US talks
Amid economic crisis, Kim Jong-un wants restrictions relaxed on necessities as well as luxury goods, South Korea lawmakers say

Guardian staff and agencies

04, Aug, 2021 @2:14 AM

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Kim Jong-un signal for help could mark a turning point in North Korea’s Covid fight
Analysis: leader’s talk of huge crisis, despite no admission of Covid cases, comes amid concerns over health infrastructure and food shortages

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

01, Jul, 2021 @5:51 AM

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North Korea Covid-19 outbreak fears after Kim Jong-un warns of ‘huge crisis’ in ‘antivirus fight’
Leader speaks of a grave incident and sacks officials for neglecting duties in fighting ‘global health crisis’

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

30, Jun, 2021 @7:35 AM

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Kim Jong-un’s sister dismisses hopes of US-North Korea nuclear talks
Kim Yo-jong’s intervention appears to have thwarted any prospects for early resumption of negotiations

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

22, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Kim Jong-un: apparent weight loss prompts speculation over North Korean leader’s health
Kim looks noticeably slimmer in his first public appearance for a month, highlighting possible health issues over weight and lifestyle

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

09, Jun, 2021 @4:15 AM

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‘My mother begged me not to go’: the Japanese women who married Koreans – and never saw their family again
Mitsuko left Japan in 1960 for a new life in North Korea. Once there, she realised she – and hundreds of others like her – could never go back

Justin McCurry

13, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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