Kim Jong-un

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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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Trump admitted letters to Kim Jong-un were secret, audio reveals
Ex-president’s 2019 interview with Bob Woodward appears to undermine his defense in Mar-a-Lago records investigation

Chris Stein in Washington

19, Oct, 2022 @4:01 PM

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The Guardian view on North Korea’s missile tests: growing risks, reduced response | Editorial
Editorial: Pyongyang’s nuclear capabilities are increasing, but there is limited international capacity for or interest in addressing them


12, Oct, 2022 @5:57 PM

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North Korea says missile tests simulated striking South with tactical nuclear weapons
Kim Jong-un said his forces were ‘completely ready to hit and destroy targets at any time from any location’

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

10, Oct, 2022 @2:38 AM

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What’s behind the sudden increase in missile tests from North Korea?
With six launches in 12 days, North Korea is flexing its muscles and taking advantage of geopolitical turmoil across the world

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

06, Oct, 2022 @4:37 AM

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Kamala Harris hits out at North Korea’s ‘provocative nuclear rhetoric’ on DMZ visit
Pyongyang fired ballistic missiles into the sea just hours before US vice-president arrived in Seoul

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

29, Sep, 2022 @9:27 AM

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