Kim Jong-un

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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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'Chaos has an upside': the making of Trump Takes On the World
The BBC series features a raft of interviews with top-ranking aides and senior diplomats from around the world. The director reveals how, amid the pandemic, it came together

Tim Stirzaker

10, Feb, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Assassins review – who were the women who killed Kim Jong-un's brother?
The two young women accused of murdering Kim Jong-un’s half-brother are the subject of this slick documentary

Simran Hans

31, Jan, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Assassins review – the 'prank show' killing of North Korea's pretender
This gripping documentary explores the story of the two young women who carried out a nerve-agent attack on Kim Jong-nam

Peter Bradshaw

27, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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North Korea set for collision course with US as Kim Jong-un solidifies one-man rule
Analysis: Congress sees Kim taking symbolic post of general secretary and a warning the US needs a fresh strategy

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies in Seoul

12, Jan, 2021 @6:48 AM

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2021 – the story of a year in 12 leaders
In 2021, the world will slowly begin to fight back against Covid. But what else will change as the vaccines are administered? Here are the figures who will shape a vital year

Simon Tisdall

01, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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North Korea says South may 'pay dearly' for doubting its claim to be Covid-free
Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea’s leader, accuses Seoul of seeking to damage political ties by questioning claim to not have any coronavirus cases

Justin McCurry and agencies in Seoul

09, Dec, 2020 @5:15 AM

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In the age of Covid, sanctions against ‘rogue states’ just spread the misery | Simon Tisdall
Aggressive measures affecting North Korea, Iran and Venezuela have merely hurt the vulnerable and hardened attitudes

Simon Tisdall

18, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The Guardian view on North Korea's missiles: Trump and proliferation | Editorial
Editorial: Pyongyang’s latest military parade is another reminder of the dangers that have grown under this administration


13, Oct, 2020 @6:43 PM

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Kim Jong-un sheds tears as he delivers rare apology to North Korea over failings
Analysts say emotional speech suggests Kim is feeling pressures on his leadership linked to Covid and nuclear sanctions

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

12, Oct, 2020 @5:27 AM

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North Korea apologises for 'unfortunate' killing of South Korean official
Kim Jong-un says death ‘should not have happened’ after man shot in North Korean waters

Justin McCurry and agencies in Seoul

25, Sep, 2020 @7:44 AM

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Five key revelations in Bob Woodward’s Trump book, from Covid to Kim 'love letters'
Rage, based on 18 interviews with the president, shows Trump implicating himself, such as downplaying the Covid threat

Victoria Bekiempis in New York

10, Sep, 2020 @6:05 PM

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