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Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong could be North Korea’s next leader when he dies

North Korea’s secretive leader, Kim Jong-un, may have up to three children, but many Korea-watchers believe the country’s next leader will be a woman. Kim Yo-jong, the supreme leader’s sister, first started attracting attention in 2014, when she accompanied her brother in the Supreme People's Assembly. In 2018, she became the first member of the […]

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Kim Jong-un holidays on luxury party boat as North Koreans face famine and Covid

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un appears to be living the high life while his Hermit Kingdom battles the twin perils of Covid-19 and food shortages. The dictator has retreated to his secure compound near the Wonsan naval base on the country’s eastern coast. There, Kim’s lavish private estate features its own train station, a basketball […]

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North Korea ‘to test US resolve’ by detonating nuclear bombs, top general warns

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox North Korea will "test the USA's resolve" by detonating nuclear bombs, a top general has warned. As fears grow over dictator Kim Jong-un's nuclear testing, top American intelligence officials warned that the hermit state is likely to […]

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North Korea: Brutal drunken parties exposed amid pets for food row in Kim Jong-un’s state

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Kim Jong-un declared a national emergency this week in the wake of 50 consecutives days of torrential rainfall, after it caused such heavy flooding that more than 154 square miles of farmland […]

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Kim Jong Un eyes chemicals, fertilisers to boost N Korea economy

Kim addressed politburo meeting as Pyongyang looks to stabilise economy hurt by sanctions and coronavirus pandemic. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a meeting of the politburo of the country’s ruling Workers Party, where he discussed the development of the economy, and particularly the chemical industry, but did not address cross-border relations with South […]