Kim Jong Un misses test firing of new ballistic missile

Kim Jong GONE? North Korean despot misses test firing of Pyongyang’s short range tactical ballistic missile North Korea claimed it successfully launched a new short-range ballistic missile The tactical missile launch was the first test by North Korea in more than a year Kim Jong Un normally attends such shows of strength to provide ‘field … Read more

North Korea ‘fires another missile’ after Biden ‘laughed off’ previous test as ‘business as usual’

North Korea has fired its first ballistic missiles in a year, Japan‘s Defense Ministry confirmed – a move likely to increase tensions after it fired its first cruise missiles at the weekend.  The two short-range ballistic missiles were launched from North Korea on Wednesday (Thursday, local time) – fired from Wonsan on North Korea’s eastern coast … Read more

Covid North Korea: Russian diplomats leave North Korea on foot as Kim Jon Un shuts border

Russian diplomats are forced to leave North Korea on foot while pushing their luggage on a rail trolley after Kim Jong Un closed border to fight Covid Pictures showed Russia’s third secretary Vladislav Sorokin pushing his family  The group of eight people took a 32-hour train ride, then two hours on a bus  The youngest … Read more

Russian diplomats forced to leave North Korea on foot while pushing their luggage on a trolley

Russian diplomats are forced to leave North Korea on foot while pushing their luggage on a rail trolley after Kim Jong Un closed border to fight Covid Pictures showed Russia’s third secretary Vladislav Sorokin pushing his family  The group of eight people took a 32-hour train ride, then two hours on a bus  The youngest … Read more

Kim Jong Un admits North Korea is facing its ‘worst ever’ difficulties in rare admission of failure

Kim Jong Un admits North Korea is facing its ‘worst ever’ difficulties in rare admission of failure amid pandemic, US sanctions and spate of natural disasters Kim is facing what appears to be the toughest crisis of his nine-year dictatorship With the economy already troubled, the pandemic has compounded its issues Pandemic-related border closings and … Read more

North Korea continued nuclear and missile programmes in 2020 thanks to cyber hacking money, UN says

North Korea continued its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes throughout 2020 in violation of international sanctions and funded them with £220m ($300m) stolen through cyber hacks, according to a confidential United Nations report.  Kim Jong-un‘s regime ‘produced fissile material, maintained nuclear facilities and upgraded its ballistic missile infrastructure’ while continuing to seek material and technology … Read more

North Korea bans ‘capitalist’ blacked out car windows

North Korea bans ‘capitalist’ blacked out car windows (which allowed citizens to watch foreign media without being seen) Kim Jong-un’s regime sees the tinted windows as a malign capitalist influence Young people are feared to be consuming South Korean music and films in cars Drivers are being fined and ordered to replace their windows if … Read more

North Korea: Kim Jong un unveils huge ‘submarine-launched ballistic missiles’ during military parade

Nuclear-armed North Korea unveiled a new submarine-launched ballistic missile at a military parade in Pyongyang, state media reported Friday, in a show of strength days before Joe Biden‘s inauguration as US president. State media said Kim Jong Un took centre stage after the five-yearly congress of the ruling Workers’ Party, at which the North Korean leader … Read more

Kim Jong Un threatens to boost North Korea’s ‘nuclear war deterrence’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to boost his country’s nuclear arsenal in his closing address to a top ruling party meeting just days before Joe Biden takes office as US president.   Kim is looking to grab the attention of the incoming Biden administration, with his country more isolated than ever after closing its borders … Read more

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is elected ‘general secretary’ of Workers’ Party

A Kim Jong Promot-UN!: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is elected ‘general secretary’ of Workers’ Party – the same title held by his father and grandfather, up from mere ‘Chairman’ before Kim Jong Un was given a new title, ‘general secretary’ of the Workers’ Party  Appointment is largely symbolic, apparently aimed at bolstering his … Read more