KIM Jong-un and North Korea's relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons has heightened global tensions and escalated the risk of military conflict with the US. But very little is known about the dictator behind the military regime. Here is everything we do know. Who is Kim Jong-un? Kim is the second child of his predecessor as Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-il and his wife Kim Yong-hui. North Korean authorities have stated that his birth date is January 8, 1982, but South Korean intelligence officials believe the actual date is a year later. Chicago Bulls legend Dennis Rodman, who is a friend of the dictator, said he was born on January 8, 1983. But records at the Swiss school he attended say he was born on July 5, 1984 putting him anywhere between 33 and 36 years of age. Kim attended an English language school near Bern before later going to the Liebefeld Steinhölzli school in Koniz using the name "Pak Un". And it was during his time in Europe where he is said to have developed … [Read more...] about How old is Kim Jong-un and who are his wife and sister?
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World International Affairs North Korea has unveiled what is reportedly the “first official portrait” of strongman leader Kim Jong Un, and it was hung alongside that of Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Pyongyang. While idealized portraits of the North Korean leader’s grandfather and father—Kim Il Sung and his son and successor Kim Jong Il—are common images throughout the country, analysts suggest this is the start of a new personality cult surrounding the current chairman, Channel News Asia reported. "It's the first time that such a portrait was displayed in a public place," Cho Han-bum, an analyst at South Korea’s state-run Korea Institute for National Unification pointed out. Oliver Hotham, an analyst with NK News, told the BBC that a portrait painted in “this style is a strong hint that the regime could be beginning to take steps to develop the Kim Jong Un personality cult.” Displayed at Pyongyang International … [Read more...] about North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Gets ‘First Official Portrait’ Alongside Cuba’s President
South Korea’s ambassador to Russia revealed on Monday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is likely to visit Russia this month amid warming relations between him and President Vladimir Putin. South Korean Ambassador Woo Yoon-keun told reporters that although the two countries had not yet reached a formal agreement, the two sides were likely to meet before the end of November.“Russia has asked for Kim’s visit within this year and expects it to happen. But North Korea seems to be weighing the time and place while looking into the agenda and possible agreement with Russia,” Woo said. “With Kim’s visit to South Korea also planned this year, North Korea appears to be dwelling long on the time of his Russian trip.” Woo also confirmed that Vladimir Putin will visit South Korea within the next year in a bid to further progress with regard to their ongoing peace negotiations with North Korea. “Russia will be a very important stepping stone to … [Read more...] about South Korea: Kim Jong-Un to Visit Russia Later This Month
NORTH Korea and Cuba have vowed to strengthen their relationship as the two nations work closely towards having economic sanctions against them lifted. The announcement came as Kim Jong-un welcomed Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who is in Asia on his first international tour since assuming office in April. The Cuban leader arrived in Pyongyang with his wife on Sunday where he was met at the airport by Kim as the two nations held talks about the various US sanctions against them. According to North Korean state media, the pair held talks at the Paekhwawon State Guest House and reflected on their shared socialist history. The duo vowed continued working in solidarity, with the talks described as "comradely and friendly." Over the weekend, Pyongyang used its official media to criticise the US for its continued support of sanctions as a political tool. Official news channels went as far as to hint that North Korea may resume nuclear development if Washington doesn't change is tune with … [Read more...] about Kim Jong-un meets Cuban president as he vows to re-start nuclear weapons programme
Updated 7:11 pm PST, Sunday, November 4, 2018 FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel arrives at Moscow's Government Vnukovo airport for an official visit to Russia. Diaz-Canel, arrived in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, agreed with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to expand and strengthen their strategic relations. less FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel arrives at Moscow's Government Vnukovo airport for an official visit to Russia. Diaz-Canel, arrived in Pyongyang, North Korea, on ... more Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko, AP Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel arrives at Moscow's Government Vnukovo … [Read more...] about Cuban president meets North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang