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Will Kim Jong Un's favorite band attend the Olympics?

Two weeks ago, the two Koreas weren't even talking.

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Condoleezza Rice: Kim Jong Un is pretty clever

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told CNN's David Axelrod she thinks North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is turning out to be "actually pretty clever."

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Condoleezza Rice: Kim Jong Un is 'actually pretty clever'

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she thinks North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is "turning out, much more so than I thought, to be actually pretty clever."

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Trump denies saying he probably had good relationship with Kim

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday disputed a newspaper's account of an interview with him last week in which he was quoted as saying he probably has a very good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Trump won't say if he's talked to Kim

President Donald Trump would not say whether he has talked with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday, claiming that he "probably" has a good relationship with the rogue leader.

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Trump Boasts of ‘Very Good Relationship’ With North Korean Leader

The president’s rosy description of his relationship with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, was a jarring reversal in tone after months of the two leaders trading taunts.

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Trump says 'probably' has a good relationship with North Korea's Kim: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he "probably" has a very good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Suddenly, an Olympic Charm Offensive From Kim Jong-un

The announcement that North Korea would participate in the Games was welcomed in the South, but few believed that Mr. Kim was motivated by the Olympic spirit.

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North and South Korea Begin First Direct Talks in Years

The two Koreas will discuss Kim Jong-un’s offer to send an Olympic delegation, but they may also touch on broader issues, reducing nuclear tensions.

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Kim Jong Un: Separating myth from fact

The little that is known about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is, for the most part, questionable.

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Haley: Trump must 'keep Kim on his toes'

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says President Trump's tweet warning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about US nuclear capabilities helps global security because it keeps Kim "on his toes."

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Trump tweet on nuclear button keeps North Korea's Kim 'on his toes': Haley

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong Un's has kept the North Korean leader "on his toes" and made clear the risks of a nuclear standoff, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday.

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Trump tweet on nuclear button keeps Kim Jong Un 'on his toes': Haley

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's has kept Kim "on his toes" and makes clear the risks of a nuclear standoff, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday.

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Trump says he would 'absolutely' talk to North Korea's Kim on phone

CAMP DAVID, Md. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would "absolutely" be willing to talk on the phone to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that he hopes a positive development results from talks between North Korea and South Korea.

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Trump says he'd talk with Kim Jong Un

During a media briefing at Camp David, President Donald Trump said he would be willing to talk to North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, but not without preconditions.

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Is Trump's North Korea strategy working?

Kim Jong Un, to general surprise, announced in his New Year's Day speech that he was prepared to "melt the frozen north-south relations," to allow contacts with South Koreans and to discuss North Korean participation in the Winter Olympics to be held in February in South Korea.

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North Korea’s Overture Raises Hopes, but Huge Obstacles Loom

Kim Jong-un’s outreach gave President Moon Jae-in a long-awaited chance to open a dialogue, but a true thaw in relations could prove elusive.

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Op-Ed Contributor: A United Front Against North Korea

Kim Jong-un’s offer to hold talks is an opportunity for the United States and South Korea to forge a common strategy in confronting the North.

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WH defends Trump's North Korea taunts

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defends President Trump's recent tweet taunting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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What it actually takes to launch a nuclear strike

President Donald Trump warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday that he has a nuclear "button" on his desk at all times and boasted that the US has "much bigger & more powerful" nuclear weapons -- a stunning threat that has once again raised questions over what it takes to actually launch a nuclear warhead.

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Kimmel mocks Trump and Kim Jong Un

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel called out President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over their war of words about nuclear prowess.

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Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Blasts Trump for Twitter Feud With Kim Jong-un

Mr. Colbert criticized the president for talking about nuclear war in what Mr. Colbert considered blasé terms.

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The nuclear war tweet heard 'round the world

The world's most powerful man ignited a stunning new showdown with North Korea late Tuesday, as Donald Trump boasted to volatile leader Kim Jong Un that he had a "much bigger & more powerful" nuclear weapon.

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Trump says his nuclear button 'bigger' than North Korea's; North reopens border hotline

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said it would reopen a long-closed border hotline with South Korea on Wednesday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to mock the North's leader by saying he has a "bigger and more powerful" nuclear button than Kim Jong Un.

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North Korean leader orders border hotline with South Korea reopened on Wednesday

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given an order to open a long-closed border hotline with South Korea at 0630 GMT on Wednesday for talks, an unidentified North Korean official announced in a televised statement.

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Trump Tweets His ‘Nuclear Button’ Is ‘Much Bigger’ Than Kim Jong-un’s

President Trump again raised the prospect of nuclear war with North Korea on Tuesday, boasting that he commands a “more powerful” arsenal of devastating weapons than the outlier government in Asia.

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The President warns Kim Jong Un that he has a mightier nuclear arsenal at his disposal in a tweet

President Donald Trump on Tuesday taunted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, warning Kim about the US' nuclear capabilities as tensions worsen between the two nations.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Kim Jong-un, Pakistan, Iran: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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South Korea offers talks with North ahead of Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Tuesday offered talks with North Korea amid a standoff over its weapons programs, a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was open to negotiations but that his country would push ahead with "mass producing" nuclear warheads.

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South Korea Proposes Border Talks With North Korea After Kim’s Overture

South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, moves quickly to embrace Kim Jong-un’s proposal to start inter-Korean dialogue and send a team to the Olympics.

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South Korea offers talks with defiant North ahead of Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Tuesday offered talks with North Korea amid a standoff over its weapons programs, a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was open to negotiations but that his country would push ahead with "mass producing" nuclear warheads.

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The move comes after a rare overture from North Korea's Kim Jong Un

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Kim Jong-un Goes Dapper, Updating His Style Along With His Arsenal

The North Korean leader chose a silver-gray suit to deliver a message of conciliation to South Korea — and perhaps signal a reach toward modernity.

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North Korea's Kim 'open to dialogue' with South Korea, will only use nukes if threatened

SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Monday he had a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea was threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was "open to dialogue" with Seoul.

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Kim Jong-un’s Overture Could Drive a Wedge Between South Korea and the U.S.

North Korea’s surprising call for dialogue with the South may undercut the Trump administration’s tough approach.

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Kim Jong-un’s Overture to South Korea Signals Possible Thaw in Nuclear Crisis

The North Korean leader proposed talks with South Korea to discuss the North’s participation in the Winter Games, and boasted of having a “nuclear button” on his desk.

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North Korea's Kim says 'open to dialogue' with South Korea, will only use nukes if threatened

SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States that he has a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was "open to dialogue" with Seoul.

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North Korea's Kim says nuclear weapons will prevent war with U.S

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Monday that the United States will never be able to start a war against North Korea now that his country has developed the capability to hit all of the U.S. mainland with its nuclear weapons.

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North Korea's Kim says nuclear weapons will prevent war with U.S.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Monday that the United States will never be able to start a war against North Korea now that his country has developed the capability to hit all of the U.S. mainland with its nuclear weapons.

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Wailing fans bid farewell to South Korean singer, officials flag suicide concerns

SEOUL (Reuters) - Grief-stricken fans braved Seoul's winter cold on Thursday to bid farewell to Kim Jong-hyun, the lead singer of top South Korean boy band SHINee, but his apparent suicide fueled health officials' concern about copycat bids.

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Wailing fans bid farewell to lead singer of South Korean boy band SHINee

SEOUL (Reuters) - Grief-stricken fans braved Seoul's winter cold on Thursday to bid farewell to Kim Jong-hyun, the lead singer of top South Korean boy band SHINee, who died in hospital in a suspected suicide.

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Fans mourn death of SHINee K-pop star

Fans of K-pop superstar Kim Jong-hyun are expressing their grief at the loss of the 27-year-old singer who died Monday in an apparent suicide at a studio apartment in the Gangnam district of Seoul.

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North Korean high-ranking official missing

Reports that North Korea's second most high-ranking official to Kim Jong Un has vanished. CNN's Brian Todd reports on his whereabouts.

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un fetes rocket scientists, promises more weapons

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un vowed to develop more nuclear weapons on Tuesday while personally decorating scientists and officials who contributed to the development of Pyongyang's most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-15.

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North Korea may be making a fortune from bitcoin mania

Speculators aren't the only ones cheering the runaway bitcoin boom -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may also be celebrating a windfall.

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Is N. Korea seeking biological weapons?

A United Nations diplomat is warning about the need to decrease tensions with North Korea due to concerns that Kim Jong Un could develop biological weapons. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Editorial: Trump’s Scare Tactics on North Korea Scare Us

The Trump administration’s threats of war will not make Kim Jong-un back down.

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US developing weapon that could disable N. Korean missiles

With Kim Jong Un pushing aggressively to develop missiles that could hit the United States with nuclear warheads, pressure has been mounting on US officials to answer the threat. One effective countermeasure could lie in an obscure military lab in New Mexico.

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New US weapon could stop North Korean missiles

CNN has learned about one possible defense against Kim Jong Un's missiles and it involves microwaves. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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US: NK missile broke up on re-entry

New details indicate that North Korea's latest missile test may not have been as successful as Kim Jong Un's regime claims. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Kim Jong Nam had nerve agent antidote in bag, Malaysian court told

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Kim Jong Nam, the murdered half-brother of North Korea's leader, had a dozen vials of antidote for lethal nerve agent VX in his sling bag on the day he was poisoned, a Malaysian court was told this week.

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Trump renews barb at North Korean leader; Russia accuses U.S. of provocation

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his insults against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday and also dismissed a Chinese diplomatic effort as having failed to rein in Pyongyang's weapons program, as Russia accused Washington of provocation.

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The thinking behind Kim Jong Un's 'madness'

SEOUL (Reuters) - On an icy December day in 2011, North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un was accompanied by seven advisers as they escorted the hearse that carried his father, Kim Jong Il, through the streets of Pyongyang.

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Editorial: Is North Korea’s Nuclear Test a Sign of Hope?

With his nuclear ambitions apparently realized, Kim Jong-un may now be willing to negotiate.

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Trump calls Kim Jong Un 'sick puppy'

President Trump called Kim Jong Un a sick puppy during a speech on taxes Wednesday after North Korea declared it could strike any American city. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

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Trump: Kim Jong Un a 'sick puppy'

During his remarks in St. Charles, Missouri, President Donald Trump calls North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a "sick puppy."

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Parasites Feeding on North Koreans

A defector’s condition is a window into Kim Jong-un’s slave state — and the countries that abet it.

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Once inside Kim Jong Un's inner circle, top aide's star fades

SEOUL (Reuters) - When Kim Jong Un sat down in September to order the sixth and largest of North Korea's nuclear tests, Hwang Pyong So sat by his side, his khaki military uniform conspicuous among the suits at the table, photos released by state media at the time showed.

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North Korea punishes top military leaders

Two key figures in the North Korean military have been punished for "impure behavior," according to a South Korean lawmaker, a move analysts say is likely intended to help leader Kim Jong Un tighten his grip on power.

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N. Korea warns Trump will 'pay dearly'

US President Donald Trump may claim he would never insult Kim Jong Un, but North Korea clearly thinks differently.

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North Korea's Kim trades missiles for tractors during testing lull

SEOUL (Reuters) - After a summer filled with flaming rockets and an earth-shaking nuclear blast, North Korea's state media is portraying Kim Jong Un as a leader who has temporarily traded weapons for workshops.

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The Stone: An Open Letter of Love to Kim Jong-un

If loving is a radical act, even a treasonous one, we take joy in it.

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Trump says North Korea's Kim insulted him by calling him 'old'

HANOI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had insulted him by calling him "old" and said he would never call Kim "short and fat."

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Trump unloads on 'haters and fools'

President Donald Trump unleashed a series of tweets Sunday morning as he nears the end of his epic 13-day diplomatic tour of Asia, going after "haters and fools" who question his ties to Russia and mocking the shape of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

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US officials puzzled by lack of North Korean missile tests

US defense and intelligence officials are growing increasingly puzzled why Kim Jong Un has not tested a ballistic missile in nearly two months. And for now, as President Donald Trump travels through Asia, it does not appear another missile test is imminent.

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North Korean embassy official in focus at Kim Jong Nam trial

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Three men wanted for the killing of Kim Jong Nam were driven to the murder site in a car bought by a North Korean embassy official, a Malaysian court was told on Wednesday, bringing into focus the embassy's role in the sensational murder.

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5 key moments from Trump's speech

US President Donald Trump addressed the South Korean parliament in Seoul Wednesday, with a fiery speech that was full of criticism of the country's northern neighbor and particularly its leader Kim Jong Un.

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Trump warns 'rogue regime' North Korea of grave danger

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump issued a stark warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday, telling him that the nuclear weapons he is developing “are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger.”

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Trump: Kim Jong Un threatening millions of lives

During a joint press conference in Seoul, President Donald Trump laid out the US policy and its position in dealing with a possible North Korea nuclear threat.

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Trump's Seoul visit to put him at heart of North Korea nuclear standoff

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will step directly into the shadow of the North Korean nuclear standoff on Tuesday on a visit to South Korea in which his words alone could risk further inflaming tensions with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Kim Jong Un's love of sport could be making of Games

SEOUL/BERLIN (Reuters) - As Olympic officials try to persuade North Korea to join what they hope will be a peaceful winter Games in the South in February, leader Kim Jong Un has a weakness that may help them: He loves sport.

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Airport video shows North Korean embassy official with Kim Jong Nam murder suspects

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - An North Korean embassy official and a manager of Air Koryo, the national airline, met suspects wanted for the killing of Kim Jong Nam shortly after the murder, according to video recordings shown at the trial in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.

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Month into trial, North Korean 'masterminds' behind Kim Jong Nam killing a mystery

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - One month into the trial of the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother, Malaysian prosecutors have focused on two accused women, but have shed no light on four prime North Korean suspects.

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North Korean defector gives insight into regime

"Kim Jong-un decided to show he is a man with mercilessness," says former senior North Korean diplomat Thae Yong Ho, who defected in August 2016.

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North Korea defector says information is a bigger threat to the regime than US pressure

At the age of just four years old, children in North Korea bow before giant portraits depicting the three supreme leaders of the Kim dynasty -- a ritualistic display of obedience that embodies Kim Jong Un's strategy to maintain his unquestioned grip on power, a former North Korean diplomat told US lawmakers on Wednesday.

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China's Xi says hopes to promote relations with North Korea: KCNA

SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping replied to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's congratulatory message on China's recently completed Communist Party Congress, saying he hopes to promote ties between the two countries, North Korea's official news agency KCNA said.

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Kim Jong Un appears with wife

North Korean state media published pictures of leader Kim Jong Un touring a cosmetics factory. His wife Ri Sol Ju made a rare public appearance with him.

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What North Koreans think about Trump

North Koreans say they agree with their leader Kim Jong Un in saying that President Donald Trump is "deranged." CNN's Will Ripley reports.

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Fugitives in Kim Jong Nam killing changed clothes at airport, witness says

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Four men suspected of killing the North Korean leader's half-brother at a Malaysian airport changed their clothes and appearance to escape detection, a police witness said on Thursday. 

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Madness Behind Trump’s ‘Madman’ Strategy

It’s tempting to believe the president is just trying to scare Kim Jong-un by acting crazy. If he is, it won’t work.

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North Korea leader sends congratulations to China's Xi after congress

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a rare congratulatory message to China's President Xi Jinping on Wednesday, the North's state media said on Thursday, wishing the Chinese leader "great success" in his future tasks as head of the nation.

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Clapper warns of N. Korea's boiling point

In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he worries about a possible world war and President Trump pushing Kim Jong Un to his boiling point.

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Google exec: Our society is in real jeopardy

In November 2014, the Guardians of Peace -- a group affiliated with the North Korean government -- hacked Sony Pictures because the studio was planning to release "The Interview," a movie they felt insulted their leader, Kim Jong Un.

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Kim Jong Un looking for info on Trump

North Korean officials have recently tried to set up meetings with experts from conservative think tanks in the US in an effort to gain information about President Trump.

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Four other suspects in killing of North Korean Kim Jong Nam named in court

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Four suspects charged with two women accused of killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader were identified for the first time in a Malaysian court on Thursday. 

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North Korean Hackers Stole U.S.-South Korean Military Plans, Lawmaker Says

Among the data stolen in a hack last year was a plan to remove the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, referred to as the “decapitation” plan.

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Camera shows Vietnamese suspect's 'aggressive' attack on Kim Jong Nam: police

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader was captured on camera making an "aggressive" attack on him, two days after a similar act on another person, a police investigator told a Malaysian court on Tuesday.

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Special Report: In Kim Jong Un's summer palace, fun meets guns

SEOUL (Reuters) - In the seaside city of Wonsan, North Korean families cook up barbecues on the beach, go fishing, and eat royal jelly flavor ice cream in the summer breeze. For their leader Kim Jong Un, the resort is a summer retreat, a future temple to tourism, and a good place to test missiles.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Kim Jong-un, Catalonia, Turkey: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Kim Jong-un of North Korea, in Rare Show of Confidence, Promotes His Sister

The sister, Kim Yo-jong, who is the only one of Mr. Kim’s siblings active in his government, was made an alternate member of the Politburo.

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North Korea's 'princess' now one of the secretive state's top policy makers

SEOUL (Reuters) - The promotion of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's 28-year-old sister to the country's top decision-making body is a sign he is strengthening his position by drawing his most important people closer to the center of power, experts and officials say.

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Kim Jong Un praises nuclear program, promotes sister

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un said his nuclear weapons were a "powerful deterrent" that guaranteed its sovereignty, state media reported on Sunday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said "only one thing will work" in dealing with the isolated country.

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Kim Jong Un's sister promoted at key ruling party summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong was promoted Saturday at a key meeting of the country's ruling party, state media reported.

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Kim Jong Un praises nuclear program, promotes sister to center of power

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his nuclear weapons are a "powerful deterrent" which guarantee North Korea's sovereignty, state media reported on Sunday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said "only one thing will work" in dealing with the isolated country.

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CIA: Kim Jong Un isn't crazy

Between the ruthless executions of his own senior officers, bombastic threats of nuclear annihilation and defiant missile tests, it may be easy to agree with President Donald Trump's recent assessment that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "madman" who is "on a suicide mission for himself."

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Nerve agent VX found on shirts of women accused of North Korean murder, expert says

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Traces of a deadly nerve agent that killed the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were found on the clothes worn by the two women accused of the sensational murder, a Malaysian court was told on Thursday.

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Nerve agent VX found on shirts of women accused of N.Korean murder, expert says

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Traces of a deadly nerve agent that killed the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were found on the clothes worn by the two women accused of the sensational murder, a Malaysian court was told on Thursday.

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Russia throws North Korea lifeline to stymie regime change

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is quietly boosting economic support for North Korea to try to stymie any U.S.-led push to oust Kim Jong Un as Moscow fears his fall would sap its regional clout and allow U.S. troops to deploy on Russia's eastern border.

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Frontline examines 'North Korea's Deadly Dictator'

Mixing the tense international situation with the qualities of a spy thriller, "Frontline's" latest documentary, "North Korea's Deadly Dictator," provides what's described as "a rare glimpse" inside Kim Jong Un's regime, as well as the bizarre circumstances surrounding the assassination of his half-brother in a Malaysian airport.

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Defense disputes nerve agent used to kill North Korean leader's half-brother

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Lawyers for two women accused of murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday low enzyme levels in his blood may have been caused by liver disease or hormone pills rather than a lethal nerve agent.