Seoul: Kim’s daughter reveals hints at prolonged family rule

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s disclosure of his daughter in recent public events was likely an attempt to show his people that one of his children would one day inherit his power in what would be the country’s third hereditary power transfer, South Korea’s spy service told lawmakers Thursday. … Read more

NKorea’s Kim orders ‘exponential’ expansion of nuke arsenal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the “exponential” expansion of his country’s nuclear arsenal and the development of a more powerful intercontinental ballistic missile, state media reported Sunday, after he entered 2023 with another weapons launch following a record number of testing activities last year. Kim’s moves are in … Read more

What North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Can Do With His New ‘Spy Satellite’

North Korea says it will soon have its own spies in the skies capable of seeing what its enemies are doing, just as the US has been spying on the North for decades. Pyongyang’s Korean Central News Agency made that claim this week, reporting that the North has tested its first spy satellite and will … Read more

North Korea claims successful rocket test that could bolster its ICBM force

Seoul, South Korea CNN — North Korea on Friday said it has successfully tested a solid-fueled rocket motor, a development that could lead to Kim Jong Un’s regime being able to more quickly and reliably fire an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in the future. The new high-thrust rocket motor was tested at a satellite launching … Read more

As Kim Jong Un Debuts Daughter, Multiple Signals Go Out To The World

North Korea did not name the girl, who is seen in photographs holding hands with her father Kim Jong Un. North Korea has not said whether she has any siblings. Her age remains a mystery. The world doesn’t even know her name. The important thing is that she’s the “most beloved” daughter of Kim Jong … Read more

Kim Jong Un’s family photo shoot set off speculation about his succession plans. But could it be a warning to North Korean elites?

When Kim Jong Un launched the biggest intercontinental missile North Korea has ever made, the super weapon was always bound to grab the world’s attention. However, the North Korean leader also revealed something just as potentially powerful and vital to his dynastic survival: an heir. Almost nothing is known about Kim’s family, who have been … Read more

The privileged life of Ju Ae, Kim Jong Un’s 9-year-old daughter

Don’t cry for the dictator’s daughter. Nine-year-old Ju Ae, who was pictured publicly last week for the first time when she showed up holding hands with her father, North Korean despot Kim Jong Un, to observe the launch of a new intercontinental ballistic missile, may have a weird life — but it’s probably a very … Read more

North Korea: Kim Jong Un took his daughter to a missile launch and no one is quite sure why

Seoul, South Korea CNN — Father and daughter walking hand in hand near a towering weapon of mass destruction. That was the scene North Korea showed the world on Saturday as state media released the first pictures of Kim Jong Un with a child believed to be his daughter, Ju Ae, inspecting what experts say … Read more

Exclusive: Bob Woodward releasing new audiobook ‘The Trump Tapes’ with eight hours of recorded interviews

Washington CNN — During a December 2019 Oval Office interview with then-President Donald Trump, Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward asked whether his bellicose rhetoric toward North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been intended to drive Kim to the negotiating table. “No. No. It was designed for whatever reason, it was designed. Who knows? Instinctively. … Read more

North Korea claims test of two cruise missiles already deployed to carry “tactical nukes”

An image released by North Korea’s state-run Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 13, 2022 shows what the network said was leader Kim Jong Un observing the test firing of long-range cruise missiles on the previous day. Reuters/KCNA Kim Jong Un supervised the launch of two long-range cruise missiles, state media said Thursday, adding … Read more