North Korea’s Kim orders 80-day ‘battle’ to boost economy

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 06:06:24 +0000

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered a nationwide drive to boost the ailing economy ahead of a key party congress in January, state media reported Tuesday. The decision was made during a meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party and comes as the coronavirus pandemic and recent floods have added yet more pressure on […]

Read more

A look at past disappearances of North Korean leaders, officials

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 11:18:47 +0000

SEOUL, South Korea: While Kim Jong Un’s two-week absence has inspired speculation and rumors that he is gravely ill, he is not the first member of North Korean’s ruling elite to disappear from public view. Some absences were caused by real trouble, including deaths, illness or purges. But frequently the so-called disappearances have simply shown […]

Read more

Uncle, sis to replace Kim – report

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:16:47 +0000

SEOUL: As North Korea’s ailing leader Kim Jong Un seems to be too fragile in leading the world’s most secluded nation, intelligence report gathered by Seoul said there were two candidates who might succeed the 36-year-old Kim — his 65-year-old uncle and younger sister. That makes Kim’s younger sister, senior ruling party official Kim Yo […]

Read more