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 […]

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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 […]

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Seoul plays down report over North Korean leader’s health

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2020 03:56:58 +0000

SEOUL: South Korea played down a report Tuesday that the North’s leader Kim Jong Un was being treated after surgery, as speculation mounted over his absence from a key anniversary. Pyongyang marked the birthday of its late founder, Kim’s grandfather Kim Il Sung, on April 15 — by far the most important date in its […]

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