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Trump calls North Korean leader a 'pretty smart cookie'
President Donald Trump appeared to give Kim Jong Un credit for leading North Korea after his father’s death, calling him a “pretty smart cookie.” The president in an interview that aired Sunday was asked by John Dickerson of CBS for his impression of the North Korean dictator. Trump said he has “no
Kim Jong Un's half-brother killed in Malaysia, sources report
SEOUL –- The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assassinated on Monday at Kuala Lumpur’s international airport, according to South Korean media outlets citing government sources. Kim Jong Nam, the first-born son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il , was sprayed with poison by
North Korean Official's Possible Execution the Source of Heated Speculation
Speculation swirled today over whether North Korea ’s second highest-ranking defense chief has been publicly executed. Adding to the confusion, South Korea ’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) gave two different accounts to the Intelligence Committee at the National Assembly this morning and
How Kim Jong Un, North Korea's Threats Evoke Cartoon Villains
Kim Jong Un has made his hatred of the United States very clear in the past few years, with the addition of his government's latest threat of "most disastrous final doom" for the United States topping off the list. Today’s message, which was released by the North Korean National Defense Commission,
Newsmakers Who Had the Best and Worst Year in 2013
The year 2013 has seen its share of epic victories and crushing setbacks, from a religious leader who became a breath of fresh air for his faith's followers to a mayor whose all-too-public unraveling became great fodder for late-night TV jokes. Here are some newsmakers who celebrated banner years
Dennis Rodman Plays Coy About Meeting With Kim Jong-un
Dennis Rodman, who spent four days in North Korea this week, would not say today whether he had met his self-described “friend for life,” the country’s supreme leader King Jong-un. Rodman met reporters in Beijing today following his third trip to North Korea this year,...
US Govt Keeps Distance From Dennis Rodman's North Korea Trip
Dennis Rodman is in North Korea, but the U.S. government doesn’t seem to care. Rodman traveled to the rogue, nuclear-armed nation this week under the sponsorship of Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, training North Korean basketball players for a game against ex-NBA pros, to be held...
Kim Jong-un's Aunt Now Missing From Photo
North Korea's military and political elite lined up in formation to swear fealty to its leader Kim Jong-un today as observers studied the position of top aides to see who survived the recent purge of Kim's uncle. Kim's paternal aunt Kim Kyong-hui was not present at any of the events after her
Kim Jong-un Orders Execution of His Uncle
Jang Song-thaek was executed on charges of plotting to overthrow the regime.
North Korea Announces Execution of Leader's Uncle
This is a special room. New York with ABC news digital special report North Korea executed the man thought to be the second most powerful person in the country. Kim Jung uncle Jang song killed after a military trial where he was found guilty of plotting a military coup. Kim called him quote. Worse