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May 22, 2024 at 11:58 AM

Kim's portrait is publicly displayed in North Korea. Here's a look at what it means

The portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been publicly displayed along with those of his father and grandfather for the first time
May 22, 2024 at 11:58 AM
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, inspects a class room of a newly built central cadres training school in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
May 17, 2024 at 9:50 AM

North Korea test-fires a ballistic missile a day after US, South Korea held jet drill

North Korea has fired suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast a day after South Korea and the U.S. flew powerful fighter jets in a drill that the North views as a major security threat
May 17, 2024 at 9:50 AM
A TV screen shows a file image of North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 17, 2024. North Korea fired a ballistic missile off its east coast on Friday, South Korea's military said, a day after South Korea and the U.S. flew powerful fighter jets for a joint drill that the North views as a major security threat. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 16, 2024 at 7:36 PM

3 North Koreans infiltrated US companies in alleged telework fraud: DOJ

The DOJ has unsealed an indictment charging three North Korean workers and a United States citizen with allegedly engaging in "staggering fraud."
May 16, 2024 at 7:36 PM
The DOJ has unsealed an indictment charging three North Korean workers and a United States citizen with allegedly engaging in "staggering fraud."
May 16, 2024 at 6:59 PM

3 North Koreans infiltrated US companies in 'staggering' alleged telework fraud: DOJ

The DOJ has unsealed an indictment charging three North Korean workers and a United States citizen with allegedly engaging in "staggering fraud" through a complex scheme.
May 16, 2024 at 6:59 PM
A U.S. Justice Department logo or seal showing Justice Department headquarters, known as "Main Justice," is seen behind the podium in the Department's headquarters briefing room in Washington, Jan. 24, 2023.
May 11, 2024 at 7:02 AM

North Korean leader Kim supervises latest test of new multiple rocket launcher

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test firing of a new multiple rocket launch system the country plans to deploy to its forces starting this year as it bolsters its lineup of weapons targeting South Korean population centers
May 11, 2024 at 7:02 AM
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, supervises a test firing of a new multiple rocket launch system at an undisclosed place in North Korea on May 10, 2024. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
May 3, 2024 at 9:11 PM

Noem backpedals on anecdote in book about meeting with Kim Jong Un

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is facing another controversy with her new memoir over a meeting she said she had with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
May 3, 2024 at 9:11 PM
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2024, at the National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md., on Feb. 23, 2024.
4 months ago

North Korea tests submarine-launched cruise missile: State media

The official Korean Central News Agency said, "The test-fire had no impact on the security of a neighboring country and has nothing to do with the regional situation."
4 months ago
The official Korean Central News Agency said, "The test-fire had no impact on the security of a neighboring country and has nothing to do with the regional situation."
4 months ago

North Korea tests submarine-launched cruise missile, state media says

The secretive country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, supervised the tests along with other military officials, the official Korean Central News Agency said on Monday.
4 months ago
This photo provided by the North Korean government, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, as he inspects a test firing of Pulhwasal-3-31 in North Korea Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024.
4 months ago

North Korea says it tested a cruise missile

The launch comes amid growing cooperation between the U.S., South Korea, and Japan.
4 months ago
The launch comes amid growing cooperation between the U.S., South Korea, and Japan.
4 months ago

North Korea tests new type of cruise missile, state media says

The test was the first of an "under-development" Pulhwasal-3-31 strategic cruise missile, according to the Korean Central News Agency.
4 months ago
A TV screen shows a report of North Korea's cruise missiles with file footage during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024.
4 months ago

North Korea conducts test of underwater nuclear weapon system: KCNA

North Korea conducted a test of its underwater nuclear weapon system, according to the state-run outlet KCNA.
4 months ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the 10th session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall, in Pyongyang, North Korea, January 15, 2024. (KCNA via REUTERS)
4 months ago

North Korea tests ballistic missile, Japan and South Korea say

The launch appeared to have been a shorter-range ballistic missile based on its flight time, officials said.
4 months ago
People watch a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on Jan. 14, 2024.
5 months ago

Kim Jong Un's daughter tags along to missile launch site again

It’s been slightly over a year since images of Kim Ju-Ae was were published in North Korea’s newspapers.
5 months ago
This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on Dec.19, 2023, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his daughter watching the test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM at an undisclosed location in North Korea.
5 months ago

North Korea tests long-range ballistic missile capable of reaching US: Japan

North Korea has launched a possible ballistic missile, according to Japan's Ministry of Defense.
5 months ago
People sit near a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on Dec. 18, 2023.
6 months ago

North Korea redeploys troops to surveillance posts along DMZ, South Korea says

The North Korean military has been spotted re-installing surveillance posts according to surveillance footage provided by the South Korean military Monday.
6 months ago
North Korean military personnel are seen in a guard post within the DMZ in an undated photo released by the South Korean Military on Nov. 27, 2023.
6 months ago

North Korea redeploys troops to surveillance posts along DMZ

South Korea said North Korea installed wooden structures in at least 11 locations.
6 months ago
South Korea said North Korea installed wooden structures in at least 11 locations.
7 months ago

Travis King’s mother speaks out

The mother of Travis King, a U.S. Army private charged by the Army with desertion, speaks with Linsey Davis. She previews the interview on “GMA3.”
7 months ago
VIDEO: Travis King’s mother speaks out
7 months ago

Travis King, solider who crossed border into North Korea, charged with desertion

In addition to desertion for crossing over into North Korea, King faces seven additional charges, including possessing child pornography and multiple assaults, according to the documents.
7 months ago
In addition to desertion for crossing over into North Korea, where he was detained for two months, King faces seven additional charges, including possessing child pornography and multiple assaults, according to the documents.
7 months ago

Soldier facing charges after running into North Korea

Travis King is being detained by the Army and faces charges including desertion after he crossed into North Korea in July before being returned home this month.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Soldier facing charges after running into North Korea
7 months ago

Russian foreign minister thanks North Korea for 'unwavering' support in Ukraine war

Sergey Lavrov thanked North Korea for its "unwavering and principled support."
7 months ago
Sergey Lavrov thanked North Korea for its "unwavering and principled support."
8 months ago

Cybercriminals targeting US on behalf of North Korea: Report

A new report details alleged funding mechanism of North Korean cyber espionage.
8 months ago
A person touches a keyboard in this stock image.
8 months ago

Travis King back in US after N. Korea expelled him

Travis King, the American soldier who crossed into North Korea two months ago, is back on U.S. soil.
8 months ago
(FILES) In this photo taken in Seoul on August 16, 2023, a man walks past a television showing a news broadcast featuring a photo of US soldier Travis King (C), who ran across the border into North Korea while part of a tour group visiting the Demilitarized Zone on South Korea's border on July 18. North Korea has decided to expel US soldier Travis King, who was detained after crossing the border from the South in July, the KCNA state news agency said on September 27.
8 months ago

Travis King back on US soil after crossing into North Korea

The American soldier who crossed into North Korea two months ago landed in San Antonio early Thursday at around 1:30 a.m. ET.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Travis King back on US soil after crossing into North Korea
8 months ago

American soldier who ran across North Korea’s border back in US custody

Travis King appeared to be "in good health and good spirits" as he made his way home on Monday, senior administration officials said.
8 months ago
VIDEO: American soldier who ran across North Korea border back in US custody
8 months ago

American soldier back in US custody

U.S. officials have confirmed that soldier Travis King has been released from North Korean custody after an investigation.
8 months ago
VIDEO: North Korea claims plans to expel US soldier Travis King
8 months ago

North Korea says Kim Jong Un has invited Putin to his country

North Korea said leader Kim Jong Un invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit North Korea following their nearly five-hour meeting on Wednesday.
8 months ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prior to their talks at the Far Eastern Federal University campus on Russky island in the far-eastern Russian port of Vladivostok on April 25, 2019.
8 months ago

Putin, Kim Jong Un meet in person over 'fight against imperialism'

North Korea's leader expressed support for Russia's war in Ukraine.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Putin, Kim Jong Un meet in person over 'fight against imperialism'
8 months ago

Kim Jong Un meets with Putin in Russia

The two leaders met for more than two hours at a missile launch center in Eastern Russia on Wednesday, signaling a unified front against Western “imperialism.”
8 months ago
VIDEO: Kim Jong Un meets with Putin in Russia
8 months ago

Kim Jong Un meets with Putin in Russia

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has arrived at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia for his planned meeting with President Vladimir Putin.
8 months ago
VIDEO:  Kim Jong Un meets with Putin in Russia
8 months ago

North Korea launches possible ballistic missile: Japan's Ministry of Defense

North Korea launched a possible ballistic missile on Wednesday, Japan's Ministry of Defense said in a tweet.
8 months ago
A man walks past a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on Sep. 13, 2023.
8 months ago

Putin and Kim's increasingly cozy alliance could pose risk to the West: ANALYSIS

A closer alliance between Russia and North Korea could present new and challenging security threats to the West, analysts warn.
8 months ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prior to their talks at the Far Eastern Federal University campus on Russky island in the far-eastern Russian port of Vladivostok on April 25, 2019.
8 months ago

Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia ahead of meeting with Vladimir Putin

The bulletproof train carrying Kim Jong Un crossed the border into Russia on Tuesday as the North Korean leader made his way to a summit with President Vladimir Putin.
8 months ago
This Sept. 10, 2023, photo provided by the North Korean government shows that North Korea leader Kim Jong Un waves from a train in Pyongyang, North Korea, as he leaves for Russia. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government.
8 months ago

North Korea and Russia may both benefit by striking trade deal: ANALYSIS

As North Korea's Kim Jong Un arrives for a summit with President Vladimir Putin, the two appear ready to strike a deal that's cut clear and urgent for both sides.
8 months ago
This Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, photo provided by the North Korean government, shows that North Korea leader Kim Jong Un greets attendants in Pyongyang, North Korea, before boarding on a train to Russia.
8 months ago

Gen. Milley talks Russia and North Korea ahead of Kim Jong Un’s visit with Putin

U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley describes Vladimir Putin with “tin cup in hand” asking North Korea for munitions and thinks the weapons Russia may get won't have much effect in Ukraine.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Gen. Milley talks Russia and North Korea ahead of Kim Jong Un’s visit with Putin
8 months ago

Gen. Mark Milley believes weapons for Putin from North Korea won't make much differen

The retiring chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told ABC's Martha Raddatz that Russia's president is going to Kim Jong Un "with a tin cup in hand."
8 months ago
The retiring chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told ABC's Martha Raddatz that Russia's president is going to Kim Jong Un "with a tin cup in hand."
8 months ago

Kim en route to meet Putin: Officials

A train presumed to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departed Pyongyang for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Kim en route to meet Putin: Officials
8 months ago

Kim Jong Un to visit Russia for talks with Vladimir Putin, Kremlin says

A train "likely" to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departed Pyongyang on Monday, a South Korean official told ABC News.
8 months ago
In this file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un pose for a photo during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia, April 25, 2019.
8 months ago

Top US general describes Putin with 'tin cup in hand' asking N. Korea for munitions

Vladimir Putin has approached North Korea "with a tin cup in hand asking for weapons munitions and support" amid Russia's war in Ukraine, Gen. Mark Milley told ABC News
8 months ago
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley interviewed by ABC News' Martha Raddatz at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2023.
9 months ago

Putin to meet with Kim Jong Un: US Officials

The U.S. has information that Russia's president is to meet with North Korea's leader, the White House said.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Putin to meet with Kim Jong Un: US Officials
9 months ago

Kim Jong Un reportedly meeting with Vladimir Putin

The alleged meeting raises concerns that North Korea could provide Russia with more weapons for its war with Ukraine.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Kim Jong Un reportedly meeting with Vladimir Putin
9 months ago

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expected to meet with Putin

The United States has "information" that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expects to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
9 months ago
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un pose for a photo during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia, April 25, 2019. Picture taken April 25, 2019.
9 months ago

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expects to meet with President Putin

There were reports on Monday that North Korea leader Kim Jong Un may soon travel to Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin about selling him new weaponry.
9 months ago
VIDEO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expects to meet with President Putin
9 months ago

North Korea fails 2nd attempt to launch spy satellite but vows to try again

North Korea said a second attempt to put a spy satellite into orbit failed early Thursday.
9 months ago
People watch a television report on North Korea’s failed spy satellite launch at Seoul Station in Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 24, 2023.
9 months ago

North Korea claims US soldier seeks refuge, fled 'racism'

North Korea on Wednesday said the U.S. army private who crossed the border in July had "expressed his willingness to seek refuge" in the secretive country.
9 months ago
A TV screen shows a file image of American soldier Travis King during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 16, 2023.
9 months ago

North Korea confirms detainment of US soldier

North Korea state media claimed that Travis King told investigators he crossed the border because he “harbored ill feelings about inhumane treatment and racial discrimination within the U.S. Army.”
9 months ago
VIDEO: North Korea confirms detainment of US soldier
9 months ago

North Korea claims US soldier seeks refuge, fled 'racism'

Pvt. Travis King, 23, had been deployed in South Korea and spent 47 days in a local jail after an altercation with locals, according to U.S. officials.
9 months ago
Pvt. Travis King, 23, had been deployed in South Korea and spent 47 days in a local jail after an altercation with locals, according to U.S. officials.
10 months ago

Family of Travis King speaks out amid detainment in North Korea

Claudine Gates, the mother of the 23-year-old soldier, tells ABC News' Martha Raddatz "it feels like I'm in a big nightmare" after her son's detainment.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Family of Travis King speaks out amid detainment in North Korea
10 months ago

Mother of US soldier detained in North Korea says life transformed into 'nightmare'

The mother of a U.S. soldier held in captivity in North Korea says her life has transformed into a "big nightmare" because what happened to her son remains a mystery.
10 months ago
A group of tourists stand near a border station at Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea, July 18, 2023. Not long after this photo was taken, Travis King, a U.S. soldier, bolted across the border and became the first known American detained in the North in nearly five years.
10 months ago

N. Korea says it's investigating Travis King in 1st response to UN messages

North Korea for the first time responded to messages regarding a U.S. soldier who ran across the demilitarized zone two weeks ago, according to defense officials.
10 months ago
Pvt. Travis King is seen in an undated photo.
10 months ago

N. Korea says it's investigating Travis King in 1st response to UN messages

U.S. Army Private 2nd Class Travis King ran across the demilitarized zone two weeks ago.
10 months ago
U.S. Army Private 2nd Class Travis King ran across the demilitarized zone two weeks ago.