Tag: Kim Jong-un

Donald Trump’s Incompetent Foreign Policy

Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times For all the sound and fury, Trump’s foreign policy has few accomplishments. Oct. 16, 2020 Kathleen Kingsbury, acting editorial page editor, wrote about the editorial board’s verdict on Donald Trump’s presidency in a special edition of our Opinion Today newsletter. You can read it here. This month, with […]

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North Korea Unveils New ICBM During Military Parade

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea displayed what appeared to be its largest-ever intercontinental ballistic missile during a nighttime military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday, but it was not immediately clear if the missile would work or was for show. The North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has vowed to strengthen the country’s nuclear deterrent amid stalled […]

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North Korea Accused of Shooting and Burning South Korean Defector

SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean government official apparently trying to defect to North Korea was shot and killed by troops in the North who set his body on fire for fear he might be carrying the coronavirus, South Korean officials said on Thursday. South Korea’s Defense Ministry called the killing a stunning and […]

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North Korean Propaganda Gets a YouTube Makeover: Fewer Parades, More Pizza

SEOUL, South Korea — A well-dressed young woman toured a shiny, brightly lit grocery store in Pyongyang, where high-heeled women browsed shelves and refrigerators filled with beverages, chocolates, candies and other snacks. International reports of possible panic buying in North Korea had surfaced, and she was there to find the truth. She asked shoppers and […]

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5 Takeaways From ‘Rage,’ Bob Woodward’s New Book About Trump

“This is deadly stuff,” President Trump said of the coronavirus in a Feb. 7 interview with the journalist Bob Woodward for his upcoming book, “Rage.” But it was a vastly different story than he was telling the public at the time. Mr. Trump would later admit to Mr. Woodward that publicly, he “wanted to always” […]

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Bob Woodward’s New Book Claims Trump Knew COVID-19 Was Deadly and Lied About It

Photo: Brendan Smialowski (Getty Images) World-renowned journalist Bob Woodward has the distinction of being one of the only journalists (along with Carl Bernstein) who brought down a presidency, so I don’t know why presidents keep talking to him. That would be like Al Capone sitting down with Eliot Ness or the one white Atlanta Housewife […]

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People Are Aghast Over Trump Saying That Sarah Sanders Should ‘Take One For The Team’ And Sleep With Kim Jong Un

It’s been over a year since Sarah Sanders left her job as the White House Press Secretary, a position she held for nearly two years, starting in mid-2017. Thanks to the gig’s current employee, Kayleigh McEnany, she’s no longer the most notorious person to ever hold that job, though both have been routinely accused of […]

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Sanders Says Trump Joked About Her ‘Taking One for the Team’ With Kim Jong-un

President Trump joked to the former White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, about her “taking one for the team” after North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, winked at her during a summit in 2018. Ms. Sanders writes about the episode in her book, “Speaking for Myself,” in which she discusses her time working for Mr. Trump, […]

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North Korea’s Leader Admits His Economic Goals Have Failed

SEOUL, South Korea — Battered by international sanctions, a global pandemic and flood damage, North Korea on Thursday admitted for the first time that it had failed to achieve the economic goals of its leader, Kim Jong-un. To chart a new course for its economy, the North plans to hold a rare ruling Workers’ Party […]

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North Korea, Fighting to Hold Back Virus and Floods, Says No Thanks to Outside Aid

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, says the nation is facing “two crises at the same time” — fighting the spread of the coronavirus and coping with extensive flood damage. But Mr. Kim has ordered his country not to accept any international aid for fear that outside help might bring in Covid-19, […]

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For P.O.W., Landmark Verdict Against North Korea Is Long-Overdue Justice

PYEONGTAEK, South Korea — He was only 17 when Chinese troops backing North Korea overran a hill being defended by his South Korean Army squad and took him prisoner in the early hours of Dec. 28, 1951. He spent the next 40 years toiling in ​North Korean ​coal mines as a prisoner of the war […]

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North Korea Thinks He Brought Covid-19. South Korea Wants to Arrest Him.

SEOUL, South Korea — Three years ago, out of work​ and hungry, Kim Geum-hyok climbed Mount White Horse near his North Korean hometown, Kaesong, brooding on the meaninglessness of life. Not far​ to the south​, across a river, the 21-year-old could see high-rise buildings in South Korea, dazzlingly lit up. The sight beckoned him. After […]

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South Korea Confirms a Defector Swam Back to the North

SEOUL, South Korea — After North Korea on Sunday accused a man of secretly crossing into the country from South Korea and bringing the coronavirus with him, Seoul went in search of any defectors ​in ​the South who had gone missing. By Monday, South Korean officials had zeroed in on a 24-year-old man, identified only […]

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South Korean Lawsuit Filed Against Kim Jong-un’s Sister

SEOUL, South Korea — After North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office on its own soil last month, plunging relations with South Korea to a diplomatic nadir, a conservative activist lawyer in the South decided that one person was responsible: Kim Yo-jong, the only sister of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. So he filed […]

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