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North Korea’s Kim keeps low public profile in May – analysts

SEOUL (Asia) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made an unusually small number of public appearances in the past two months, once again going three weeks without state media reporting his attendance at a public event, according to analysts. Kim’s low profile comes as North Korea imposes anti-coronavirus measures, although the country says […]

China says willing to help North Korea in fight against virus

BEIJING (Asia) – China is willing to offer support to North Korea within its ability against the coronavirus epidemic, state television said on Saturday, quoting President Xi Jinping as saying in a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Xi said he was very concerned about the situation in North Korea and the health […]

South Korea’s assessment is Kim Jong Un did not undergo surgery

SEOUL (Asia) – The assessment of South Korea’s presidential Blue House is that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un did undergo surgery. “There were speculative reports that Chairman Kim underwent a surgery citing some difference to his walk. We have reasons to believe that there was no surgery, but cannot disclose such details.” – A […]

Luxury boat satellite images suggest North Korea’s Kim at villa

SEOUL (Asia) – Satellite imagery showing recent movements of luxury boats often used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his entourage near Wonsan provide further indications he has been at the coastal resort, according to experts who monitor the reclusive regime. Speculation about Kim’s health and location erupted after his unprecedented absence from […]