Kim Jong Un

U.S. mulls putting North Korea on terrorism sponsor list
A scene from Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." Actor Randall Park, center, portrays North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the comedy. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures)
HONOLULU--U.S. President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how...
Russia invites N. Korean leader to Moscow for May visit
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a photo distributed by the Korean Central News Agency in August 2013. (Korea News Service)
MOSCOW--Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany in...
Kim Jong Un eyes Russia for first overseas stop as North Korean...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acknowledges workers at a factory that provides food for the military in this photo distributed by the Korean Central News Agency in November. (Korea News Service)
BEIJING--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seems to be leaning toward Russia for his first official visit abroad and not China, which would normally be the inaugural stop.
N. Korea marks end of 3-year mourning period for late leader Kim...
North Koreans gather at the Kim Il Sung Square, some bowing toward portraits of their late leader Kim Jong Il, as an act of respect, to mark the third anniversary of his death on Dec. 17 in Pyongyang. (AP Photo)
PYONGYANG--North Korea marked the end of a three-year mourning period for the late leader Kim Jong Il on Dec. 17, opening the way for his son, Kim Jong Un, to put a more...
China left out in the cold as North Koreans prepare to mark Kim...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (Provided by Korea News Service)
BEIJING--In a surprise snub, North Korea did not formally invite China to send representatives to attend a memorial ceremony in Pyongyang to mark the third anniversary of Kim...
N. Korea denies Sony hack, calls it 'righteous deed'
In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, cars enter Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo)
SEOUL--North Korea released a statement Dec. 7 that clearly relished a cyber attack on Sony Pictures, which is producing an upcoming film that depicts an assassination plot...
Report: N. Korea orders everyone sharing leader's name to change it
A photo released by the Korean Central News Agency on Nov. 15 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visiting a factory. (Korea News Service)
SEOUL--North Korea has ordered people who share the name of leader Kim Jong Un to change their names, South Korea's state-run KBS TV reported on Dec. 3.
North Korea, other nations among suspects in Sony hack--U.S. source
Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif. on Dec. 2. (AP Photo)
WASHINGTON/BOSTON--U.S. investigators are considering multiple suspects, including North Korea, in their investigation into a cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that...
Sharp increase in North Korean fishing boats in Japan's EEZ
A North Korean squid fishing boat drifts off the coast of Ishikawa Prefecture in August 2014. (Provided by the 9th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters)
The number of North Korean squid fishing boats entering Japan’s exclusive economic zone has tripled this year, another apparent sign of the desperate economic conditions in...
Putin backs deeper ties with North Korea after meeting Kim envoy
Russian President Vladimir Putin (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
MOSCOW--Russian President Vladimir Putin called for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional security on Nov. 19, a day after holding talks with a personal envoy of...
U.N. push to hold North Korea, Kim accountable for alleged crimes...
Japan's U.N. Ambassador Motohide Yoshikawa, far left, gestures as he speaks during a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly human rights committee, on a proposal to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity Nov. 18. (AP Photo)
UNITED NATIONS--The world's boldest effort yet to hold North Korea and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity moved forward Nov. 18 at the United...
N. Korean leader to send special envoy to Russia
Choe Ryong Hae, center, a special envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, leaves Pyongyang Airport for China in May 2013. This photo was distributed by the Korean Central News Agency. (Korea News Service)
SEOUL—North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon send a special envoy to Russia, Pyongyang's state media reported on Nov. 14, in a trip expected to focus on how to boost ties...
2 Americans held in North Korea whisked back home
In this image taken from video, U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller speaks at an undisclosed location in North Korea Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo)
WASHINGTON--Two Americans held by North Korea were on their way home Nov. 8 after their release was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. intelligence official to...
N. Korea thought to be developing sea-based missiles
A photo released by the Korean Central News Agency on July 10 shows an earlier test launch of a North Korean tactical rocket. (Korea News Service)
WASHINGTON--North Korea has built a new testing facility that is probably intended to research how to launch ballistic missiles from submarines or ships, according to a U.S....
Kim Jong Un out of public spotlight due to surgery, Seoul says
A man watches a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un using a cane during his first public appearance, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea on Oct. 14. (AP Photo)
SEOUL--South Korea's spy agency said Oct. 28 it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's six-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of wild speculation...
N. Korea leader Kim re-appears, with a walking stick
A man watches a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un using a cane during his first public appearance, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea on Oct. 14. (AP Photo)
SEOUL--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shown using a cane for support, re-appeared in state media on Oct. 14 after a lengthy public absence that had fueled speculation over...
Rival Koreas trade fire over propaganda balloons
North Korean defectors in South Korea prepare to release balloons carrying leaflets condemning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his government's policies in Paju, near the border with North Korea, on Oct. 10. (AP photo)
SEOUL--North and South Korea traded machine-gun and rifle fire on Oct. 10 after South Korean activists released anti-Pyongyang propaganda balloons across the border, officials...
Kim's absence at N. Korean anniversary raises health questions
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with his wife, Ri Sol Ju, in a photograph distributed by the Korean Central News Agency in March (Korea News Service)
SEOUL--For the first time in three years, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un didn't appear at a celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party on Oct. ...
N. Korea official: No problem with Kim Jong Un’s health
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a tile plant in this photo distributed by the Korean Central News Agency on Aug. 3. (Korea News Service)
SEOUL--A senior official from Pyongyang denied rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in poor health, according to a South Korean minister.
N. Korean officials make surprise visit to South, spurring hope...
Hwang Pyong So, left, vice chairman of North Korea’s National Defense Commission, shakes hands with South Korean Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae upon his arrival at a hotel in Incheon, South Korea, on Oct. 4. (Akihiko Kaise/ The Asahi Shimbun)
INCHEON, South Korea--Three senior North Korean officials arrived in South Korea on a rare visit on Oct. 4 to attend the Asian Games closing ceremony in what could potentially...