Kim Yong Chol

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) beside his wife Ri Sol-ju during the grand gymnastics and artistic performance at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on Monday.  The woman next to Ri Sol-ju appears to be Mr Kim’s sister, Kim Yo-jong. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

Kim Jong-un’s influential younger sister has appeared in public for the first time in more than 50 days, attending the “Mass Games” propaganda display(...)

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un following a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi. Photograoh: by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have begun their two-day summit in Hanoi, as the US president tries to revive efforts to persuade the North Korean leader(...)

North Korean official Kim Yong-chol prepares to leave the Beijing International Airport on Thursday. Photograph: Kyodo News/AP

High-level talks aimed at finalising a second summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are planned for this week i(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leads the testing of a newly developed tactical weapon, in this undated photo released on November 16th. Photograph: North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency

North Korea’s leader publicly inspected a new weapon for the first time in nearly a year, state media reported on Friday, while Pyongyang also decide(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo (left) says goodbye to Kim Yong Chol, North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, before boarding his plane. Photograph: Getty

North Korea said on Saturday its resolve to give up its nuclear programmes may falter after talks with the United States in Pyongyang, contradicting U(...)

 US president Donald Trump  holds up a menu card during a working lunch with Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien-loong at the Istana. Photograph: Singapore ministry of communication/EPA

US president Donald Trump plans to depart earlier than expected from his unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, with the White Hou(...)

“It’s unfortunate that human rights are being sidelined in a rush to rapprochement and solving security problems.” Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo/File

Lee Cheol cannot remember how many times he was forced to gather with his fellow soldiers at an airfield outside Pyongyang in North Korea and watch as(...)

North Korean envoy Kim Yong-chol walks with White House chief-of-staff John Kelly as he arrives to deliver a letter to Donald Trump in Washington. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has confirmed he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12th, following a breakthrough in talks on F(...)

A handout photograph obtained from the  US Department of State shows Kim Yong Chol (left), vice chairman of North Korea, being greeted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  in New York.  Photograph: Getty

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and high-ranking North Korean official Kim Yong Chol held a second day of meetings in New York yesterday as they tr(...)

North Korean general  Kim Yong-chol, who is travelling to the United States for talks on the planned summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Photograph: Jo Yong-hak/AFP/Getty Images

A top North Korean official has travelled to the United States amid continuing signs that a much-anticipated summit between US president Donald Trump (...)

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