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A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attending a completion ceremony of a factory. Photograph: EPA/KCNA

After weeks of intense speculation about the health of Kim Jong-un, state news agency KCNA said on Saturday the North Korean leader attended the compl(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un: Unconfirmed reports of life-threatening health issues have sparked global intrigue. Photograph: KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images

As soon as Rachel Lee wakes up, she fires up her computer and starts scouring North Korean newspapers, television broadcasts, academic journals and ob(...)

This photo taken on August 28th, 2016 and released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 29th, 2016, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waving while attending a torchlight gala of members of a youth vanguard at the May Day Stadium to mark the 9th Congress of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League in Pyongyang. Photograph: STR/ KCNA via KNS/ AFP

When the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un failed to make an appearance at a key state holiday on April 15th, the network of global analysts who rely (...)

Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, attends a wreath-laying ceremony at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam, last year. Photograph:  Jorge Silva/Reuters

Kim Yo-jong has become the focus of global attention after her brother Kim Jong-un failed to appear at a national celebration, sparking speculation ab(...)

Speculation about  Kim Jong-un’s health first arose following his absence from the anniversary of the birthday of its founding father and Mr Kim’s grandfather on April 15th. File photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

South Korean and Chinese officials on Tuesday cast doubt on reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is ill after media outlets said he had underg(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service/AP

Shin Dong Yun, a scientist from the North Korean Institute of Virology, rushed to the northwestern border with China in early February. There, he cond(...)

A man watches a television news broadcast showing a file image of a North Korean missile test on Saturday.

North Korea on Saturday fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea’s military said. The development came as Pyongyan(...)

A man watches a television news broadcast showing file footage of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, at a railway station in Seoul on Monday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off its east coast, South Korea’s military has said. Seoul’s joint chiefs of staff said the three lau(...)

A man watches a news report on the  firing of two unidentified projectiles, in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Heo Ran/Reuters

North Korea launched two short-range projectiles off its east coast on Monday in the country’s first weapons test in three months, the South Korean mi(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made the comments at a session of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang. Photograph: STR/Korean Central News Agency Via KNS/AFP via Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said the country is no longer obliged to maintain the suspension on testing nuclear weapons and said his country w(...)

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