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Kim Jong Un:

'Be ready for war'

North Korean ruler takes a more militant tone in a speech before his state's military academy, says that the nation must be prepared for war "more than ever".

'Be ready for war'

Kim inspects

North Korea test-fires hypersonic missile

North Korea successfully test-fires new mid- to long-range solid-fuel hypersonic missile.

North Korea test-fires hypersonic missile

North Korea practices Hamas-style assault

South Korea has expressed growing concerns that North Korea is learning from the Hamas assault on October 7th how to bypass the fortifications between the two countries.

North Korea practices Hamas-style assault

Kim Jong Un:

'South Korea is the most hostile country'

Amid tensions, North Korea's government abolishes agencies dedicated to reunification with South Korea.

'South Korea is the most hostile country'

South Korea sees Kim's young daughter as his successor

South Korea’s spy agency says North Korean leader's young daughter is likely her father's heir apparent.

South Korea sees Kim's young daughter as his successor

North Korean leader:

'Mobilize powerful means to destroy the US and South Korea'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says an armed confrontation is becoming a reality.

'Mobilize powerful means to destroy the US and South Korea'

Kim Jong Un:

'If provoked, we won't hesitate to respond with nuclear attack'

North Korean leader issues warning to the world days after the country twice fired ballistic missiles.

'If provoked, we won't hesitate to respond with nuclear attack'

Kim Jong Un takes specially armored train to Russia

The North Korean dictator refuses to use a jet for fear of being shot down, and opts instead for a massive armored train.

Kim Jong Un takes specially armored train to Russia

North Korea announces new 'tactical nuclear attack submarine'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presides over unveiling ceremony of new submarine which is meant to strengthen the country's naval force.

North Korea announces new 'tactical nuclear attack submarine'

US warns:

Russia and North Korea to discuss arms negotiations

US says Kim will engage with Putin to continue actively advancing arms negotiations.

Russia and North Korea to discuss arms negotiations

North Korean leader oversees test of strategic cruise missiles

Kim Jong Un visits navy fleet, inspects test of strategic missiles aboard a warship.

North Korean leader oversees test of strategic cruise missiles

North Korean leader visits missile production plant

The visit comes days after Kim Jong Un dismissed the military's top general and called for more preparations for war.

North Korean leader visits missile production plant

North Koreans ordered to protect images of ruling family

North Koreans have been instructed to protect images of Kim Jong-Un and his family ahead of an approaching typhoon.

North Koreans ordered to protect images of ruling family

North Korean leader orders preparations for possible war

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dismisses the military's top general and calls for expansion of military drills.

North Korean leader orders preparations for possible war

North Korea expected to cancel election

North Korea is expected to cancel planned elections in favor of a new election system.

North Korea expected to cancel election

North Korea confirms it fired intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un supervised launch of Hwasong-18, which flew 1,001 kilometers for 4,491 seconds.

North Korea confirms it fired intercontinental ballistic missile

Powerful threats:

North Korea vows 'decisive response' if US breaches airspace

The influential sister of the North's Supreme Leader didn't mince words in another stern warning to the US.

North Korea vows 'decisive response' if US breaches airspace

Trump criticized for praising North Korean leader

Republican presidential hopefuls criticize former US President for comments praising North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump criticized for praising North Korean leader

North Korea successfully launches ICBM

The launch was supervised on site by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea successfully launches ICBM

North Korean leader calls to expand nuclear arsenal

Kim Jong Un calls to scale up the production of weapons-grade nuclear materials.

North Korean leader calls to expand nuclear arsenal

North Korean leader:

'Stand ready to conduct nuclear attacks at any time'

North Korea conducts exercises “aimed at improving tactical nuclear attack capabilities and war deterrence".

'Stand ready to conduct nuclear attacks at any time'

Watch:

Kim Jong-un showcases missiles capable of striking 'anywhere'

The Supreme Leader presided over a huge military parade with his wife and daughter at his side.

Kim Jong-un showcases missiles capable of striking 'anywhere'

After missile launch:

Kim orders new ICBMs and tactical nuclear weapons

North Korean leader highlights the need to boost the country's nuclear arsenal and secure "overwhelming military power".

Kim orders new ICBMs and tactical nuclear weapons

Kim Jong Un:

'Our ultimate goal is the most powerful nuclear force'

North Korean leader says country's nuclear force protects the dignity and sovereignty of the state and the people.

'Our ultimate goal is the most powerful nuclear force'

Kim's sister:

'South Korea's leaders are idiots'

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, launches scathing attack on South Korea’s leadership amid tensions.

'South Korea's leaders are idiots'

Kim Jong-Un seen with daughter at missile launch site

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un oversees missile launch with young, never-seen-before daughter.

Kim Jong-Un seen with daughter at missile launch site

North Korea launches two cruise missiles

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversees test to confirm the reliability and operation of nuclear-capable weapons.

North Korea launches two cruise missiles

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un battling COVID-19

North Korean dictator said to be fighting a 'serious illness' with a 'high fever' that has been revealed to be COVID-19.

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un battling COVID-19

Putin to North Korean leader:

'We'll expand our bilateral relations'

Russian President speaks to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid tensions between the US and North Korea.

'We'll expand our bilateral relations'

Kim Jong Un's sister chokes up describing her brother's illness

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Leader, blames South Korea for the virus and threatens retaliation.

Kim Jong Un's sister chokes up describing her brother's illness

Kim declares victory over COVID-19

North Korean leader declares victory after his country's emergency campaign against COVID-19.

Kim declares victory over COVID-19

Watch: North Korea's first lady cries during military parade

Kim Jong-un threatened nuclear action against the US, accusing the Biden administration of destroying relations between the two countries.

Watch: North Korea's first lady cries during military parade

North Korean leader:

'We're ready for any military clash with the US'

Kim Jong Un says his country is ready to mobilize its nuclear war deterrent.

'We're ready for any military clash with the US'

North Korea:

Kim orders army to help stabilize supply of medicines

The order comes as the country battles its first confirmed COVID-19 outbreak.

Kim orders army to help stabilize supply of medicines

North Korea tests new guided weapons system

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises latest test of system meant to improve the country’s "tactical nukes".

North Korea tests new guided weapons system

Masses greet N. Korean leader in pompous celebration

Kim Jong Un surveyed masses of disciples as the hermit nation marked the 110th anniversary of regime founder and Kim's grandfather's birth.

Masses greet N. Korean leader in pompous celebration

Watch: North Korea's Hollywood-style missile launch video

Some viewers said the video was so good, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was 'probably just trolling them'.

Watch: North Korea's Hollywood-style missile launch video

Kim Jong Un:

'We will prepare for long-term confrontation with US'

North Korea says it fired new type of intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-17.

'We will prepare for long-term confrontation with US'

North Korea tests 'new' ICBM that lands 170 km off Japan's coast

The North launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed within miles of Japan, raising new concerns over possible aggression.

North Korea tests 'new' ICBM that lands 170 km off Japan's coast

North Korean leader:

'Reconnaissance satellites meant to monitor US activities'

Kim Jong Un says country will launch a number of reconnaissance satellites to provide real-time information on military actions by US.

'Reconnaissance satellites meant to monitor US activities'

North Korea confirms latest missile tests

Meanwhile, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits munitions factory producing a "major weapon system".

North Korea confirms latest missile tests

Kim attends North Korea's latest missile test

North Korea confirms it test-fired a hypersonic missile with its leader in attendance.

Kim attends North Korea's latest missile test

North Korean leader makes first public appearance in a month

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits new city near border with China, making first public appearance in 35 days.

North Korean leader makes first public appearance in a month

North Korean leader willing to restore hotlines with South Korea

Kim Jong Un also accuses United States of proposing talks without changing its "hostile policy".

North Korean leader willing to restore hotlines with South Korea

Keeping up with the Kims: The latest on N. Korea's '1st family'

Why has Kim adopted a new look and what’s going on with his wife and sister?

Keeping up with the Kims: The latest on N. Korea's '1st family'

Kim rebukes officials following 'grave incident' in COVID fight

North Korean leader replaces several senior officials after "grave incident" in the country's efforts to defend itself against coronavirus.

Kim rebukes officials following 'grave incident' in COVID fight

Kim: Prepare for both dialogue and confrontation with US

North Korean leader says Biden's policy shows North should prepare for both dialogue and confrontation with the United States.

Kim: Prepare for both dialogue and confrontation with US

N. Korean leader's sister threatens US, Biden stays mum

N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister warns US against military drills while Biden continues trying to avoid confrontation.

N. Korean leader's sister threatens US, Biden stays mum

North Korean leader's sister to Biden: Don't cause a stink

Kim Yo Jong, sister of Kim Jong Un, warns new US administration against “causing a stink” if it wants peace.

North Korean leader's sister to Biden: Don't cause a stink

Report: North Korea ignoring Biden's diplomatic outreach

Senior US official says North Korea has not responded to behind-the-scenes diplomatic outreach by Biden administration.

Report: North Korea ignoring Biden's diplomatic outreach

North Korean leader named 'general secretary' of his party

The move is largely symbolic as Kim Jong Un has been the party’s top leader since the death of his father, Kim Jong Il.

North Korean leader named 'general secretary' of his party

Kim threatens to expand North Korea's nuclear arsenal

North Korean leader threatens to expand his nuclear arsenal, but says he will not use nuclear weapons first unless threatened.

Kim threatens to expand North Korea's nuclear arsenal

North Korea's Kim admits economic plan failed

North Korean leader kicks off Workers' Party congress, acknowledges his five-year economic plan failed to meet its goals.

North Korea's Kim admits economic plan failed

Is North Korean leader in a coma?

Former South Korean official claims Kim Jong Un has fallen into a coma and ceded over some of his power to his younger sister.

Is North Korean leader in a coma?

Kim Jong Un orders pet dogs confiscated in North Korean capital

Authorities identified households with pet dogs and are forcing them to give them up or forcefully confiscating them and putting them down.

Kim Jong Un orders pet dogs confiscated in North Korean capital

Kim: Our nuclear weapons guarantee our safety

North Korean leader says there will be no more war as the country’s nuclear weapons guarantee its safety and future.

Kim: Our nuclear weapons guarantee our safety

North Korean leader suspends military action against South

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un chairs meeting of Central Military Commission, decides to suspend military action plans against South Korea.

North Korean leader suspends military action against South

North Korean leader appears at party meeting

Kim Jong Un stresses importance of "self-sufficient economy" in appearance at meeting of the politburo of the ruling Workers Party.

North Korean leader appears at party meeting

Kim discusses how to bolster nuclear capabilities

North Korean leader hosts military meeting to discuss new policies to bolster the country's nuclear capabilities.

Kim discusses how to bolster nuclear capabilities

Trump: Glad to see that Kim is well

US President responds to photos published of North Korean leader's first public appearance since mid-April.

Trump: Glad to see that Kim is well