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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 player

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 player

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 videoplayer

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 coastplayer

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: 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'player

Kim replaces senior officials following 'grave incident' in fight against COVID-19

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 administration tries to de-escalate

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 mumplayer

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 Korea

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

North Korean leader makes first public appearance since mid-April

North Korean leader attends opening of a fertilizer factory, according to state media.

Kim makes first public appearance since mid-April

Pompeo: We haven’t seen Kim

Secretary of State says US is watching reports about the health of North Korean leader.

Pompeo: We haven’t seen Kim

Officials: Kim could be hiding over fear of coronavirus

South Korean minister and US sources say that fear of coronavirus could be keeping North Korean leader out of public sight.

Officials: Kim could be hiding over fear of coronavirus

Could Kim have been injured during a missile launch?

North Korean defector claims Kim Jong Un may have injured himself during a recent missile launch.

Could Kim have been injured during a missile launch?

Trump hints he knows what happened to North Korean leader

"I do have a very good idea but I can't talk about it," says US President when asked about whereabouts of Kim Jong Un.

Trump hints he knows what happened to North Korean leaderplayer

South Korean official: Kim is alive and well

South Korean official dismisses speculation about the health of North Korea's leader.

South Korean official: Kim is alive and well

Senator Lindsey Graham: "I'll be shocked if Kim Jong Un isn't dead"

South Carolina senator says rumors of North Korean leader's death are probably true, adding Kim Jong Un is likely dead or comatose.

Senator: "I'll be shocked if Kim Jong Un isn't dead"

Report: North Korea's Kim Jong Un in vegetative state

Kim Jong Un, Supreme Leader of North Korea, is in a vegetative state after surgery went wrong, Japanese report says.

Report: Kim Jong Un in vegetative state