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Meet Kim Yo-jong, the sister who is the brains behind Kim Jong-un's image - The Guardian

Kim Yo-jong's promotion to the politburo of North Korea's workers' party is a sign that Kim Jong-un has absolute trust in his younger sister – rumoured to be the brains behind his carefully constructed public image – as he seeks to tighten his grip on ...and more »

North Korea 'ready to test new high range missile capable of hitting US west coast' -

North Korea is set to test-fire a new "high range" missile capable of hitting the US mainland, a Russian lawmaker claims. Anton Morozov revealed Pyongyang's plans as he returned from a five-day visit to the hermit state - where the mood is "rather ...and more »

Threat of nuclear catastrophe 'at highest level since Cold War' - The Independent

The threat of a nuclear catastrophe is higher now than at any time since the most tense days of the Cold War, a leading international think tank has heard. Plummeting US-Russia relations, threats from terrorists and rogue states and, significantly, the ...and more »

North Korea: Kim Jong-un promotes sister Kim Yo-jong to centre of power - The Guardian

Promotion further consolidates family's power as leader says nation's nuclear weapons are a 'powerful deterrent'. Martin Pengelly and agencies. @MartinPengelly. Sun 8 Oct 2017 08.42 EDT First published on Sun 8 Oct 2017 01.46 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Kim Jong Un Promotes His Sister Kim Yo Jong To North Korean Seat Of Power - HuffPost UK

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has promoted his 28-year-old sister to the country's top decision-making body. The move is a sign he is strengthening his position by drawing his most important people closer to the center of power, experts and officials ...and more »

Trump on North Korea: 'Only one thing will work' -

US President Donald Trump said that diplomatic efforts with North Korea have consistently failed, adding that "only one thing will work", without elaborating further. Trump has engaged in an escalating war of words with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ...and more »

North Korea plans to test missile it thinks can reach US west coast, Russian official says - The Guardian

Lawmaker who visited country says Pyongyang provided calculations suggesting missile could reach US, as CIA analyst predicts action on 10 October. Reuters in Moscow. Fri 6 Oct 2017 14.49 EDT Last modified on Fri 6 Oct 2017 15.06 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Jimmy Carter offers to talk peace with North Korea's Kim, says academic - The Guardian

In an intervention likely to irritate Donald Trump, former US president says he is willing to travel to Pyongyang to discuss a treaty. Justin McCurry in Tokyo. Tue 10 Oct 2017 01.52 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more ...and more »

Trump says 'only one thing will work' with nuclear-armed North Korea - The Guardian

Donald Trump on Saturday said “only one thing will work” in dealing with North Korea, after previous administrations had talked to Pyongyang without results. Rex Tillerson says he won't quit but doesn't deny calling Trump a 'moron'. Read more ...and more »

The North Korean Cult - Project Syndicate

It is possible that North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, and perhaps even some subjects of his despotic rule, would rather be obliterated than give in. It would not be the first time that a quasi-religious movement turned suicidal. NEW YORK – The ...and more »