North Korea
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Punished North Korean envoy back in the picture?

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/03/19, 10:49 am

North Korea’s nuclear envoy appeared beside leader Kim Jong Un at an art performance on Sunday, just days after a South Korean newspaper reported he was punished severely for failed talks with the United States. Kim Yong Chol was one of 12 “leading officials” who followed Kim and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, to the performance by wives of army officers, the Korean Central News Agency said on Monday. A photo from the event showed him five seats away from the leader during the event.

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North Korea reportedly executes foreign ministry officials

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/31/19, 11:10 am

North Korean officials executed the country’s special envoy to the United States in a crackdown on officials who led the failed summit earlier this year in Vietnam between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, according to an unconfirmed report in a South Korean newspaper on Friday. Chosun Ilbo reported that the communist nation charged Kim Hyok Chol and four other foreign ministry executives with spying for the United States and executed them in March at Mirim Airport in Pyongyang. Kim Yong Chol, who was the counterpart to U.S.

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Trump stands by North Korea

International | The president while in Japan goes against Bolton and other top officials
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/27/19, 02:33 pm

NORTH KOREA: U.S. President Donald Trump, in a news conference in Japan, went against national security adviser John Bolton and other top officials, saying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “is a very smart man” who has not violated UN sanctions this month or launched ballistic missiles.

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