North Korea has always been hard to understand for outsiders. The lack of information about the life, society, economics and politics of North Korea make it an ideal topic for the producers of documentaries and fictional accounts of this state. While producers tried to discover the "real life" in this country through documentaries, such as "Children of the Secret State," "Kimjongilia," "Songs from the North," "The Propaganda Game" and "Camp 14: Total Control Zone," movies depict Kim in comedies as scary, bizarre and funny characters. "Team America: World Police's" depiction of Kim Jong Il became one of the most famous depictions of dictators in popular culture, whereas the interview generated a harsh reaction from Pyongyang, which led to a cyber assault on the production company by Kim's regime. So many things about the country have been unknown. Other than the news on the famine, the power grab of Kim Jong-un following his father's death and the nuclear and missile tests, not much … [Read more...] about Kim Jong Un: A dictator or a savior?
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27 April 2018 • 5:41am Kim Jong-un shakes hands with Moon Jae-in at 9.30am (1.30am UK time) Kim Jong-un writes message of peace in guestbook Sides break for lunch after about two hours of talks Kim vs Moon: An heir to a dynasty and a child of refugees Could North Korea summit really convince Kim to give up his nuclear weapons? History was made as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met for the first time on Friday morning, greeting each other with wide smiles in Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating their two countries. The meeting on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom - only the third of its kind since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War - will be the highest-level encounter yet in a whirlwind of nuclear diplomacy, and is intended to pave the way for a much-anticipated encounter between the North Korean leader and US President Donald Trump. Kim emerged from the Panmungak building on the North side, at … [Read more...] about Kim Jong-un hails ‘new era of peace’ at historic summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Kim Jong Un tests Trump with latest nuke offer Kim Jong Un appears to be maneuvering toward a big “get” – the chance to sit down with Trump on an equal basis as the head of a nuclear-armed nation. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 9 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Eric Talmadge, Associated Press Published 1:58 a.m. ChT April 22, 2018 | Updated 1:58 a.m. ChT April 22, 2018 CLOSE North Korea's Kim suspends nuclear, missile test AP CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 9 COMMENT EMAIL MORE TOKYO – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has finally broken his silence on what he plans to bring to the table during his … [Read more...] about Kim Jong Un tests Trump with latest nuke offer
As the Trump administration rushes to put together what could be one of the most important meetings in recent history, between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, officials will have to make one crucial decision that will frame the meeting for the world: where it will be located. North Korea - CBS News It's lost on neither of these two actors who share a brinkmanship style that beyond their material discussions, the locale can give one side or the other a home-field advantage. There are a limited number of practical options available to North Korea and the U.S. With high-stakes outcomes -- the potential to denuclearize North Korea, free American hostages, and begin to stabilize the region -- President Trump may be prepared to cede a little in location. Short on resources, sanctions to maneuver around, and a fuel shortage, the North Koreans may also be interested in limiting the possible venues. Here are some locations that may be under … [Read more...] about Where might Trump and Kim Jong Un meet?
CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea as an envoy for President Donald Trump to meet with Kim Jong Un, and plans for a possible summit between the two leaders are underway, Trump confirmed Wednesday. The extraordinary meeting between one of Trump's most trusted emissaries and the authoritarian head of a rogue state was part of an effort to lay the groundwork for direct talks between Trump and Kim about North Korea's nuclear weapons program. The clandestine mission came late last month, soon after Pompeo was nominated to be secretary of state. The Pompeo mission was first reported Tuesday by The Washington Post, citing two people with direct knowledge of the trip. On Wednesday, Trump acknowledged the outreach and said "a good relationship was formed" that could lead to a landmark meeting between the president and Kim. "Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week," Trump tweeted. "Meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed. … [Read more...] about CIA Director Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend