Donald Trump’s battle of words with Kim Jong Un has upped the fear of war across the globe, according to the World Economic Forum. Seventy-nine per cent of experts polled for its Global Risks Report believed there was increased risk of military conflicts in 2018. Warning of a "febrile" environment, the report states: "The escalation of geopolitical risks was one of the most pronounced trends of 2017, particularly in Asia, where the North Korea crisis has arguably brought the world closer than it has been for decades to the possible use of nuclear weapons." The Evening Standard has taken a look back at some of the most shocking moments from the public feud between the US President and the North Korean dictator: Rocky start Two weeks before his inauguration on January 20 last year, Trump tweeted: "North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S." He taunted: "It won't happen!" In … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s war of words with Kim Jong Un after a year in the White House
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A former bodyguard has given a rare glimpse into Kim Jong-un's isolated childhood, describing North Korea's dictator as "stressed" and "angry" as a young boy. Lee Young-guk protected the current leader's father, Kim Jong-il, for 11 years before finally fleeing the regime after being tortured in a labour camp. He claims the younger Kim's existence was largely kept a secret and his ruling father favoured his half-brother, Kim Jong-nam, who was initially tapped to succeed him. The former guard told ABC News that Kim Jong-un didn't have anyone his own age to play with, and he had an "explosive" personality due to being isolated. The account provides insight into the despot who is trying to develop a nuclear warhead capable of hitting the US. Lee said: “He was quick-tempered. He doesn’t care about what others think. He doesn’t feel sorry for other people. "He does whatever he wants. He would yell at the ladies. He was like that.” He added: “He was stressed and … [Read more...] about Former bodyguard who fled North Korea reveals what Kim Jong-un was really like as a child
South Korean government officials have speculated that Kim Jong Un was behind the murder of his half-brother 0SHARES Share Tweet Email South Koreans watch a television news showing a video footage of a man who claims he is Kim Han-Sol, a nephew of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un, at a railway station in Seoul. PHOTO: AFP Chinese police arrested several North Koreans dispatched to Beijing on suspicion of plotting to murder Kim Jong Un’s 22-year-old nephew, South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported. Two of seven North Korean agents were arrested over the alleged plot to kill Kim Han Sol, whose father Kim Jong Nam was assassinated in Malaysia earlier this year, the newspaper said, citing an unidentified person familiar with North Korean issues. 200 dead in accident at North Korea nuclear test site Some agents are being interrogated in special facilities on the outskirts of Beijing, the paper said, without elaborating on whether the other … [Read more...] about China breaks up plot to kill Kim Jong Un’s nephew, arrests several North Koreans
KIM Jong-un and North Korea's unrelenting pursuit of nuclear weapons in recent years has heightened global tensions and escalated the risk of military conflict with the US. But very little is known about the man behind the missiles, who was schooled in Switzerland and has reportedly fathered three children with his wife. Here is what we do know about the elusive dictator and his family. Who is Kim Jong-un? Kim is the second child of his predecessor as Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-il and his wife Kim Yong-hui. North Korean authorities have stated that his birth date is January 8, 1982, but South Korean intelligence officials believe the actual date is a year later. Chicago Bulls legend Dennis Rodman, who is a friend of the dictator, said he was born on January 8, 1983. But records at the Swiss school he attended say he was born on July 5, 1984 putting him anywhere between 33 and 35 years of age. Kim attended an English language school near Bern before later going to the Liebefeld … [Read more...] about How old is Kim Jong-un, who is his wife and when did he become North Korea’s supreme leader?
A STARTLING photo has emerged of a young Kim Jong-un wearing military uniform while giving a stiff military salute to the camera.The amazing image is among several which have been released today on what is believed to be the North Korean despot’s 34th birthday.They show a chubby-faced youngster who would later grow up to earn the title the “most dangerous man on earth.”He was later chosen to be the next leader of North Korea by feared father Kim Jong-il over eldest son Kim Jong-nam .Jong-nam was infamously assassinated in a poison attack at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia last year. The attack is believed to have been ordered by North Korea.Kenji Fujimoto, who claims to have been Kim Jong-il’s personal sushi chef, always believed the younger Kim would succeed his ruthless father.“Kim Jong-un always decided what we were going to play that day,” he told Frontline.“He really liked rollerblading and basketball. When he started … [Read more...] about Kim Jong-un school pictures show North Korea tyrant saluting in military uniform as he marks 34th birthday… but his starving people are NOT celebrating