North Korea watch: Who’s in charge, little sister or her really big brother?

North Korea watch: Who’s in charge, little sister or her really big brother?

by WorldTribune Staff, January 5, 2021 Kim Yo-Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, is reportedly poised to become the first woman dictator in modern history. Some who watch the secretive nation even believe she may have already ascended to that position. “The star of the younger sister of North Korea’s leader […]

Wall Street Journal op-ed: U.S. should confront South Korea on ‘its suppression of freedom’

Wall Street Journal op-ed: U.S. should confront South Korea on ‘its suppression of freedom’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 11, 2020 The American public is largely unaware of the deteriorating freedoms in heretofore staunch U.S. ally South Korea. Only WorldTribune.com has been chronicling this story. Now the Wall Street Journal is also paying attention. In one recent major development, Kim Yo-Jong, the powerful sister of dictator Kim Jong-Un, on June […]

No love: Defector describes North Korean hell

No love: Defector describes North Korean hell

by WorldTribune Staff, September 8, 2020 North Koreans are not allowed to have friendships or express love. Everyone is only a “comrade.” Citizens are required to reserve their devotion for the country’s supreme leaders who are venerated not as authority figures but as gods. “What you need to know about North Korea is that it’s […]

Defector tries to reach countrymen with real news; Seoul teams with Pyongyang to stop him

Defector tries to reach countrymen with real news; Seoul teams with Pyongyang to stop him

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2020 A defector from North Korea who founded a group which has for years been sending food assistance and leaflets containing information into the North is not surprised by the threats he and his fellow defectors regularly receive from the Kim Jong-Un regime. What does surprise Park Sang-Hak, however, is […]

Unlikely Free Press champions: Defectors send balloons and leaflets North, rattling a nuclear power

Unlikely Free Press champions: Defectors send balloons and leaflets North, rattling a nuclear power

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SEOUL — The insistence of a pair of brothers on scattering hundreds of thousands of leaflets from balloons fired over North Korea confronts the South with tough questions. Is it worth upsetting North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and his sister, Kim Yo-Jong, knowing the negative effects the leaflets are […]

Reporting on North Korea, after all these years, is still pure guesswork

Reporting on North Korea, after all these years, is still pure guesswork

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has dodged a bullet, meaning the onslaught of speculation about whether he was dead or alive, ill or just avoiding the coronavirus. It’s amazing how quickly and easily many of us were taken in by the initial report on the Daily NK, based on […]

S. Korean media: Kim Jong-Un not dead, but one of his bodyguards has coronavirus

S. Korean media: Kim Jong-Un not dead, but one of his bodyguards has coronavirus

by WorldTribune Staff, April 28, 2020 North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un is not dead, but went into seclusion after at least one of his bodyguards tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus, South Korea’s JoongAng Daily (KJD) reported on Sunday, citing a Chinese source “familiar with North Korean affairs.” Kim Jong-Un’s absence from public life had […]

Next move for North Korea’s Marxist ‘monarchy’? Watch China

Next move for North Korea’s Marxist ‘monarchy’? Watch China

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler North Korea’s Marxist “Monarchy” could be at a critical crossroads as recurring rumors about the death or incapacitation of the Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un swirl around the nervous Korean peninsula. Despite a wildfire of media speculation, pending the definitive outcome of Kim’s health, the hard reality remains that […]

‘Special and firm personal relations’: Kim Jong-Un’s sister cites Trump letter offering support

‘Special and firm personal relations’: Kim Jong-Un’s sister cites Trump letter offering support

by WorldTribune Staff, March 23, 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump has offered to help North Korea in its fight against the coronavirus, the sister of dictator Kim Jong-Un said on Sunday. Kim Yo-Jong, first vice department director of the Central Committee of the North’s Workers’ Party, said in a statement carried by the official Korean […]

Kim Jong-Un lies low after Soleimani hit

Kim Jong-Un lies low after Soleimani hit

by WorldTribune Staff, January 6, 2020 In the wake of the U.S. killing of Iranian terrorist chief Qasem Soleimani, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un may take a page from his father’s playbook and disappear from the public eye out of fear of a possible assassination attempt, analysts say. Kim has not been seen in public […]

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