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Kim Jong-un: Half-brother's final moments after assassination exposed in new TV clip
Kim Jong-un: NK Seeks 'Expanding and Developing' Foreign Relations
TOKYO —North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened a rare ruling party Congress this week with a frank admission that his country's economy had "immensely underachieved" in the past five years and said he had learned "painful lessons" from the experience, state media reported Wednesday. China and the UAE will be there, too. Andy Slavitt says vaccine companies are working to make sure their product works against variants. Since taking power in , Kim has made a habit of admitting failures even as he celebrates the successes of his regime. In October, he made a tearful apology to the North Korean people for failing to always live up to their expectations, under the twin pressures of sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic and after one of the toughest years for the economy in decades. Kim did not flag any fundamental change in direction, however, nor suggest in the Tuesday remarks that he would approach the West, cap in hand, for sanctions relief. It was only the second party Congress to take place in the past four decades, with previous gatherings in and , as Kim appears to move toward a Chinese model of meeting every five years to review and chart economic plans.
Portrait of another democratic nation: North Korea’s Kim Jong-un likes his picture with a gun
By Yaron Steinbuch. October 29, pm Updated October 29, pm. The year-old rose to prominence earlier this year and was even reported to be in line to succeed the Rocketman if he died or was too sick to lead the rogue regime. This would no doubt spell psychological trouble within the Kim family. During the massive Oct.
By Dana Kennedy. May 9, pm Updated May 9, pm. The Rocketman is equally adept at confusing analysts about the very different women in his life. Their marriage was arranged, as is the custom in North Korea, and have two young children, possibly three.