• DOJ Targets North Koreans, Chinese for Laundering Billions for Kim’s Nuclear Program

    DOJ Targets North Koreans, Chinese for Laundering Billions for Kim’s Nuclear Program

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the conference of the Central Military Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea in this image released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 23, 2020. (KCNA/Reuters) The Justice Department charged 28 North Koreans and five Chinese citizens with laundering over $2.5 billion in …
  • South Korea Says Kim Jong Un Did Not Have Surgery During Absence

    South Korea Says Kim Jong Un Did Not Have Surgery During Absence

    Amid speculation about his three-week absence from public life, South Korea said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not undergo surgery or another medical procedure over that period. “Our assessment is that (Kim) did not undergo surgery,” a South Korean official told reporters. North Korean state media released footage of Kim, 36, …
  • What happens if Kim Jong Un dies?

    What happens if Kim Jong Un dies?

    No one knows. There are unconfirmed media reports that the North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un may be incapacitated or even dead following a medical emergency, possibly heart surgery. Both the South Korean and U.S. governments have said they do not believe anything is amiss, but Kim’s failure to appear in public since April 11 …
  • ‘There Is Nothing Unusual’: South Korea Disputes Claims of Kim Jong-un’s Critical State

    ‘There Is Nothing Unusual’: South Korea Disputes Claims of Kim Jong-un’s Critical State

    South Korea is confident that “there is nothing unusual” about the situation in North Korea, following reports that its leader Kim Jong-un is dead or gravely ill, a senior South Korean official said Sunday. “Our government has enough information-gathering capabilities to say confidently that there is nothing unusual” about Kim’s status, Kim Yeon-chul, South Korea’s …
  • China sent team including medical experts to advise on North Korea’s Kim

    China sent team including medical experts to advise on North Korea’s Kim

    China has dispatched a team to North Korea including medical experts to advise on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to three people familiar with the situation. The trip by the Chinese doctors and officials comes amid conflicting reports about the health of the North Korean leader. Reuters was unable to immediately determine what …