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About Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un (Born: January 8, 1982/83/84; AKA: Kim Jong Eun Kim Jong-woon or Kim Jung Woon; Name: Chinese translation for 'righteous cloud') is youngest son of Kim Jong-il and his late third wife Ko Yong-hui. According to media sources, he is named as the next leader for North Korea and the chosen successor of his father, despite his very limited public appearance. In 2010, his attendance at the first North Korea's Workers' Party conference in 44 years is reported to be uncertain. His first public appearance was at his appointment as a military general just hours before the start of the biggest meeting of the ruling Workers' Party in 30 years.

Personal Biography

Kim Jong-un had his education in Swizerland. He can speak English and German.

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North Korean state television confirms Kim Jong-un is married
Kim Jong-un is married to Ri Sol-ju

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made ‘marshal’ of the military
Kim Jong-un is already the supreme commander of the Korean People's Army.

North Korea military head General Ri Yong-ho stepped down from all posts
Illness is reported be the reason for his removal; Decision taken at Workers' Party meeting

Chinese microblogging site introduces rules to tighten grip on posted messages
China's largest microblogging service, Weibo, has introduced a new code of conduct in a bid to restrict the type of messages that can be posted.

Reporters Without Borders condemns attacks on journalists
The Reporters Without Borders (RWB) has called for improved security arrangements for journalists working in conflict-affected regions across the world, saying that as many as 21 journalists and six netizens have been killed since the beginning of 2012, many of them in war zones such as Somalia and Syria.

North Korea plans conducting third nuclear test after failed rocket launch
North Korea has almost completed preparations for a third nuclear test after it failed to launch long-range missile last month, according to a report.

North Korea may conduct third nuclear test to save face after failed Uhna-3 rocket fiasco: Analysts
North Korea may conduct its third nuclear weapon test to restore its honour, after the failed launch of an Uhna-3 rocket, analysts have claimed.

North Korea ignoring US warnings on missile test to bolster support for Kim Jong-un: Analysts
North Korea is willing to sacrifice much-needed US food aid by ignoring America's warming on conducting missile tests in order to strengthen popular support for the country's new leader, Kim Jong-un, according to analysts.

North Korea holds memorial service for late leader Kim Jong Il
North Korea on Sunday held a national memorial service on the 100th day since the death of leader Kim Jong-Il.

North Korean leader orders nation's troops to be on high alert
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered troops along his country's border with South Korea to be on high alert after a visit to the demilitarised zone between the two countries.

US says Twitter rumors claiming death of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un 'untrue'
United States officials have said that rumors claiming that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been assassinated in Beijing are not true.

US, Japan, South Korea's defense officials say 'North Korea leadership stable'
Senior defense officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan have said the current North Korean regime is 'stable' under its new leader Kim Jong-un.

New North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not last long, says elder brother
Former North Korean leader Kim Jong il's eldest son has predicted that the new regime will not last long, with or without reforms, under the rule of his half brother Kim Jong Un.

Kim Jong-Il's elder playboy son secretly visits father's grave using fake passport
Kim-Jong-Nam, the estranged playboy son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, has made a secret visit to the country using a false passport to pay respects to his late father.

Kim Jong-il did not die traveling on train: South Korean intelligence
Disputing circumstances of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's death, South Korean intelligence has said that the leader did not travel by train the day he died.

North Korea 'pledges to loyally follow' new leader Kim Jong-un
North Korean media has been reporting pledges of loyalty to new leader Kim Jong-un following the death of his father Kim Jong-il.

Power struggle begins between three factions in North Korea after Kim Jong-il's death
A dynastic power struggle has reportedly begun in North Korea where experts have identified three rival factions jockeying for position behind Kim Jong-un, the country's new leader.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's body displayed before stream of mourners
The body of North Korea's long-time ruler Kim Jong-Il was laid out in a glass coffin, as scores of weeping mourners paid tribute to their leader who died of a heart attack on Saturday.

Kim Jong-il death sparks hopes of reunification for Korean-Americans
Korean-Americans believe that the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il raises the hope that the event could ultimately lead to the reunification of North and South Korea after nearly six decades.

While N. Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il bans internet, his grandson joins Facebook
While North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il has denied his people access to the internet and telephone, his grandson has joined Facebook that shows he is clearly enjoying life at a college in Europe.

200,000 people living in 'horrific' North Korean prison camps: Amnesty
North Korea's political prison camps have grown in size over the past decade and now hold an estimated 200,000 people in "horrific" conditions, a report from the London-based rights group Amnesty International has said.

China formally invites N. Korea heir for a visit
China is reported to have formally invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's heir apparent Kim Jong-un for a visit, but no dates have been revealed.

Hacked N. Korean Twitter account shows Kim Jong-il and 'heir' are 'sworn enemies'
North Korea's Twitter account has reportedly been attacked by hackers, who posted tweets on the page against leader Kim Jong-il and heir apparent Kim Jong-un describing the duo as their sworn enemies, and urged people to remove them from power.

Starving North Korea's heir-apparent building 100mn pounds luxury villa
Kim Jong-un, North Korea's designated future leader, is building luxury offices and homes for himself worth over 100 million pounds while a huge number of population in the country is starving.

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