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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.
By United Press International

South Korean researchers say North Korea's Kim has image appeal

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Research from a university in Seoul suggests North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is viewed favorably by the population because of his general image.
North Korean leader tightens grip on power

North Korean leader tightens grip on power

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has consolidated his grip on power steadily since assuming office in December 2011, the South Korean government said.

North Korea strengthens leadership rhetoric

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- North Korea redrafted state rhetoric in an effort to strengthen the position of the nation's young leader, a Korean expert said from Seoul.

Two Koreas begin another round of talks on Kaesong complex

PYONGYANG, North Korea, July 17 (UPI) -- North and South Korea, unable to reach agreement in earlier rounds, met again Wednesday to negotiate the reopening of their idled Kaesong industrial complex.

New round of North-South Korea talks on Kaesong begin

PYONGYANG, North Korea, July 14 (UPI) -- North and South Korea Monday began a new round of talks on reopening their joint Kaesong industrial park after earlier negotiations failed to produce agreement.

No agreement on Kaesong talks, two Koreas to meet again

PYONGYANG, North Korea, July 11 (UPI) -- North and South Korea failed to reach agreement on resuming operations at their joint Kaesong industrial complex but agreed to meet again Monday.
Two Koreas discuss reopening Kaesong

Two Koreas discuss reopening Kaesong

PYONGYANG, North Korea, July 10 (UPI) -- North and South Korea, following up on their weekend meeting, began working-level talks Wednesday on reopening their idled Kaesong industrial complex.
N. Korea proposes Kaesong talks, Seoul may agree

N. Korea proposes Kaesong talks, Seoul may agree

PYONGYANG, North Korea, June 6 (UPI) -- North Korea Thursday proposed official talks with South Korea on the Kaesong inter-Korean industrial sector where operations were suspended in early April.
North Korea tries fax diplomacy with Seoul

North Korea tries fax diplomacy with Seoul

SEOUL, May 23 (UPI) -- South Korean authorities said they received a faxed statement from North Korea proposing joint activities to mark the anniversary of a cooperation agreement.

Abe for talks with N. Korea on abduction issue

TOKYO, May 19 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will keep pressuring North Korea to settle the unresolved issue of the abductions of Japanese nationals.

Japanese official meets North Korean officials

PYONGYANG, North Korea, May 17 (UPI) -- Japanese official Isao Iijima, who made a surprise visit to North Korea this week, met with that country's No. 2 leader, the North's official media said.

Reports: Japanese official on unannounced trip to North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea, May 15 (UPI) -- An adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made an unannounced trip to North Korea but the object of the visit wasn't clear, U.S. media said.

Pentagon: N. Korea nears nuclear missile that could hit U.S. mainland

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- North Korea's progress in developing nuclear weapons that could reach the United States depends on continued missile and nuclear tests, a Pentagon report said.
U.S. military official: Nothing seen to back up N. Korea's rhetoric

U.S. military official: Nothing seen to back up N. Korea's rhetoric

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Despite the threats, nothing indicates North Korea is planning an attack and it could be looking for a way to retreat from the tensions, a U.S. official said.

N. Korea issues new threat

PYONGYANG, North Korea, April 15 (UPI) -- North Korea's military, reacting to an anti-North rally in South Korea, Tuesday threatened retaliation without warning if there were more such events.

N. Korea observes birthday of founder

PYONGYANG, North Korea, April 15 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Monday paid tribute to his late grandfather Kim Il Sung on his 101st birthday, even as his regime kept up its war-like posture.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 7, 2013.
By United Press International

Power couple: Kim Jong Un's aunt, uncle

SEOUL, April 1 (UPI) -- While North Korea's young leader Kim Jong Un portrays himself as a tough-talking leader, his aunt and uncle are the country's real power, analysts say.

Rep. Rogers: Kim Jong Un stability a worry

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said Sunday there's increased worry about North Korea's nuclear capabilities because of Kim Jong Un's questionable stability.

North Korean leader visits military base

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un toured an anti-aircraft unit just days after the country's nuclear test, the official media said Thursday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.
By United Press International

Pillay wants rights probe of North Korea

GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- An independent inquiry into the human rights situation in North Korea is justified and long overdue, the top U.N. human rights official said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.
By United Press International
Pyongyang's 'Never-ending story'

Pyongyang's 'Never-ending story'

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The story is the same in North Korea, which seems more intent on nuclear weapons programs and honoring its leaders than feeding its people, the author says.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
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