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North Korea makes U.N. an offer, with strings

North Korea makes U.N. an offer, with strings

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) --A United Nations human rights investigator said he was given a chance to visit North Korea, but only if momentum to indict leader Kim Jong Un is reduced.
Ed Adamczyk
North Korea blames Seoul for leaflet campaign, may reconsider high-level talks

North Korea blames Seoul for leaflet campaign, may reconsider high-level talks

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (UPI) --North Korea warned Seoul on Sunday that the distribution of anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border has forced it to reconsider high-level talks this week.
JC Finley
U.N. investigator: prosecute North Korea

U.N. investigator: prosecute North Korea

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 23 (UPI) --North Korea should be brought before the International Criminal Court for its human rights violations, the United Nations chief investigator said.
Ed Adamczyk
American freed by North Korea arrives home in Ohio

American freed by North Korea arrives home in Ohio

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Oct. 22 (UPI) --Jeffrey Fowle, a 56-year-old American detained by North Korea since April for leaving a Bible in a hotel room, was reunited Wednesday with his family in Ohio.
JC Finley
North Korea's Kim Jong Un resurfaces after 40-day absence, state media claims

North Korea's Kim Jong Un resurfaces after 40-day absence, state media claims

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Oct. 14 (UPI) --North Korea's state-run media has released new photos of Kim Jong Un, after his lengthy public absence raised questions about a possible illness or coup.
Kate Stanton
North Korea makes threats over propaganda leaflets

North Korea makes threats over propaganda leaflets

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (UPI) --North Korea has threatened to "annihilate" those responsible for propaganda leaflets sent by balloon from South Korea to North Korea last week.
Ed Adamczyk
Rice: No indication of North Korean transfer of power

Rice: No indication of North Korean transfer of power

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) --U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said there is no indication of a transfer of power in North Korea.
Ed Adamczyk
North and South Korea exchange fire on Workers' Party anniversary

North and South Korea exchange fire on Workers' Party anniversary

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (UPI) --South and North Korea exchanged fire Friday, coinciding with Pyongyang's celebration of the 69th anniversary of the Workers' Party.
JC Finley
Kim Jong Un misses Workers' Party anniversary amid rumors of coup

Kim Jong Un misses Workers' Party anniversary amid rumors of coup

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Oct. 10 (UPI) --North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un continued Friday when he missed a major ceremony marking the anniversary of the Workers' Party.
Gabrielle Levy
With North Korea's Kim Jong Un out of sight, spotlight on little sister

With North Korea's Kim Jong Un out of sight, spotlight on little sister

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Oct. 9 (UPI) --Amid speculation on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's prolonged absence from public sight, attention is turning to younger sister Kim Yo Jong.
JC Finley
U.N. draft resolution reportedly recommends North Korea's Kim Jong Un to ICC

U.N. draft resolution reportedly recommends North Korea's Kim Jong Un to ICC

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) --A draft resolution has reportedly been submitted to the United Nations for the referral of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the International Criminal Court.
JC Finley
Has North Korea's Kim Jong Un been deposed?

Has North Korea's Kim Jong Un been deposed?

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Oct. 6 (UPI) --Rumors that North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has been deposed have heightened in intensity following a surprise delegation to the South.
Gabrielle Levy
North Korea, South Korea agree to talks

North Korea, South Korea agree to talks

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct. 4 (UPI) --A delegation of three top North Korean officials made an unexpected visit to South Korea, calling for talks.
Danielle Haynes

Korean NGOs call for social consensus on unification issue

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (UPI) --Civil society groups and a recent book look to make unification a popular issue among South Koreans through an appeal to history and greater public engagement.
Michael Marshall
Kim Jong Un's absence tied to ankle surgery

Kim Jong Un's absence tied to ankle surgery

SEOUL , Sept. 30 (UPI) --North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's departure from the world stage for nearly a month has been traced to ankle surgery, a report said.
Ed Adamczyk
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China's state television shows footage of Kim Jong-un saluting his father North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il's body during a state funeral in Pyongyang December 28, 2011. China offered its "deep condolences" on the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, which analysts said will spur China's leaders to boost ties with Pyongyang to prevent instability. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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Kim Jong-un (Korean: 김정은, Hanja: 金正恩,) also known as Kim Jong-eun or Kim Jung-eun, formerly Kim Jong-woon or Kim Jung-woon (born 1983 or early 1984), is the third and youngest son of Kim Jong-il with his late consort Ko Young-hee.

He is a Daejang, the equivalent to an American four-star general, in the Korean People's Army. Recent actions, symbolic and overt, taken in late 2010 by current head of state and "Dear Leader" of North Korea (officially, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Kim Jong-il, strongly indicated that Kim Jong-un is now the heir presumptive to the leadership of the nation upon Kim Jong-il's death, incapacity, or deliberate abdication. It has been claimed that he studied computer science privately in Korea.

Kim's birth date is not known for certain, but he is thought to have been born in 1983 or early 1984. The North Korean officials formerly gave his date of birth as 8 January 1983, but from late 2009 gave 1982 as his birth year, possibly as part of preparations for his anointment as successor to his father, as the adjustment would make him 30 in 2012, which is significant for the regime.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Kim Jong Un."
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