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North Korean officials visit London hair salon about Kim Jong Un 'bad hair day' ad

North Korean officials visit London hair salon about Kim Jong Un 'bad hair day' ad

LONDON, April 15 (UPI) -- "Bad hair day" ad featuring Kim Jong Un at M&M Hair Academy in London draws visit from North Korean embassy officials.
Evan Bleier
Report: Men in North Korea must get same haircut as Kim Jong Un

Report: Men in North Korea must get same haircut as Kim Jong Un

March 26 (UPI) -- Men in North Korea reportedly forced to get the same haircut as Kim Jong Un.
Evan Bleier

Blog: Farm reforms on North Korean horizon

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A North Korean conference on agriculture suggests there may be reforms on the horizon, but implementation remains uncertain, researchers say.
Koreans conclude their emotion-filled family reunions

Koreans conclude their emotion-filled family reunions

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- North and South Korean families, split by the 1950-53 war that split their homeland, ended their tearful reunions Tuesday, unsure if they would meet again.
Hollywood developing comedy about Dennis Rodman's North Korea adventures

Hollywood developing comedy about Dennis Rodman's North Korea adventures

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- 20th Century Fox has bought the pitch for a big-screen comedy called "Diplomats."
Kate Stanton

Inter-Korean family reunions set to begin

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The much-awaited reunion of Korean families separated since the 1950-53 Korean War appeared set Thursday with elderly South Koreans traveling to North Korea.

China rejects criticism of its handling of North Korean defectors

BEIJING, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- China rejected criticism about abetting the North Korean regime's alleged crimes against humanity by forcibly repatriating North Korean defectors.
U.N. report tells of 'unspeakable atrocities' in North Korea

U.N. report tells of 'unspeakable atrocities' in North Korea

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- North Korea commits crimes against humanity, including "murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions," says a U.N. report released Monday.

Kim Jong Un visits father's grave on late leader's birthday

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un marked his late father's birthday Sunday by paying respects to the former leader, state media reported.
Kerry: China prepared to make sure North Korea drops nuclear program

Kerry: China prepared to make sure North Korea drops nuclear program

BEIJING, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Chinese leaders have made it clear North Korea must eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.

S. Korean officials travel to N. Korea to arrange family reunions

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A South Korean team traveled to North Korea Friday to work on family reunions but questions remained whether the North would let them take place as agreed.

N. Korea threatens to back out of family reunion deal

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- North Korea Thursday threatened to back out of its family reunion deal reached only the previous day if the planned South Korea-U.S. military drills are held.

Two Koreas hold talks on family reunions

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Korean families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War could have their first reunion in more than three years later this month, the two Koreas agreed Wednesday.

U.S. envoy says 'concrete steps' by N. Korea needed to reopen talks

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. envoy Glyn Davies Wednesday stressed North Korea must show it is taking "concrete steps" before negotiations on its denuclearization can resume.

Report: Relatives of executed uncle of Kim also killed in North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Recent executions in North Korea under Kim Jong Un targeted not only his uncle but relatives of the man, including children, sources told Yonhap.
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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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