Rodong Sinmun - updates

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North Korea urges Trump to be 'bold' on denuclearization

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:37 PM

The country's state media also urges US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to 'brush aside' speculation from opponents over the North's intentions

HISTORIC. US President Donald Trump speaks at a signing ceremony with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (not pictured) during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

North Korea calls Trump nuclear button boast the 'bark of a rabid dog'

Jan 16, 2018 - 5:46 PM

North Korea's official party newspaper Rodong Sinmun dismisses Trump's 'swaggering' as nothing but the 'spasm of a lunatic' frightened by North Korea's power, and the 'bark of a rabid dog'

NUCLEAR BUTTONS. Kim Jong-Un Photo by KCNA via KNS/AFP. Donald Trump photo by Saul Loeb/AFP.

North Korea says Trump deserves death for insulting leader

Nov 15, 2017 - 5:58 PM

The editorial of the North Korean official newspaper says, 'the worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared [to] malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership. He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.'

SUPREME COMMANDER. This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on November 15, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the Kumsong Tractor Factory in Nampo City, North Korea. Photo by STR / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP

North Korea warns 'instable' Trump against reckless remarks

Nov 05, 2017 - 4:28 PM

Tensions are high after the North's sixth and most powerful nuclear test in September, along with a series of ballistic missile launches in recent months

'DICTATOR' REMARK. US President Donald Trump says that "no dictator" should underestimate the United States. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

North Korea media grade South's Moon a 'fail'

Aug 18, 2017 - 2:37 PM

The Rodong Sinmun the official mouthpiece of the ruling Workers Party says the performance sheet for Moon Jae In s 100 days is poor and very disappointing

MOON JAE-IN. South Korea's President Moon Jae-In talks over the telephone with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 11, 2017. File photo by Yonhap/AFP

North Korea reports on 'bitch' Park Geun-Hye's trial

May 25, 2017 - 1:50 PM

Pyongyang s state run newspaper slams the ousted South Korean president who is on trial for corruption and abuse of power

South Korean ousted leader Park Geun-Hye (L) arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on May 25, 2017 for her trial over the massive corruption scandal that led to her downfall. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / JUNG YEON-JE

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 04 May 2016, 8PM

May 04, 2016 - 8:24 PM

Duterte reveals more bank certificates. NPA releases the 4 remaining prisoners of war. North Korean media hails Kim Jong-Un as “Great Sun of the 21st Century”.

Look, no cane: North Korea's Kim walks without walking stick

Nov 05, 2014 - 11:35 AM

North Korea s top newspaper carried pictures of Kim Jong Un walking without a stick apparently showing he has recovered from either an injury or surgery to his leg

A picture combo released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 05 November 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attending an event with military commanders in Pyongyang, North Korea, 04 November 2014, while walking without a cane. EPA/KCNA

North Korea warns of rupture in dialogue with South

Oct 12, 2014 - 12:58 PM

North Korea state paper: How can we expect improvement in inter Korean relations or fruitful dialogue with those obsessed by malicious delusions and immersed in reckless provocations slandering the dialogue partner?

BORDER ZONE. In this file photo, South Korean soldiers stand guard at the Military Demarcation Line in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea, 08 May 2013. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

N Korea suffering severe drought: state media

May 26, 2012 - 8:25 PM

Two million children in North Korea would go hungry as a result a US aid group says