A new report claims the murder of Kim Jong Nam on February 13 was part of a sinister plan to show the North Korean leader's omnipotence. "I don't think he's going to ever do any of these things". For the North.it would mean the collapse of their regime, and with it the Kim dynasty that's ruled for more than 50 years; for the USA, it would spell untold casualties for its allies of South Korea and Japan.
"From the moment Jong Nam left Macau, the North Koreans tailed him", Nam Sung-wook, a Korea University professor investigating the assassination, told GQ. Leave your comments below.
"I held their baby Ju-ae and spoke with Ms. Ri (Sol Ju, Kim's wife) as well", Rodman said, according The Guardian.
While she doesn't appear in public very often, when she does, Ri can be found at Kim's missile test celebrations, smiling politely and wearing clean-cut, pastel and black dresses. He has, however, displayed a greater willingness to break rank and engage with his population, and observers say his unprecedented step of introducing the public to his wife was symbolic of that.
It's believed that the couple now have three children, though the most detailed information comes from former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman, well known for his controversial friendship with Mr Kim and frequent trips to North Korea.
The name is a title commonly given to President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's marriage, which was often depicted with great admiration in USA media at the time.
Her name is Ri Sol-ju.
While away from North Korea, he was never safe. In the six years since the youngest Kim took over after his father's death in 2011, Kim has managed not only to improve the country's ailing economy, but vastly expand its military prowess.
Malaysia may be further distancing itself from Pyongyang following weapons provocations.
Developing a nuclear warhead-tipped ICBM capable of reaching the USA gives North Korea a credible deterrence against being invaded, something Kim and his government have long feared the US was planning to do.
President Trump is threatening North Korea and yet, it is our country that is responsible for unspeakable misery in Syria, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan and various other countries.
Kim, however, has gone out of his way to appeal to younger generations, not that they had a choice in leadership.