North Korea HORROR: Children spend 90 minutes a day memorising bizarre Kim Jong-un facts

The news was revealed by Daily NK, a South Korean based publication with sources in the North. Previously North Korean pre-schoolers only had to spent 30 minutes a day being taught about Kim Jong-un.

The new government instruction, titled ‘greatness education’, was released on August 25.

It is designed for “cultivating loyalty and trust toward North Korea’s leadership”.

The sister of Kim Jong-un, Kim Yo Jong, is said to have given the instruction.

Ms Kim has been gaining in power and is now Kim Jong-un’s de facto deputy according to South Korean intelligence.

She has been leading the North Korean state response to the global coronavirus pandemic.

According to Daily NK children are taught Kim Jong-un was a highly intelligent child who aged five “rode a yacht, did target practice, and liked to read”.

Kim Jong-un took over as North Korean dictator in 2011 following the death of his father Kim Jong-il.

North Korea has been governed as a communist dictatorship since being created in 1948.

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The United States, Britain and France intervened on the side of South Korea whilst China backed the north.

The war ended in stalemate and technically the two Koreas remain at war to this day.

Separately Daily NK reports five North Korean Economic Ministry employees were executed on July 30 after criticising Kim Jong-un at a dinner party.

Their families were also detained and sent to the Camp 15 gulag near Yodak.

This is a notorious facility built to house suspected enemies of the regime in which torture, slave labour and abuse have been reported.

A source explained: “They are in a situation where they cannot even give any opinions.

“It is even more strict because the administration is trying to gain discipline.”

North Korea is currently battling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Whilst the country has yet to officially report any cases Kim Jong-un admitted the virus “could have entered” the country back in July.

In the same week the city of Kaesong was placed into lockdown for three weeks after a resident displayed coronavirus like symptoms though the diagnosis was never confirmed.



North Korea HORROR: Children spend 90 minutes a day memorising bizarre Kim Jong-un facts

The news was revealed by Daily NK, a South Korean based publication with sources in the North. Previously North Korean pre-schoolers only had to spent 30 minutes a day being taught about Kim Jong-un.

The new government instruction, titled ‘greatness education’, was released on August 25.

It is designed for “cultivating loyalty and trust toward North Korea’s leadership”.

The sister of Kim Jong-un, Kim Yo Jong, is said to have given the instruction.

Ms Kim has been gaining in power and is now Kim Jong-un’s de facto deputy according to South Korean intelligence.

She has been leading the North Korean state response to the global coronavirus pandemic.

According to Daily NK children are taught Kim Jong-un was a highly intelligent child who aged five “rode a yacht, did target practice, and liked to read”.

Kim Jong-un took over as North Korean dictator in 2011 following the death of his father Kim Jong-il.

North Korea has been governed as a communist dictatorship since being created in 1948.

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The United States, Britain and France intervened on the side of South Korea whilst China backed the north.

The war ended in stalemate and technically the two Koreas remain at war to this day.

Separately Daily NK reports five North Korean Economic Ministry employees were executed on July 30 after criticising Kim Jong-un at a dinner party.

Their families were also detained and sent to the Camp 15 gulag near Yodak.

This is a notorious facility built to house suspected enemies of the regime in which torture, slave labour and abuse have been reported.

A source explained: “They are in a situation where they cannot even give any opinions.

“It is even more strict because the administration is trying to gain discipline.”

North Korea is currently battling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Whilst the country has yet to officially report any cases Kim Jong-un admitted the virus “could have entered” the country back in July.

In the same week the city of Kaesong was placed into lockdown for three weeks after a resident displayed coronavirus like symptoms though the diagnosis was never confirmed.



Kim Jong-un threat: Terrifying satellite images show secret base of missile plot

Sinpo Shipyard, the main hub of the Defence industry in the hermit nation, is being closely watched by South Korea for signs of movement. Joseph Bermudez, a senior fellow for Imagery Analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Security (CSIS), said he had analysed satellite imagery that showed a launch of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLMB) is being prepared at the shipyard. The activity at the base is unusual as most people, including those who work at the shipyard for other reasons, are not allowed near.

The experts say the pictures show a submersible test stand barge at the Sinpo South Shipyard.

An array of vessels can be within the boat basin in the images.

Dr Victor Cha, who leads the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, told NBC: “This looks like they are certainly preparing to do an SLBM test for the first time.

“Kim Jong Un has been talking about unveiling a new strategic weapon and this may be it.

“There’s been a lot of activity around this one site where the test barge is located.”

Two Romeo-class submarines are also anchored within the base, which the website says may be used for an SLBM test manoeuvre.

A source told Daily NK: “The shipyard had already gradually begun preparations for the launch of a SLBM some time ago, but they began pushing harder to finish the preparations from September.

“The site is bustling with activity to prepare for the ballistic missile launch, with central government officials and researchers arriving at the site from late August, along with the mobilisation of many military units.”

The source added North Korea is planning to complete the launch in time for the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) foundation day on October 10.

The source added: “The atmosphere around the site is unusual because officials and labourers are unable to leave the facility, for example.

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But the submarine maintenance base did not get damaged due to workers going to great lengths to prevent the storms destroying the site.

This has resulted in South Korea growing concerned that this was deliberately done to ensure preparations could be carried out.

Won In-choul, the nominee for chairman of South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote to the National Assembly’s National Defence Committee.

He said North Korea was repairing damage from the typhoons to the shipyard.

He added “shortly after the repairs are complete, there is a chance it will carry out a submarine-launched ballistic missile test”.

North Korea often carries out missile launches during major events.

Last October, it carried out a successful launch of the new Pukguksong-3 SLBM.

The country also claimed that “the successful new-type SLBM test-firing comes to be of great significance as it ushered in a new phase in containing the outside forces’ threat to the DPRK and further bolstering its military muscle for self-defence”.



North Korea paranoia: Kim Jong-un makes SHAMEFUL sacrifice as row over masks erupts

The return of the protective equipment was linked to the North Korean leader’s crackdown on imports from the south as relations between Pyongyang and Seoul continue to deteriorate.

Traders said they were surprised by the move as goods smuggled in from South Korea are openly sold in North Korean markets and masks are in high demand because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Products from South Korea are illegal in North Korea and Pyongyang has also imposed a ban on Chinese products made in co-operation with foreign companies with the specific aim of denting the South Korean economy.

Kim has become increasingly paranoid about Seoul’s influence on the North Korea and blames Seoul for supporting a network of defectors he accuses of spreading cross-border propaganda.

A trader in the Chinese border city of Dandong said the masks spent a month in a North Korean warehouse before being sent back.

He told Radio Free Asia: “The Chinese trader received an order from the North Korean company to send high-quality masks even if they were a little expensive.

“So the Chinese trader sent 15,000 KF94 masks, which are considered to be high-quality even in South Korea.

“Oddly, the masks were returned. The North Korean company’s reason for rejecting the order is that there is suspicion that the masks are not from China.”

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The trade in smuggled goods has become increasingly common in North Korea but sellers still try to hide the origin of South Korean products and pass them off as Chinese.

The trader said: “There were no labels or trademarks on the masks that could identify them as South Korean.

“But the North Korean authorities judged them as South Korean because of their apparent difference in quality from Chinese masks.

“The reason why the Chinese trader sent in South Korean masks instead of Chinese ones was because of the request to ‘send good quality ones, even if they are expensive’.

“Hoping to continue its trading arrangement with the North Korean company, the trader supplied high-end South Korean masks at a price so low, it was making profit of 12p per mask. This caused a big stir.”

North Korea has still not reported a single confirmed case of the coronavirus although analysts believe this to be unlikely given its proximity to China and the way the virus sprease so rapidly around the world.

The country is also facing its worst economic crisis in almost a decade due to the pandemic, trade sanctions and a series of devastating typhoons and floods.



Kim Jong-un ‘prepared’ to go to WAR with the US in 2018 – ‘closer than anyone would know’

US Journalist Bob Woodward claims he spoke to US President Donald Trump following the latter’s historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in 2018. The meeting was the first time ever a US president had stepped into North Korea – a state notorious for its secrecy.

The president later told Mr Woodward tensions between the two countries had become high enough that the North was “totally prepared” to go to war with the US.

He added Kim Jong-un “expected” the conflict to happen, but said the meeting between the two leaders improved relations.

However, the North was not alone in preparation for a potential conflict.

Mr Woodward claims the US had reviewed a plan which could have involved “the use of 80 nuclear weapons” if the North did attack.

Mr Trump told the author and journalist the US had come “much closer than anyone would know” to war with North Korea.

The details have been revealed in the US journalist’s new book ‘Rage’, which provides insight into Mr Trump’s presidency.

Tensions between the two countries simmered after the North test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile in 2017 which potentially had the range to strike US territory.

In response, Mr Woodward reveals the US sent a warning missile towards the North in retaliation.

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The North launched another ICBM later that month and another one the following month.

Meetings between Mr Kim and Mr Trump followed the tensions with the aim of North Korea denuclearisation.

The two leaders met three times, with the last meeting ending unsuccessfully.

The North confirmed it had test-fired yet another type of ballistic missile in 2019 which could have carried a nuclear weapon.

It has been hoped the two leaders could start talks again, though Mr Trump faces re-election in November.

In other news, Donald Trump has recently claimed he read ‘Rage’ – the book in which Mr Woodward made the revelations above – in just one sitting.

The president was critical of the 391-page book, and described it as “very boring”.

US journalist and ‘Rage’ author Bob Woodward rose to prominence after he broke the Watergate scandal along with fellow reporter Carl Bernstein.

The scandal has been described as one of the greatest political upsets in US history and led to the resignation of US president Richard Nixon.



Kim Jong-un ‘prepared’ to go to WAR with the US in 2018 – ‘closer than anyone would know’

US Journalist Bob Woodward claims he spoke to US President Donald Trump following the latter’s historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in 2018. The meeting was the first time ever a US president had stepped into North Korea – a state notorious for its secrecy.

The president later told Mr Woodward tensions between the two countries had become high enough that the North was “totally prepared” to go to war with the US.

He added Kim Jong-un “expected” the conflict to happen, but said the meeting between the two leaders improved relations.

However, the North was not alone in preparation for a potential conflict.

Mr Woodward claims the US had reviewed a plan which could have involved “the use of 80 nuclear weapons” if the North did attack.

Mr Trump told the author and journalist the US had come “much closer than anyone would know” to war with North Korea.

The details have been revealed in the US journalist’s new book ‘Rage’, which provides insight into Mr Trump’s presidency.

Tensions between the two countries simmered after the North test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile in 2017 which potentially had the range to strike US territory.

In response, Mr Woodward reveals the US sent a warning missile towards the North in retaliation.

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The North launched another ICBM later that month and another one the following month.

Meetings between Mr Kim and Mr Trump followed the tensions with the aim of North Korea denuclearisation.

The two leaders met three times, with the last meeting ending unsuccessfully.

The North confirmed it had test-fired yet another type of ballistic missile in 2019 which could have carried a nuclear weapon.

It has been hoped the two leaders could start talks again, though Mr Trump faces re-election in November.

In other news, Donald Trump has recently claimed he read ‘Rage’ – the book in which Mr Woodward made the revelations above – in just one sitting.

The president was critical of the 391-page book, and described it as “very boring”.

US journalist and ‘Rage’ author Bob Woodward rose to prominence after he broke the Watergate scandal along with fellow reporter Carl Bernstein.

The scandal has been described as one of the greatest political upsets in US history and led to the resignation of US president Richard Nixon.



Kim Jong-un delighted by 'socialist fairyland' as he hails 'miracle' after Typhoon Bavi

However, one analyst told Express.co.uk the propaganda blitz should not in any way be seen as evidence the Supreme Leader was adopting a more caring attitude towards his countrymen. Typhoon Bavi lashed North Korea last month, with the event attracting an unusual amount of coverage on Korean Central Television (KCTV), with two other typhoons also causing significant damage.

The risk is the damage will have a knock-on impact on food supplies – famine is after all believed to have killed 3.5 million North Koreans in the 1990s.

Kim’s visit to the Kangbuk-ri village, in the southwest of the country, saw him surrounded by a phalanx of military officials, and dressed in a flowing white shirt, looking somewhat on the heavy side.

State-run news agency KNCA claimed troops had “removed all the traces of the natural disaster”, and rebuilt the surrounding villages as a “socialist fairyland”.

Kim himself reportedly said he “felt as is he were looking at a different world” after seeing the works which had been carried out on the village, “which had looked so pitiful for its backwardness plus damage by natural disaster”, KCNA reported.

Speaking afterwards, he added: “The People’s Army is made up of creators of all miracles on this land.

“The genuine might of the People’s Army lies not in the number of troops and the might of ammunitions but in their ardent love for their country.”

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“If you go inside somewhere like the Science and Technology Center, there are little red notices above the computer monitor screens saying it was a gift from Kim.

“These little reminders are everywhere and meant to give the illusion of a benevolent leader.

“The same was done for his father and grandfather.”

Rumours about Kim’s health circulated after he disappeared from public view in April, leading some to conclude he was either dead or in a coma as a result of botched heart surgery.

He subsequently re-emerged at the end of the month, with footage released which showed him opening a fertiliser factory in Hong Kong – although sceptics pointed out there was no way to date this.

He was also pictured apparently haranguing officials during an inspection of a delayed hospital construction project.

Observers have also suggested the 36-year-old is not in good health.

Ruth Ann Monti, author of 100 Facts About North Korea, told Express.co.uk last month: “Kim is seriously unhealthy!

“He’s quite overweight, smokes, drinks, and keeps a very rich diet.

“This is certainly not a healthy lifestyle!”



Donald Trump praises Kim Jong-un and Putin as ‘mentally fit’ in HUGE Joe Biden snub

US President Donald Trump reportedly compared Joe Biden’s mental fitness to the Russian and North Korean leaders following the release of a Fox News poll. The data showed that only half of US citizens believe Mr Biden and Mr Trump have the “mental soundness” to be president.

The poll said 51 percent of Americans “think Joe Biden has the mental soundness to serve effectively as president”.

While only 47 percent believe Mr Trump has the mental soundness to be the US president.

The Fox News poll came just days after the release of a CNBC-Change Research voter survey.

The survey asked voters in Florida, North Carolina, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania if they believed the two US presidential candidates were mentally sound enough to do the job.

The data revealed that 51 percent of American voters thought Mr Trump is unfit to be president.

While 52 percent said Mr Biden was not fit for the job.

In the Fox News poll, 52 percent of people asked said they believed Mr Trump was physically fit enough to be president.

Whereas, 54 percent said Mr Biden was physically fit to take the job.

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“Kim Jong-un doesn’t know about the problems that Joe has – we need very sharp people. I’m sorry, Joe is not qualified for this position.”

Mr Trump’s Nevada rally saw thousands of supporters indoors for the first time in nearly three months.

The rally in Henderson, Nevada, was expected to violate the state’s local coronavirus restrictions of gatherings of more than 50 people.

City of Henderson spokeswoman, Kathleen Richards, told CNN: “The City of Henderson has issued a compliance letter and verbal warning to the event organiser that the event as planned would be in direct violation of the governor’s COVID-19 emergency directives.

“Specifically, gatherings of more than 50 people in a private or public setting is prohibited.”

Mr Trump has also previously boasted that he has passed cognitive tests.

But last week after CBS News asked about taking another test, Mr Trump said: “Why the hell would I take a test?”

Over the last few months, Mr Trump has reduced Mr Biden’s lead in election polls.

But Mr Biden still has a strong lead ahead of President Trump.

Fox News’ poll on Sunday placed Mr Biden ahead by 51 percent to 46 percent among likely and registered voters.



Donald Trump praises Kim Jong-un and Putin as ‘mentally fit’ in HUGE Joe Biden snub

US President Donald Trump reportedly compared Joe Biden’s mental fitness to the Russian and North Korean leaders following the release of a Fox News poll. The data showed that only half of US citizens believe Mr Biden and Mr Trump have the “mental soundness” to be president.

The poll said 51 percent of Americans “think Joe Biden has the mental soundness to serve effectively as president”.

While only 47 percent believe Mr Trump has the mental soundness to be the US president.

The Fox News poll came just days after the release of a CNBC-Change Research voter survey.

The survey asked voters in Florida, North Carolina, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania if they believed the two US presidential candidates were mentally sound enough to do the job.

The data revealed that 51 percent of American voters thought Mr Trump is unfit to be president.

While 52 percent said Mr Biden was not fit for the job.

In the Fox News poll, 52 percent of people asked said they believed Mr Trump was physically fit enough to be president.

Whereas, 54 percent said Mr Biden was physically fit to take the job.

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“Kim Jong-un doesn’t know about the problems that Joe has – we need very sharp people. I’m sorry, Joe is not qualified for this position.”

Mr Trump’s Nevada rally saw thousands of supporters indoors for the first time in nearly three months.

The rally in Henderson, Nevada, was expected to violate the state’s local coronavirus restrictions of gatherings of more than 50 people.

City of Henderson spokeswoman, Kathleen Richards, told CNN: “The City of Henderson has issued a compliance letter and verbal warning to the event organiser that the event as planned would be in direct violation of the governor’s COVID-19 emergency directives.

“Specifically, gatherings of more than 50 people in a private or public setting is prohibited.”

Mr Trump has also previously boasted that he has passed cognitive tests.

But last week after CBS News asked about taking another test, Mr Trump said: “Why the hell would I take a test?”

Over the last few months, Mr Trump has reduced Mr Biden’s lead in election polls.

But Mr Biden still has a strong lead ahead of President Trump.

Fox News’ poll on Sunday placed Mr Biden ahead by 51 percent to 46 percent among likely and registered voters.



Kim Jong-un threat: North Korean leader set for new strategic weapon plot before US vote

Tensions have been faltering between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un since they failed to reach an agreement on nuclear relations at the Hanoi Summit in February 2019. Mr Trump has previously declared North Korea’s short-range, land-based missile tests to not be a threat to the US, despite violating UN Security Council resolutions. But now it appears the North Korean leader wants to ensure the threat of the hermit state is still at the forefront of the next US President’s mind, regardless of whether it is Mr Trump or his democrat rival Joe Biden who wins the election.

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Edward Howell, Lecturer in Politics at the University of Oxford, specialising in the politics of the Korean Peninsula, claimed Kim wants to ensure North Korea’s nuclear ambitions “are considered”.

He told Express.co.uk: “Kim Jong-un made clear at the end of 2019 that North Korea would unveil a ‘new strategic weapon’: we are yet to see as to what such a weapon comprises, and the recent activity highlights how we should not rule out the possibility of a further missile launch.

“With the US presidential election approaching, time is running out for any US-DPRK dialogue, not least given how North Korea has highlighted its lack of interest in any engagement with the US, if Pyongyang’s own interests are not considered.

“Pyongyang has historically increased provocations during a US election year.”

Kim has previously used important occasions such as elections in the US, to carry out tests on new weapons.

Launching a new missile before the election may also be disastrous for Mr Trump’s chances of re-election, as it would show he failed to carry out his claims that he had made progress with North Korea.

Mr Howell added time is running out for the US and North Korea to carry on negotiations on their nuclear ambitions before November 3.

He said: “Through conducting a missile launch, North Korea wants to signal to the US that it has little desire to halt its nuclear ambitions, but it wishes to gain respect as a nuclear-armed state.

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US weapons experts on the Beyond Parallel website posted new satellite images that show North Korea may be potentially preparing to launch a submarine.

The experts on the website say the pictures show a submersible test stand barge at the Sinpo South Shipyard.

An array of vessels can be within the boat basin in the images.

Two Romeo-class submarines are also anchored within the base, which the website says may be used for an SLBM test manoeuvre.

Dr Victor Cha, who leads the Centre for Strategic and International Studies “Beyond Parallel” website, told NBC: “This looks like they are certainly preparing to do an SLBM test for the first time.

“Kim Jong Un has been talking about unveiling a new strategic weapon and this may be it.

“There’s been a lot of activity around this one site where the test barge is located.”