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Vice Marshall Hwang Pyong So (bottom L), in full Korean People?s Army uniform, watches an air show by the Korean People?s Air Force with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) on May 10, 2014 in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). Hwang Pyong So, now a top military aide to the North's leader Kim Jong Un, has had an unprecedented rise to the top rungs of North Korea's leadership in the space of a few years. With intense speculation on the whereabouts of Kim after his disappearance from official media for over a month, Hwang is even more in focus.

Kim Jong Un graduated ‘with honors’ from an elite military academy, but experts are skeptical he ever attended

Official propaganda says 18-year-old Kim Jong Un was so adept at military strategy he was soon training his instructors. Experts are skeptical.
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as they meet at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas on June 30, 2019.

North Korea says the US is ‘hell-bent on hostile acts’ just 3 days after Trump’s historic meeting with Kim Jong Un

North Korea said it was was responding to a letter from the US, France, the UK, and Germany that urged UN members to impose sanctions against it.
President Donald Trump's Cadillac limousine.

This is how Trump’s $1.5 million Cadillac limo, the Beast, stacks up against the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s limo

President Trump rides in a $1.5 million Cadillac limousine, while North Korean leader Kim Jong Un uses a W221 Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard.
Bodyguards of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wait for his arrival at Dong Dang railway station in Vietnam, March 2, 2019.

Kim Jong Un’s elite bodyguards run beside his car because of a Clint Eastwood movie

Kim Jong Un's bodyguards are subjected to extensive tests of health, fitness, intelligence, martial arts, looks, and loyalty. Only the best are chosen.

Ivanka Trump joined in nuclear negotiations with Kim Jong Un after criticism over her role at G20, reports say

Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, neither of whom have political experience, reportedly joined high-level talks with North Korea at the Korean DMZ.

Ivanka Trump said it was ‘surreal’ to step into North Korea as she joined her father’s historic meeting with Kim Jong Un

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, both top advisers to President Donald Trump, entered North Korea via a small conference building.
North Korean security and US Secret Service meet face-to-face.

Video shows a ‘surreal’ and tense encounter between US and North Korean security at the Trump-Kim meeting

It's unclear whether progress toward Trump's goal of denuclearizing North Korea took place during the trip, but there were some very tense moments.
Tucker Carlson speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson says Kim Jong Un’s atrocities in North Korea are part of the job, as ruling a country ‘means killing people&#...

Tucker Carlson made the comments from the Demilitarized Zone, where he had accompanied president Trump for his meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un talk before a meeting in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019, in Panmunjom, Korea.

Trump administration could drop demand for North Korea’s total denuclearization and settle for a ‘freeze’ instead, New York Times re...

President Donald Trump's North Korea denuclearization policy could be about to undergo an abrupt shift after he met with Kim Jong Un on Sunday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks to greet President Donald Trump at the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019.

Trump’s last-minute tweet to meet at the Korean border ‘surprised’ North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un told Trump that some people speculated if the meeting was pre-arranged through official letters sent between the two leaders.