Donald Trump with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the North Korean side of the border. Photo: AP Photo

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and Trump still have ‘special’ relationship, state media claims

  • North Korea broke off talks with the United States in Sweden earlier this month, pushing denuclearisation negotiations back into limbo
Topic |   North Korea

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Donald Trump with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the North Korean side of the border. Photo: AP Photo
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An undated photo shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un riding a white horse on the snow-covered Mt Paektu. Photo: KCNA via dpa

Why is Kim Jong-un riding a horse up a sacred mountain? Some clues from North Korean history

  • Internet users mocked photos of Kim’s ride up Mt Paektu, but imagery is full of cultural and political cues, experts say
  • Location recalls legacy of leader’s grandfather, Kim Il-sung, while white stallion evokes Korean legends of steeds with superpowers
Topic |   Kim Jong-un

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An undated photo shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un riding a white horse on the snow-covered Mt Paektu. Photo: KCNA via dpa
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