It’s Kim Jong Un’s birthday, but nobody in North Korea is celebrating — here’s why

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Business Insider—KCNA via REUTERS January 8 in Kim Jong Un's 34th birthday. The day hasn't been made a national holiday, unlike the birthdays of both his father and grandfather, which are still celebrated. A North Korean expert told BI that it's too cold and expensive to celebrate his birthday right now. Others say it could be due to growing discontent amongst his people. January 8 is Kim Jong Un's 34th birthday — but nobody in North Korea is celebrating with him. According to the country's official calendar,...

South Korea proposes high-level talks with North Korea, in response to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s reconciliatory New Year message. SEOUL (AFP/REUTERS) - South Korea on Tuesday (Jan 2) proposed high-level talks with North Korea next week over its participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, in response to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s reconciliatory New Year message the previous day, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported.. Read more at straitstimes.com.