Kim Kardashian, popular American Media personality, has reportedly reunited with her husband, Kanye West, days after the Grammy Award winner tendered public apology to her following divorce claims.
The KUWTK celebrity flew to Wyoming this week for a reunion with her husband, after trying to reach him repeatedly without success and sources say it was ‘emotional’.
Concerns were first sparked after Kanye hosted his first presidential campaign rally in South Carolina on July 19 and proceeded to break down in tears while stating: ‘I almost killed my daughter,’ while discussing abortion.
Days later, the 43-year-old raised more concerns about his marriage in a now infamous twitter rants saying they considered aborting their eldest child, North, slamming Kim’s mother, Kris Jenner.
According to his tweets, he had been trying to get a divorce for two years after Kim had a professional meeting in a hotel with rapper Meek Mill.
Kanye has since issued a public apology to his wife of five years and the couple were pictured together for the first time after weeks of being apart.
In the photos obtained by the Mail Online, Kim was seen sitting in the driver’s seat of their car and appeared to be tearful while having what was described as a ‘tense discussion’ with the Grammy-winning rapper.
The pair had just picked up some fast food at Wendy’s in Cody, Wyoming where Kanye owns a sprawling 14 million dollars ranch and has been staying over the past two weeks.
“Kim hasn’t seen Kanye for weeks.
“She is very emotional about everything, and also exhausted. She feels very hurt by Kanye. She has tried to reach him multiple times and he just ignores her. It’s all a bad situation,” an insider explained.
E!News reports that she decided to fly to Cody to speak to her husband in person and it turned out very emotional.
Kim spoke out last week to address Kanye’s behaviour via an Instagram post while acknowledging that the rapper was in the middle of a bipolar episode.
“Many of you know, he has a bipolar disorder.
“I’ve never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.’
“Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behaviour know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor.
“He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressure being an artist and a black man, experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder.”
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the couple have four children together.
Edited By: Dorcas Jonah/Ismail Abdulaziz (NAN)
Pompeo reaffirms U.S. mission to denuke N.Korea after Kim’s return to public eye
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has renewed Washington’s goal of denuclearising North Korea and creating a “bright future” for its people after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s return to the public eye following his 20-day absence.
In an interview with ABC News’ “This Week”, Pompeo also cast the two Koreas’ recent exchange of gunfire, which was triggered by the North’s gunshots, as “accidental” amid worries that the flare-up of tensions could undercut efforts to resume dialogue with Pyongyang.
“Our mission has remained the same, to convince the North Koreans to give up their nuclear weapons, to verify the same, and to then create a brighter future for the North Korean people,” the secretary said.
“That’s been something President (Donald) Trump’s been focused on since the beginning of his time in office and something we’ll continue to work on,” he added.
On Saturday, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency reported on Kim’s visit to a fertilizer factory completion ceremony in Sunchon, north of Pyongyang, on Friday, ending rumors of his failing health.
Kim had disappeared from the public view since he presided over a premier ruling party meeting on April 11.
Various rumors emerged afterward, including Kim being in a coma after surgery or the ruler simply self-isolating over coronavirus concerns.
Asked about Kim’s weekslong absence, Pompeo refused to comment in detail.
“There’s not much that I can share with you about what we knew about Chairman Kim’s activities during that time. We don’t know why he chose to miss that moment,” he said, referring to Kim’s absence from an event marking the April 15 birth anniversary of his late grandfather and national founder, Kim Il-sung.
“We know there have been other extended periods of time where Chairman Kim’s been out of public view as well, so it’s not unprecedented,” he added.
Pompeo pointed out that there were no casualties on either side.
“We think those were accidental. South Koreans did return fire.
“So far as we can tell, there was no loss of life on either side,” he said.
A Seoul official said the North’s firings did not appear to be intentional.
But the military authorities made it clear that the incident was a breach of the 2018 inter-Korean military pact aimed at building confidence and reducing border tensions.
Edited By: Emmanuel Yashim (NAN)
State media: North Korea’s Kim makes first public appearance in weeks
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on Saturday appeared in public for the first time in weeks, State News Agency (KCNA), reported, amid speculation that he might be sick or even dead.
North Korean media ran photographs showing the leader apparently attending a ceremony marking the completion of a fertilizer plant in Sunchon, some 50 kilometres North of the capital Pyongyang.
According to the agency, Jong-Un was welcomed by thunderous cheers from the participants in the ceremony.
South Korea’s Ministry of Unification confirmed the events, saying that “groundless reports about North Korea” had “caused unneccessary confusion for the economy, security and society.”
Ever since South Korea-based online Newspaper Daily NK reported in April that he had to undergo heart surgery, followed by his conspicuous absence from some key events, Korea watchers had been wondering about his fate.
U.S. President Donald Trump told newsmen when asked about the reports of Kim’s public appearance, “I’d rather not comment on it yet. We’ll have something to say about it at the appropriate time.
Kim had not been seen in public for about three weeks.
He was last seen attending a key party meeting in Pyongyang on April 11 and missed celebrations marking his late grandfather’s Kim Il Sung’s birthday on April 15.
In its over 1,500-word report on Saturday, KCNA did not address speculations about Kim’s health.
According to Yonhap, North Korean state media, Jong-Un expressed his appreciation to workers who built houses in the Northern city of Samjiyon.
However, the agency also noted that the North Korean report did not disclose his location or include any images.
Edited By: Yahaya Isah/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)
South Korea says North Korea’s Kim may be trying to avoid coronavirus
Fear of catching the coronavirus could have kept North Korean leader Kim Jong Un away from state ceremonies for a key holiday in mid-April, a South Korean minister said on Tuesday.
The minister said this as speculation swirled over Kim’s whereabouts and health.
The speculation erupted following Kim’s unprecedented absence from public ceremonies on the April 15 birth anniversary of his grandfather and founder of the country, Kim Il Sung.
Kim has not been seen in public since.
The last time official media in the secretive North Korean state reported on Kim’s whereabouts was when he presided over a meeting on April 11, but there have been near-daily reports of him sending letters and diplomatic messages.
South Korean officials emphasise they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea and have cautioned against reports that Kim may be ill.
North Korea has said it has no confirmed cases of the coronavirus, but given the fact that the country has taken stringent steps to head off an outbreak.
Kim’s absence from the ceremonies is not particularly unusual, Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul, who oversees North Korea engagement, told lawmakers.
“It is true that he had never missed the anniversary for Kim Il Sung’s birthday since he took power.
“But many anniversary events including celebrations and a banquet had been cancelled because of coronavirus concerns,” the minister said at a parliamentary hearing.
He said there were at least two instances since mid-January where Kim Jong Un was out of sight for nearly 20 days.
“I don’t think that’s particularly unusual given the current (coronavirus) situation.”
Citing three people familiar with the situation, Reuters reported on Saturday that China had dispatched a team to North Korea including medical experts to advise on Kim Jong Un.
Though it was unclear what the trip signalled in terms of Kim’s health.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he has a good idea how Kim Jong Un is doing and hopes he is fine, but would not elaborate.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was aware of reports on Kim’s health and he was paying close attention to developments.
North Korea had cancelled some large events, and imposed a border lockdown and quarantine measures in an effort to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus.
North Korean media reports suggest that Kim is still carrying out his duties, Unification minister Kim said, although some experts say they are not necessarily conclusive.
“I agree with the South Korean government’s assessment that there is no reason to think Kim is not performing his duties,” said Rachel Minyoung Lee, a former North Korea open source intelligence analyst for the U.S. government.
“That said, I would not read too much into letters signed by Kim. I would guess that most of them are not written by him anyway.”
Edited By: Fatima Sule/Ali Baba-Inuwa (NAN)
South Korean officials caution against reports North Korean leader Kim ill
South Korean officials say they have cautioned against reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be ill or is being isolated because of coronavirus concerns.
The officials on Monday said that they detected no unusual movements in North Korea.
At a closed-door forum, South Korea’s Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul, who oversees North Korea engagement, said Seoul had the intelligence capabilities to say with confidence there were no indications of anything unusual.
Rumours and speculation over Kim Jong Un’s health began after he did not appear in public at a key state holiday on April 15. He has since remained out of sight.
Experts have cautioned that Kim had disappeared from state media coverage before, and that gathering accurate information in North Korea was difficult.
South Korean media last week reported that Kim might have undergone cardiovascular surgery, or was in isolation to avoid exposure to the coronavirus.
Unification Minister Kim cast doubt on the report of surgery, arguing that the hospital mentioned did not have the capabilities for such an operation.
Still, Yoon Sang-hyun, chairman of the foreign and unification committee in South Korea’s National Assembly, told a gathering of experts on Monday that Kim Jong Un’s absence from the public eye suggests “he has not been working as normally”.
“There has not been any report showing he’s making policy decisions as usual since April 11, which leads us to assume that he is either sick or being isolated because of coronavirus concerns,” Yoon said.
North Korea has said it had no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, but some international experts have cast doubt on that assertion.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed on Monday to step up cooperation to help North Korea prevent the spread of the coronavirus but made no mention of Kim’s health or whereabouts.
“I will find a path for the most realistic and practical inter-Korean cooperation,” Moon told a meeting with senior aides on the second anniversary of his first summit with Kim.
“The COVID-19 crisis could mean a new opportunity for inter-Korean cooperation, and that’s the most urgent and pressing task.”
Edited By: Isaac Aregbesola (NAN)