"If he was experiencing health problems, he wouldn't have come out in public to convene the plenary meeting of the Workers' Party's Central Committee,"Hong Min, a senior analyst at Seoul's Korea Institute for National Unification, said.
The efforts come after the North Korean economy suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic, despite Kim's increasing bid to push the country towards self-reliance.
"Everything that we know is anecdotal," Lina Yoon, a North Korea specialist at Human Rights Watch, said. "I have been hearing that the situation is dire. Food accessibility is limited and people are having a hard time accessing daily necessities."
Recent reports from North Korean media claim that the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, has banned Western fashion trends.
Kim Jong Un said: "The struggle against the anti-socialist and non-socialist practices is a do-or-die battle to defend the working-class purity and lifeline of our style of socialism," the official Korean Central News Agency reported.
Former President Donald Trump became the first U.S. commander-in-chief to cross into North Korea in 2019.
The ban reportedly came after a high-level official who was part of the country's economic bureaucracy died after receiving a Chinese-produced medicine used to treat fatigue.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy on Friday night told Hannity that Biden doesn't "have the energy of Donald Trump."
The newspaper's account says the North Korean leader had the choir conductor shot 90 times after a night of performances to mark a holiday.
Last month, Park Sang-hak said he launched hot air balloons carrying 500,000 leaflets, 5,000 one-dollar bills and 500 anti-North Korean booklets across the border.
Former President Donald Trump said he "had gotten to know (and like)" North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, but felt South Korean President Moon Jae-in "was weak as a leader and as a negotiator."
The United States has said that North Korea tested short-range missiles over the weekend amid a salvo of comments critical of the U.S. sanctions and joint exercises with South Korea.
A viral TikTok video suggested the North Korean leader said he has a "good relationship" with Donald Trump and that "Biden is a coward."
North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un stressed to Chinese President Xi Jinping "the need to strengthen the unity and cooperation between the two parties and two countries to cope with the hostile forces' all-round challenges and obstructive moves."
With capabilities of hitting U.S. targets, General Glen VanHerck said the focus is on developing advanced sensors to detect threats.
An unnamed senior U.S. official told Reuters that Pyongyang has not responded to any American outreach for more than a year, stretching across two administrations.
Former President Donald Trump reportedly "thought it would be really cool" to offer North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un a ride "back home to Pyongyang" on Air Force One after the pair concluded a 2019 meeting, according to Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton.
A few weeks before Biden's inauguration, Kim spoke at a Workers' Party Congress meeting in Pyongyang and called the U.S. his country's "biggest enemy," the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported, according to Reuters.
The military parade featured what appeared to be a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, which if operational would make it more difficult for the U.S. to neutralize Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal.
Kim's regime is currently holding a major party congress in Pyongyang as North Korea waits for President-elect Joe Biden to take office.
"North Korea has two options to deal with an economic crisis: defense, or attack," Ruediger Frank, head of the University of Vienna's Department of East Asian Studies, told Newsweek, adding "it seems Kim Jong Un has decided in favor of the defensive option."
These are some of the numbers that represent an unforgettable and very tumultuous year.
The summit will coincide with President-Elect Joe Biden's inauguration and may indicate how Kim will approach the incoming administration.
Also among the top five were North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un at number two, Kenosha police-shooting victim Jacob Blake at number four and NASCAR driver Ryan Newman.
Trump told his supporters in Des Moines, Iowa that he rated the mental state of the three autocratic rulers above that of his Democratic rival, Joe Biden.
Kim's crying over the country's economic collapse under U.S.-led sanctions may suggest a willingness to restart nuclear disarmament talks with the Trump administration.
Grappling with multiple crises, the dictator admitted he had failed to live up to the trust and loyalty of the North Korea people.
Military experts say the new liquid-fueled ICBM appears to more powerful than anything previously known to be in the nation's weapons arsenal.
Kim gave a speech during festivities marking the 75th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea.