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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, front left, bids farewell to Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Alexander Kozlov, front right, at a station in Artyom, near Vladivostok, Russian Far East Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on his way home Sunday from Russia, ending a six-day trip that triggered global concerns about weapons transfer deals between the two countries locked in separate standoffs with the West.

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, HYUNG-JIN KIM and ELISE MORTON Associated Press September 18, 2023