North Korean leader may have made first international trip by train

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BEIJING — Major media outlets say that top North Korean and Chinese officials may have met in China's capital this week because of the presence of a sharply painted armored train and tightened security throughout Beijing.

The Washington Post reports that Beijing media, political observers, and others are curious about the train that appeared in the capital city Monday evening and whose passenger disembarked into what Post reported was a "very, very long motorcade." T

he train is painted in a dark, almost Brunswick green, paint with yellow stripping. A Japanese television station captured the train moving into the station which was met by what appears to be a company of uniformed infantry.

Observers say the train could have carried high-level dignitaries from North Korea, even Kim Jong Un, the North's leader, or his sister, who also wields significant authority in the Communist nation.

If Kim was indeed on the train, media say, it would have been his first trip outside of North Korea since coming to power seven years ago.

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