/ Jan 6, 2016

Kim's executed uncle twice visited Japan under false identity

KYODO Jang Song Thaek, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's once-powerful uncle who was executed in 2013, visited Japan in 1983 and 1991 under false identities, public security authorities of Japan and South Korea said Tuesday. The authorities believe Jang, who served as Kim's guardian and ...

Kim purge puts world on alert

Dec 14, 2013

Kim purge puts world on alert

North Korea's execution of its second-most powerful figure may become a hefty price to pay, especially on economic development, experts say.

North Korea's purge puts China on spot

| Dec 14, 2013

North Korea's purge puts China on spot

The stunning execution of Jang Song Thaek, the powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, strips China of its most important link to Pyongyang's leadership and deepens concerns over how its unruly neighbor will proceed on Beijing's key issues of nuclear disarmament ...

North propagandists don't mince words

Dec 14, 2013

North propagandists don't mince words

The scribes at North Korea's official news agency have long elevated hyperbole into an art form, but even by their high standards, last week's pronouncement was something special. Here is a typical sentence from the Korean Central News Agency's release announcing the execution of Jang ...

Regime rocked to core by Jang's brutal demise

| Dec 14, 2013

Regime rocked to core by Jang's brutal demise

The execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle marks the unprecedented fall from grace of one of the most powerful figures in North Korea and the most serious political upheaval in the country in decades. Jang Song Thaek rose from municipal bureaucrat to ...