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Little sister plays big role in Kim’s regime

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s younger sister Kim Yo-Jong has surged to the top of the country’s hierarchy and is expected to serve as the No. 2 leader, the position held […]

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This film’s no joke to North Korea

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The North Koreans could not have come up with a better way to publicize a movie. Can anyone imagine a Hollywood comedy causing a diplomatic storm involving United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and […]

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Kim’s fear of losing power seen in defensive response to human rights pressure

KimWorries

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea has unleashed a new salvo of threats to conduct nuclear tests and other provocations as part of a furious response to a landmark U.N. resolution on the regime’s human […]

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Choe returns as No. 2 leader, visits Russia as envoy of Kim Jong-Un

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — Choe Ryong-Hae has reemerged as North Korea’s No. 2 man, six months after he was replaced by Hwang Pyong-So, multiple sources here said. Choe has recently been cited by Pyongyang’s tightly-controlled […]

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Israel intelligence: Iran funding North Korean nuclear program in exchange for expertise

Yuval Steinitz.

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has linked the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea. The intelligence community was said to have determined that Iran acquired missile and nuclear technology and expertise from North Korea. Officials said Teheran finances […]

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UN committee resolution could refer North Korea rulers to International Criminal Court

NKRights

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’s one of the tougher warnings the world community has sent to the neo-Stalinist regime in North Korea; a detailed condemnation of widespread human rights abuses in the reclusive communist […]

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N. Korean military document finds relaxed discipline, increased illegal cultural influence from South

CheerUpMrKim

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — A secret North Korean military document contains reports of troops leaving their barracks without permission, commandeering trains to forage for food and other evidence of sharply relaxed military disciplines under Kim […]

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N. Korea said to be building new gulag to hide prisoners increasingly in global spotlight

Yodok

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea is building a new concentration camp in a remote northeastern area in an apparent bid to relocate political prisoners now being eyed by spy satellites. The prisoners have been […]

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N. Korean military provocations on border seen as pressure tactics on South to ease sanctions

NorthKoreaFromDMZ

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea plans to increase military activities along the heavily fortified border with South Korea, sources and analysts here said. “A string of moves have been detected [indicating] that the North’s […]

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Kim Jong-Un seen using ailments for PR in sign of continued instability

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un had surgery on his ankles but used his six-week absence from the public eye to monitor moves by his potential rivals and grab international attention, sources and […]

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