Just over a week after South Korean intelligence officials revealed that North Korea had purged senior government official Jang Song Thaek, who also happened to be the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, North Korean state media have announced that Jang has been executed. Show More Summary
(AP) NKorea executes Kim Jong Un' uncle PYONGYANG, North Korea North Korean state media say Kim Jong Un's uncle has been executed, calling the leader's former mentor "worse than a dog." The announcement early Friday comes days afterShow More Summary
North Korean state media are known for hyperbole, but even so, the official announcement of the execution of Jang Song Thaek is a step beyond. The state-run Korean Central News Agency released a long article detailing the alleged crimes and transgressions of Jang, a longtime senior regime official who was also the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un. Read full article >>
North Korean state media are known for hyperbole, but even so, the official announcement of the execution of Jang Song Thaek is a step beyond. The state-run Korean Central News Agency released a long article detailing the alleged crimes and transgressions of Jang, a longtime senior regime official who was also the uncle of leader […]
Breaking on the Korean peninsula: more signs of a huge shakeup within the most isolated regime on the planet. USA Today reports: The powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been executed as a “traitor for all ages,” the official news agency reported. Jang Song Thaek faced a special military tribunal Thursday […]
(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — North Korean state media say Kim Jong Un’s uncle has been executed, calling the leader’s former mentor “worse than a dog.” The announcement early Friday comes days after Pyongyang announced that Jang Song Thaek...Show More Summary
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle has been executed as a traitor, the state-run media, Korean Central News Agency, reports. Jang Song Thaek was described in state media reports as an “anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional element and despicable political careerist and trickster,” according the Korean Central News Agency. Show More Summary
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The REAL Reasons Kim Jong Un's Uncle... North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered that his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, be removed from his high-ranking position in North Korean government. Here are the REAL reasons for his sudden ouster. Submitted...Show More Summary
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This is the dramatic moment showing the once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un being hauled away by police from a political meeting.
In what is being called the most dramatic public purge in North Korean history, state-run media on Monday televised images of Jang Song Thaek — leader Kim Jong Un's uncle and a formerly powerful government official — being stripped of his titles and ousted from the ruling party. Show More Summary
US war veteran released from N.Korea as Biden visits frontier (via AFP) North Korea Saturday released a detained American veteran of the Korean War as US Vice President Joe Biden visited the world’s last Cold War frontier. US officials said Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old from California, headed home after arriving in Beijing…
Jang Song Thaek, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, was reportedly dismissed from his defense post. Official North Korean images appear to show the once-powerful Jang being escorted from a party meeting by uniformed guards. The move is seen as an attempt by Kim to consolidate his power.
Amnesty International has released new satellite images of two political prison camps in North Korea claiming the largest is the size of Washington DC. The human rights group is calling on the North Korean government to close down camps Kwanliso 15 and Kwanliso 16, where it is claimed up to 200,000 inmates, including children, are […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 85-year-old U.S. veteran who was detained for weeks by North Korea said Monday that the videotaped confession in which he apologized for killing North Koreans during the war was given involuntarily and under duress.
Two days after his homecoming on Saturday, the U.S. veteran deported from North Korea after being detained several weeks for alleged crimes committed during the Korean War said his videotaped confession was made under duress, the New York Daily News reports. Show More Summary
IF TRUE, news that Jang Sung Taek has been purged from the North Korean leadership—as South Korea’s spy agency was saying on December 3rd—is a serious development indeed. Mr Jang was thought to be the real power behind the North Korean throne and its inexperienced dictator, who is also his nephew. Show More Summary
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