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Meet Kim Yo-jong, the sister who is the brains behind Kim Jong-un's image - The Guardian

Kim Yo-jong's promotion to the politburo of North Korea's workers' party is a sign that Kim Jong-un has absolute trust in his younger sister – rumoured to be the brains behind his carefully constructed public image – as he seeks to tighten his grip on ...and more »

North Korea: Kim Jong-un promotes sister Kim Yo-jong to centre of power - The Guardian

Promotion further consolidates family's power as leader says nation's nuclear weapons are a 'powerful deterrent'. Martin Pengelly and agencies. @MartinPengelly. Sun 8 Oct 2017 08.42 EDT First published on Sun 8 Oct 2017 01.46 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Kim Jong Un Promotes His Sister Kim Yo Jong To North Korean Seat Of Power - HuffPost UK

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has promoted his 28-year-old sister to the country's top decision-making body. The move is a sign he is strengthening his position by drawing his most important people closer to the center of power, experts and officials ...and more »

Threat of nuclear catastrophe 'at highest level since Cold War' - The Independent

The threat of a nuclear catastrophe is higher now than at any time since the most tense days of the Cold War, a leading international think tank has heard. Plummeting US-Russia relations, threats from terrorists and rogue states and, significantly, the ...and more »

How the US turned North Korea into a nuclear power - Prospect

North Korea is now, unquestionably, a nuclear power. Over the past year, under the leadership of its dictator, Kim Jong-un, it has completed a decades-long effort to acquire the ability to deliver a thermonuclear weapon against major cities in the ...and more »

The North Korean Cult - Project Syndicate

It is possible that North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, and perhaps even some subjects of his despotic rule, would rather be obliterated than give in. It would not be the first time that a quasi-religious movement turned suicidal. NEW YORK – The ...and more »

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un tells party: I'm promoting my younger sister - Sky News

The 28-year-old is one of several North Korean officials blacklisted by the US Treasury over "severe human rights abuses". 15:34, UK, Sunday 08 October 2017. Kim Jong Un has just promoted his 28-year-old sister Kim Yo Jong. Image: Kim Jong Un has just ...and more »

Trump on North Korea: 'Only one thing will work' -

US President Donald Trump said that diplomatic efforts with North Korea have consistently failed, adding that "only one thing will work", without elaborating further. Trump has engaged in an escalating war of words with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, ...and more »

Kim's Murder Trial to Resume with Lab Visit for VX Evidence - Newsmax

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader enters its second week with the court moving temporarily Monday to a high-security laboratory to view evidence tainted with the ...and more »

The Chinese Dream in Peril: Xi Jinping and the Korean Crisis - The Diplomat

With tensions escalating rapidly again on the Korean peninsula, the attention of the world invariably has returned to the question of whether or not the solution to the crisis lies in Beijing. After months of continuing missile tests by North Korea ...and more »