SEOUL — When Kim Jong Un became leader of North Korea two years ago, he was surrounded by advisers two, and in some cases, nearly three times his age. Most had decades of experience in the Workers’ Party or military. Two were members of Kim’s own family. Read full article >>
The North Korean leader's uncle, Chang Song-thaek, is executed after being purged for "acts of treachery", says the state news agency.
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KIEV, Ukraine — The European Union’s top diplomat told reporters in Brussels on Thursday that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych had “made it clear to me that he intends to sign” a trade agreement with the bloc. But protesters weren’t buying it and spent the day bolstering five formidable snow and ice barricades that protect their long-running encampment. Read full article >>
SEOUL — North Korea announced Friday that it had executed the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, calling him a “traitor for all ages” who opposed Kim’s rule and plotted his overthrow. Jang Song Thaek was executed after admitting to his crimes before a military tribunal Thursday, the North said in a statement released by the state-run news agency. The North said Jang, 67, in attempting to realize hi