Jang Song Taek

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N. Korea: Kim Uncle Purged for 'Depraved Lifestyle'

Top aide believed to have fled south

(Newser) - Pyongyang has today confirmed that Kim Jong Un's uncle has been fired and it sounds like Jang Song Thaek was a pretty busy guy during his years as North Korea's second most powerful official. According to Pyongyang's statement, Jang led a "dissolute and depraved" lifestyle, using... More »

Kim May Have Canned Uncle in Huge Power Shift

According to reports from the South's spy agency

(Newser) - If reports from the South are correct, North Korea is seeing a major change in its leadership. Kim Jong Un's uncle, Jang Song Thaek, has reportedly been fired from his role as vice chairman of the country's powerful National Defense Commission, per South Korea's spy agency. Yonhap... More »

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