July 18, 2012

Inside the Power Struggle in Pyongyang

Daniel-Dylan Bohmer, Die Welt

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North Korea's young new leader Kim Jong-un was believed to rely on the counsel of top general Ri Yong-ho, 69, who was suddenly removed Monday for "health" problems. Few believe that line, and see his departure as a sign of a major power shift inside the regime.

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