Jang Song-Thaek - updates

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Kim Jong-Un 're-elected' as North Korean leader

Apr 09, 2014 - 3:46 PM

Kim Jong Un is re elected following a perfect turnout in his constituency for the North Korean elections

LEADER. Kim Jong-Un wins the North Korean elections. Photo released on October 25, 2013 by EPA/KCNA

#PugadBaboy: Don't cry for me, North Korea punchline 3

Jan 17, 2014 - 5:00 AM

On stage mothers and Kim Jong un

#PugadBaboy: Don't cry for me, North Korea punchline 2

Jan 17, 2014 - 5:00 AM

On stage mothers and Kim Jong un

S. Korea dismisses Kim Jong-Un's peace gesture

Jan 03, 2014 - 3:30 PM

South Korea wants the North to prove its sincerity through denuclearization

SHOW SINCERITY. As North Korea calls for better relations with the South, South Korea wants proof of sincerity

N. Korea warns of nuclear disaster, threatens US

Jan 01, 2014 - 9:31 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the Korean peninsula would be engulfed by massive nuclear disaster if war breaks out there again warning the US it will not be safe in the event of a conflict

KING OF AMUSEMENTS. The young North Korean leader has ordered the construction of other high-profile leisure projects like an amusement park, water park and horseback riding club. EPA/KCNA 25 Oct 2013 release

Rappler Newscast | December 30, 2013

Dec 30, 2013 - 9:35 PM

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N. Korea purges Jang's associates: Seoul minister

Dec 30, 2013 - 4:13 PM

After the execution of Kim Jong Un s influential uncle North Korea is purging officials close to him

'TRAITOR.' A man watches TV news about Jang Song-Thaek, uncle of Kim Jong-Un, who was executed in December for being a 'traitor for all ages.' Photo by Agence France-Presse/Jung Yeon-Je

North Korea warns of 'merciless' strike against South

Dec 20, 2013 - 2:16 PM

North Korea threatens the South with a merciless strike after an effigy burning event on the second anniversary of Kim Jong Il s death

SEA OF FIRE. North Korea threatens to turn South Korea's presidential office into a "sea of fire"

North, South Korea hold first talks since Pyongyang purge

Dec 19, 2013 - 6:09 PM

The meeting in Kaesong coincided with a trip by a 25 member foreign delegation to Kaesong as South Korea seeks outside investors in the estate

VISITING KAESONG. The G20 Seoul Conference delegation look at a miniature model of the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC) at the Kaesong Industrial District Management Committee in Kaesong on December 19, 2013. AFP / Pool / Kim Hong-Ji

North Korea leader hears loyalty vows at anniversary meeting

Dec 17, 2013 - 11:46 AM

UPDATED It followed the shock execution last week of Kim Jong Un s uncle and one time political mentor Jang Song Thaek

FOR KIM JONG-IL. North Korean people laying wreaths at the statues (not pictured) of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, North Korea, 16 December 2013. The event marks the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-il. EPA/Korean Central News Agency

South Korea leader warns of North's 'reckless provocations'

Dec 16, 2013 - 1:10 PM

Park Geun Hye urged the military to step up vigilance near the border with the North especially the flashpoint Yellow Sea border

PARK'S WARNING. South Korean President Park Geun-hye presides over a meeting of senior presidential aides at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, 16 December 2013. EPA/Yonhap

NoKor execution 'ominous sign' of instability: Kerry

Dec 15, 2013 - 10:53 PM

According to Kerry the shock move showed the world how ruthless and reckless North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is

North Korea confirms leader's uncle dismissed

Dec 09, 2013 - 6:09 AM

Kim Jong UN s uncle Jang Song Thaek was removed for committing criminal acts and leading a counter revolutionary faction

DISMISSED UNCLE. A South Korean man watches TV news about the alleged dismissal of Jang Song-Thaek, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's uncle, at a railway station in Seoul on December 3, 2013. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Kim Jong-Un's powerbroker uncle 'ousted'

Dec 03, 2013 - 4:45 PM

UPDATED If confirmed Jang s ouster would mark the most significant purge at the top of North Korean leadership since Kim Jong Un succeeded his late father Kim Jong Il in December 2011