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Did Kim Jong-un kill his uncle and brother over ‘coup plot involving China’?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, reportedly ordered the execution of his uncle and close adviser in December 2013 after learning that Jang Song-thaek had approached China with the idea of supporting a coup that would replace Kim with his half-brother, Kim Jong-nam, according to a story in the Nikkei Asian Review. His half-brother Kim Jong-nam […]