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Power shift in North Korea suspected

The brother-in-law of North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il has become even more powerful since Kim fell sick, officials and analysts say, with some believing he is effectively standing in for the supreme leader. The influence of Jang Song-Taek has become greater than ever since Kim was reportedly hit by a stroke, Cheong Seong-Chang, of South Korea’s private Sejong Institute think-tank, said Tuesday. “Jang is apparently in charge of receiving orders from Kim and channelling them (to state agencies),” he told AFP. Full Story

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