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Kim Yo-jong: In North Korea, future top leaders must build credentials as someone who can stand up against South Korea and the United States.  Photograph: Jorge Silva/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

When North Korea decided to join the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and kick off a giddy period of rapprochement on the peninsula, its charm offe(...)

Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, attends a wreath-laying ceremony at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam, last year. Photograph:  Jorge Silva/Reuters

Kim Yo-jong has become the focus of global attention after her brother Kim Jong-un failed to appear at a national celebration, sparking speculation ab(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects a military operation at an undisclosed location in North Korea in April. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

With his trademark floppy fringe and shaved-back-and-sides hairstyle, his permanent grin and his corpulent frame packed into a military-style suit, No(...)

 An undated photograph made available by the North Korean News Agency KCNA showing leader Kim Jong-un (right) accompanied by his sister, Kim Yo-jong (left), who has  assumed a senior position in the ruling Workers’ Party. Photograph:  EPA/KCNA.

The younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has assumed a senior position in the ruling Workers’ Party, state media reported on Thursday, co(...)

Kim Jong-un’s absence from a ceremony marking the anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea has sparked speculation about his whereabouts. Photograph: Reuters/North Korean News Agency

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un is in firm control of his government but hurt his leg taking part in a military drill, a source with access to the(...)