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By Eric Talmadge THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Kim Jong Un’s sister begins unprecedented South Korea visit

PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister arrived in South Korea on Friday to begin an unprecedented three-day visit in which she will attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and then sit down with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a luncheon at the presidential Blue House in Seoul.

Analysis: To launch or not? Either way, North Korea may gain

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — If, after all the fanfare, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doesn’t actually launch missiles toward Guam, many may write the whole episode off as another of the North’s seemingly endless bluffs. But from Pyongyang’s perspective and in the eyes of some U.S. military experts, Kim and his generals have already won this round.

North Koreans, in eye of storm, fete leader’s birthday

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — Unaware of reports his eldest son and current leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother was killed just days ago in what appears to have been a carefully planned assassination, North Koreans marked the birthday of late leader Kim Jong Il on Thursday as they do every year, with dancing, special treats for children and reverential bows and bouquets of f

Rumours highlight the hidden lives of North Korean leaders

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — The killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half-brother could be the best cloak-and-dagger thriller North Koreans will never get to hear. And if they did, they’d likely need some plot explainers few know Kim Jong Un even had a half-brother.

UN Security Council meeting sought over NKorea missile test

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested urgent diplomatic talks at the United Nations on Monday over North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch, with Seoul condemning what it called “serious military and security threats” and predicting more such tests.