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Shakeup in North Korea
Shakeup in North Korea
Is China the Biggest Loser?

Looking dazed and despondent, Jang Song-thaek was hauled out by the armpits from a ruling party meeting in Pyongyang by two uniformed guards a few days ago. Jang was the uncle and mentor to Kim Jong-un, revered in North Korea. His extraordinary and humiliating downfall stunned observers in South Korea, the US, and beyond. But it is in China that Jang’s dismissal will reverberate most strongly.

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After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

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