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'General Secretary' Kim Jong Un tightens grip on party in year 10

North Korea leader reaches back to the past, claiming forebears' title

SEOUL -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has entered his 10th year in power by reviving a title once used by his predecessors, in a visible attempt to further cement unitary control.

Kim was elected Sunday as general secretary of the ruling Workers' Party. The party had previously called him chairman.

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