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N Korea at crossroads

Kim Jong Un purges officials after Hanoi summit collapse: report

North Korea executed special envoy to US, South Korean newspaper says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, is believed to be carrying out a massive purge to divert attention away from internal turmoil and discontent, the Chosun Ilbo reports.   © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korea executed Kim Hyok Chol, its special envoy to the United States, and foreign ministry officials who carried out working-level negotiations for the second U.S.-North Korea summit in February, holding them responsible for its collapse, a South Korean newspaper reported on Friday.

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