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A look at high-profile defections from North Korea

Jan. 4, 2019 2:21 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's top diplomat to Italy, who South Korea's spy agency says has gone into hiding along with his wife, appears to be the latest member of the North's elite to abandon the secretive totalitarian state. Many of them have expressed frustration over what they described as an...

North Korean envoy to Italy vanishes _ did he defect?

Jan. 3, 2019 7:01 PM EST

ROME (AP) — North Korea's top diplomat in Italy has gone into hiding along with his wife, according to a South Korean lawmaker, raising the possibility of a defection of a senior North Korean official. The news came from South Korea's spy agency, which briefed lawmakers in Seoul on Thursday on the status...

The Latest: Defector: Missing NKorean from prominent family

Jan. 3, 2019 7:37 AM EST

ROME (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a North Korean diplomat and his wife from Italy (all times local): 1 p.m. A North Korean diplomat who defected to South Korea in 2016 says a fellow envoy who reportedly has gone into hiding in Italy came from a family of diplomats, with both his father and...