Kim Jong-un’s sister returns to key role in North Korean reshuffle

Kim Yo-jong reinstated to position she lost last year after collapse of US summit North Korean leader Kim Jong-uns powerful younger sister has been reinstated to a key decision-making body, state media have reported, marking her rise in the isolated nation. Long one of her brothers closest advisers, Kim Yo-jong was reappointed an alternate member […]

South Koreas inequality paradox: long life, good health and poverty

How is it possible that a country responsible for impressive gains in healthcare and nutrition finds itself with nearly half its older citizens living in relative poverty? Earlier this year, an international team of scientists published in the Lancet, marked the first time average lifespans for men or women anywhere in the world have exceeded […]