International | Aid group calls for accountability in the U.K.’s granting of asylum
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/23/19, 03:09 pm
The top North Korean diplomat in Italy and his wife went into hiding in November in a possible defection, a South Korean member of Parliament said Thursday. The South Korean National Intelligence Service briefed Parliament on the possible defection of North Korean acting Ambassador to Italy Jo Song Gil on Thursday. Kim Min-ki, one of the lawmakers briefed, said the spy agency reported Jo and his wife vacated their official residence in early November before he wrapped up his service late that month.
The international law enforcement agency Interpol on Wednesday appointed South Korean Kim Jong Yang as its new president. The decision was made during the agency’s annual assembly this week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, attended by most of its 194 member countries. Kim had been serving as acting president after China detained former President Meng Hongwei as part of an anti-corruption sweep in September. “Our world is now facing unprecedented changes, which present huge challenges to public security and safety,” Kim said.