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Younger Sister of North Korean Leader Prepares for Spotlight

Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will be the first member of the country's ruling party to enter South Korea when she arrives at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony Friday in Pyeongchang. She will be part of a high-level 22-member delegation that experts say is part of a campaign to repair relations with South Korea and begin talks with the U.S. to ease sanctions on the isolated communist regime.  Her age is publicly unknown, but she is believed to be about 30. She is the youngest of three children of Kim Jong Il, who ruled North Korea from 1994 to 2011, and his companion, Japanese-born dancer Ko Yong Hui. She attended primary school in Bern, Switzerland, as did her older brothers, and she is believed to have enjoyed ballet lessons when she was there. Kim Yo Jong returned to North Korea about 2000, the...

 

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