North Korea diplomat in London defects to South

August 17, 2016 11:02 AM

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North Korea diplomat in London defects to South

A top North Korean diplomat who disappeared from the country's embassy in London has defected to South Korea, officials in Seoul have confirmed.

Thae Yong-ho and his family are under the government's protection, a South Korean official said.

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