North Korea has seen a rise in defections this year under Kim Jong Un's regime, but this is the most high-profile.
North Korea’s deputy ambassador in London has defected with his family to South Korea, making him the highest-ranking Pyongyang diplomat ever to flee the isolated regime for the democratic South, South Korea said on Wednesday.
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