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For Elite N. Korean Defector, Good Job Likely Awaits

Thae Yong Ho, the most senior North Korean diplomat to flee to the South, is likely to have round-the-clock protection and make a comfortable living at a think tank run by Seoul's intelligence service, say elite defectors who followed a similar path. Thae, who was deputy ambassador at the North's embassy in London, defected with his family and arrived in the South, Seoul said late Wednesday. His departure is an embarrassing blow for leader Kim Jong Un's increasingly isolated...

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