North Korea: Kim Jong-un"s AUNT Kim Kyong-hui "was driving force behind his rise to leader"

Who really has the power in Pyongyang Kim Jong-un's AUNT 'was driving force behind his rise to leader' Kim Kyong-hui is often only female face on official photographsShe is the daughter of the North Korean Eternal President Kim Il-sungMiss Kim and husband chosen by Kim Jong-il to consolidate son's authority By James Rush PUBLISHED: 15:23 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:58 GMT, 8 April 2013 The aunt of Kim Jong-un has been credited with being the driving force behind the rise of the Supreme Leader of North Korea. Kim Kyong-hui, who is often the only female face on official photographs of ranks of generals and party leaders, has been tasked with transforming her nephew into a figurehead with a reputation for strong military tactics who is able to handle an international crisis. Miss Kim, who has been a key figure in the family for four decades, and her husband Jang Sung-taek, were chosen by Kim Jong-il to pull the strings behind the consolidation of his son's authority before the old leader died in 2011, The Telegraph has reported

London semi where North Korean Supreme leader"s man keeps watch… on The X Factor

London semi where North Korean Supreme leader's man keeps watch… on The X Factor North Korean embassy is based near Acton Town tube station in a bay-windowed 1920s homeCarry On star Sid James lived down the same streetThe wife of Korean ambassador Hyon Hak Bong went out shopping as normal on Friday despite tensions in North Korea By Mail On Sunday Reporter PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:47 GMT, 6 April 2013 There is an unlikely corner of England that is forever North Korea. To get there, turn left out of Acton Town Tube station, right at the BP garage and walk past the cricket ground, but not quite as far as the mock-Tudor semi with the blue plaque where Carry On star Sid James lived

Banker sacked for being too successful in line for multi-million payout after winning Supreme Court fight against former employer

Banker sacked ‘for being too successful’ in line for multi-million payout after winning Supreme Court fight against former employerRaphael Geys already argued his case in the High Court and Court of AppealHe claimed he had been dismissed without cause by bank Societe GeneraleTold High Court in 2010 that he doubled income of his division to 395millionSaid he was sacked for being too successful and bank considered provisions in his contract too generous Wrongful dismissal: Former bank executive Raphael Geys could claim damages A high-flying City banker who claimed that he was sacked for being ‘too successful’ today won a Supreme Court fight with his former employers. Judges ruled that Raphael Geys, former managing director of European fixed income sales for French bank Societe Generale, could claim damages for wrongful dismissal. Mr Geys – who was employed by the bank’s London branch and claimed that he had been dismissed without cause – had already argued his case in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

DSK scandal: Strauss-Kahn reaches settlement with hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo

Strauss-Kahn reaches settlement with hotel maid who says former IMF boss sexually assaulted her in hotel suiteDetails of settlement are confidential but amount could run into the millions | UPDATED: 21:35 GMT, 10 December 2012 Dominique Strauss-Kahn has today reached a settlement with the hotel maid who claimed he sexually assaulted her, bringing the 18-month-long saga to an end.

Family"s fury after elderly aunt leaves entire 8m estate to next-door neighbour

Family’s fury after elderly aunt leaves entire 8million estate to next-door neighbour to thank her for buying her bread and milkWidow Betty Harris left entire estate to neighbour as a 'thank you gift'Will caused a bitter legal dispute as Mrs Harris' family challenged in courtMrs Harris complained that her relatives 'all want their bit of money' | UPDATED: 16:20 GMT, 28 November 2012 It is often said that a small act of daily kindness goes a long way. But one lucky Australian could not have expected that her good deeds would land her a multi-million dollar cheque. The next-door neighbour, who helped an elderly widow with her daily chores, was left with a ‘thank you’ gift of eight million pounds