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Nephew of North Korea's Kim Jong-Un to study in France

Kim Han-Sol (L)
Kim Han-Sol (L)

The nephew of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is to start a course at France's prestigious Sciences-Po university this autumn. Kim Han-Sol, 18, will study Europe-Asia relations at the university's campus in Le Havre on the Channel coast.


Kim Han-Sol's family has lived in the Chinese territory of Macau since his father, Kim Jong-Nam, fell out of favour with Kim Jong-Il following an unsuccessful attempt to enter Japan in 2001 with a fake passport, declaring his intention to visit Disneyland.

The teenager has studied in Macau and in Bosnia's United World College.

Although he generally avoids the media he has described his uncle as a "dictator".

The course he will take is given in English and addresses the relationship between Europe and Asia. Students have to learn French and one Asian language - Chinese,
Japanese, Korean, Hindi or Indonesian.

Kim Jong-Nam is is the eldest son of Kim Jong-Il, who inherited power from his father, the founder of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Il-Sung.

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