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North Korea kicks off rare party congress with 'miraculous results'

PYONGYANG (Reuters) - North Korea kicked off the first congress of its ruling Workers' Party in 36 years on Friday, with Kim Jong Un expected to further consolidate his control over a country that has grown increasingly isolated over its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

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16 hours agoNews : Daily Chart

PREPARATIONS are under way in Pyongyang for a rare congress of the Korean Workers' Party which rules North Korea, the first to be held in 36 years, on May 6th. It is something of a coming-out party for Kim Jong Un, its young dictator, who succeeded his father in 2011 and early on promised prosperity to his people, as well as leisure for its young. Show More Summary

Finishing touches in North Korea capital ahead of rare party meeting

PYONGYANG (Reuters) - Thousands of North Koreans practiced dance and parade routines on Thursday as the capital of the isolated nation prepared for a ruling party congress where leader Kim Jong Un is expected to consolidate power.

A rare peek inside North Korea

The North Korean Workers' Party -- the country's only political party -- is meeting this week for the first time in 36 years to solidify the dictatorship of Kim Jong Un

North Korea shows off efforts to cope with sanctions

Ruler Kim Jong Un has called for the first congress of the ruling Workers' Party in 36 years

North Korea regime shows off efforts to feed its people

Kim Jong Un wants to make his isolated nation self-sufficient, and his subjects are happy to oblige their "respected leaders"

North Korea Cracks Down On Smoking But Kim Jong Un Still Puffs Away

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday a campaign was helping to cut the number of smokers, although its leader Kim Jong Un is frequently seen with a cigarette in hand in photographs in state media. The government has cut the...Show More Summary

North Korea Tests Two Ballistic Missiles But Both Fail

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired what appeared to be two intermediate range ballistic missiles on Thursday, but both failed, the U.S. military said, in a setback for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of next week's ruling party congress. The isolated nation has conducted a series of missile launches in violation of U.N. Show More Summary

North Korea's Kim Jong Un: feared, reviled and available for parties

All eyes in the crowd fell on the supreme commander of the Korean People's Army. He emerged from the subway in one of this city's busiest nightlife areas with his trademark black suit and closely cropped hair. He hadn't lost any weight. "That's Kim Jong Un!" somebody shouted. Not quite. The reviled...

DON’T DO STUPID SHT, DPRK EDITION: Kim Jong Un reportedly launches missiles at random when US provo…

DON’T DO STUPID SHT, DPRK EDITION: Kim Jong Un reportedly launches missiles at random when US provokes him. There’s a certain rationality to his madness.

North Korea Will Hold First Party Congress Since 1980

North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party will hold its first congress in 36 years. The congress, which will take place in Pyongyang on May 6, is the seventh in the party's 70-year history and the first under leader Kim Jong Un. The announcement on Wednesday coincides with international concerns that the authoritarian regime will continue to ignore U.N. Show More Summary

How Britain is (and isn't) just like North Korea

A clever YouTube user has mixed audio of a BBC report about a military parade to mark Kim Jong Un's birthday with footage of a military parade in honour of Queen Elizabeth II: [youtube:9pnt_uT5YzQ] Before you get on your high horse, I don't think the point here is to say that Britain is just like North Korea. Show More Summary

Kim Jong Un Forces Starving North Koreans To Watch Gourmet Cooking Competition

One way to deal with bouts of projectile dysfunction is either to launch even more ballistic missiles, or just to call in a thousand of your country's top cooks and have them make comfort food for you. According to the Post, North Korean...Show More Summary

N Korea Completes Third Hydro Power Plant Despite Western Sanctions

Kim Jong Un,North Korean leader, stated that a third hydroelectric power station in North Korea near the border with China was launched.

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is “Arrogant and Impulsive”

This worries the U.S., South Korea and Japan since Kim Jong Un’s father, Kim Jong Il, was not as impulsive as his son is. Photo by Prachatai

Donald Trump Is Winning Staten Island By About As Much As Kim Jong Un Won North Korea

Early returns from the New York primary have revealed the existence of a small island – just off the coast of Manhattan – that's populated entirely by fans of Donald Trump. No one is certain how these 60 square miles of land came to be settled by devotees of the ... More »

South Korea's president says North Korea is preparing 5th nuclear test

Speculation about fifth nuclear test increased last month when North's state media cited leader Kim Jong Un as ordering test of nuclear warhead

Another Nuclear Test for Kim Jong Un and North Korea?

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The likelihood of North Korea conducting a fifth nuclear test, possibly within weeks, has increased because of a failed missile launch on Friday that was an embarrassing setback for leader Kim Jong Un, South...Show More Summary

Defections Rock North Korea

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

As Kim Jong Un presses his people to work continuously, without beginning or end, a colonel, a diplomat, and 13 restaurant workers head to the South.

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