WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. think tank said on Friday that commercial satellite images it had obtained of North Korea's nuclear test site taken on May 5 showed that the country may be preparing to carry out a nuclear test in the near future.
North Korea's Communist regime denies it had any involvement in the recent death of a pastor who assisted defectors in China.
North Korea holds its first party congress in nearly 40 years.
Efforts to restrain the program have failed to prevent the North from gaining the capability to launch a nuclear attack that could reach much of Japan and South Korea, intelligence officials say.
Kim says nuclear achievements show North Korea's endless power, in opening speech of first party congress in decades.
Journalists from around the world were invited to the ruling party’s first congress in 36 years, but were then barred from the event.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday opened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, a major political event intended to showcase the country's stability and unity under young leader Kim Jong Un despite international criticism and tough new sanctions over the North's recent nuclear test and a slew of missile launches.
PYONGYANG (Reuters) - On the first day of North Korea's biggest political gathering in 36 years on Friday, the closest visiting foreign journalists got to the action was across the street, hundreds of meters from the hall where the Seventh Workers' Party Congress was taking place.
For the first time in 36 years, North Korea convened a congress of its ruling Workers’ Party on Friday. But after inviting more than 100 overseas journalists to the capital, Pyongyang, to cover the event, Kim Jong Un’s secretive regime declined to allow reporters access to the gathering. North...
Pyongyang's version of YouTube recently featured a computer-animated clip of a nuclear strike on Washington delivered via a North Korean ICBM. The North, which a decade ago tested its first nuclear weapon, will soon cross another threshold that could make its video propaganda a genuine threat:...
The congress is meant to solidify ruler Kim Jong Un's placement at the top of the country's Communist Party
As criticism mounts over nuclear test and missile launches
The last time North Korea held a political gathering this big, Jimmy Carter was the No. 1 Yankee imperialist to denounce. Pyongyang has been spruced up and thousands of delegates from the ruling Workers' Party have gathered for the first party congress in 36 years, and North Korea says "miraculous...
North Korea warned on Friday that it would counter the threat of nuclear weapons with its own nuclear arms in the face of U.S. hostility, at the start of a landmark congress to confirm the total power of leader Kim Jong-un. The Committee...Show More Summary
State news media hailed the North’s “powerful nuclear deterrent” as the biggest achievement of its leader.
The 7th Congress of Workers’ Party has started in North Korean capital.
Ruling Workers' Party is holding its first meeting in 36 years, as leader Kim Jong-un seeks to cement his absolute rule.
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.
North Korea on Friday kicked off its biggest political show for a generation, aimed at cementing the absolute rule of leader Kim Jong-Un and shadowed by the possibility of an imminent nuclear test. The first ruling party congress for nearly 40 years drew thousands of selected delegates from across...
North Korea is set to hold its first Worker's Party congress in over 35 years on Friday, in one of the biggest political events of Kim Jong-un's young rule. This is just the seventh such meeting in the country's history, and the only...Show More Summary