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  • Behind closed doors, North Korea opens ruling party congress story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-06-16 2:14 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - 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.

  • Things to know about North Korea's first congress in decades 
    Updated: May-05-16 8:23 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's elite are gathered in Pyongyang ahead of their biggest political conference in decades.

  • Details of N. Korea party congress secret, but goals clear story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 4:54 am

    TOKYO - North Korea, the world's last great master of Cold War-era spectacle, is likely to deliver a big one when its ruling party holds its first congress in 36 years later this week.

  • North Korea party congress to show unity around Kim Jong Un 
    Updated: May-01-16 9:10 am

    TOKYO - North Korea is preparing to hold a once-in-a-generation congress of its ruling party that is intended to rally the nation behind leader Kim Jong Un and could provide an important glimpse into Kim's plans for the country's economy and military.

  • Yearning for North Korea - the nation they fled story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 5:21 am

    INCHEON, South Korea - For much of the world, North Korea is a Stalinist nightmare, an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger.

  • N. Koreans: Brutal work abroad better than life back home story has photos
    Updated: Apr-12-16 7:18 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - One North Korean who worked abroad says that as a waitress in China, she was forced to put up with male customers who groped her and tried to get her drunk. Two others recall the frozen bodies of their countrymen stored in Russian logging camps. Another says he toiled for up to 16 hours a day at a Kuwaiti construction site surrounded by wire fences.