North Korea's ruling-party congress on Monday announced a new title for Kim Jong Un, party chairman, in a move that highlights how the authoritarian country's first congress in 36 years is aimed at bolstering the young leader.
They came for North Korea's biggest political event in decades. What they have been getting is a lot of sightseeing -- except for at least one who got kicked out.
Putting on a major political event can be pretty exhausting in North Korea, where everyone is expected to pitch in.
A BBC reporter in North Korea was detained, interrogated for eight hours and eventually expelled over his reporting in the run-up to a rare ruling party congress, the British broadcaster said Monday.
South Korean businessmen who ran factories in the now-shuttered Kaesong joint industrial zone in North Korea challenged their government's decision to pull out of the project in the constitutional court on Monday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country will not use its nuclear weapons unless its sovereignty is invaded and announced a five-year economic plan at a milestone congress of North Korea's ruling party, which entered its third day Sunday.
North Korea Saturday organized an unusual media tour of a gleaming modern hospital, apparently seeking to highlight its leaders' love for the people during a major ruling party gathering.
North Korea's ruling party is preparing to bestow a new title on leader Kim Jong Un, another clear sign that the third heir to North Korea's dynasty of Kims is firmly in control despite his country's deepening international isolation over one of his key ambitions, to keep developing more and better nuclear weapons.
North Korea opened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980 behind closed doors Friday, in an anticlimactic start to what officials have portrayed as a showcase of the country's stability and unity under young leader Kim Jong Un despite tough new sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs.
North Korea on Friday staged its most important political show for a generation, aimed at cementing the absolute rule of leader Kim Jong-Un and underlining the sanctions-hit country's "prestige" as a nuclear power.