North Korea is holding its first Workers' Party Congress in 36 years. Foreign journalists have been invited, but they aren't allowed inside the Congress.
Tensions over North Korea's nuclear ambitions and discord over the THAAD missile defense system are set to dominate the agenda when South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping this week.
The life of ex-US Army sergeant Charles Robert Jenkins as a defector to North Korea reads like dramatic novel. He was the only US Army defector to tell about life in North Korea.
Pyongyang has said that the outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula was now a matter of "when," rather than "if." North Korea's Foreign Ministry condemned drills by the South Korean and US militaries.
Moscow has called US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's comments "constructive." US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had appeared to reverse US North Korea policy.
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