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'Executed' N. Korean General Named to Senior Party Posts

North Korea's former military chief of staff who was reported executed earlier this year is apparently alive and well after being named Tuesday in a number of senior ruling party posts.

Intelligence reports in South Korea had suggested Ri Yong-Gil, former chief of the Korean People's Army (KPA) General Staff, was executed in February on accusations of corruption and forming a political faction.

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'Chairman Kim' Presides over Mass Parade in Pyongyang

North Korea held a massive parade in Pyongyang Tuesday, turning the capital's giant square into a sea of pink, to celebrate a ruling party congress seen as a formal coronation for supreme leader Kim Jong-Un.

Kim presided over the event from a balcony overlooking the expansive Kim Il-Sung Square, with tens of thousands of people waving bouquets of artificial flowers over their heads as the young leader arrived.

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Kim Crowned as Party Leader at N. Korean Congress

North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un cemented control over his ruling Workers' Party on Monday with a new role seen as a coronation for the young leader.

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Report: U.S. Asks for Seoul's Bottom Line on Peace Talks with North

Top U.S .intelligence official James Clapper asked South Korean officials during a recent visit for Seoul's bottom line in any future negotiation between the U.S. and North Korea on a permanent peace treaty, a report said Saturday.

The 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice that has never been formalized by a peace treaty, meaning that the two Koreas technically remain at war.

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N. Korea Controls Agenda as World's Media Pour in

When one of the world's most secretive states opens the door to the international media, it keeps a firm grip on the handle.

Some 130 journalists flocked to North Korea at the express invitation of the Pyongyang authorities to cover the opening on Friday of a rare ruling party congress.

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Kim Jong-Un Hails N. Korea's Nuclear Power Status At Party Congress

Kim Jong-Un opened North Korea's first ruling party congress for nearly 40 years on Friday, with a defiant defense of the "magnificent" strides made in the country's nuclear weapons program.

Hailing the historic test of what North Korea claims was a hydrogen bomb in January, the isolated state's young leader said it had shown the world it would not be cowed by sanctions or outside pressure.

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N. Korea Readies for Party Congress, Nuclear Test Fears Persist

North Korea readied Thursday to kick off its most important ruling party gathering for nearly 40 years, amid persistent concerns of a nuclear test, despite no clear signs of an imminent detonation.

Leader Kim Jong-Un is expected to deliver a keynote address at the opening of Friday's party congress which will be minutely scrutinized for suggestions of a significant policy shift or personnel changes in the nuclear-armed nation's governing elite.

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A Coronation for North Korea's Kim Jong-Un

After four years of top-level reshuffles, purges and executions, Kim Jong-Un will formally cement his unassailable status as North Korea's supreme leader at a landmark ruling party congress this week.

The first gathering of its kind for nearly 40 years is really a coronation of sorts -- recognizing the young 33-year-old leader as the legitimate inheritor of the dynastic dictatorship started by his grandfather Kim Il-Sung and passed down through his late father Kim Jong-Il.

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N. Korea Tests Sub-Launched Missile, Says Seoul

North Korea on Saturday tested what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean defense ministry said.

"North Korea launched a projectile which was believed to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) around 6:30 pm (0930 GMT) in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) near the northeastern port of Sinpo", a defense ministry spokesman said.

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S. Korea, Japan, U.S. Warn Pyongyang over Possible Nuclear Test

South Korea, Japan and the United States on Tuesday warned North Korea of harsher sanctions and deeper isolation if it went ahead with a fifth nuclear test or other provocations.

The warning, which followed a trilateral meeting of top diplomatic officials, came amid growing speculation that Pyongyang is in the final stages of preparing an underground nuclear detonation at its Punggye-ri test site.

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