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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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Report: Preparations in 'Final Stages' for N. Korea Nuclear Test

A surge in activity at North Korea's atomic test site suggests preparations for a fifth nuclear test are in their final stages, possibly before a key political event in early May, South Korean media reported Sunday.

The frequency of vehicle, workforce and equipment movements at the Punggye-ri site have "increased two to threefold," since last month, Yonhap news agency said, citing multiple government sources.

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