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North Korea to Hold Rare Party Convention Next Year

North Korea’s ruling party will hold a rare convention that analysts say is an attempt to solidify Kim Jong Un’s rule. The Workers’ Party will hold the first congress since 1980 next May, state media said Friday. The party said the convention would be aimed at strengthening its role under Kim’s leadership to build a “thriving” nation, without disclosing what would be discussed at the meeting, according to the Korean Central News Agency. In the past, the party often announced major...

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