Kim Jong Un Champions Nuclear Arms at North Korean Congress

  • Ruler opts for a Western-style suit over the usual Mao outfit
  • `Thrilling explosion' of nuclear bomb called a prelude

North Korean Leader Readies His Political Coronation

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un touted the success of his country’s nuclear program in a speech opening the first congress of the ruling party since 1980, while also asserting the country is making economic progress under his rule.

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