North Korea's Workers’ Party congress apparently opens

May 6, 2016 5:11 AM

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PYONGYANG, North Korea — The much-hyped seventh congress of the Workers’ Party apparently began in North Korea Friday morning, but foreign reporters allowed into the country for the event were not permitted into the forum.

This is the first time in 36 years that North Korea’s one and only party has called a congress. The event is widely believed to be the driver behind North Korea’s various provocations since the start of the year, from its January nuclear test and its February long-range ballistic missile launch, to ...

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