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Little sign of economic stress in North Korea's well-swept capital

PYONGYANG (Reuters) - North Korea's economy is believed to be virtually lifeless after decades of mismanagement, isolation and sanctions aimed at foiling its nuclear ambitions but its showcase capital, Pyongyang, shows no hint of calamity.Full story

North Korea heralds 60th anniversary of war 'victory' with massive parade

PYONGYANG (Reuters) - North Korea celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Korean War truce on Saturday with a massive military parade trumpeting the revolutionary genius of three generations of leaders that gave it "Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War". Full story

US man in NKorean prison hopes he's released soon

An American imprisoned in North Korea has told a pro-Pyongyang media outlet that he wants the U.S. to "try harder" to help him gain amnesty from a sentence of 15 years of hard labor for alleged crimes against the government. Full story

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The anniversary of Kim Jong Un's leadership is celebrated in the streets of Pyongyang while the country continues their threat of war with a ballistic missile launch. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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