N. Korea's ruling party holds 1st congress in 5 years

North Korea’s ruling party convened its first congress in five years on Tuesday, state-run media said, the gathering coming with leader Kim Jong Un recently acknowledging his failure to create economic growth for the country. At the opening of the key meeting of the Workers’ Party, Kim in a speech reviewed the successes and mistakes of the nation’s five-year national economic development strategy through 2020, the official Korean Central News Agency reported Wednesday. Before Democrat President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20, North Korea, during the period of the congress, may urge th…

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