North Korea’s Kim Jong-un acknowledges ‘grim situation’ facing economy

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un urged officials to focus on improving citizens’ lives in the face of a “grim” economic situation, state media reported on Monday, as he marked the anniversary of the country’s ruling party.Art performances, galas, and a fireworks show were held in Pyongyang to celebrate the 76th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea on Sunday, but no large military parade, which are sometimes held on such occasions, was reported.North Korea’s economy has been…


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