Kim Jong-un Opens Party Congress With Admission of Failures

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Jong Eun, has acknowledged his country's economic difficulties in a speech opening the ruling Workers Party Congress. Mr Kim said the most recent five year plan fell extremely short of the party's goals. With the latest for US Laura Becker. Reports from Seoul, Kim Jong until delegates that his economic goals had gone unfulfilled on the country's mistakes had to be boldly admitted. He emphasized the state message of self reliance, but it's unclear how he will overcome one of the country's bleakest years in decades. North Korea has kept its borders closed to prevent the spread of covert 19. The blockade has caused trade with me and ally and neighbor China to plummet by our own 80% devastating typhoons and floods have damaged homes and crops on the country remains under strict international sanctions. World needs from

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