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Kim Il Sung

North Korea readies massive anniversary celebration

North Korea is holding what is expected to be one of its biggest celebrations ever Saturday for the 70th anniversary of its ruling party's creation, an attention-getting event that is the government's way of showing the world and its own people the Kim dynasty — now in its third generation — is firmly in control and its military a power to be reckoned with. The military parade kicking off the celebrations could hold some surprises for analysts abroad who will be watching its display of weaponry, particularly its growing fleet of drone aircraft and long-range missiles, very closely. The guest list is shaping up to be less impressive. While no world leaders will be...