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  North Korea celebrates 60 years since Korean War

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

Former North Korean child beggar wins fame as TV chef

SEOUL (Reuters) - With her flower-print dress and black hair dyed a fashionable light brown, Kim Ha-na does not seem like a former child beggar who risked her life three times trying to escape from North Korea before finally fleeing at the age of 15. Full story

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  White House cracks down on alleged leaks

NBC’s National Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff joins Chuck Todd to discuss the Obama White House’s crackdown on alleged leaks.

  US offers open to talks with North Korea to stop threats

Top talkers: The Washington Post’s David Ignatius joins the Morning Joe panel to discuss how serious the U.S. should take North Korea’s threats. Ignatius calls the threats “a direct military challenge to the United States.”

  Relative quiet on Korean peninsula during NK holiday

North Koreans marked the start of a three-day national holiday celebrating the birthday of North Korea’s first leader, Kim-Il Sung. The latest display of patriotic fervor comes as analysts wonder whether the North’s leader will seize the moment to make good on his threats of a nuclear launch. NBC’s

  Kerry opens door to negotiations with N Korea

Secretary of State John Kerry opened the door to direct disarmament talks with North Korea, but there is still no sign Kim Jong Un is prepared to stop testing nuclear weapons. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports.

  US, China agree to cooperate on North Korea

Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshare Fund and nuclear weapons expert, gives his analysis on North Korea’s threats. He weighs in on the likelihood of Kim Jung Un launching a missile and diplomacy between the United States and China.

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U.S. Under Secretary For Terrorism And Financial Intelligence Cohen and Vice Foreign Minister of South Korea Kim talk at Kim's office in Seoul
U.S. Under Secretary For Terrorism And Financial Intelligence Cohen and Vice Foreign Minister of South Korea Kim talk at Kim's office in Seoul

U.S. Under Secretary For Terrorism And Financial Intelligence David Cohen and Vice Foreign Minister of South Korea Kim Kyou-hyun talk at Kim's office in Seoul July 30, 2013. Cohen is in charge of imposing sanctions on North Korea and Iran. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. Under Secretary For Terrorism And Financial Intelligence Cohen and Vice Foreign Minister of South Korea Kim pose before their talks in Seoul
U.S. Under Secretary For Terrorism And Financial Intelligence Cohen and Vice Foreign Minister of South Korea Kim pose before their talks in Seoul

U.S. Under Secretary For Terrorism And Financial Intelligence David Cohen and Vice Foreign Minister of South Korea Kim Kyou-hyun pose before their talks in Seoul July 30, 2013. Cohen is in charge of imposing sanctions on North Korea and Iran. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS)

North Korean leader Kim glances back at China's Vice President Li during a parade in Pyongyang
North Korean leader Kim glances back at China's Vice President Li during a parade in Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un glances back at China's Vice President Li Yuanchao during a parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang July 27, 2013. Kim was joined by Li on the podium to inspect a massive th

North Korean leader Kim speaks to Choe, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, during a parade in Pyongyang
North Korean leader Kim speaks to Choe, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, during a parade in Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks to Choe Ryong-hae , director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army , during a parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang July 27, 2013. Choe, Kim's m