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N Korea at crossroads

Kim Jong Un lists economic failures as rare party congress opens

North Korean leader vows greater self-reliance ahead of unveiling new plan

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at the congress of the Workers' Party in Pyongyang on Wednesday.    © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his five-year economic plan had failed to meet its goals "on almost every sector" as he kicked off the ruling Workers' Party congress on Tuesday, state media KCNA reported on Wednesday.

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