N. Korea journalist union holds first meeting in 22 years

NORTH Korea held a conference of its journalists union for the first time since 2001, state media said today, as the isolated regime ramps up nuclear threats despite reported food shortages.

The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the conference took place “at a critical time”, with attendees urged to redouble their efforts to push leader Kim Jong-un’s ideological line.