North Korea hosts military parade free of advanced missiles

North Korea staged a huge military parade Sunday in commemoration of its 70th anniversary, but did not display the country’s most advanced missiles as it had in the past, reports the AP.

The big picture: Amid stalled nuclear talks with the U.S., dictator Kim Jong-un appeared to use the annual parade to celebrate North Korea’s economic development, rather than its nuclear capabilities. Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are expected to meet later this month in Pyongyang to discuss “complete denuclearization.”

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