North Korea sustains high defense spending with new budget


              In this photo taken during Jan. 17-18, 2023 and provided by the North Korean government, North Korea’s parliament is held in Pyongyang, North Korea Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
            
              FILE - In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a meeting of the Workers' Party of Korea at the party headquarters in Pyongyang, North Korea on Dec. 30, 2022. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
            
              In this photo taken during Jan. 17-18, 2023 and provided by the North Korean government, North Korea’s parliament is held in Pyongyang, North Korea Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
North Korea sustains high defense spending with new budget