Kim did not address the rally, which celebrates the 1912 birthday of his grandfather, Kim Il Sung - North Korea's founding ruler - and which is meant to send an unmistakable message to Washington about the isolated, nuclear-armed North's military might.
North Korea rolled out intercontinental ballistic missiles and other military hardware at a massive parade on April 15 and vowed that it was "ready to hit back with nuclear attacks" against its enemies. Kim Jong Un has engaged in a war of words with President Trump amid recent missile tests. The North has warned of a nuclear strike against the United States if provoked.
And they say they'll continue developing "the long-term research and communications angles to damage her 2020 prospects". However, Democrats are surely already planning efforts to defeat President Trump and retake the White House in 2020, following the party's embarrassing 2016 defeat.
Global monitors have said the vote took place on an "unlevel playing field and the two sides of the campaign did not have equal opportunities". The recent constitutional referendum in Turkey might spell disaster for the country's bid to join the European Union.
Opposition parties called for the vote to be annulled because of a series of irregularities, particularly an electoral board decision to accept ballots that didn't bear official stamps, as required by Turkish law. The emergency laws first went into effect in July of previous year after a failed coup, which Erdogan blames on the followers of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.
By holding the national executive meeting in Biju Janata Dal stronghold, the BJP has sent a strong political signal. In a first, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the BJP top brass a clear party line when dealing with sensitive issue of Triple Talaq.