4. North Korea gives rare UN briefing

  • North Korean officials give rare UN media briefing; do not answer questions on Kim Jong Un's health.
  • Officials acknowledged existence of labour camps in country but pushed back against UN report on poor human rights in NK.
  • Commentators said giving on briefing was a step forward; dismissed North's prison camp denials.
  • Briefing also revealed dialouge between NK and EU with officials from regime visiting EU HQ in Brussels.