North Korea's parliament to convene after satellite launch

The newly elected North Korean parliament will convene on April 9, just after the country's planned satellite launch, which Pyongyang has said will take place some time between April 4 to April 8, the Korean Central News Agency said on Friday. Leader Kim Jong Il was unanimously re-elected to a legislative seat in a March 8 election. North Korea's parliament meets only a few times a year to pass bills vetted by the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, which Kim heads.