North Korea

Sovereign state in East Asia

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North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, with Pyongyang the capital and the largest city in the country. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia, under Gwanggaeto the Great. To the north and northwest, the country is bordered by China and by Russia along the Amnok and Tumen rivers; it is bordered to the south by South Korea, with the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two. Nevertheless, North Korea, like its southern counterpart, claims to be the legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands.

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North Korea on Friday pulled out of a liaison office with the South, in a major setback for Seoul, just hours after the United States imposed the first new..
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The liaison office in the North Korean city of Kaesong was opened last year as Seoul and Pyongyang knitted closer ties North Korea pulled its staff out of an..
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North Korea withdraws from inter-Korean liaison office opened last year to encourage talks with South Korea
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North Korea on Friday pulled out of a liaison office with South Korea just north of their armed border, in a setback for South Korean President Moon Jae-in's..
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The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade sanctions over its nuclear weapons program,..
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She has turned the country into North Korea, frightening the world into line with our own suicidal madness
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The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade sanctions over its nuclear weapons program,..
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The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade U.S. and international sanctions over its..
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The Treasury Department is punishing two Chinese shipping companies for helping North Korea evade sanctions.
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The United States on Thursday announced sanctions on two China-based shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade U.S. and international sanctions over..
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may meet President Donald Trump in the United States in late April for talks on North Korea and Japan-U.S. trade, two..
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Japan will extend unilateral sanctions against North Korea by two years, public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday.
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The breakdown at last month's U.S.-North Korea summit has left South Korean President Moon Jae-in with little room to maneuver and exacerbated divisions within..
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A French publisher has produced a rare guide to North Korea, highlighting its history, cultural wealth and beautiful landscapes but advising tourists not to take..
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A senior U.S. arms control official said on Tuesday the only way for North Korea to achieve security and development is to abandon all of its weapons of mass..
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A senior U.S. arms control official said on Tuesday that the only way for North Korea to achieve security and development is to abandon all of its weapons of..
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FIFA says nine soccer federations are interested in hosting the 2023 Women's World Cup including South Korea, which could jointly bid with North Korea
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Washington: The United States and North Korea are trying to get the “sequencing” right in negotiations to dismantle the communist country’s nuclear weapon..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senior U.S.
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It is premature to say whether recent activity at some of North Korea's rocket facilities involved preparation for a missile launch, South Korea's defence..
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It is too soon to tell if recent activity at some of North Korea's rocket facilities is preparation for a missile launch, South Korea's defense minister told a..
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The United Nations Security Council has concluded that the North Korean government has been using cryptocurrency to evade international sanctions, and is behind..
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NSW Nationals MP Wes Fang has attacked the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party for a "racist" tweet likening him to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
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The current US-North Korea situation is something which has evolved far beyond anyone’s imagination. In just a few short months,..
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National correspondent for the Washington Post, Philip Bump, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss how much Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report might..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A dissident organisation committed to overthrowing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was behind a raid on the North Korean embassy in Spain..
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A dissident organization committed to overthrowing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was behind a raid on the North Korean embassy in Spain last month, The..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is hopeful that it can continue to hold denuclearization talks with North Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo..
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A new report from The Washington Post on Friday said the raid carried out at North Korea's Embassy in Madrid, including masked assailants who stole computers and..
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North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, a..
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North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, a..
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WASHINGTON (AP) — John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, says North Korea’s allegations that he and Secretary of State Mike..
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Russia wants dialogue between North Korea and the United States to continue, RIA news agency cited the Russian foreign ministry as saying on Friday.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will soon make a decision on whether to continue diplomatic talks and maintain the country's moratorium on missile launches and..
1 week ago • WorldNews
New Zealand, North Korea, Facebook: Here’s what you need to know.
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Choe Son Hui questioned the claim by Donald Trump at a news conference after the talks in Hanoi broke down that the North was seeking the lifting of all..
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Top official blames Pompeo and Bolton for lost "golden opportunity," but lauds Kim Jong Un's "mysteriously wonderful" relationship with Trump
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North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said his country was deeply disappointed by the failure of the two sides to reach any agreements at the Hanoi..
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North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a ban on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, news..
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North Korea might break off talks with the US and restart testing, a senior North Korean official says.
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North Korea is considering suspending nuclear talks with the United States and its leader may rethink a ban on missile tests, news reports from the North's..
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may rethink a ban on missile launches, a North Korean official said on Friday, adding that the United States rejected a golden..
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North Korea is considering suspending nuclear talks with the United States, Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said on Friday, according to Russia's TASS news..
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Prosecutors in Malaysia have rejected an appeal to drop a murder charge against Doan Thi Huong, a 30-year-old Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating North..
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Vietnam has repeatedly called on Malaysia for a fair trial of one of its citizens accused of the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of the North Korean..
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A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother lost her bid for immediate release Thursday as Malaysian authorities refused..
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The singer from Devon made the journey as part of her attempt to perform in every country on Earth.
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Malaysia's attorney-general on Thursday rejected Vietnam's request to free a woman accused of the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's..
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Malaysia's attorney-general on Thursday rejected Vietnam's request to free a woman accused of the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's..
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A Vietnamese woman will continue her trial for the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, after Malaysian prosecutors rejected a..
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Spanish intelligence officials believe at least two of the 10 attackers who broke into the North Korean embassy in Madrid last month, holding staff hostage and..
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UN sanctions monitors are investigating Kim Jong-un's luxury purchases of a Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz limousines and Lexus four-wheel-drive vehicles rolled out..
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A group of 10 assailants reportedly broke into North Korea's embassy in Madrid in February.
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Japan has decided for the first time in years not to submit to the United Nations a joint resolution condemning North Korea's human rights abuses, given U.S...
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By Mike Stone WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just when it looks like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program, U.S. President..
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By Mike Stone WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just when it looks like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program, U.S. President..
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North Korea knows the world can see it rebuilding its rocket sites, so what signal is it trying to send?
1 week ago • BBC News

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