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North Korea: Country in East Asia
North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. The country is bordered to the north by China and by Russia along the Amnok and Tumen rivers, and to the south by South Korea, with the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two. North Korea, like its southern counterpart, claims to be the legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. Pyongyang is the country's capital and largest city.

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Activity flurry suggests N. Korea sub missile test [Video]

Activity flurry suggests N. Korea sub missile test

Analysts and security officials say they are watching for signs that North Korea may use an upcoming holiday to unveil new weapons or test fire a submarine-launched ballistic missile, after a flurry of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published
Kim Jong-Un Visits ‘Socialist Fairyland’ Village [Video]

Kim Jong-Un Visits ‘Socialist Fairyland’ Village

Kim Jong-un has praised North Korea’s military for rebuilding a typhoon-hit village “as a socialist fairyland”. The Supreme Leader was visiting an area in the south of the country, which has..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:38Published
Trump Just Can't Keep A Secret, And That's A Big Problem [Video]

Trump Just Can't Keep A Secret, And That's A Big Problem

Boasting of his 'great intel,' US President Donald J. Trump told Russian officials in 2017 about an ISIS plot so classified that he risked exposing the source. In the same year, Trump revealed to the..

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Kim Jong Un inspects flood-hit area [Video]

Kim Jong Un inspects flood-hit area

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected reconstruction work in a flood-hit area of the country, state media reported on Saturday. North Korea has recently been battered by some of the wettest..

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North Korea Mobilises Thousands After Typhoon Damage [Video]

North Korea Mobilises Thousands After Typhoon Damage

North Korea has mobilised thousands of workers from its capital Pyongyang to help the nation’s countryside regions recently struck by a powerful typhoon. After surveying the damage, North Korean..

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Kim Jong-Un Surveys Damage in Typhoon-Hit Area [Video]

Kim Jong-Un Surveys Damage in Typhoon-Hit Area

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited areas struck by a typhoon and called for 12,000 workers from the capital Pyongyang to join in the recovery efforts. North Korean state-run TV showed..

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Typhoon Maysak hits North Korea [Video]

Typhoon Maysak hits North Korea

Typhoon Maysak hit North Korea overnight and brought heavy rain and floods, the country's state-run broadcaster KRT reported on Thursday (September 3), even as damage from a previous typhoon last week..

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Typhoon that smashed South Korea now makes landfall in its northern neighbour [Video]

Typhoon that smashed South Korea now makes landfall in its northern neighbour

A typhoon that smashed South Korea, ripping off roofs and knocking out power to over 1,600 households, made landfall in North Korea early Thursday.

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Kim Jong Un’s Sister May Hold Key North Korean Post, South Korean Officials Say [Video]

Kim Jong Un’s Sister May Hold Key North Korean Post, South Korean Officials Say

Kim Yo Jong appears to be effectively in charge of the Organisation and Guidance Department of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party.

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UN warns of N. Korea's miniature nuclear devices [Video]

UN warns of N. Korea's miniature nuclear devices

According to a confidential UN report, North Korea is pressing on with its nuclear weapons program and several countries believe it has "probably developed miniaturized nuclear devices to fit into the..

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North Korean Reports First Possible Covid-19 Case [Video]

North Korean Reports First Possible Covid-19 Case

The first publicly reported suspected case of Covid-19 within North Korea's borders has been reported. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called an emergency meeting Saturday after the infection was..

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North Korea mark armistice anniversary with fireworks [Video]

North Korea mark armistice anniversary with fireworks

North Korean residents on Monday (July 27) watched fireworks and laid flowers at statues of their late leaders to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, state media..

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N. Korea 'emergency' over suspected COVID-19 case [Video]

N. Korea 'emergency' over suspected COVID-19 case

A border city in North Korea has been locked down after a person suspected to have the new coronavirus was reported to have returned from South Korea in what, if confirmed, would be the first case..

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Coronavirus: Kim Jong-un Declares State of Emergency [Video]

Coronavirus: Kim Jong-un Declares State of Emergency

North Korea has declared a state of emergency after Kim Jong-un chaired an emergency politburo meeting about a suspected case of Covid-19. State media said the person defected to South Korea three..

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North Korea declares emergency over first reported COVID-19 case [Video]

North Korea declares emergency over first reported COVID-19 case

Leader Kim Jong Un holds an emergency meeting as the country's first suspected coronavirus infection is reported.

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North Korea places border city in lockdown over fears of first Covid-19 patient [Video]

North Korea places border city in lockdown over fears of first Covid-19 patient

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has placed a city near the border with SouthKorea under lockdown over concerns the country has its first coronavirus case,state media reported. The measure was taken on..

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Typhoon Maysak: North Korea vows to punish officials over 'casualties'

The ruling party says local officials are responsible for "dozens of casualties" in Typhoon Maysak,
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Kim Jong-un Visits Cornfield Following Reports of Coma

North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, is out and about visiting cornfields and assessing damage from storms ... just days after reports claiming he's on his death bed. The dictator held and ear of corn..
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Typhoon makes rare landfall over North Korea

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Kim Jong-un warns over North Korea typhoon and coronavirus

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North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un Reportedly in a Coma

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Kim Jong-un gives sister Yo-jong 'more responsibilities'

Kim Yo-jong has reportedly been given responsibility for North Korean policy towards the US.
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Coronavirus: Swimming defector was not infected, says S Korea

The suspected patient crawled through a drain then swam to North Korea, the South says.
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North Korea on alert over 'first suspected coronavirus case'

State media say a defector who returned from South Korea has Covid-19 symptoms.
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The North Korean refugees who have donated 7,000 sets of PPE to care homes in the north of England.
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Coronavirus in North Korea: Kim Jong-un claims 'shining success'

North Korea maintains that it has zero Covid-19 cases, though analysts say this is unlikely.
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North Korea: Kim Jong-un 'suspends military action' against South

A meeting led by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un halts plans for unspecified moves against the South.
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North Korea: Balloons and speakers raise Korean border tensions

Propaganda balloons have become a symbol of a worsening relationship between North and South Korea.
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North Korea continues to present 'extraordinary' threat to region: Pentagon official

North Korea's activities in recent days have shown that Pyongyang continues to pose an "extraordinary" threat to the Asia-Pacific region, a senior Pentagon official said on Thursday.
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South Korea's nuclear envoy visits U.S. as tensions flare with North Korea

South Korea's chief nuclear negotiator will hold talks with officials in Washington on Thursday amid flaring tensions with North Korea after Pyongyang blew up an inter-Korean liaison office and..
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Defectors prepare packages to send to North Korea despite growing tensions

A North Korean defector-led group on Thursday prepared hundreds of plastic bottles stuffed with rice which they plan to float into North Korea, despite a legal challenge from South Korean authorities..
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South Korea's Moon faces crisis in peace bid with North but has few options

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in faces the biggest crisis yet in his bid to foster reconciliation with North Korea, as it lashes out with the destruction of a joint office and rolls back agreements,..
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North Korea rejects South's offer of envoys, vows to redeploy border troops

North Korea said on Wednesday it had rejected a South Korean offer to send special envoys to ease escalating tension over defiance by North Korean defectors and stalled reconciliation efforts, and it..
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South Korean unification minister offers to step down, Yonhap says

South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul, who oversees engagement with North Korea, offered on Tuesday to step down, saying he takes responsibility for a worsening in ties between the..
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North Korea tells 'mongrel dog' South why it bombed office

Kim Jong-un's sister said the South's president "put his neck into the noose of US flunkeyism".
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South Korea says will no longer accept unreasonable behavior by North Korea

South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Wednesday that recent North Korean criticism of President Moon Jae-in was senseless and that it will no longer accept unreasonable behavior by the North.
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Timeline: From historic summit to building destruction, North Korea unsettles U.S.

North Korea on Tuesday blew up a building set up in 2018 in a border town as a joint liaison office to foster better ties with South Korea, the latest in a series of actions by Pyongyang that have..
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U.S. urges North Korea to 'refrain from further counterproductive actions'

The United States responded to North Korea's blowing up of a joint liaison office with South Korea on Tuesday by saying it fully supports Seoul's efforts on inter-Korean relations and urging Pyongyang..
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North Korea destroys inter-Korean liaison office in 'terrific explosion'

North Korea on Tuesday blew up a building set up in 2018 in a border town as a joint liaison office to foster better ties with South Korea after threatening action if North Korean defectors went ahead..
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U.S. says in 'close coordination' with South Korea after North Korea destroys liaison office

The U.S. government is in "close coordination" with South Korea after North Korea destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office on Tuesday, a senior Trump administration official said.
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Britain warns against security law for Hong Kong as North Korea defends China

Britain said on Tuesday that China's plan to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong would undermine the autonomy in the former British colony and could threaten its rights and freedoms.
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Kaesong liaison office: What does North Korea want?

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North Korea: What's behind the liaison office demolition?

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South Korea vows to respond sternly if North keeps raising tensions

South Korea's presidential office said on Tuesday it will respond sternly if North Korea continues to raise tensions after destroying a joint liaison office that was a symbol of inter-Korean..
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Kremlin concerned about situation on Korean peninsula, calls for restraint

The Kremlin said on Tuesday it was concerned about the situation on the Korean peninsula and called for restraint from all sides after North Korea destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office.
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North Korea blows up liaison office on its side of border with South

North Korea blew up and destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office in its border city of Kaesong on Tuesday, South Korea said, after Pyongyang threatened to take action if defector groups push ahead with..
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