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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, with Pyongyang as its capital and the largest city in the country. To the north and northwest, the country is bordered by China and by Russia along the Amnok and Tumen rivers, and to the south, it is bordered 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's Kim taps tough-talking military veteran as foreign minister

North Korea's new foreign minister is a former defense commander with little diplomatic experience, spotlighting leader Kim Jong Un's reliance on party and military loyalists at a sensitive time amid..
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North Korean foreign minister replaced: report

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho has been replaced, Seoul-based NK News reported on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for North Korea


Japan will expand air defenses to counter North Korean ballistic missiles: report [Video]Japan will expand air defenses to counter North Korean ballistic missiles: report

Japan's Type-03 Air Defense System is a surface to air missile system that utilizes a truck-mounted launcher to shoot interceptor missiles.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:16Published

Keep politics out of 2020 Tokyo Games, says IOC's Bach [Video]Keep politics out of 2020 Tokyo Games, says IOC's Bach

Politicians and athletes should keep politics out of this year's Tokyo Olympic Games to protect the event's neutrality and its status as a peaceful meeting place, International Olympic Committee..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:05Published

Trump Doubts Kim Jong Un Will Break Denuclearization Deal [Video]Trump Doubts Kim Jong Un Will Break Denuclearization Deal

President Donald Trump said he did not expect North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to break his promise. According to Reuters, Korea has a self-declared moratorium on intercontinental ballistic missile and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

S. Korea's Moon wants North to return to talks [Video]S. Korea's Moon wants North to return to talks

There is a "desperate need" for practical ways to improve ties with North Korea, the South's President Moon said on Tuesday, adding that he was ready to meet with the reclusive leader in Pyongyang..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:08Published

North Korea release new footage of Kim Jong Un riding white horse on mountaintop [Video]North Korea release new footage of Kim Jong Un riding white horse on mountaintop

North Korean media have released footage of Kim Jong Un's recent horseback ride around the historic Mount Paektu volcanic peak.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

North Korea's Kim out in the cold with US relations on thin ice [Video]North Korea's Kim out in the cold with US relations on thin ice

Experts have suggested the symbolic footage is the precursor for a major policy announcement. View on euronews

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North Korea's state TV airs video of Kim riding horse at Mount Paektu [Video]North Korea's state TV airs video of Kim riding horse at Mount Paektu

North Korea's state-run television KRT on Thursday (January 2) broadcast a new video of leader Kim Jong Un riding white horse at a sacred mountain with his aides in late 2019.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

North Korean hackers stole sensitive information from Microsoft users [Video]North Korean hackers stole sensitive information from Microsoft users

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against two anonymous North Korean hackers for stealing user information in a hacking operation called Thallium.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:06Published

North Korea's Kim ends freeze of nuclear and missile tests [Video]North Korea's Kim ends freeze of nuclear and missile tests

North Korean leader says Pyongyang will show 'new strategic weapon' soon as he denounces US's 'gangster-like demands'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

Kim Jong Un to unveil new strategic weapon: KCNA [Video]Kim Jong Un to unveil new strategic weapon: KCNA

North Korean state media KCNA said that leader Kim Jong Un is planning to reveal a new strategic weapon in the new year, following stalled talks with Washington over concessions in denuclearisation..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:53Published

Kim Jong Un Says US Must End Hostile Policy Against North Korea [Video]Kim Jong Un Says US Must End Hostile Policy Against North Korea

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un said there “will never” be denuclearization on the Korean peninsula. Jong Un said it won’t happen if the U.S. “persists in its hostile policy towards” Korea...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Fireworks in North Korea mark the New Year [Video]Fireworks in North Korea mark the New Year

Huge crowds of North Koreans gathered in Pyongyang to countdown to midnight and welcome in the New Year with a firework display.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:08Published

Kim Jong Un to unveil 'new path' in New Year's speech [Video]Kim Jong Un to unveil 'new path' in New Year's speech

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to make a closely-watched New Year address on Wednesday which is likely to offer a glimpse of a "new path" he has vowed to take if the United States fails to meet..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:20Published

North Korean hackers stole sensitive information - Microsoft [Video]North Korean hackers stole sensitive information - Microsoft

Microsoft says it has seized control of 50 sites used by a hacking group based in North Korea to steal sensitive information. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

North Korea: strategy shift expected after nuclear talks stall [Video]North Korea: strategy shift expected after nuclear talks stall

North Korea's Kim's New Year speech may unveil key policy changes to ease sanctions, say geopolitical analysts.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

'Ghost boat' with seven bodies washes up on Japanese island [Video]'Ghost boat' with seven bodies washes up on Japanese island

Japanese authorities discovered the bow of a wooden boat believed to be from North Korea on the coast of Japan's Sado Island in the Sea of Japan on December 27.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:57Published

U.S. promises to act if North Korea delivers 'Christmas gift' [Video]U.S. promises to act if North Korea delivers 'Christmas gift'

The United States would be very disappointed if North Korea tested a long-range or nuclear missile and would take appropriate action as a leading military and economic power, White House national..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Trump Admin: US Will 'Express Disappointment' If North Korea Sends 'Christmas Gift' [Video]Trump Admin: US Will 'Express Disappointment' If North Korea Sends 'Christmas Gift'

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has promised a "Christmas gift" to the US if sanctions aren't lifted. According to CNN, the Trump Administration interprets the statement to mean a weapons test. No..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

North Korean Ghost Ship Washes Up In Japan With Grisly Remains Of Passengers [Video]North Korean Ghost Ship Washes Up In Japan With Grisly Remains Of Passengers

Seven bodies were found on a 'ghost ship' that washed up on the shore of the island of Sado, Japan. The boat is believed to have come from North Korea as the sides were covered in Korean numbers and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

U.S. troops in South Korea enjoy Christmas feast [Video]U.S. troops in South Korea enjoy Christmas feast

U.S. troops stationed in South Korea enjoyed a Christmas feast on Wednesday.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

N. Korea's 'Christmas gift' could be a 'beautiful vase': Trump [Video]N. Korea's 'Christmas gift' could be a 'beautiful vase': Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday brushed off North Korea's warning of a "Christmas gift," saying the United States would "deal with it very successfully," amid concerns in the United States that..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

 

U.S. ambassador becomes mustachioed face of South Korean discontent

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea drew criticism from the highest levels of government in Seoul on Friday for suggesting that Seoul consult with Washington about the possibility of reopening tourism..
Reuters - Published

South Korea should coordinate with U.S. to avoid 'misunderstandings' when engaging North: ambassador

To avoid any "misunderstandings" that could trigger sanctions, South Korea should run any plans to engage with North Korea through a joint working group established with the United States, the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: U.N. sanctions experts warn - stay away from North Korea cryptocurrency conference

United Nations sanctions experts are warning people not to attend a cryptocurrency conference in North Korea in February, flagging it as a likely sanctions violation, according to a confidential report..
Reuters - Published

Australian student expelled from North Korea says he was kidnapped from dorm

An Australian student who was briefly detained in North Korea last year over spy charges said he had been kidnapped by secret police and forced to make a false confession, according to an article..
Reuters - Published

South Korea says pushing ahead with North Korea engagement despite stalled talks

Inter-Korean cooperation doesn't necessarily have to wait for the United States' denuclearization talks with North Korea to progress, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said on Tuesday after..
Reuters - Published

U.S. imposes sanctions on two North Korean entities over labor export

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two North Korean entities it accused of facilitating the export of workers from North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions.
Reuters - Published

Inter-Korean projects could help ease sanctions on North: South Korea's Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday it was too early to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, and that inter-Korean..
Reuters - Published

South Korean president takes heart from Trump's birthday wishes to North Korea's Kim

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in hailed U.S. President Donald Trump for sending birthday wishes to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, describing it as "a great idea" to improve chances of restarting..
Reuters - Published

South Korea could pursue projects with North Korea despite sanctions: Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that it was too early to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, and that inter-Korean cooperation..
Reuters - Published

North Korea remains open to dialogue with U.S.: South Korea's Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday there was no need to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, adding Pyongyang has not yet..
Reuters - Published

White House says U.S. has asked North Korea to resume talks: Axios

White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien said the United States had reached out to North Korea seeking to resume talks, according to an interview published on Sunday by Axios.
Reuters - Published

Kim-Trump personal relations 'not enough to resume' US-North Korea talks

The US must fully accept North Korea's demands so nuclear discussions can restart, an official says.
BBC News - Published

North Korea says leaders' relations not enough after Trump sends birthday wishes to Kim

North Korea has received birthday greetings to its leader Kim Jong Un from U.S. President Donald Trump, but their personal relationship is not enough for a return to talks, according to a statement..
Reuters - Published

North Korea receives birthday greetings for Kim from Trump

North Korea has received U.S. President Donald Trump's birthday greetings to its leader Kim Jong Un, but will not return to the negotiation table, according to a statement published on Saturday by..
Reuters - Published

Trump sends North Korea's Kim birthday greetings

U.S. President Donald Trump sent a happy birthday message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's national security adviser Chung Eui-Yong said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Trump sent North Korea's Kim birthday wishes: South Korea's national security adviser

U.S. President Donald Trump sent a happy birthday message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's National Security Advisor Chung Eui-Yong said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

South Korea's Moon cites 'desperate need' for ways to improve ties with North

There is a "desperate need" for practical ways to improve ties with North Korea, the South's President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday, adding that he was ready to meet with the reclusive leader in..
Reuters - Published

Trump doubts North Korea leader will break promises on denuclearization

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he did not expect North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to break his promise about denuclearization, but conceded that he might.
Reuters - Published

Europe helps secure release of 11 North Korean defectors held in Vietnam activists

A group of 11 North Koreans who were detained in Vietnam while seeking to defect to South Korea have been released thanks to the help of European institutions, a Seoul-based activist group said on..
Reuters - Published

U.S. defense secretary urges North Korea to negotiate on denuclearization

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday said the United States still sees a political agreement on denuclearization as the best path forward on North Korea, but that American forces remained..
Reuters - Published

Faster rockets, more warheads: What North Korea could gain from new weapons development

If North Korea returns to long-range missile launches or other weapons tests in 2020, its military could make valuable technical advances and gain experience alongside whatever political message is..
Reuters - Published

U.N. secretary-general 'deeply concerned' North Korea said it could resume weapons tests

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is "deeply concerned" that North Korea has indicated it could resume nuclear and missile tests, a U.N. spokesman said on Wednesday. 
Reuters - Published

World welcomes 2020, but wildfires, protests, cast a pall over some celebrations

The world celebrated the New Year on Wednesday with fireworks displays from Sydney to London, although celebrations were clouded by deadly wildfires in Australia, protests in Hong Kong and India and..
Reuters - Published

North Korea's leader promises 'new strategic weapon,' leaves room for talks

North Korea's leader plans to further develop nuclear programs and to introduce a "new strategic weapon" in the near future, state media said on Wednesday, although he signaled there was still room for..
Reuters - Published

Trump says he thinks North Korea's Kim is a 'man of his word'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had signed a contract about denuclearization and that he thought the North Korean leader was a "man of his word."
Reuters - Published

North Korea threatens to resume nuclear and ICBM testing

Kim Jong-un also warns of a new 'strategic weapon' up his sleeve but leaves room for new US talks.
BBC News - Published

World welcomes 2020, but celebrations shadowed by wildfires, protests, Korea tensions

The world celebrated the New Year on Wednesday with fireworks displays from Sydney to London, although celebrations were clouded by deadly wildfires in Australia, protests in Hong Kong and India and..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo hopes North Korea's Kim chooses 'peace and prosperity over conflict and war'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday he hoped North Korea would "choose peace" after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country would continue developing nuclear programs and..
Reuters - Published

Kim says North Korea to show 'new strategic weapon' in near future

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday said his country will continue developing nuclear programmes and introduce a "new strategic weapon" in the near future, state media KCNA said, after the..
Reuters - Published

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