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Pyongyang: Capital of North Korea
Pyongyang, P'yŏngyang or Pyeongyang, is the capital and largest city of North Korea. Pyongyang is located on the Taedong River about 109 kilometres (68 mi) upstream from its mouth on the Yellow Sea. According to the 2008 population census, it has a population of 3,255,288. Pyongyang is a directly-administered city with equal status to North Korean provinces.

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North Korea replaces its foreign minister: report

north korea replaces its foreign minister: report
North Korea’s foreign minister has been replaced this week, Seoul-based NK News reported Saturday, in a move that could represent a major political shuffling and impact Pyongyang’s foreign policy...
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Japan, US, S. Korea push for N. Korea denuclearisation

japan, us, s. korea push for n. korea denuclearisation
The top diplomats of Japan, the United States and South Korea on Tuesday affirmed close coordination in pushing for North Korea's denuclearisation amid a standstill in negotiations between Washington..
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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'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 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

North and South Korea welcome in the new decade [Video]North and South Korea welcome in the new decade

There were fireworks in Pyongyang and bell-ringing in Seoul.View on euronews

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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

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

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

Stalled talks with U.S. not good for N.Korea, S.Korea tells China [Video]Stalled talks with U.S. not good for N.Korea, S.Korea tells China

Stalled denuclearisation talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea are not beneficial for Pyongyang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Chinese President Xi..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:01Published

North Korea warns the U.S. over human rights comments [Video]North Korea warns the U.S. over human rights comments

North Korea criticized the United States for taking issue with its human rights record on Saturday, saying Washington's "verbal abuse" would only aggravate the already tense situation on the Korean..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:02Published

U.S. defense secretary hopeful for diplomacy with North Korea [Video]U.S. defense secretary hopeful for diplomacy with North Korea

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he remains hopeful the United States can restart diplomatic relations with North Korea, as the clock ticks down to North Korea's declared year-end deadline to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

China, Russia propose lifting N Korea sanctions [Video]China, Russia propose lifting N Korea sanctions

Statues, seafood and textiles were proposed exports to be taken off the North Korea sanctions lift on Monday. Ryan Brooks reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:38Published

U.S. envoy brushes off North Korea's deadline [Video]U.S. envoy brushes off North Korea's deadline

U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, urged Pyongyang on Monday to return offers of talks, dismissing leader Kim Jong Un's year-end deadline. Ryan Brooks reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

U.S. envoy in S. Korea amid Pyongyang pressure [Video]U.S. envoy in S. Korea amid Pyongyang pressure

Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, arrived in South Korea on Sunday as Pyongyang stepped up pressure on Washington to make concessions to revive stalled denucleasisation talks..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:24Published

U.S. envoy arrives in S. Korea as Pyongyang ramps up pressure [Video]U.S. envoy arrives in S. Korea as Pyongyang ramps up pressure

Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, arrived in South Korea on Sunday as Pyongyang stepped up pressure on Washington to make concessions to revive stalled denucleasisation talks..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:24Published

U.S. envoy arrives in South Korea as Pyongyang ramps up pressure [Video]U.S. envoy arrives in South Korea as Pyongyang ramps up pressure

Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, arrived in South Korea on Sunday as Pyongyang stepped up pressure on Washington to make concessions to revive stalled denucleasisation talks..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:24Published

Denuclearization off negotiating table - N. Korea's U.N. envoy [Video]Denuclearization off negotiating table - N. Korea's U.N. envoy

North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations, Kim Song, said on Saturday that denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the United States and lengthy talks with Washington are not needed...

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:18Published

Trump Says Kim Jong Un Does Not Want To Interfere In Election [Video]Trump Says Kim Jong Un Does Not Want To Interfere In Election

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing the White House en route to Florida, in Washington, U.S., December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

N. Korea uses old taunt in new warning to Trump [Video]N. Korea uses old taunt in new warning to Trump

Trump sparked an angry response from North Korea after he called Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un "rocket man" earlier this week. Pyongyang On Thursday responded by calling him a "dotard," reviving one of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Kim Jong Un celebrates 'modern mountainous city' [Video]Kim Jong Un celebrates 'modern mountainous city'

North Korea's state-run television KRT on Tuesday aired a video of leader Kim Jong Un celebrating the completion of his signature construction project, a new city near the sacred mountain where his..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

North Korea launches Thanksgiving message for the U.S. [Video]North Korea launches Thanksgiving message for the U.S.

North Korea launched two short range missiles on Thursday, a move some analysts called a reminder that the clock is ticking to restart denuclearization talks. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

 

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

north korea remains open to dialogue with u.s. - south korea's moon
By Hyonhee Shin and Kevin Krolicki, SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday it was too early to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearisation dialogue between the United..
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Donald Trump sends birthday greetings to North Korea's Kim: Seoul

donald trump sends birthday greetings to north korea's kim: seoul
SEOUL: US President Donald Trump wished North Korea's Kim Jong Un a happy birthday, Seoul said on Friday -- with nuclear talks deadlocked and six years after former Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman..
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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

Kim Jong Un Gives Up On Trump, Prepares to Endure U.S. Sanctions

kim jong un gives up on trump, prepares to endure u.s. sanctions
(Bloomberg) -- Kim Jong Un is giving up on hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump will lift sanctions anytime soon. Alongside the North Korean leader’s latest saber-rattling this week was a stunning..
WorldNews - Published

North Korea threatens new weapon

north korea threatens new weapon
Seoul―North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared an end to moratoriums on nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests and threatened a demonstration of a “new strategic weapon” soon...
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North Korea’s leader goes on the offensive before key speech

north korea’s leader goes on the offensive before key speech
Seoul — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for “offensive measures” to strengthen security ahead of a New Year speech that could flesh out the nuclear-armed nation’s threat to seek a..
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Kim Jong-un calls for 'positive and offensive' security policy

The North Korean leader was speaking to senior party officials at a meeting in Pyongyang.
BBC News - Published

N Korea begins key meeting before year-end deadline for US

n korea begins key meeting before year-end deadline for us
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has opened a high-profile political conference to discuss how to overcome “harsh trials and difficulties," state media reported Sunday, days before a year-end..
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No North Korean ‘Christmas Gift’ Yet, But Deadline Looms

no north korean ‘christmas gift’ yet, but deadline looms
North Korea may not have delivered a so-called “Christmas gift” to the United States, at least not on Christmas Day, but U.S.-North Korea tensions appear far from resolved as Pyongyang’s..
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U.S. military tracking Santa - and any 'Christmas gift' from North Korea

While the North American Aerospace Defense Command stays alert for any signs of a North Korea missile launch – what officials in Pyongyang have described as a "Christmas gift" – it is also tracking..
Reuters - Published

North Korea's 'Christmas gift' could be a new anti-US hard-line policy, source says

north korea's 'christmas gift' could be a new anti-us hard-line policy, source says
North Korea is planning to adopt a hard-line policy toward the United States that involves taking denuclearization off the table amid perceptions that President Donald Trump is vulnerable politically,..
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Stalled talks with U.S. not good for North Korea, South Korea tells China

Stalled denuclearization talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea are not beneficial for Pyongyang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Chinese President Xi..
Reuters - Published

South Korea's Moon says stalled talks with U.S. not good for North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that stalled denuclearization talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea were not beneficial for Pyongyang,..
Reuters - Published

Korean President Moon Jae In heads to Chengdu for Pyongyang talks

korean president moon jae in heads to chengdu for pyongyang talks
South Korean President Moon Jae In waves at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, just south of Seoul, today before leaving for China to attend a trilateral summit with Chinese and Japanese leaders. South Korean..
WorldNews - Published

North Korea threat looms as China, Japan, South Korea leaders meet

north korea threat looms as china, japan, south korea leaders meet
The spectre of a new confrontation between Pyongyang and Washington hangs over meetings between China, Japan and South Korea this week, with growing risks North Korean actions could end an uneasy..
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Pentagon Hopeful for Diplomatic Reboot With North Korea

pentagon hopeful for diplomatic reboot with north korea
The United States is ready for a fight with North Korea over the country's nuclear program, though top officials at the Pentagon say they are hopeful such a confrontation can be avoided. Pyongyang set..
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'Before it is too late': Diplomats race to defuse tensions ahead of North Korea's deadline

A last minute flurry of diplomacy aimed at engaging with North Korea ahead of its declared year-end deadline for talks has been met with stony silence from Pyongyang so far, with the looming crisis..
Reuters - Published

U.S., China vow to keep communicating on N. Korea nuclear issue

u.s., china vow to keep communicating on n. korea nuclear issue
Top U.S. envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun and his Chinese counterpart agreed Thursday that the two countries will continue communicating on North Korean issues, with a year-end deadline set by..
WorldNews - Published

China urges U.S., North Korea to resume talks as tensions escalate

China on Thursday urged the United States and North Korea to resume dialogue and work to resolve disagreements as soon as possible amid renewed tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over the..
Reuters - Published

China says North Korean sanctions relief is best plan with U.S. envoy set to arrive

China touted its proposal offering sanctions relief to North Korea as the best option to diffuse tensions, calling on Thursday for a compromise in the standoff between Washington and Pyongyang over the..
Reuters - Published

China repeats call for restraint as North Korea tensions build

China repeated its call for restraint and compromise on Thursday amid growing tensions in the Korean Peninsula, as renewed provocations from Pyongyang stoke fears it will break off talks with..
Reuters - Published

U.N. condemns North Korea rights abuses, Pyongyang rejects resolution

The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday condemned "the long-standing and ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights in and by" North Korea in an annual resolution that..
Reuters - Published

Warmbier parents praise bill calling for further North Korea sanctions

The parents of Otto Warmbier, an American student who died after 17 months in a North Korean prison, hailed on Wednesday new congressional legislation passed in their son's name that calls for further..
Reuters - Published

China says lifting some U.N. sanctions on North Korea could help break deadlock

China and Russia are pushing the U.N. Security Council to lift some sanctions on North Korea to ease the country's humanitarian concerns and to "break the deadlock" in stalled denuclearization talks..
Reuters - Published

U.S.-led pressure fractures as China, Russia push for North Korea sanctions relief

A proposal by China and Russia to ease U.N. sanctions on North Korea increases pressure on the United States and signals what is the likely end of unified efforts to persuade Pyongyang to give up its..
Reuters - Published

US says it won't accept North Korea-set nuclear deadline

us says it won't accept north korea-set nuclear deadline
A senior US diplomat said today that Washington won’t accept a year-end deadline set by North Korea to make concessions in stalled nuclear talks and urged Pyongyang to return to a negotiating table..
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US envoy Stephen Biegun tells North Korea: 'Let's get this done'

The US envoy calls on North Korea to resume nuclear talks - as Pyongyang's self-imposed deadline looms.
BBC News - Published

Japan government spokesman hopes Japan, South Korea study North Korean issue with rigor

Japan's top government spokesman on Monday said he hopes Japan and South Korea study the North Korean issue "with rigor" as tensions with Pyongyang rise after it conducted a series of weapons tests and..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy Biegun to North Korea: 'We're here, you know how to reach us'

U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, urged Pyongyang on Monday to return offers of talks, dismissing leader Kim Jong Un's year-end deadline while highlighting Washington's willingness to..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy Biegun urges North Korea to respond to calls for talks

U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, called on Pyongyang to return its offer of talks, saying Washington is willing to discuss "all issues of interest"
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy arrives in South Korea as Pyongyang ramps up pressure

Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, arrived in South Korea on Sunday as Pyongyang stepped up pressure on Washington to make concessions to revive stalled denuclearization talks..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy to visit Seoul as deadline looms for stalled North Korea talks

The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will arrive in South Korea on Sunday ahead of a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang for Washington to soften its approach to stalled denuclearization talks, Seoul..
Reuters - Published

U.S. warns North Korea against 'ill-advised behavior' as deadline looms

The United States warned North Korea on Thursday against any resumption of "unfortunate ill-advised behavior" after Pyongyang raised international concerns by setting an end-of-year deadline for..
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U.S. does not want to see 'ill-advised behavior' by North Korea: official

President Donald Trump wants to work with North Korea to help it develop its economy, but the United States does not want to see a resumption of "ill-advised behavior" by Pyongyang, a senior State..
Reuters - Published

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