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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 quarantines in place for coronavirus: envoy

North Korea has imposed a strict quarantine around foreigners or returning nationals who display fever on entering the country, but has found no cases of coronavirus yet, its envoy to the United..
Reuters - Published

Defectors from North Korea run in South's elections to battle flawed policies

Politics in South Korea is drawing high-profile North Korean defectors in numbers not seen before, aiming to remedy what they call failures by President Moon Jae-in's administration to protect refugees..
Reuters - Published

Videos for North Korea


Iranian hackers target corporate VPN servers [Video]Iranian hackers target corporate VPN servers

A new report by cyber security firm ClearSky has found that hackers backed by the Iranian government have been exploiting bugs in corporate VPN servers.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:54Published

Kim Jong Un makes his first public appearance in weeks [Video]Kim Jong Un makes his first public appearance in weeks

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first appearance in 22 days, state media reported on Saturday, amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 00:57Published

UN: North Korea still developing nuclear, missile programs [Video]UN: North Korea still developing nuclear, missile programs

North Korea has continued development of its nuclear and missile programs, according to a confidential United Nations report seen by Reuters.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:15Published

North Korea celebrates Lunar New Year with tributes to its leaders [Video]North Korea celebrates Lunar New Year with tributes to its leaders

North Korea joined in Lunar New Year celebrations on Saturday, beginning with a traditional show of loyalty for the country's former leaders. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

North Korea Bans Chinese Tourism Over Coronavirus Fears [Video]North Korea Bans Chinese Tourism Over Coronavirus Fears

Several foreign tour operators said North Korea will begin banning foreign tourists starting Wednesday. According to Reuters, the ban is in response to the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

N. Korea says no longer bound by nuclear pledge [Video]N. Korea says no longer bound by nuclear pledge

North Korea on Tuesday said the United States ignored its year-end deadline for nuclear talks, and therefore it no longer felt bound by commitments, which included a halt to its nuclear testing and the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

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

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:35Published

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

 

WHO says no indication of coronavirus cases in North Korea

There are no indications that there are cases of the new coronavirus in North Korea, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said, despite South Korean media reports suggesting the outbreak had..
Reuters - Published

North Korean refugees seek political voice in South with new party

A group of North Korean refugees launched a political party in South Korea on Tuesday, aiming to give a voice to the 33,500 defectors living in the South and oppose conciliation with Pyongyang.
Reuters - Published

North Korea looks to hold 'Mass Games' this year despite coronavirus fears: tour companies

Despite North Korea's ban on foreign tourism over coronavirus fears, the isolated nation has announced plans to stage its "Mass Games", featuring thousands of dancers, gymnasts and singers, as soon as..
Reuters - Published

North Korea imported purebred horses from Russia as Kim Jong Un took snowy ride

North Korea, whose leader Kim Jong Un was filmed riding through the snow on a white stallion last year, has spent tens of thousands of dollars on 12 purebred horses from Russia, according to Russian..
Reuters - Published

Kim Jong Un makes first public appearance in 22 days amid virus outbreak

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance in 22 days amid an outbreak of coronavirus, state media reported on Saturday, to visit a national mausoleum and mark the anniversary of..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Remains of 80 or more South Korean soldiers to arrive from Hawaii: reports

remains of 80 or more south korean soldiers to arrive from hawaii: reports
President Moon Jae-in puts war medals on the remains of 64 South Korean soldiers killed in North Korea during the 1950-53 Korean War, after they arrived at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, Gyeonggi..
WorldNews - Published

North Korea's Kim jong Un visits his father's mausoleum, pays tribute: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited his father and former leader Kim Jong Il's mausoleum, the Kumsusan Palance of the Sun, to mark the anniversary of the late leader's birth, the country's state..
Reuters - Published

US brings new charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei

us brings new charges against chinese tech giant huawei
The US justice department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and several subsidiaries, accusing the company of a brazen scheme to steal trade secrets from competitors in..
WorldNews - Published

Former chief of staff Kelly rejects Trump North Korea approach as futile: report

President Donald Trump's former chief of staff John Kelly has dismissed the U.S. president's unprecedented engagement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as futile, saying he had never believed North..
Reuters - Published

U.S. ready to allow North Korea sanctions exemption to combat coronavirus

The United States is "deeply concerned" about the possible impact of a coronavirus outbreak in North Korea and is prepared to facilitate efforts by U.S. and international organizations contain the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. says prepared to help North Korea combat threat from coronavirus

The United States is "deeply concerned" about the possible impact of a coronavirus outbreak in North Korea and is prepared to help U.S. and international organizations contain the spread of the virus,..
Reuters - Published

U.S. accuses Huawei of stealing trade secrets, dealing with North Korea

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday added trade secret theft charges to their bank fraud case against Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co, further escalating the U.S. battle with the world's..
Reuters - Published

Red Cross seeks sanctions exemptions as North Korea steps up anti-virus campaign

The Red Cross called for an urgent exemption from sanctions on North Korea on Thursday to help prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus, following an epidemic in neighbouring China.
Reuters - Published

No word of any cases, but North Korea steps up anti-virus campaign

While North Korea has yet to publicly confirm any cases of the new coronavirus, authorities have doubled down on prevention efforts, extending quarantines and dispatching Red Cross workers around the..
Reuters - Published

Trump to nominate envoy for North Korea to United Nations job

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate the State Department's deputy special representative for North Korea to a post at the United Nations, the White House said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: North Korea enhanced nuclear, missile programs in 2019 in breach of sanctions - U.N. report

North Korea continued to enhance its nuclear and ballistic missile programs last year in breach of United Nations sanctions, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Former North Korean diplomat to run in South Korea's April general election: Yonhap

Thae Yong Ho, North Korea's former deputy ambassador to Britain who defected to the South, is expected to run in an April general election as a member of the main opposition party, Yonhap New Agency..
Reuters - Published

North Korea’s Internet Use Surges, Thwarting Sanctions and Fueling Theft

The North has evaded America’s “maximum pressure” campaign with a 300 percent increase in internet use that has opened up new opportunities for cybercrime.
NYTimes.com - Published

Democratic Candidates Reject Trump’s Foreign Policy, but Don’t Agree on Theirs

A New York Times survey of the Democratic presidential hopefuls found differences on Israel, North Korea, cyberweapons and the use of military force.
NYTimes.com - Published

Emmanuel Macron to address Iran threat in speech on French nuclear deterrent

emmanuel macron to address iran threat in speech on french nuclear deterrent
French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to address the nuclear threat posed from Iran as he sets out his nation’s position in a watershed speech on the nuclear deterrent. Mr Macron has followed..
WorldNews - Published

Burdened by sanctions, North Korea sees coronavirus threaten economic lifelines

North Korea's already tenuous economic lifelines to the outside world are now nearly severed as it seals its borders with China and Russia to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
Reuters - Published

North Korea's Kim offers condolences to China's Xi about virus outbreak: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping offering condolences about the coronavirus outbreak in China, North Korean state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Latest North Korea quake shows legacy of instability at nuclear test site: South Korea

A small natural earthquake detected in North Korea on Wednesday was likely a result of seismic instability lingering in the area since North Korea conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test in 2017,..
Reuters - Published

Hostel at North Korea's Berlin embassy must close, German court rules

A German court ruled on Tuesday that a hostel situated on the grounds of the North Korean embassy in Berlin must close as its operation breaches sanctions aimed at stopping the flow of hard currency to..
Reuters - Published

North Korea imposes month-long quarantine on foreigners arriving from China over virus fears

North Korea will impose a one-month quarantine on all foreigners arriving from China in a bid to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus, the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

North Korea urges citizens to 'break through barriers' as nuclear standoff continues

While a North Korean deadline for the United States to soften its stand on denuclerization talks passed uneventfully over the New Year, state media and propaganda efforts have been focusing on the..
Reuters - Published

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's aunt reappears after six years

Kim Kyong-hui, once a powerful figure, has not been seen since her husband's execution.
BBC News - Published

Influential aunt of North Korea's Kim Jong Un makes first public appearance in six years

The influential aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made her first public appearance in six years, state media reported on Sunday, years after her husband was executed in a purge.
Reuters - Published

North Korea confirms former commander is new foreign minister

North Korea on Friday confirmed that Ri Son Gwon, a former defense commander with limited diplomatic experience, has been appointed the country's new foreign affairs minister, while the United States..
Reuters - Published

Russia says it missed U.N. deadline to repatriate North Korean workers

Russia said on Thursday it had missed a United Nations deadline to repatriate North Korean workers due to what it called objective difficulties, but said it was scrupulously complying with U.N...
Reuters - Published

Today in History for January 23rd

Highlights of Today in History: Accord reached in Vietnam; North Korea seizes the U.S.S. Pueblo; Roots airs; Bob Keeshan dies; Johnny Carson dies.
USATODAY.com - Published

China fails to repatriate North Korea workers despite U.N. sanctions: U.S. official

China has failed to send home North Korean workers by a December deadline in violation of United Nations sanctions, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, adding that this was why Washington..
Reuters - Published

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