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Directly governed city in Pyongan Province, North Korea

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Pyongyang: Directly governed city in Pyongan Province, 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 Korean vice foreign minister heads to Russia: Russian embassy in Pyongyang

North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui traveled to Russia on Monday, the Russian embassy in Pyongyang said, in what Japan's Kyodo news agency reported could be a visit to discuss efforts to..
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U.S., South Korea postpone military drills in bid to bolster North Korea peace effort

The United States and South Korea announced on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea, even as Washington denied the move..
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North Korea's Kim supervises drills: state media [Video]North Korea's Kim supervises drills: state media

State news agency KCNA reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised military drills twice in the last three days, as the U.S. and South Korea announced on Sunday that they would be..

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U.S., South Korea postpone military drills in bid to bolster N.Korea peace effort [Video]U.S., South Korea postpone military drills in bid to bolster N.Korea peace effort

The United States and South Korea announced on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea, even as Washington denied the move..

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North Korea tests 'multiple rocket launchers' [Video]North Korea tests 'multiple rocket launchers'

North Korea confirmed that Thursday's missile launch used "super-large multiple rocket launchers," a new weapon that first debuted in August. The test sparked a fiery response from a U.S. lawmaker, who..

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'It was like war': S.Koreans describe aggressive match against North Korea [Video]'It was like war': S.Koreans describe aggressive match against North Korea

Returning South Korea players and management say World Cup qualifier against North Korea was tougher than expected

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North Korea's Kim rides white stallion ahead of 'great operation' [Video]North Korea's Kim rides white stallion ahead of 'great operation'

North Korea's leader is pictured riding a white horse on a sacred mountain in new state media report, which also cited Kim Jong Un aides saying they're convinced he is planning a "great operation."..

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Fears African swine fever in North Korea could spread to South [Video]Fears African swine fever in North Korea could spread to South

Intelligence reports suggest most North Korean pigs are infected, but Pyongyang rebuffs Seoul's inquiries for more data.

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North Korea: no way for U.S. to bring new plans in 2 weeks [Video]North Korea: no way for U.S. to bring new plans in 2 weeks

North Korea said on Sunday that there was no way United States would bring alternative plans for their stalled nuclear talks within two weeks. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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British Olympian Aimee Fuller speaks about her experiences traveling to North Korea in new documentary [Video]British Olympian Aimee Fuller speaks about her experiences traveling to North Korea in new documentary

British Olympic snowboarder Aimee Fuller speaks about her experiences traveling to North Korea to participate in a marathon, the only sporting event open to outsiders

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North Korea says test was submarine missile [Video]North Korea says test was submarine missile

North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile from the sea, ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States. Ryan Brooks reports.

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N. Korea won't give up nuclear weapons: ex-Trump adviser [Video]N. Korea won't give up nuclear weapons: ex-Trump adviser

North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons and Pyongyang benefits from stalling in its standoff with Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump's ousted national security adviser John..

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North Korea rebuffs U.S. offer of December talks, urges halt in military drills

North Korea said on Thursday it had turned down a U.S. offer for fresh talks, saying it was not interested in more talks merely aimed at "appeasing us" ahead of a year-end deadline Pyongyang has set..
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North Korea says 'window of opportunity closing' for outcome of talks with U.S.

North Korean diplomat Jo Chol-su said on Friday that the window of opportunity for normalizing relations with the United States was getting smaller, adding that Pyongyang expects some steps in this..
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North Korea slams door on Japan PM Abe visit, calls him an 'idiot'

North Korea on Thursday called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe an "idiot and villain" who should not even dream of setting foot in Pyongyang, in a media commentary laden with insults in response to..
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North Korea, U.S. could hold talks in mid-November: South Korea lawmaker

North Korea and the United States could hold another round of working-level talks as soon as mid-November to expedite progress before a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang, a South Korean lawmaker said..
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North Korea's Kim sends condolences over deceased mother of South Korea's Moon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent condolences over the passing of the mother of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Moon's office said on Thursday, despite Pyongyang's aloofness and frosty..
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South Korea proposes talks with North to discuss Mt Kumgang resort

South Korea proposed talks with North Korea on how to handle the North's Mt Kumgang resort, once a rare example of cooperation between the Koreas, which Pyongyang wants removed amid frayed ties,..
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North Korea asks South to discuss removal of 'capitalist' Mt Kumgang facilities

North Korea has proposed that Seoul discuss the removal of its facilities from the North's resort of Mount Kumgang, a key symbol of cooperation that Pyongyang recently criticized as "shabby" and..
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North Korea says U.S., South Korea must present new solutions for conflict

The United States and South Korea must produce new solutions for the current standoff on the Korean Peninsula, a senior North Korean military official said on Monday, warning that hostile policies..
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U.S. wants China to press North Korea to be more constructive in talks: Pentagon official

The senior U.S. defense official for Asia said on Tuesday the United States wants China to improve its enforcement of sanctions on North Korea and take other steps to press Pyongyang to be more..
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North Korea World Cup qualifier with South played to empty stands

Long-time foes North and South Korea played a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, their first football match in the North in 30 years, but no fans were allowed in the stands and Pyongyang refused to..
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Soccer: Flags fly, anthems play, but North Korea blacks out World Cup qualifier with South

Long-time foes North and South Korea played a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, their first football match in the North in 30 years, but fans were left in the dark with Pyongyang refusing to broadcast..
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Diplomatic chill as North hosts South Korea in World Cup qualifier

South Korean football fans will be left in the dark as their national team play in North Korea for the first time in 30 years on Tuesday, with Pyongyang refusing to broadcast the World Cup qualifier..
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North Korea warns U.S., Europeans against raising its missile tests at U.N.

North Korea warned the United States, Britain, France and Germany on Monday that raising the issue of Pyongyang's missile tests at the United Nations Security Council would "further urge our desire to..
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North Korea breaks off nuclear talks with U.S. in Sweden

North Korea's top negotiator said late on Saturday that working-level nuclear talks between officials from Pyongyang and Washington that had been seen as a step toward ending months of stalemate, had..
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U.N. Security Council likely to meet next week over North Korea missile launch: diplomats

The U.N. Security Council will likely meet behind closed doors on North Korea next week, diplomats said on Thursday, after Pyongyang said it had successfully test-fired a new submarine-launched..
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EU denounces North Korea missile, calls for fresh talks with U.S.

The European Union denounced on Wednesday North Korea's decision to fire a ballistic missile off its east coast as "yet another provocative action" and called for fresh talks between Washington and..
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U.S. urges restraint after North Korea fires ballistic missile

The United States called on Pyongyang on Wednesday to "refrain from provocations" and remain committed to nuclear negotiations after North Korea fired a ballistic missile off its east coast.
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North Korea won't give up nuclear weapons: ex-Trump adviser Bolton

North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons and Pyongyang benefits from stalling in its standoff with Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump's ousted national security adviser John..
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Ex-Trump adviser Bolton says North Korea has no intention to give up nuclear weapons

North Korea has no intention to give up its nuclear weapons, and Pyongyang benefits from stalling in its stand-off with Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump's ousted national security adviser John..
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Former Trump adviser Bolton sounds alarm on North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump's ousted national security adviser John Bolton, a harsh critic of North Korea, said the country will not give up its nuclear weapons under current conditions and the United..
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Japan lists China as bigger threat than nuclear-armed North Korea

China's growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan, Tokyo's annual defense review indicated on Thursday, despite signs that Pyongyang could have..
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Trump declines to comment on report Kim invited him to North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declined to comment on a newspaper report that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had invited him to visit Pyongyang and said conditions were not ready yet for such a..
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North Korea leader Kim invited Trump to Pyongyang in letter: report

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August amid stalled denuclearisation talks, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday,..
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China urges U.S. to take steps to ensure North Korea talks resume

China urged the United States on Thursday to adopt an approach more conducive to dialogue in response to North Korea's goodwill in wanting to resume denuclearization talks, and again suggested United..
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North Korea unlikely to mourn 'war maniac' Bolton, but U.S. task no easier

Among those unlikely to be mourning John Bolton's departure as U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser are officials in North Korea who have denounced him as a "war maniac" and "human..
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North Korea offers talks then launches more short-range projectiles

North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles on Tuesday morning, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, hours after a senior diplomat announced Pyongyang would be willing to resume..
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North Korea follows offer of talks with new projectile launches

North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles on Tuesday morning, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, hours after a senior diplomat announced Pyongyang would be willing to resume..
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North Korea willing to resume talks with U.S. in late September: KCNA

A senior North Korean diplomat said on Monday that Pyongyang is willing to restart talks with the United States in late September that have stalled since a failed summit in February.
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Japan says North Korea developing warheads to penetrate missile defenses

Pyongyang appears to be developing warheads to penetrate a ballistic missile shield defending Japan, the country's defense chief said on Tuesday, pointing to the irregular trajectories of the latest..
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North Korea calls Pompeo 'diehard toxin,' says ready for dialogue or standoff with U.S

North Korea's top diplomat said on Friday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a "diehard toxin" who only complicates denuclearization talks and that Pyongyang was ready for both dialogue and..
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North Korea says ready for dialogue or confrontation with U.S.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said on Friday Pyongyang is ready for both dialogue and confrontation with the United States, warning Washington that continuing with sanctions would be a..
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North Korea says 'no interest' in nuclear talks unless US stops 'escalating hostile military moves'

North Korea said that it has "no interest" in dialogue unless Washington stops "escalating hostile military moves", as a senior US envoy visited Seoul with an eye on reviving..
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Day after US, South Korea end military drills, Washington says ready to resume nuclear talks with Pyongyang


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Japanese report to say North Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads: newspaper

Japan will upgrade its estimate of North Korea's nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual defense report, saying it seems Pyongyang has already achieved the miniaturization of warheads, the..
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North Korea fires missiles, derides South Korea's Moon as 'impudent'

North Korea launched at least two short-range ballistic missiles on Friday, South Korea's military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea's president as "impudent" and vowed that..
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North Korea fires projectiles, rejects South Korea's 'senseless' dialogue pledge

North Korea launched at least two projectiles into the sea on Friday, South Korea's military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea's president as "impudent" and vowed that inter-Korean..
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North Korea rejects South Korea Moon's dialogue pledge, says it will never have talks

North Korea said on Friday it will never sit down with South Korea for talks again, rejecting a vow by the South's President Moon Jae-in to pursue dialogue with Pyongyang made the previous day as he..
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North Korea says no inter-Korean talks unless South Korea, U.S. end military drills

There will not be inter-Korean talks unless South Korea and the United States end joint military exercises that set North Korea as an "enemy," a senior official at Pyongyang's foreign ministry said on..
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At least one North Korean projectile launched, appears to be short-range missile: U.S. official

At least one projectile was launched by North Korea and based on initial information it appeared to be similar to previous short-range missiles fired by Pyongyang, a U.S. official said on Friday,..
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Bolton reminds Kim of missile pledge after North Korea warns of 'new road'

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton reminded North Korea on Tuesday of its leader's pledge to President Donald Trump not to resume launches of intercontinental-range missiles after Pyongyang..
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U.S. watching North Korea missile launches very carefully: Trump adviser Bolton

U.S. President Donald Trump has an understanding with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that Pyongyang will not launch intercontinental-range ballistic missiles, and the United States is watching North..
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North Korea says U.S. is inciting military tension

North Korea on Tuesday accused the United States of "inciting tension" by holding joint military exercises with South Korea and said Pyongyang would take measures to defend itself.
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Pentagon chief says U.S. will not 'overreact' to North Korea missile launches

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the United States will not overreact to a series of missiles launches by North Korea in recent weeks and would keep the door open to talks with..
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'We will make them pay': North Korea launches missiles, condemns U.S.-South Korea drills

North Korea fired missiles into the sea off its east coast for the fourth time in less than two weeks, South Korea said on Tuesday, as Pyongyang warned that hostile moves against it "have reached the..
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US-South Korea war games 'flagrant violation' of efforts to achieve peace on Korean peninsula, says Pyongyang

Pyongyang said US-South Korean war games are a 'flagrant violation' of efforts to reach peace on the Korean peninsula and reflect a lack of 'political will' to improve relations.
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North Korea threatens to take 'new road', launches more missiles

North Korea fired missiles into the sea off its east coast for the fourth time in less than two weeks, the South Korean military said on Tuesday, as Pyongyang protested that joint U.S.-South Korea..
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