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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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North Korean crossed DMZ in possible defection [Video]

North Korean crossed DMZ in possible defection

South Korea's military said on Wednesday it had taken into custody a North Korean man who crossed the heavily fortified border with North Korea into the South, prompting an urgent search operation...

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:19Published
Trump and Biden: a contrasting approach to foreign relations [Video]

Trump and Biden: a contrasting approach to foreign relations

The differences in approach to foreign relations between President Trump and his democratic rival Joe Biden are arguably as pronounced as any two candidates from their parties have ever been. They have..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:20Published
Xi touts China's sovereignty on war anniversary [Video]

Xi touts China's sovereignty on war anniversary

Amid growing contention over the democratically-ruled island of Taiwan,Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday China will never allow its sovereignty, security and development interests to be..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:27Published
Kim Jong-un tears up during massive military parade [Video]

Kim Jong-un tears up during massive military parade

[11:05] Dessent-Jackson, Louee North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appeared emotional while speaking at a massive military parade in Pyongyang early on Saturday, marking the 75th anniversary of the..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:36Published
North Korean leader chokes up during speech [Video]

North Korean leader chokes up during speech

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un displayed a rare show of emotion, appearing to hold back tears as he delivered a speech to thousands of military personnel over the weekend.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 00:42Published
North Korea hosts 'mass games'  for 75th anniversary of ruling party [Video]

North Korea hosts 'mass games' for 75th anniversary of ruling party

North Korea has staged a "mass games" show to mark the 75th anniversary of itsruling Workers' Party. The parade at Pyongyang's May Day Stadium was attendedby leader Kim Jong Un.

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What are North Korea's Mass Games? [Video]

What are North Korea's Mass Games?

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched tens of thousands of dancers, gymnasts and other performers in a large-scale celebration on Sunday of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers'..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published
North Korea shows off giant missiles at huge military parade [Video]

North Korea shows off giant missiles at huge military parade

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un presides over a military parade in Pyongyang, as thousands of maskless troops defied the coronavirus threat. View on euronews

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Kim Jong-Un Unveils New Nuclear Missile During Huge Parade [Video]

Kim Jong-Un Unveils New Nuclear Missile During Huge Parade

Kim Jong-un has revealed a new intercontinental ballistic missile during a massive military parade marking the 75th anniversary of North Korea’s ruling party. The Supreme Leader warned that his..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:24Published
North Korea holds rare military parade, Kim Jong Un addresses [Video]

North Korea holds rare military parade, Kim Jong Un addresses

Unusual predawn parade held to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the governing Workers’ Party.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published
N. Korea unveils 'monster' intercontinental missile [Video]

N. Korea unveils 'monster' intercontinental missile

North Korea showcased previously unseen intercontinental ballistic missiles at an unprecedented predawn military parade on Saturday. Edward Baran reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:04Published
North Korea displays 'new' intercontinental missile in military parade [Video]

North Korea displays 'new' intercontinental missile in military parade

The country's leader Kim Jong Un avoided direct mention of the United States in a speech to mark the 75th anniversary of the ruling party

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:20Published
Kim Jong Un chairs Covid-19 meeting [Video]

Kim Jong Un chairs Covid-19 meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has chaired a meeting of executive committeesfocused on Covid-19 precautions as the country enters its ninth month oflockdown, according to state media.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:27Published
She escaped N.Korea, but 'raped' by South's spies [Video]

She escaped N.Korea, but 'raped' by South's spies

When she first met a mysterious man who introduced himself as Dr Seong, a South Korea spy, the woman thought she had found a father figure to help her start a new life after fleeing from her home in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:05Published

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Kim Jong-un's Wife Hasn't Been Seen in Public Since January

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un apologises for 'unsavoury' killing of South Korean national

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Kim Jong-un issued shoot-to-kill orders to prevent COVID-19 from entering North Korea: Report

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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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North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un Reportedly in a Coma

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Kim Jong-un ends rumours about ill health, attends ceremony to mark 26th death anniversary of his grandfather

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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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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.

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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'

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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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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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North Korea appears to have blown up inter-Korean liaison office: Yonhap

North Korea appears to have blown up an inter-Korean liaison office located in its city of Kaesong, Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday, citing a South Korean military source.
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North Korean army 'fully ready' for action over South Korean propaganda leaflets - KCNA

North Korea's army is ready to take action if defector groups push ahead with their campaign to send propaganda leaflets into North Korea, state media said on Tuesday, in the latest warning of..
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North Korea warns of retaliatory actions over defectors in South

The sister of North Korea's leader has warned of retaliatory measures against South Korea that could involve the military, in the latest escalation of tensions over defectors from the North who have..
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South Korea says North Korea should honour agreements

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China says U.S. should address North Korea's concerns

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