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Korean Central News Agency: North Korean state news agency
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) is the state news agency of North Korea. The agency portrays the views of the North Korean government for both domestic and foreign consumption. It was established on December 5, 1946 and now features internet coverage.

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North Korea places border city in lockdown over fears of first Covid-19 patient [Video]

North Korea places border city in lockdown over fears of first Covid-19 patient

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has placed a city near the border with SouthKorea under lockdown over concerns the country has its first coronavirus case,state media reported. The measure was taken on..

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N. Korea's Kim fires officials for extortion [Video]

N. Korea's Kim fires officials for extortion

North Korea’s leader has sacked officials building a hospital after they pressed the public for contributions, media reported on Monday, the second rebuke linked to the high-profile project in a..

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North Korea suspends military plans against South [Video]

North Korea suspends military plans against South

North Korea has decided to suspend military action plans against South Korea, the official KCNA news agency reported on Wednesday, as a report suggested North Korean troops were taking down..

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North Korea says it will send troops to the DMZ [Video]

North Korea says it will send troops to the DMZ

North Korea said on June 17 that it will deploy troops to the tourist resort of Mount Kumgang and the city of Kaesong on the border.

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North Korean state TV shows video of office explosion [Video]

North Korean state TV shows video of office explosion

The liaison office in Kaesong - a gleaming blue-glass four-storey structure in an otherwise drab industrial city - was "ruined with a terrific explosion," North Korea's state news agency KCNA has said.

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North Korea confirms destruction of inter-Korean liaison office [Video]

North Korea confirms destruction of inter-Korean liaison office

North Korea has confirmed it destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office, as it increased the pressure on South Korea amid stalled nuclear negotiations with the US. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central..

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North Korea warns of action over defectors [Video]

North Korea warns of action over defectors

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader, has warned of possible military retaliation against South Korea as tensions escalate over defector action. Libby Hogan reports.

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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 says little reason to maintain Kim-Trump ties: KCNA

North Korea sees little use in maintaining a personal relationship between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump if Washington sticks to hostile policies, state media reported..
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North Korea says U.S. has no standing to comment on inter-Korean affairs: KCNA

North Korea's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said the United States has no standing to comment on inter-Korean affairs, the state media KCNA reported.
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North Korea says it will sever hotlines with South Korea: KCNA

North Korea said on Tuesday it will sever inter-Korean hotlines with South Korea as the first step toward completely shutting down all means of contact with Seoul, state news agency KCNA reported.
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North Korea's Kim stresses self-sufficient economy at a politburo meeting: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a meeting of the politburo of the country's ruling Workers Party, where economic projects including the chemical industry were discussed, state news agency KCNA..
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North Korea expresses support for China's measures in Hong Kong

North Korea's foreign minister met with the Chinese ambassador to express support for China's measures in Hong Kong, North Korea's KCNA state news agency said on Friday.
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North Korea warns South Korea to stop defectors from scattering anti-North leaflets: KCNA

The sister of North Korea’s leader has warned South Korea to stop defectors from sending leaflets into the demilitarized zone separating the countries, saying it may cancel a recent bilateral..
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Kim Jong Un vows to further bolster nuclear war deterrence

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a military meeting to discuss new policies to bolster the country's nuclear capabilities amid stalled denuclearisation talks with the United States, state media..
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North Korea says recent South Korean military drills are grave provocation that demands a reaction: KCNA

North Korea lashed out at South Korea over recent military drills while Kim Jong Un sent a personal message to China's Xi Jinping to congratulate him over that country's success in controlling the..
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After rumours about health, North Korea state media report Kim Jong Un appearance

After weeks of intense speculation about the health of Kim Jong Un, state news agency KCNA said on Saturday the North Korean leader attended the completion of a fertilizer plant north of Pyongyang, the..
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KCNA reports North Korea leader Kim Jong Un resuming public activity

North Korea's state news agency KCNA said on Saturday leader Kim Jong Un attended the completion of a fertilizer plant in a region north of the capital, Pyongyang, in the first report of his public..
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North Korea's foreign ministry denies letter sent to Trump: KCNA

North Korea on Sunday denied a letter was sent to U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korean state news agency KCNA said, citing a Foreign Ministry press chief.
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North Korea says U.S. will not drop hostile policy despite leaders' 'special relationship'

North Korea said the United States will not drop its hostile policy even though their two leaders have a "special relationship", state media KCNA said on Monday.
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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un oversaw latest missile launch: KCNA

Kim Jong Un personally oversaw Monday's "firepower strike drill," North Korea state media reported on Tuesday, including the launch of what appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles for the second..
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North Korea says recent military drills not meant to threaten anyone: KCNA

The sister of North Korea's leader defended recent military drills in the country, saying they were not meant to threaten anyone, according to a statement carried by state news agency KCNA on Tuesday.
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North Korea leader Kim oversees long-range artillery drill: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a long-range artillery drill on Monday, state media KCNA said on Tuesday.
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North Korea's Kim guides military drills, warns 'serious consequences' if virus breaks out: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw military drills on Friday, state media KCNA said on Saturday, a rare public outing amid efforts to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus in the isolated..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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North Korea's Kim urges 'positive and offensive' security measures ahead of nuclear talks deadline

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for "positive and offensive measures" to ensure the country's security before a year-end deadline he has set for denuclearization talks with the United States,..
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North Korea's Kim stressed armaments, defense industry at key party meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un discussed foreign affairs, armaments and the defense industry at a key ruling Workers' Party meeting on Sunday, state media KCNA said on Monday.
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North Korea warns U.S. could 'pay dearly' for human rights criticism

North Korea lashed back at the United States for taking issue with its human rights record on Saturday, saying Washington's "verbal abuse" would only aggravate tensions on the Korean Peninsula, state..
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North Korea conducts new test at rocket site, aims to 'overpower U.S. nuclear threats'

North Korea said it had successfully conducted another test at a satellite launch site, the latest in a string of developments aimed at "restraining and overpowering the nuclear threat of the U.S.",..
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North Korea conducted another crucial test at satellite launch site: KCNA

North Korea said it had successfully conducted another test at a satellite launch site on Friday to bolster its strategic nuclear deterrence, North Korean state media outlet KCNA reported on Saturday.
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North Korea carries out 'very important' test at once-dismantled launch site: KCNA

North Korea has carried out a "very important" test at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media KCNA reported on Sunday, a rocket testing ground that U.S. officials once said North Korea had..
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North Korea's army chief disappointed by Trump comments, warns against force: KCNA

North Korea's army chief said he was disappointed by U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion of using military force against Pyongyang, and warned that any strike would meet a quick response, state..
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North Korea says up to U.S. to decide what 'Christmas gift' it wants: KCNA

North Korea said on Tuesday the United States was trying to drag out denuclearization talks ahead of the U.S. presidential election next year and issued a veiled threat to Washington to soften its..
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North Korea says will not offer anything to Trump without receiving in return: KCNA

North Korea will not offer anything for U.S. President Donald Trump to brag about without receiving anything in return, a statement on its state news agency KCNA said on Monday.
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un supervises air drills while U.S. and South Korea postpone drills: KCNA

North Korean media reported on Monday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised air force drills for the second time in three days, even as the United States and South Korea decided to postpone their joint..
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North Korea says nuclear issues will not be on agenda unless U.S. 'hostile policy' discussed: KCNA

North Korea said on Sunday nuclear issues will not be discussed when talks with the United States restart unless the withdrawal of U.S. "hostile policy" was put on the agenda, state media reported.
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North Korea says U.S. terrorism report shows 'hostile policy' that makes talks difficult: KCNA

North Korea hit back at a U.S. State Department report released last week, saying the report's description of North Korea as a sponsor of terrorism is an example of a "hostile policy" by the United..
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North Korea says it conducted successful test of multiple rocket launchers

North Korean state news agency KCNA said on Friday another test of super-large multiple rocket launchers a day earlier had been a success, but the test drew protests from neighboring Japan and South..
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North Korea tells U.S. not to ignore year-end deadline on Trump-Kim friendship: KCNA

North Korea said there has been no progress in the North Korea-United States relation, and hostilities that could lead to an exchange of fire have continued, according to North Korea's state news..
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Trump have 'special' relationship: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump continue to have close relations and trust, with Kim calling the relationship "special," North Korea's state news agency KCNA said on..
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Kim Jong Un: South Korean facilities in Mt. Kumgang resort must be removed - KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the Mount Kumgang tourist resort must be removed by agreement with South Korean authorities, and rebuilt in a modern way by North Korean..
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North Korea demands Japan pay compensation for sinking fishing boat: KCNA

North Korea's foreign ministry "strongly demanded" on Saturday that Japan pay compensation for a fishing boat that sank when it collided with a Japanese patrol boat earlier this week, North Korean..
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North Korea says may reconsider steps to build trust with U.S.: KCNA

North Korea said on Thursday its patience has limits and it could reverse steps to build trust with the United States, as it criticized a U.N. Security Council call for it to cease its weapons programs..
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