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Pyongyang: Capital of North Korea
Pyongyang is the capital and largest city of North Korea. Pyongyang is located on the Taedong River about 109 kilometers (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 says 'no intention' to talk to U.S. [Video]

North Korea says 'no intention' to talk to U.S.

North Korea has no intention to sit down with the United States and urged South Korea to "stop meddling," a senior diplomat said on Tuesday, just as a U.S. envoy was due to visit Seoul in an effort to..

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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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N Korea to redeploy troops near border amid tensions [Video]

N Korea to redeploy troops near border amid tensions

Pyongyang says it will resume military exercises, but Seoul says it will no longer tolerate its unreasonable behaviour.

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S Korea promises to react strongly if North furthers tensions [Video]

S Korea promises to react strongly if North furthers tensions

Pyongyang blew up a liaison office in the border town of Kaesong after days of threats of military action by the North Korean leadership.

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South Korea says North blew up liaison office as tensions rise [Video]

South Korea says North blew up liaison office as tensions rise

Pyongyang has made several threats against Seoul in recent days and had threatened to destroy the office set up in 2018.

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North Korea seen reinstalling border loudspeakers [Video]

North Korea seen reinstalling border loudspeakers

Loudspeakers blaring propaganda across the border were seen reinstalled in North Korea on Tuesday (June 23) after such systems were taken down when the two Koreas signed an accord in 2018 to cease "all..

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North Korea prepares anti-South leaflets [Video]

North Korea prepares anti-South leaflets

North Korea is gearing up to send propaganda leaflets over its southern border, denouncing North Korean defectors and South Korea, its state media said on Saturday, the latest retaliation for leaflets..

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S.Korea's minister steps down over rising tensions [Video]

S.Korea's minister steps down over rising tensions

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday accepted the resignation of the minister responsible for relations with North Korea, as tensions with Pyongyang rise over the activities of defectors in the..

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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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Defectors prepare packages to send to North Korea [Video]

Defectors prepare packages to send to North Korea

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 Korean government expresses strong regret [Video]

South Korean government expresses strong regret

The South Korean Defence Ministry on Wednesday (June 17) expressed deep concern over the North's military plans announced after Pyongyang blew up an inter-Korean liaison office on its side of the..

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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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N.Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office [Video]

N.Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office

North Korea blew up an office set up to foster better ties with South Korea in its border town of Kaesong on Tuesday after it threatened to take action if North Korean defectors went ahead with a..

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North Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office [Video]

North Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office

South Korea's Yonhap News Television reported that an explosion was heard and aired a video of smoke seen over Kaesong, and the South's Unification Ministry said the liaison office had been destroyed.

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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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S. Korea moves to stop anti-Northern activists [Video]

S. Korea moves to stop anti-Northern activists

South Korea's government is taking legal action against two organizations led by North Korean defectors. Activists affiliated with the groups often smuggle leaflets, food, and other contraband across..

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China says it hopes for peace and stability on Korean peninsula

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