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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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UK sanctions Russians and Saudis under new human rights powers [Video]

UK sanctions Russians and Saudis under new human rights powers

The UK sanctions target alleged perpetrators in the killings of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, as well as others from Myanmar and North Korea. View on euronews

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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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Dominic Raab announces UK's first sanctions for human rights abuse [Video]

Dominic Raab announces UK's first sanctions for human rights abuse

The UK's first sanctions for human rights abuse will cover those involved in the deaths of the Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the systematic killings of the..

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Raab introduces sanctions against human right abusers [Video]

Raab introduces sanctions against human right abusers

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab introduces the UK's first sanctions regime that targets people who have committed the gravest human rights abuses. He mentions specifically those involved in the deaths..

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S Korea on alert after threat from sister of North Korean leader [Video]

S Korea on alert after threat from sister of North Korean leader

Seoul holds urgent security meeting after the sister of North Korea's leader threatened military action.

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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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What A Dump: North Korea Prepares To Drop Propaganda, Garbage Onto South Korea [Video]

What A Dump: North Korea Prepares To Drop Propaganda, Garbage Onto South Korea

Business Insider reports North Korea is readying to do a massive litter dump into South Korea. North Korea announced Tuesday it was preparing 3,000 balloons stuffed with more than 12 million propaganda..

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North Korea promises 'retaliatory punishment' for the South [Video]

North Korea promises 'retaliatory punishment' for the South

Analysts say North Korea has been conducting a series of staged provocations aimed at forcing sanctions concessions.

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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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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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:18Published
North Korea destroys north-south joint liaison office: report [Video]

North Korea destroys north-south joint liaison office: report

North Korea blew up the joint liaison office in the border city of Kaesong used for bettering ties with South Korea after days of rising tensions on June 16.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:18Published
North Korea blows up its joint liaison office with South Korea [Video]

North Korea blows up its joint liaison office with South Korea

The South Korean defence ministry released surveillance footage of the explosion in Kaesong, which is located just over the border in North Korea.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:30Published
South Korea Says Criticism By North Is Rude And Senseless [Video]

South Korea Says Criticism By North Is Rude And Senseless

South Korean officials said on Wednesday they will no longer accept unreasonable behavior by North Korea. The comments came one day after North Korea barraged an inter-Korean liaison office with..

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How North and South Korea talk to each other [Video]

How North and South Korea talk to each other

North Korea has severed hotlines with South Korea as the first step toward shutting down all contact. Megan Revell explains how the two states, which are technically at war, communicate with each..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published
Speculation over unidentified floating object in Japan sparks trending debate on social media [Video]

Speculation over unidentified floating object in Japan sparks trending debate on social media

Balloon-like object in Japanese sky sets Twitter afire with talk of UFOs, Godzilla. Video credit: Gaonstudio / Video obtained by Reuters

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