Korea-North

Country Korea-North
Capital Pyongyang
Continent Asia
Currency North Korean won(KPW)
Languages Korean

Pyongyang

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Introduction

An independent kingdom for much of its long history, Korea was occupied by Japan beginning in 1905 following the Russo-Japanese War. Five years later, Japan formally annexed the entire peninsula. Following World War II, Korea was split with the northern half coming under Soviet-sponsored Communist control. After failing in the Korean War (1950-53) to conquer the US-backed Republic of Korea (ROK) in the southern portion by force, North Korea (DPRK), under its founder President KIM Il Sung, adopted a policy of ostensible diplomatic and economic "self-reliance" as a check against outside influence. The DPRK demonized the US as the ultimate threat to its social system through state-funded propaganda, and molded political, economic, and military policies around the core ideological objective of eventual unification of Korea under Pyongyang's control. KIM's son, the current ruler KIM Jong Il, was officially designated as his father's successor in 1980, assuming a growing political and managerial role until the elder KIM's death in 1994. After decades of economic mismanagement and resource misallocation, the DPRK since the mid-1990s has relied heavily on international aid to feed its population. North Korea's history of regional military provocations, proliferation of military-related items, long-range missile development, WMD programs including tests of nuclear devices in 2006 and 2009, and massive conventional armed forces are of major concern to the international community.

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North Korea Still Isn't Stable Despite Kim Jong Un's Return - Foreign Policy
  1. North Korea Still Isn't Stable Despite Kim Jong Un's Return  Foreign Policy
  2. North Korea eases coronavirus lockdown because even totalitarian states need trade  The Washington Post
  3. With North Korea, Peace Can Precede Denuclearization  The Diplomat
  4. North Korea unmasked: Secrets revealed to US spies by Kim Jong-un's brother exposed  Express.co.uk
  5. North Korea`s main newspaper Rodong Sinmun highlights leader Kim Jong-un`s love for his people  Zee News
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North Korea breakthrough: South Korea President concocts plan to restore relations - Express.co.ukNorth Korea breakthrough: South Korea President concocts plan to restore relations  Express.co.uk

Explained: Why UN Command found North and South Korea in violation of armistice agreement at border - The Indian ExpressExplained: Why UN Command found North and South Korea in violation of armistice agreement at border  The Indian Express

Kim Jong Un demands money from North Korea’s elite - Financial TimesKim Jong Un demands money from North Korea’s elite  Financial Times

"Kingdom of discrimination": North Korea's long interest in US race relations - NK News"Kingdom of discrimination": North Korea's long interest in US race relations  NK News

Moon Jae-in Holds on to His Dream of North Korea Diplomacy - The DiplomatMoon Jae-in Holds on to His Dream of North Korea Diplomacy  The Diplomat

Why the Western media keeps getting North Korea wrong - Al Jazeera EnglishWhy the Western media keeps getting North Korea wrong  Al Jazeera English

North Korean defectors say sorry after false Kim Jong-un speculation - The GuardianNorth Korean defectors say sorry after false Kim Jong-un speculation  The Guardian

N. Korea to permit smuggling over parts of Sino-NK border - Daily NK - DailyNKN. Korea to permit smuggling over parts of Sino-NK border - Daily NK  DailyNK

Kim Jong Un Aims to Strengthen North Korea's Nuclear Forces | Time - TIMEKim Jong Un Aims to Strengthen North Korea's Nuclear Forces | Time  TIME

Schools in North Korea resume classes since Mon.: newspaper - Kyodo News PlusSchools in North Korea resume classes since Mon.: newspaper  Kyodo News Plus

What Happens Next with North Korea Now That Kim Jong-un's Back - TIMEWhat Happens Next with North Korea Now That Kim Jong-un's Back  TIME

Kim Jong Un will "mercilessly" punish corrupt officials, North Korean media says - NK NewsKim Jong Un will "mercilessly" punish corrupt officials, North Korean media says  NK News

Coronavirus crisis heightens political risks for North Korea's Kim Jong Un - ArabnewsCoronavirus crisis heightens political risks for North Korea's Kim Jong Un  Arabnews

The North Korean Economy Under Sanctions and COVID-19 - The DiplomatThe North Korean Economy Under Sanctions and COVID-19  The Diplomat

North Korea, Iran scold U.S. for ‘double standard’ on crushing protests - Globalnews.caNorth Korea, Iran scold U.S. for ‘double standard’ on crushing protests  Globalnews.ca

Coronavirus: China offers to help North Korea fight pandemic - BBC NewsCoronavirus: China offers to help North Korea fight pandemic  BBC News

Schools in N. Korea resume classes since Mon.: newspaper - The MainichiSchools in N. Korea resume classes since Mon.: newspaper  The Mainichi

COVID-19 Upends North Korean Defectors in Britain - VOA NewsCOVID-19 Upends North Korean Defectors in Britain  VOA News

Geopolitical drama: Fans swoon over North, South Korea romance - Al Jazeera EnglishGeopolitical drama: Fans swoon over North, South Korea romance  Al Jazeera English

Beware North Korea taking advantage of coronavirus chaos - Nikkei Asian ReviewBeware North Korea taking advantage of coronavirus chaos  Nikkei Asian Review

Kim Jong Un Disappeared From View, But North Korea’s Problems Never Left - The Wall Street JournalKim Jong Un Disappeared From View, But North Korea’s Problems Never Left  The Wall Street Journal

Britain closes embassy in North Korea and evacuates diplomats - The Japan TimesBritain closes embassy in North Korea and evacuates diplomats  The Japan Times

Amid Covid- 19 crisis, life in Pyongyang normal says India`s envoy to North Korea - WIONAmid Covid- 19 crisis, life in Pyongyang normal says India`s envoy to North Korea  WION

Report: North Korea, Russia to resume rail service - UPI NewsReport: North Korea, Russia to resume rail service  UPI News

North Korea extends support to China`s Hong Kong security law - Zee NewsNorth Korea extends support to China`s Hong Kong security law  Zee News

TV drama on forbidden love casts spotlight on life in North Korea - NBC NewsTV drama on forbidden love casts spotlight on life in North Korea  NBC News

North Korea warning: Mystery object at nuclear sub launch site leaves analysts baffled - Express.co.ukNorth Korea warning: Mystery object at nuclear sub launch site leaves analysts baffled  Express.co.uk

Britain shuts embassy in North Korea after extreme lockdown - Telegraph.co.ukBritain shuts embassy in North Korea after extreme lockdown  Telegraph.co.uk

Husband, wife executed by firing squad trying to flee North Korea - New York PostHusband, wife executed by firing squad trying to flee North Korea  New York Post

UN probe: North and South Korea violated armistice in gunfire exchange - Military TimesUN probe: North and South Korea violated armistice in gunfire exchange  Military Times

Brewing up a storm: how Chinese imports fuel North Korea's booming beer industry - NK NewsBrewing up a storm: how Chinese imports fuel North Korea's booming beer industry  NK News

N. Korea's farms still face agricultural supply shortages - Daily NK - DailyNKN. Korea's farms still face agricultural supply shortages - Daily NK  DailyNK

Ex-USFK commander worries N. Korea will soon launch ballistic missile submarine - Yonhap NewsEx-USFK commander worries N. Korea will soon launch ballistic missile submarine  Yonhap News

Taiwan tells US it is complying with North Korea sanctions - Al Jazeera EnglishTaiwan tells US it is complying with North Korea sanctions  Al Jazeera English

UK embassy in Pyongyang closes, resident diplomats evacuated from North Korea - NK NewsUK embassy in Pyongyang closes, resident diplomats evacuated from North Korea  NK News

German, Russian UN missions clash over cause of North Korea humanitarian crisis - NK NewsGerman, Russian UN missions clash over cause of North Korea humanitarian crisis  NK News

North Korea recently appointed new military intelligence chief, South Korea says - NK NewsNorth Korea recently appointed new military intelligence chief, South Korea says  NK News

Outbreak on North Korea Border Raises Doubts Over Its Virus Toll - BloombergOutbreak on North Korea Border Raises Doubts Over Its Virus Toll  Bloomberg

North Korea's Kim holds meeting on strengthening nuclear forces - Yahoo NewsNorth Korea's Kim holds meeting on strengthening nuclear forces  Yahoo News

Corn prices in North Korea are surging as demand rises - Daily NK - DailyNKCorn prices in North Korea are surging as demand rises - Daily NK  DailyNK

North Korean restaurants in China continue to face difficulties - Daily NK - DailyNKNorth Korean restaurants in China continue to face difficulties - Daily NK  DailyNK

Explained: Why China is opposing THAAD defence systems in South Korea - The Indian ExpressExplained: Why China is opposing THAAD defence systems in South Korea  The Indian Express

North Korea to reopen schools as COVID-19 fears ease - CNANorth Korea to reopen schools as COVID-19 fears ease  CNA

US and South Korea reach agreement to fund Koreans working for US Forces Korea - WICZUS and South Korea reach agreement to fund Koreans working for US Forces Korea  WICZ

USCIRF Commissioner James Carr Adopts Deacon Zhang Wen Shi of North Korea and Pastor A Dao of Vietnam through the Religious Prisoners of Conscience Project - United States Commission on International Religious FreedomUSCIRF Commissioner James Carr Adopts Deacon Zhang Wen Shi of North Korea and Pastor A Dao of Vietnam through the Religious Prisoners of Conscience Project  United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

North Korean media slams "confrontational" South Korean human rights white paper - NK NewsNorth Korean media slams "confrontational" South Korean human rights white paper  NK News

If North Korea can play World Cup, why can't India: Bhaichung Bhutia - SportskeedaIf North Korea can play World Cup, why can't India: Bhaichung Bhutia  Sportskeeda

North Korean imports of antibiotics spiked in April, Chinese trade data shows | NK PRO - NK NewsNorth Korean imports of antibiotics spiked in April, Chinese trade data shows | NK PRO  NK News

QP signs three agreements to reserve LNG ship capacity in South Korea - Ship TechnologyQP signs three agreements to reserve LNG ship capacity in South Korea  Ship Technology

Russia will continue granting humanitarian assistance to North Korea, says diplomat - TASSRussia will continue granting humanitarian assistance to North Korea, says diplomat  TASS

Well-connected dollar trader in Chongjin arrested - Daily NK - DailyNKWell-connected dollar trader in Chongjin arrested - Daily NK  DailyNK

Sri Lanka : Sri Lankan murder suspect arrested in South Korea attempting to cross into North - Colombo PageSri Lanka : Sri Lankan murder suspect arrested in South Korea attempting to cross into North  Colombo Page

Why supporting de facto Chinese rule of North Korea would be a huge mistake - NK NewsWhy supporting de facto Chinese rule of North Korea would be a huge mistake  NK News

US could build trust with North Korea by following South's lead: Brooks - NK NewsUS could build trust with North Korea by following South's lead: Brooks  NK News

GoFundMe pulls campaign raising funds for COVID-19 aid to North Korea - NK NewsGoFundMe pulls campaign raising funds for COVID-19 aid to North Korea  NK News

South Korea says to resume WTO complaint over Japan's export controls - The Straits TimesSouth Korea says to resume WTO complaint over Japan's export controls  The Straits Times

South Korea economy to shrink faster in Q2: Central bank - The Straits TimesSouth Korea economy to shrink faster in Q2: Central bank  The Straits Times

Coronavirus latest: New York still on track to reopen despite unrest - Nikkei Asian ReviewCoronavirus latest: New York still on track to reopen despite unrest  Nikkei Asian Review

North Korea seeks Paektu Mountain enlisted as Unesco global geopark - WeForNewsNorth Korea seeks Paektu Mountain enlisted as Unesco global geopark  WeForNews

Korean Aid Agency That Helps 'Comfort Women' Is Scrutinized for Possible Corruption - Foreign PolicyKorean Aid Agency That Helps 'Comfort Women' Is Scrutinized for Possible Corruption  Foreign Policy

[Graphic News] 68% of S. Korean teens think reunification necessary: poll - The Korea Herald[Graphic News] 68% of S. Korean teens think reunification necessary: poll  The Korea Herald

Netflix's 'Crash Landing on You' humanizes North Korea - Scot Scoop NewsNetflix's 'Crash Landing on You' humanizes North Korea  Scot Scoop News

NCIS Los Angeles plot hole: Fans spot huge error in North Korea drive by scene - ExpressNCIS Los Angeles plot hole: Fans spot huge error in North Korea drive by scene  Express

Only in Kim Jong Un's North Korea: 10 unbelievable laws, practices in Pyongyang that can leave you shocked - The New Indian ExpressOnly in Kim Jong Un's North Korea: 10 unbelievable laws, practices in Pyongyang that can leave you shocked  The New Indian Express

North Korea - North Korea is changing, but still dangerous | Special report - The EconomistNorth Korea - North Korea is changing, but still dangerous | Special report  The Economist

The Latest: California closes all downtown state buildings - Minneapolis Star TribuneThe Latest: California closes all downtown state buildings  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Coronavirus — Mediterranean Countries, North Korea, Ease Restrictions - Communal NewsCoronavirus — Mediterranean Countries, North Korea, Ease Restrictions  Communal News

Coronavirus latest: Japan greenlights saliva-based PCR tests - Nikkei Asian ReviewCoronavirus latest: Japan greenlights saliva-based PCR tests  Nikkei Asian Review

Seth Rogen Was Involved In These Other Controversies Before His 'All Lives Matter' Responses - Showbiz Cheat SheetSeth Rogen Was Involved In These Other Controversies Before His 'All Lives Matter' Responses  Showbiz Cheat Sheet

North Korea Fires Missiles Before South Korea's Election - The New York TimesNorth Korea Fires Missiles Before South Korea's Election  The New York Times

Kim health rumours spotlight succession in secretive North Korea - Al Jazeera EnglishKim health rumours spotlight succession in secretive North Korea  Al Jazeera English

South Korea trials QR codes for tracking, Parisians enjoy cafes again - North Queensland RegisterSouth Korea trials QR codes for tracking, Parisians enjoy cafes again  North Queensland Register

Armed with disinfectant, South Korean robot tackle coronavirus spread - IOLArmed with disinfectant, South Korean robot tackle coronavirus spread  IOL

North Korea Launches 2 Unidentified Projectiles, South Korea Says - The New York TimesNorth Korea Launches 2 Unidentified Projectiles, South Korea Says  The New York Times

A look at past disappearances of North Korean leaders, officials - The HinduA look at past disappearances of North Korean leaders, officials  The Hindu

North Korea blasts South's 'insulting' dramas and films - BBC NewsNorth Korea blasts South's 'insulting' dramas and films  BBC News

North Korea Launches Multiple Projectiles in Weapons Test, South Korea Says - The New York TimesNorth Korea Launches Multiple Projectiles in Weapons Test, South Korea Says  The New York Times

Panama threatens sanctions, fines for deceptive shipping practices - NK NewsPanama threatens sanctions, fines for deceptive shipping practices  NK News

Nobody Knows What's Happening in North Korea - Foreign PolicyNobody Knows What's Happening in North Korea  Foreign Policy

Why North Korea wants nothing to do with South Korea - CNNWhy North Korea wants nothing to do with South Korea  CNN

North Korea Claims Zero Coronavirus Cases, But Experts Are Skeptical - NPRNorth Korea Claims Zero Coronavirus Cases, But Experts Are Skeptical  NPR

Crash Landing on You: The defector who brought North-South Korean romance to life - BBC NewsCrash Landing on You: The defector who brought North-South Korean romance to life  BBC News

How COVID-19 Is Affecting North Korea's Economy - The DiplomatHow COVID-19 Is Affecting North Korea's Economy  The Diplomat

South Korea says detected North Korea missile fire 'inapproriate' amid coronavirus - CNBCSouth Korea says detected North Korea missile fire 'inapproriate' amid coronavirus  CNBC

Phased reopening to protect lives, livelihoods: Minister, Singapore News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesPhased reopening to protect lives, livelihoods: Minister, Singapore News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

Expect more hype, little progress on North Korea this year - The InterpreterExpect more hype, little progress on North Korea this year  The Interpreter

North Korea Is No Longer Bound by Nuclear Test Moratorium, Kim Says - The New York TimesNorth Korea Is No Longer Bound by Nuclear Test Moratorium, Kim Says  The New York Times

Who Knows How Many Virus Cases North Korea Has. It Says Zero - BloombergWho Knows How Many Virus Cases North Korea Has. It Says Zero  Bloomberg

Why Soleimani's killing has North Korea's Kim Jong Un worried - Economic TimesWhy Soleimani's killing has North Korea's Kim Jong Un worried  Economic Times

Coronavirus: North Korea claims to be 'totally free' of virus - BBC NewsCoronavirus: North Korea claims to be 'totally free' of virus  BBC News

North Korea's Interesting Defense Moves – The Diplomat - The DiplomatNorth Korea's Interesting Defense Moves – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

'Cosplay democracy': North Korea's assembly holds rare meeting - Al Jazeera English'Cosplay democracy': North Korea's assembly holds rare meeting  Al Jazeera English

Coronavirus: Could North Korea handle a Covid-19 outbreak? - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Could North Korea handle a Covid-19 outbreak?  BBC News

North Korea Launches 2 Rockets, South Says - The New York TimesNorth Korea Launches 2 Rockets, South Says  The New York Times

South Korean Leader Considers Letting Its Tourists Visit North Korea - The New York TimesSouth Korean Leader Considers Letting Its Tourists Visit North Korea  The New York Times

North Korean Leader’s Aunt Re-emerges After Husband’s Execution - The New York TimesNorth Korean Leader’s Aunt Re-emerges After Husband’s Execution  The New York Times

On North Korea's most important holiday, Kim Jong Un was nowhere to be seen - CNNOn North Korea's most important holiday, Kim Jong Un was nowhere to be seen  CNN

North Korea still says it has no coronavirus cases. This is how it’s managing the story - ThePrintNorth Korea still says it has no coronavirus cases. This is how it’s managing the story  ThePrint

COVID-19: North Korea releases quarantined people - Anadolu AgencyCOVID-19: North Korea releases quarantined people  Anadolu Agency