North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, with Pyongyang the capital and the largest city in the country.
North Korea appears to have increased restrictions on the movements of its inhabitants in the past year with the aim of further limiting the number of desertions from the country, Amnesty International (AI) was quoted in a media report on Thursday.
As the talks between the US and North Korea over denuclearisation remain stalled, Pyongyang appears to have picked its point man for relations with South Korea as its new foreign minister.
North Korea appears to have picked its point man for relations with Seoul as its new Foreign Minister, possibly heralding a shift in its policy toward the US and South Korea, informed sources said here on Sunday.
A top North Korean official said on Saturday that nuclear talks with the US can resume only when it fully accepts Pyongyang's demands.
South Korea and the US will continue to stage their joint military exercises in an adjusted manner to support efforts for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Seoul's Defence Ministry said on Thursday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said that his country would soon introduce a "new strategic weapon" in the near future, adding that he sees little reason to stick to his country's suspension of nuclear and long-range missile tests, he had put in place during talks with the US.
The US was watching North Korea closely and hoping the regime would choose a path of peace as it approaches its year-end deadline for denuclearization talks between the two countries, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said here.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called for "diplomatic and military counter-measures" for preserving the country's sovereignty and security during an ongoing Workers' Party meeting, state media reported on Tuesday, ahead of the impending expiry of Pyongyang's end-of-year deadline for US concessions.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday chaired a crucial meeting of the ruling Workers Party to discuss "important policy issues for new victory in our revolution" ahead of the year-end deadline the country has set for the United States to offer concessions in the ongoing talks.
National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien has said that the United States is ready to take action as North Korea delivered a threat.