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    North Korea

    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.

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    North Korea ups controls on citizens to curb desertions: Amnesty
    International

    North Korea ups controls on citizens to curb desertions: Amnesty

    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.

    Amid stalled negotiations with US over denuclearisation, North Korean Foreign Minister replaced
    International

    Amid stalled negotiations with US over denuclearisation, North Korean Foreign Minister replaced

    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.

    N.Korea picks new FM, heralding policy shift
    International

    N.Korea picks new FM, heralding policy shift

    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.

    'N-talks only possible when US fully accepts N.Korea's demands'
    International

    'N-talks only possible when US fully accepts N.Korea's demands'

    A top North Korean official said on Saturday that nuclear talks with the US can resume only when it fully accepts Pyongyang's demands.

    'S.Korea, US to stage joint drills in adjusted manner'
    International

    'S.Korea, US to stage joint drills in adjusted manner'

    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.

    Kim threatens to resume nuclear, long-range missile tests
    International

    Kim threatens to resume nuclear, long-range missile tests

    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.

    US watching N. Korea closely amid Xmas gift threat: Pompeo
    International

    US watching N. Korea closely amid Xmas gift threat: Pompeo

    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.

    Kim calls for 'diplomatic, military counter-measures'
    International

    Kim calls for 'diplomatic, military counter-measures'

    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 Korea holds crucial meeting ahead of year-end deadline set for US
    International

    North Korea holds crucial meeting ahead of year-end deadline set for US

    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.

    US ready for action if North Korea delivers 'Christmas gift': NSA
    International

    US ready for action if North Korea delivers 'Christmas gift': NSA

    National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien has said that the United States is ready to take action as North Korea delivered a threat.

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