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Pyongyang: Capital of North Korea
Pyongyang, P'yŏngyang or Pyeongyang, is the capital and largest city of North Korea. Pyongyang is located on the Taedong River about 109 kilometres (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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South Korea seeks 'speedy resumption' of U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks

South Korea's foreign minister called on Monday for a quick resumption of stalled U.S.-North Korean nuclear talks, adding that her government stood ready to engage with Pyongyang to facilitate..
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North Korean refugees seek political voice in South with new party

A group of North Korean refugees launched a political party in South Korea on Tuesday, aiming to give a voice to the 33,500 defectors living in the South and oppose conciliation with Pyongyang.
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Videos for Pyongyang


North Korea mines cryptocurrency to circumvent sanctions [Video]North Korea mines cryptocurrency to circumvent sanctions

North Korea is turning to cryptocurrency as a means to circumvent sanctions.

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North Korea Bans Chinese Tourism Over Coronavirus Fears [Video]North Korea Bans Chinese Tourism Over Coronavirus Fears

Several foreign tour operators said North Korea will begin banning foreign tourists starting Wednesday. According to Reuters, the ban is in response to the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

N. Korea says no longer bound by nuclear pledge [Video]N. Korea says no longer bound by nuclear pledge

North Korea on Tuesday said the United States ignored its year-end deadline for nuclear talks, and therefore it no longer felt bound by commitments, which included a halt to its nuclear testing and the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Trump Doubts Kim Jong Un Will Break Denuclearization Deal [Video]Trump Doubts Kim Jong Un Will Break Denuclearization Deal

President Donald Trump said he did not expect North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to break his promise. According to Reuters, Korea has a self-declared moratorium on intercontinental ballistic missile and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

S. Korea's Moon wants North to return to talks [Video]S. Korea's Moon wants North to return to talks

There is a "desperate need" for practical ways to improve ties with North Korea, the South's President Moon said on Tuesday, adding that he was ready to meet with the reclusive leader in Pyongyang..

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North Korea's state TV airs video of Kim riding horse at Mount Paektu [Video]North Korea's state TV airs video of Kim riding horse at Mount Paektu

North Korea's state-run television KRT on Thursday (January 2) broadcast a new video of leader Kim Jong Un riding white horse at a sacred mountain with his aides in late 2019.

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North Korea's Kim ends freeze of nuclear and missile tests [Video]North Korea's Kim ends freeze of nuclear and missile tests

North Korean leader says Pyongyang will show 'new strategic weapon' soon as he denounces US's 'gangster-like demands'.

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North and South Korea welcome in the new decade [Video]North and South Korea welcome in the new decade

There were fireworks in Pyongyang and bell-ringing in Seoul.View on euronews

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Fireworks in North Korea mark the New Year [Video]Fireworks in North Korea mark the New Year

Huge crowds of North Koreans gathered in Pyongyang to countdown to midnight and welcome in the New Year with a firework display.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:08Published

Kim Jong Un to unveil 'new path' in New Year's speech [Video]Kim Jong Un to unveil 'new path' in New Year's speech

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to make a closely-watched New Year address on Wednesday which is likely to offer a glimpse of a "new path" he has vowed to take if the United States fails to meet..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:20Published

U.S. promises to act if North Korea delivers 'Christmas gift' [Video]U.S. promises to act if North Korea delivers 'Christmas gift'

The United States would be very disappointed if North Korea tested a long-range or nuclear missile and would take appropriate action as a leading military and economic power, White House national..

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Former chief of staff Kelly rejects Trump North Korea approach as futile: report

President Donald Trump's former chief of staff John Kelly has dismissed the U.S. president's unprecedented engagement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as futile, saying he had never believed North..
Reuters - Published

Hostel at North Korea's Berlin embassy must close, German court rules

A German court ruled on Tuesday that a hostel situated on the grounds of the North Korean embassy in Berlin must close as its operation breaches sanctions aimed at stopping the flow of hard currency to..
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North Korea imposes month-long quarantine on foreigners arriving from China over virus fears

North Korea will impose a one-month quarantine on all foreigners arriving from China in a bid to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus, the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang said on Tuesday.
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North Korea confirms former commander is new foreign minister

North Korea on Friday confirmed that Ri Son Gwon, a former defense commander with limited diplomatic experience, has been appointed the country's new foreign affairs minister, while the United States..
Reuters - Published

South Korea's push for tourism in North poses tricky balancing act

South Korea's push to resume tourism with the North is aimed at resetting border ties, but must overcome Pyongyang's skepticism and chart a careful course around U.S. efforts to pressure leader Kim..
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Russia says it missed U.N. deadline to repatriate North Korean workers

Russia said on Thursday it had missed a United Nations deadline to repatriate North Korean workers due to what it called objective difficulties, but said it was scrupulously complying with U.N...
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China fails to repatriate North Korea workers despite U.N. sanctions: U.S. official

China has failed to send home North Korean workers by a December deadline in violation of United Nations sanctions, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, adding that this was why Washington..
Reuters - Published

North Korea remains open to dialogue with U.S.: South Korea's Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday there was no need to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, adding Pyongyang has not yet..
Reuters - Published

South Korea's Moon cites 'desperate need' for ways to improve ties with North

There is a "desperate need" for practical ways to improve ties with North Korea, the South's President Moon said on Tuesday, adding that he was ready to meet with the reclusive leader in Pyongyang..
Reuters - Published

U.S. military tracking Santa - and any 'Christmas gift' from North Korea

While the North American Aerospace Defense Command stays alert for any signs of a North Korea missile launch – what officials in Pyongyang have described as a "Christmas gift" – it is also tracking..
Reuters - Published

Stalled talks with U.S. not good for North Korea, South Korea tells China

Stalled denuclearization talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea are not beneficial for Pyongyang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Chinese President Xi..
Reuters - Published

South Korea's Moon says stalled talks with U.S. not good for North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that stalled denuclearization talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea were not beneficial for Pyongyang,..
Reuters - Published

North Korea threat looms as China, Japan, South Korea leaders meet

The spectre of new confrontation between Pyongyang and Washington hangs over meetings between China, Japan and South Korea this week, with growing risks North Korean actions could end an uneasy detente..
Reuters - Published

'Before it is too late': Diplomats race to defuse tensions ahead of North Korea's deadline

A last minute flurry of diplomacy aimed at engaging with North Korea ahead of its declared year-end deadline for talks has been met with stony silence from Pyongyang so far, with the looming crisis..
Reuters - Published

China urges U.S., North Korea to resume talks as tensions escalate

China on Thursday urged the United States and North Korea to resume dialogue and work to resolve disagreements as soon as possible amid renewed tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over the..
Reuters - Published

China says North Korean sanctions relief is best plan with U.S. envoy set to arrive

China touted its proposal offering sanctions relief to North Korea as the best option to diffuse tensions, calling on Thursday for a compromise in the standoff between Washington and Pyongyang over the..
Reuters - Published

China repeats call for restraint as North Korea tensions build

China repeated its call for restraint and compromise on Thursday amid growing tensions in the Korean Peninsula, as renewed provocations from Pyongyang stoke fears it will break off talks with..
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U.N. condemns North Korea rights abuses, Pyongyang rejects resolution

The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday condemned "the long-standing and ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights in and by" North Korea in an annual resolution that..
Reuters - Published

Warmbier parents praise bill calling for further North Korea sanctions

The parents of Otto Warmbier, an American student who died after 17 months in a North Korean prison, hailed on Wednesday new congressional legislation passed in their son's name that calls for further..
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China says lifting some U.N. sanctions on North Korea could help break deadlock

China and Russia are pushing the U.N. Security Council to lift some sanctions on North Korea to ease the country's humanitarian concerns and to "break the deadlock" in stalled denuclearization talks..
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U.S.-led pressure fractures as China, Russia push for North Korea sanctions relief

A proposal by China and Russia to ease U.N. sanctions on North Korea increases pressure on the United States and signals what is the likely end of unified efforts to persuade Pyongyang to give up its..
Reuters - Published

Japan government spokesman hopes Japan, South Korea study North Korean issue with rigor

Japan's top government spokesman on Monday said he hopes Japan and South Korea study the North Korean issue "with rigor" as tensions with Pyongyang rise after it conducted a series of weapons tests and..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy Biegun to North Korea: 'We're here, you know how to reach us'

U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, urged Pyongyang on Monday to return offers of talks, dismissing leader Kim Jong Un's year-end deadline while highlighting Washington's willingness to..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy Biegun urges North Korea to respond to calls for talks

U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, called on Pyongyang to return its offer of talks, saying Washington is willing to discuss "all issues of interest"
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy arrives in South Korea as Pyongyang ramps up pressure

Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, arrived in South Korea on Sunday as Pyongyang stepped up pressure on Washington to make concessions to revive stalled denuclearization talks..
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U.S. envoy to visit Seoul as deadline looms for stalled North Korea talks

The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will arrive in South Korea on Sunday ahead of a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang for Washington to soften its approach to stalled denuclearization talks, Seoul..
Reuters - Published

U.S. warns North Korea against 'ill-advised behavior' as deadline looms

The United States warned North Korea on Thursday against any resumption of "unfortunate ill-advised behavior" after Pyongyang raised international concerns by setting an end-of-year deadline for..
Reuters - Published

U.S. does not want to see 'ill-advised behavior' by North Korea: official

President Donald Trump wants to work with North Korea to help it develop its economy, but the United States does not want to see a resumption of "ill-advised behavior" by Pyongyang, a senior State..
Reuters - Published

North Korea says U.S. has nothing to offer regarding any nuclear deal

North Korea said on Thursday the United States had nothing to offer it in possible renewed talks aimed at getting Pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile programs after Washington said it was..
Reuters - Published

U.S. ready to be flexible with North Korea, warns against provocations: Trump's U.N. envoy

The United States is "prepared to be flexible" in negotiations aimed at getting North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs but Pyongyang must engage and avoid provocations, U.S. Ambassador..
Reuters - Published

China's U.N. envoy says 'imperative' Security Council ease sanctions on North Korea

China's U.N. Ambassador Zhang Jun said it is "imperative" that the United Nations Security Council ease sanctions on North Korea in a bid to support talks between Pyongyang and the United States and..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says hopeful North Korea will keep commitments as Pyongyang deadline looms

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday the Trump administration was "hopeful" North Korea will continue to work toward denuclearization and refrain from long-range missile tests, as..
Reuters - Published

U.N. Security Council to meet over North Korea on Wednesday at U.S. request

The U.N. Security Council will meet on Wednesday, at the request of the United States, over missile launches by North Korea and the possibility of an "escalatory" provocation after Pyongyang conducted..
Reuters - Published

North Korea resumes insults of 'erratic old man' Trump

Satellite imagery indicated on Monday that North Korea had tested a rocket engine, and a senior Pyongyang official called Donald Trump a "heedless and erratic old man", resuming insults of the U.S...
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Trump says does not think Kim Jong Un wants to interfere in U.S. election

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he did not think North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wanted to interfere in next year's U.S. presidential election and said he would be surprised if Pyongyang acted..
Reuters - Published

Trump, South Korea's Moon discuss trying to maintain talks with North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a half-hour phone discussion on ways to maintain diplomacy with North Korea, Seoul said on Saturday, as Pyongyang warns of waning..
Reuters - Published

U.S. has not yet decided whether to hold U.N. meeting on North Korea rights abuses

The United States has not yet decided whether to hold a United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss human rights abuses in North Korea on Tuesday, said U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft..
Reuters - Published

North Korea revives 'dotard' label in warning to Trump over 'Rocket Man' remarks

U.S. President Donald Trump's comments on military force and the North's leader, Kim Jong Un, would represent "a very dangerous challenge" if they were intended to provoke Pyongyang, a top North Korean..
Reuters - Published

North Korea warns U.N. Security Council against discussing country's human rights

North Korea told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that it would consider any discussion of the country's human rights situation a "serious provocation" and Pyongyang would "respond..
Reuters - Published

Kim Jong Un rides again as North Korea warns U.S. against using military force

North Korea said it would take "prompt corresponding actions" if the United States resorts to military force, state media reported on Wednesday, as tensions rise ahead of Pyongyang's year-end deadline..
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North Korea's army chief disappointed by Trump comments, warns against force: KCNA

North Korea's army chief said he was disappointed by U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion of using military force against Pyongyang, and warned that any strike would meet a quick response, state..
Reuters - Published

North Korea warns Japan's Abe may soon see real ballistic missile launch

North Korea's state media on Saturday lashed out at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an "imbecile and political dwarf" for calling Pyongyang's latest test of a large multiple-rocket launcher a..
Reuters - Published

North Korea fires unidentified projectiles: South Korea military

North Korea fired unidentified projectiles on Thursday, South Korea's military said, the first such launch in nearly a month, amid a stalemate in denuclearization talks between Pyongyang and..
Reuters - Published

U.S. says window for talks still open but North Korea must 'seize the moment'

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday the window was still open for Pyongyang to negotiate with the United States over its nuclear program, but it needed to seize..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy Biegun still believes North Korea can decide to denuclearize

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday there had been no concrete evidence that North Korea had made a decision to give up its nuclear weapons, but he still..
Reuters - Published

North Korea says no interest in Trump summit until 'hostile policy' removed

A senior North Korean official said on Wednesday that the United States must drop its "hostile policy" towards Pyongyang in order to restart stalled denuclearisation talks, South Korea's Yonhap news..
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