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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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China gave COVID-19 vaccine to Kim Jong Un: analyst [Video]

China gave COVID-19 vaccine to Kim Jong Un: analyst

China provided North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his family with an experimental coronavirus vaccine, a U.S. analyst said Tuesday, citing two unidentified Japanese intelligence sources. Gloria Tso..

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China gave COVID-19 vaccine Kim Jong Un: analyst [Video]

China gave COVID-19 vaccine Kim Jong Un: analyst

China provided North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his family with an experimental coronavirus vaccine, a U.S. analyst said Tuesday, citing two unidentified Japanese intelligence sources. Gloria Tso..

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Kim Jong Un used China's COVID vaccine candidate: analyst [Video]

Kim Jong Un used China's COVID vaccine candidate: analyst

China provided North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his family with an experimental coronavirus vaccine, a U.S. analyst said Tuesday, citing two unidentified Japanese intelligence sources. Gloria Tso..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:46Published
North Korean crossed DMZ in possible defection [Video]

North Korean crossed DMZ in possible defection

South Korea's military said on Wednesday it had taken into custody a North Korean man who crossed the heavily fortified border with North Korea into the South, prompting an urgent search operation...

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Trump and Biden: a contrasting approach to foreign relations [Video]

Trump and Biden: a contrasting approach to foreign relations

The differences in approach to foreign relations between President Trump and his democratic rival Joe Biden are arguably as pronounced as any two candidates from their parties have ever been. They have..

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Xi touts China's sovereignty on war anniversary [Video]

Xi touts China's sovereignty on war anniversary

Amid growing contention over the democratically-ruled island of Taiwan,Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday China will never allow its sovereignty, security and development interests to be..

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Kim Jong-un tears up during massive military parade [Video]

Kim Jong-un tears up during massive military parade

[11:05] Dessent-Jackson, Louee North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appeared emotional while speaking at a massive military parade in Pyongyang early on Saturday, marking the 75th anniversary of the..

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North Korean leader chokes up during speech [Video]

North Korean leader chokes up during speech

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un displayed a rare show of emotion, appearing to hold back tears as he delivered a speech to thousands of military personnel over the weekend.

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North Korea hosts 'mass games'  for 75th anniversary of ruling party [Video]

North Korea hosts 'mass games' for 75th anniversary of ruling party

North Korea has staged a "mass games" show to mark the 75th anniversary of itsruling Workers' Party. The parade at Pyongyang's May Day Stadium was attendedby leader Kim Jong Un.

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What are North Korea's Mass Games? [Video]

What are North Korea's Mass Games?

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched tens of thousands of dancers, gymnasts and other performers in a large-scale celebration on Sunday of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers'..

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North Korea shows off giant missiles at huge military parade [Video]

North Korea shows off giant missiles at huge military parade

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un presides over a military parade in Pyongyang, as thousands of maskless troops defied the coronavirus threat. View on euronews

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Kim Jong-Un Unveils New Nuclear Missile During Huge Parade [Video]

Kim Jong-Un Unveils New Nuclear Missile During Huge Parade

Kim Jong-un has revealed a new intercontinental ballistic missile during a massive military parade marking the 75th anniversary of North Korea’s ruling party. The Supreme Leader warned that his..

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North Korea holds rare military parade, Kim Jong Un addresses [Video]

North Korea holds rare military parade, Kim Jong Un addresses

Unusual predawn parade held to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the governing Workers’ Party.

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N. Korea unveils 'monster' intercontinental missile [Video]

N. Korea unveils 'monster' intercontinental missile

North Korea showcased previously unseen intercontinental ballistic missiles at an unprecedented predawn military parade on Saturday. Edward Baran reports.

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North Korea displays 'new' intercontinental missile in military parade [Video]

North Korea displays 'new' intercontinental missile in military parade

The country's leader Kim Jong Un avoided direct mention of the United States in a speech to mark the 75th anniversary of the ruling party

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