Washington (CNN)Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Tuesday that if North Korea attacks South Korea, the U.S. will respond and that North Korea would have no chance of victory. "We need to make sure that the …
CNN · 9/2/2015
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SEOUL, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Weeks after South Korea began blasting K-pop and anti-Pyongyang broadcasts from loudspeakers along the border with the reclusive North, a decades-old propaganda war may have erupted on …
The Huffington Post · 11 hours ago
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Socialist sing-songs are unlikely to resonate in the liberal, capitalist South, but Seoul's National Security Law has since 1948 penalized people for distributing North Korean propaganda and lawmaker Hong Moon-pyo, of …
Reuters · 10 hours ago
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The BBC is planning to begin radio broadcasts in North Korea – the first time it has ever targeted the notoriously secretive country. It is one of a number of new foreign-language services which the BBC is putting …
Daily Mail · 9 minutes ago
Government minders stand before an Air Koryo aircraft on the apron at Pyongyang airport on July 29, 2013. (Photo: Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images) PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If an Air Koryo passenger ignores …
USA Today · 9/2/2015
Air Koryo
During the recent August crisis on the Korean Peninsula, a North Korean surveillance drone crossed the demilitarized zone (DMZ) and flew several times over a South Korean military outpost without being intercepted …
The Diplomat · 3 hours ago
Spy Drone
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un speaks at an emergency meeting of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) Central Military Commision in Pyongyang. North Korea on Wednesday accused South Korea of claiming victory …
New York Daily News · 9/2/2015
South Korea
As South and North Korea exchanged artillery fire in late August, the United States rushed three B-2 bombers to Guam. The Obama administration hoped to deter the North from taking military action, but the bigger …
The National Interest · 51 minutes ago
South Korea
World Service expansion will also include increased coverage in Middle East and North Africa as rivals such as RT and al-Jazeera continue to grow BBC director general Tony Hall will announce proposals on Monday to …
The Guardian · 1 hour ago
SEOUL, Sept. 4 (UPI) --Kim Jong Un inspected a munitions factory in a city near the China border and praised North Korean researchers for "solving a problem of the highest concern," on the same day China held its …
United Press International · 9 hours ago
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Democratic People's Republic of Korea

North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. The na…
North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea is derived from the Kingdom of Goryeo, also spelled as Koryŏ. The capital and largest city is Pyongyang. North Korea shares a land border with China to the north and north-west, along the Amnok and Tumen rivers, and a small section of the Tumen River also forms a border with Russia to the north-east. The Korean Demilitarized Zone marks the de facto boundary between North Korea and South Korea. The legitimacy of this border is not accepted by either side, as both states claim to be the legitimate government of the entire peninsula.
  • Founded: Sep 09, 1948
  • GDP: $12.38 billion USD (2011)
  • Population: 24.90 million (2013)
  • Area: 46,540 sq miles (120,538 km²)
  • Calling code: 850
  • Supreme Leader: Kim Jong-un
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