Chanyang Ju grew up in North Korea, in the midst of poverty and oppression. After a harrowing escape, she now lives in South Korea and reports on chat shows and in lectures on the situation in the communist North.
US Defense chief Jim Mattis said America favored a diplomatic solution to North Korea's nuclear program. Mattis is on his second visit to South Korea as Pentagon boss amid rising tensions between US and the North.
Brazilians often look for stories about North Korea on the internet. One reason is a mutual entrenched distrust of the US. Researchers have been trying to dig a little deeper to find out more about the phenomenon.
As N. Korea suffers its worst drought since 2001, experts warn that food shortages will lead to more internal instability. Outside aid is critical, even as Pyongyang continues to test missiles. Julian Ryall reports.
Since 1948, North Korea has defied international norms to carve out its own place in the world. DW examines the country's controversial history and development of a nuclear program.
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