The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. Internationally it is considered a totalitarian dictatorship.
After the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II in 1945, Korea was divided into two zones by the United States and the Soviet Union, Negotiations on reunification failed and in 1948 two separate governments were formed. The DPRK describes itself as a self-reliant socialist state. This page collates DW's latest content related to North Korea.
Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has warned against focusing on national interests in his speech at the UN General Assembly. Gabriel has also called for a diplomatic solution to the North Korea crisis.
The White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was caught face-palming at the UN while President Trump was making his remarks on North Korea. DW's Mara Bierbach says that Trump's critics are eagerly waiting for a White House insider to come out in opposition to the president's views.
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In his first UN address, US President Donald Trump has mocked North Korea's leader and threatened to "totally destroy" his country. He also took aim at Iran, but left one key question open. Michael Knigge reports.