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.
While defectors from North Korea are trying to carve out a new life for themselves in the South, some of them might have come across a rather unexpected challenge: Speaking the language. Luckily, there's an app for that. Jason Strother reports from Seoul.
US President-elect Donald Trump has rejected claims that North Korea is close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile. He criticized China, however, for not pulling its weight in discouraging Pyongyang.