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.
US President Donald Trump has announced that neo-conservative John Bolton will replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser. The respected general is replaced by a hawk who advocated for war with Iraq in 2003.
On this week's show: The Slovakian journalist who, by being murdered, has just about brought down his government. We'll hear from his colleagues what he was working on. In South Korea, as the Paralympics wind down, we look at how attitudes have changed with regard to the disabled. We also have an in-depth feature on the 'Ndrangheta, one of the world's most dangerous crime networks.
The Paralympics wrap up this weekend in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It was the first time that North Korean athletes competed in the winter games. But it wasn't that long ago that South Korea sent its own first winter Paralympians to the games. That was 1992 in Albertville, France. Jason Strother tracked down one of those athletes.
North Korea's top diplomat met with his Swedish counterpart in a surprise visit to Stockholm. The visit has led to speculation that the talks could lay the groundwork for a meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
Rex Tillerson's departure means Donald Trump's Cabinet is losing a moderate voice; his successor is a hardliner catering to the US president's taste. The move is not good news for Europe, says DW's Alexandra von Nahmen.