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.
Satellite images taken between September and June have shown increased thermal activity at North Korea's main nuclear plant, a Washington-based think tank says. It's a worrying new development for the US and its allies.
Rockets are complex things. But ultimately a rocket is a rocket, and there's not much difference between an intercontinental ballistic missile and a satellite launcher. Dr David Baker talks us through the technology.
The US President has dined with South Korea's Moon Jae-In and Japan's Shinzo Abe on the eve of the G20 summit. On the menu: North Korea's missile program and securing Beijing's cooperation in solving the crisis.