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.
The North Korea official is suspected of involvement in the murder of Kim Jong Nam who was killed at the airport in Malaysia. Police have accused North Korea of ordering the assassination of Kim Jong Un's half-brother.
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The Malaysian government has expressed dismay at North Korean claims it had a hand in the death of Kim Jong Nam. A week on, the body of dictator Kim Jong Un's half-brother has yet to be claimed by a relative.
Police in Malaysia detained one woman thought to have assassinated the older half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Authorities are searching for a second woman who escaped with suspect Doan Thi Huong.