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 parents of a US student who died after a 17-month detention in North Korea have blamed Kim Jong Un and his regime for their son's death. Trump sparked criticism when he said he believed Kim didn't know what happened.
The Hanoi summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un has broken down. The two leaders failed to strike a deal over trading concessions on economic sanctions for concrete denuclearization measures. So, what next? Our guests: Jin-Heon Jung (Free University), Erik Kirschbaum (LA Times), Cherie Chan (DW)