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.
Mike Pompeo has told the UN that sanctions on North Korea should be upheld to pressure Kim Jong Un to denuclearize. Talks between the US and the North have got off to a rocky start after last month's Singapore summit.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to make his third trip to North Korea, apparently seeking a schedule for disarmament. Pyongyang has yet to declare a complete list of weapons, production facilities and missiles.
The historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un may have been the first step toward peace. The Korean War, which broke out in 1950, never actually came to an official close. For retired US Marine George Lampman, the war evokes bittersweet memories. He was there when the North invaded — but it was also when he fell in love. Jason Strother reports from Seoul.