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Kim Jong Un's sister chokes up describing her brother's illness

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Leader, blames South Korea for the virus and threatens retaliation.

Kim Jong Un's sister chokes up describing her brother's illness

Kim declares victory over COVID-19

North Korean leader declares victory after his country's emergency campaign against COVID-19.

Kim declares victory over COVID-19

North Korea condemns Pelosi visit to Taiwan

North Korea's foreign ministry says House Speaker's visit to Taiwan is "impudent interference" in China's internal affairs.

North Korea condemns Pelosi visit to Taiwan

Watch: North Korea's first lady cries during military parade

Kim Jong-un threatened nuclear action against the US, accusing the Biden administration of destroying relations between the two countries.

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North Korean leader: We're ready for any military clash with the US

Kim Jong Un says his country is ready to mobilize its nuclear war deterrent.

'We're ready for any military clash with the US'

North Korea fires multiple rocket launchers

South Korea says it detected "flight trajectories" that were suspected to be shots from North Korean artillery.

North Korea fires multiple rocket launchers

Watch: N. Korea facing new, unnamed epidemic amid COVID outbreak

While 4.56 million citizens are reported to be suffering from 'flu-like symptoms', the pariah state has turned down vaccine donations.

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Wiesenthal Centre: 'The UN fish begins to stink from the head down'

Wiesenthal Centre condemns North Korea appointment to Disarmament Conference.

'The UN fish begins to stink from the head down'

US, South Korea: There will be a 'swift response' to a North Korean nuclear test

US and South Korea warn North Korea against conducting a nuclear test, but again offer talks.

'There will be a swift response to North Korean nuclear test'

North Korea’s COVID-19 problem: From zero to millions

For two years, North Korea has said it had zero cases of the virus. Things have quickly changed for the worse.

North Korea’s COVID-19 problem: From zero to millions player

WHO believes COVID-19 crisis in North Korea is deepening

World Health Organization says it assumes COVID-19 crisis in North Korea is deepening despite claims otherwise.

WHO believes COVID-19 crisis in North Korea is deepening

China, Russia veto UN resolution sanctioning North Korea

China and Russia veto US resolution calling for tougher sanctions against North Korea following latest missile tests.

China, Russia veto UN resolution sanctioning North Korea

US to seek new UN sanctions against North Korea

The move follows North Korea's latest firing of missiles, including possibly its largest intercontinental ballistic missile.

US to seek new UN sanctions against North Korea

North Korea fires ballistic missile off its east coast

The missile firing comes days after South Korea and US agreed to scale up joint military drills.

North Korea fires ballistic missile off its east coast

North Korea says COVID outbreak is trending downward

North Korea reports less than 200,000 new patients with fever symptoms for a third consecutive day.

North Korea says COVID outbreak is trending downward

North Korean leader slams officials for response to COVID-19

Experts fear a greater disaster since there are no vaccines or medical procedures for treating the virus in alienated state.

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Watch: N. Korea turns down vaccine offers despite COVID outbreak

Official stats say 1.2 million residents are sick with an 'unknown virus' but an absence of tests may indicate a much greater amount.

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North Korea: Kim orders army to help stabilize supply of medicines

The order comes as the country battles its first confirmed COVID-19 outbreak.

Kim orders army to help stabilize supply of medicines

North Korea declares State of Emergency amid COVID surge

The hermit kingdom is admitting its first COVID-19 crisis, as medical supplies are already running thin.

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COVID-19 in North Korea? Country reports six people dead due to 'fever'

The announcement comes a day after North Korea acknowledged for the first time that a COVID-19 outbreak had been recorded in the country.

Six people dead due to 'fever'

US warns: North Korea could hold nuclear test this month

State Department says US believes North Korea may be preparing a nuclear test as soon as this month.

'North Korea could hold nuclear test this month'

US promises 'strongest possible deterrent' against North Korea

US envoy on North Korea urges UN to signal to Pyongyang that it will not accept its ballistic missile tests.

US promises 'strongest possible deterrent' against North Korea

North Korea tests new guided weapons system

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises latest test of system meant to improve the country’s "tactical nukes".

North Korea tests new guided weapons system

US to present UN resolution on North Korean missile tests

US plans to introduce a new resolution in UN Security Council in response to North Korea's most recent ballistic missile tests.

US to present UN resolution on North Korean missile tests

Podcast: The world is a mess - Russia, Ukraine, NATO, North Korea & more

Hear what Jeremy Bash, former Department of Defense & CIA Chief of Staff & has to say about the 'insanity' taking place wherever you look.

The world is a mess: Russia, Ukraine, NATO, North Korea & more

US official: North Korea likely has 'more in store'

Top US official says North Korea likely has "more in store" after successfully test-firing ICBM.

'North Korea likely has more in store'

Kim Jong Un: We will prepare for long-term confrontation with US

North Korea says it fired new type of intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-17.

'We will prepare for long-term confrontation with US'

North Korean launch of projectile fails

South Korea says North Korea fired an unidentified projectile but the launch apparently ended in a failure.

North Korean launch of projectile fails

US official: North Korea tested ICBM system, they will be sanctioned

Senior US official says two recent missile tests by North Korea were of a new intercontinental ballistic missile system.

'North Korea tested ICBM system, they will be sanctioned'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: Reconnaissance satellites meant to monitor US activities

Kim Jong Un says country will launch a number of reconnaissance satellites to provide real-time information on military actions by US.

'Reconnaissance satellites meant to monitor US activities'

North Korea conducts another spy satellite test

North Korea conducts test for reconnaissance satellite systems for the second time in a week.

North Korea conducts another spy satellite test

North Korea says it conducted test for developing satellite

North Korea says latest test was for development of a reconnaissance satellite system.

North Korea says it conducted test for developing satellite

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile

The launch would be the first test since North Korea conducted a record number of launches in January.

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile

North Korean farmers imprisoned for failed flower crop

A particular flower crop needed for a North Korean celebration failed - an offense punishable by forced labor in North Korea.

North Korean farmers imprisoned for failed flower crop

US urges North Korea to resume talks after latest missile test

Senior US official urges North Korea to resume direct talks with no preconditions, expresses concern over recent missile tests.

US urges North Korea to resume talks

North Korea: We fired mid-range Hwasong-type ballistic missile

North Korea confirms seventh missile test in recent weeks, says it fired Hwasong-12 ballistic missile.

'We fired mid-range ballistic missile'

Report: North Korea conducts seventh missile test in recent weeks

South Korea and Japan say North Korea fired projectiles off its east coast, in what appears to be another ballistic missile test.

North Korea conducts 7th missile test in recent weeks

North Korea confirms latest missile tests

Meanwhile, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits munitions factory producing a "major weapon system".

North Korea confirms latest missile tests

North Korea fires projectile into the sea

South Korea’s military says North Korea fires at least one projectile in its sixth weapons launch this month.

North Korea fires projectile into the sea

North Korea threatens to restart nuclear bomb tests

North Korean leader convenes his party, discusses countermeasures to "hostile" US policy.

North Korea threatens to restart nuclear bomb tests