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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang in February 2020.

North Korea is secretly asking for coronavirus aid from other countries while publicly denying that it has any cases

Officials in the isolated country have been privately asking other countries and aid groups for supplies like masks and test kits, reports say.
Volunteers carry out disinfection work during an anti-virus campaign in Pyongyang, North Korea, on March 4, 2020.

Almost 200 North Korean soldiers have reportedly died from the coronavirus, while thousands more are in quarantine. The government won’t acknowl...

Military leaders are scrambling to deal with the epidemic by disinfecting areas and increasing the amount of food given to each soldier.

North Korea fires 3 short-range projectiles in apparent strike drill

North Korea conducted similar launches last week. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it was "monitoring the situation."
Joseph Kim.

‘Privilege that comes with heavy responsibilities’: North Korean defector votes in a US election for the first time

"I don't have the right words to describe ... my feelings," Joseph Kim said in a video, wearing a sticker signifying he had voted.
A trolley bus is disinfected in Pyongyang, North Korea, on February 22, 2020, amid fears over the spread of a new coronavirus.

North Korea has yet to officially report any coronavirus cases. But it just quarantined 380 foreigners.

The majority of the quarantined individuals in the secretive, isolated country are diplomats. The nationalities of the quarantined individuals have not been identified.
Workers in protective gear spray an anti-septic solution to fight the coronavirus in a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, on February 21, 2020.

South Korea accepted that its efforts to stop the coronavirus from infecting the country failed and says it’s pivoting to containment

Cases of the coronavirus in South Korea have tripled. The government says it must now take a different approach.
Former National Security Advisor John Bolton at Duke University on Monday.

John Bolton slammed Trump’s ‘wasted two years’ trying to denuclearize North Korea in his first public speech since the impeachment t...

The hawkish former National Security Advisor pulled no punches on North Korea and warned that leader Kim Jong Un was "jiving the Americans."
Former U.S. national security advisor John Bolton speaks during his lecture at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, U.S. February 17, 2020.

‘You’ll love Chapter 14’: John Bolton discussed his book and suggested he has a lot more to say about the Trump administration

He also described worrying about "censorship" of his book, Bloomberg reported, saying at a talk at Duke University, "I hope it's not suppressed."
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in 2014.

The coronavirus has reportedly spread to North Korea. Experts say the country isn’t equipped to fight it.

Reports say the novel coronavirus has spread to North Korea. But the isolated country's "crumbling" healthcare system may not be equipped to fight it.
US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un talk before a meeting in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019, in Panmunjom, Korea.

Trump is ready to reopen talks with Kim Jong Un over a North Korea nuclear deal, months after negotiations spectacularly collapsed

The Trump administration so far has little to show for negotiations with Kim Jong Un, but Axios reported that it's keen to start a new round of talks.