North Korean Won

North Korean Won

North Korean Won overview

The won (; Korean: 원, Korean pronunciation: [wʌn]; symbol: ₩; code: KPW) or Korean People's won is the official currency of North Korea. It is subdivided into 100 chon. The won is issued by the Central Bank of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, based in the capital city, Pyongyang.

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North Korean Won news

North Korea says Kim Jong Un watched test of new "ultramodern tactical weapon"

After halting weapons tests for about a year, move appears to be aimed at upping pressure on U.S. to ease sanctions with diplomacy stalled

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Pence says Trump to meet N. Korea's Kim in 2019; won't allow broken promises

ASEAN-SUMMIT/USA-NORTHKOREA (UPDATE 1, PIX):UPDATE 1-Pence says Trump to meet N. Korea's Kim in 2019; won't allow broken promises

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Trump to meet North Korea's Kim next year but won't allow him to break promises again, Pence says

'We don't want to repeat mistakes that prior administrations have made where promises are made, sanctions are lifted... and then promises are broken,' U.S. vice president says of ongoing negotiations with Pyongyang

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Letter: Diplomatic engagement with N. Korea is key

Congress needs to step up and reassert its constitutional role over authorizing war, and to support the progress South and North Korea are making through incremental agreements.

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Steven Yeun Won't Say Whether Or Not His 'Burning' Character Is A Psychopath

The <em>Walking Dead</em> actor plays a South Korean playboy who may or may not be murdering his girlfriends in <em>Burning</em>. "To this day, I'm the only one who knows who Ben really is," Yeun says of the character.

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Nippon Steel rebuffs S. Korean lawyers in wartime labor row:

Lawyers seeking compensation for South Koreans drafted to work for Japanese firms during World War I

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Secret Missile Bases Don’t Violate North Korea’s Promises — It Never Made Any

The discovery that North Korea has secret missile bases isn’t evidence that Kim Jong-un is breaking its promises. Despite what Trump has said about his Singapore trip, Kim never made any solid commitments.

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Thaw looming? North and South Korea begin tearing down guard posts at the border

Soldiers from North and South Korea are beginning to actually demilitarize the demilitarized zone, tearing down guard towers that symbolize the peninsula’s division.

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