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Lee So-yeon, a North Korean defector, used to be a signal corpsman in North Korea's army. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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'I Was Shocked By Freedom': Defectors Reflect On Life In North Korea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. A hacking group linked to North Korea has used code that's identical to some of the malware used in the WannaCry attack, security researchers say. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is shown on a TV at the Seoul Railway Station in South Korea on Sunday, when North Korea test-launched a "medium long-range" missile that landed in the waters between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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People watch a TV news program showing a file image of a previous missile launch conducted by North Korea at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul. North Korea on Sunday test-launched a ballistic missile that landed in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean, Japanese and U.S. militaries said. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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The German government says it will shut down Cityhostel Berlin, a source of money for its owner, North Korea. Above, the hostel on Wednesday. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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South Korean presidential candidate Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea reacts to exit polls suggesting his victory, in the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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Liberal Wins South Korean Presidency As Opponents Concede

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South African President F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, in 1993 for negotiating an end to apartheid. Earlier that year, de Klerk announced that South Africa had dismantled six nuclear weapons, becoming to first country to get rid of nuclear bombs that it had built. Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Giving Up Nuclear Weapons: It's Rare, But It's Happened

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North Koreans walk in downtown Pyongyang on April 18. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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In North Korea's Capital, More Abundance Than Expected In Everyday Life

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South Korean presidential candidate Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party campaigns in Goyang, South Korea, on May 4. Lee Jin-man/AP hide caption

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Leading South Korean Presidential Candidate Moon Aims To Negotiate With North

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The North Korean flag flies above the country's embassy in Beijing last month. China is the North's most important trading partner and ally, but lately Beijing has been placing pressure on Pyongyang over the North's nuclear and missile programs. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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Protest banners hang in rural Seongju county, where the U.S. has installed a missile defense system known by its acronym, THAAD. Residents oppose the installation, and it's become an issue in South Korea's upcoming presidential election. The front-runner says he wants to rethink the U.S. deal. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Korean Village's Message To THAAD Missile Defense System: 'Go Away'

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Amateur K-pop dancers perform at a presidential campaign rally for Moon Jae-in, the candidate for Korea's Democratic Party, in Seoul on Saturday. Courtesy of Moon Jae-in Campaign hide caption

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Parade Floats And Altered K-Pop Songs Mark South Korea's Coming Election

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Last month, North Korean authorities detained Tony Kim, an American accounting instructor, at Pyongyang's airport. Above, a plane sits at the Pyongyang airport on April 17. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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