Norway has granted refugee status to two North Koreans, the first European country to do so (Yonhap):
The Norwegian government has recently allowed two North Korean defectors to seek asylum in its country, a report said Wednesday.
Quoting an official from a Bergen-based human rights group, Radio Free Asia reported that the European country granted refugee status to two North Koreans who made their way there after defecting from their communist homeland.
The official from the Rafto Human Rights House gave no other details of the North Koreans, only saying the organization wishes to see more North Korean defectors be granted refugee status in the country.
How does that compare with the US?
"Only the United States has received several North Korean defectors, but it is still not clear whether they were given refugee status or the status of immigrants," said the official from the ministry's division for helping to re-settle defectors in the country.
As far as I know, the US has not granted refugee status to any North Koreans. North Koreans are legally citizens of the Republic of Korea (see articles 2 and 3 of the ROK Constitution) so I think that any North Koreans coming to the US would have to be treated as immigrants. But I'm no lawyer and I would welcome a correction on that last point.