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Korea reunion: Mother and son reunite after 67 years

Monday, August 20th 2018, 16:47

Lee Keum-seom and her son became separated during the Korean war in the 1950s. He was only four years old at the time.
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Korean reunions: Families divided by war meet in North

Monday, August 20th 2018, 16:30

A group of South Koreans travelled to the North to meet relatives they had not seen for 65 years.
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South Korean capital gets 'first deaf taxi drivers'

Friday, August 17th 2018, 14:31

A local start-up is hoping to break the stigma of having hearing-impaired drivers on the roads.
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'Why I never want babies'

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 23:14

Jang Yun-hwa is one of a rising number of South Korean women choosing not to marry, have children, or even have relationships with men.
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Korea talks: Moon to visit Pyongyang in September

Monday, August 13th 2018, 16:59
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea is trying to persuade the North to take concrete steps towards nuclear disarmament.
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South Korean woman jailed over secret nude model photo

Monday, August 13th 2018, 16:01

Activists accuse officials of sexism after a woman is jailed for secretly photographing a nude model.
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North Korea lashes out at US diplomats over sanctions

Friday, August 10th 2018, 11:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The North complains that its good will gestures have not affected America's line on sanctions.
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Korea remains: Sons receive father's dog tag after 70 years

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 15:04
related countries: United States United States

The tag was among the 55 boxes of remains returned to the US by North Korean officials.
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North Korea calls US actions on nuclear programme 'alarming'

Saturday, August 4th 2018, 13:18
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States

There were smiles at a forum in Singapore but tensions between the US and North Korea remain.
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North Korea continuing nuclear programme - UN report

Saturday, August 4th 2018, 4:43
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang has been defying sanctions and trying to sell weapons abroad, a report to the UN says.
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Trump thanks Kim for handing over remains of war dead

Thursday, August 2nd 2018, 14:40

In a tweet, Mr Trump also thanked the North Korean leader for his "nice letter", without elaborating.
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Korea remains: US finds one 'dog tag' among war dead returned by North Korea

Wednesday, August 1st 2018, 11:00
related countries: United States United States

US officials say initial tests show the 55 boxes of remains are "likely" to belong to American troops.
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Korea remains: Pyongyang returns US troops slain in Korean War

Friday, July 27th 2018, 9:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Relatives of missing soldiers have waited years to be reunited with the remains of their loved ones.
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Korean War: Searching for the father they barely knew

Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 23:13
related countries: United States United States

As Pyongyang promises to return the remains of US soldiers, it could bring closure to their families.
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N Korea 'begins dismantling' rocket launch site

Tuesday, July 24th 2018, 2:42
related places: Pyongyang

Satellite imagery appears to show Pyongyang has demolished buildings at the Sohae rocket launch site.
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Korea Open: Table tennis players win first joint Korea gold for 27 years

Saturday, July 21st 2018, 9:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A table tennis pairing with one player from North Korea and one from South Korea becomes the first inter-Korea sports team to win a gold medal since 1991.
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Yemeni refugees flee to South Korean holiday island of Jeju

Thursday, July 19th 2018, 23:27
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Yemen Yemen

Hundreds of Yemeni refugees have arrived on the resort island of Jeju, off mainland South Korea.
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Trump says no 'time limit' on North Korea denuclearisation

Wednesday, July 18th 2018, 3:56
related countries: United States United States

It marks a shift in tone from the US president, who previously said the process would start very soon.
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Kim Jong-un blasts delays in North Korean economic projects

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 13:04

Field visits by North Korea's strongman are common but this time he is "appalled" by what he sees.
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North Korean restaurant staff defection was forced, manager says

Sunday, July 15th 2018, 15:05

A restaurant manager who defected to the South with 12 staff in 2016 says they were coerced.
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Donald Trump tweets 'very nice' letter from Kim Jong-un

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 20:43
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang, June

The note from North Korea's leader makes no mention of Pyongyang's steps towards denuclearisation.
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Can Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed make peace with 'Africa's North Korea'?

Monday, July 9th 2018, 23:32
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Ethiopia and Eritrea were bitter enemies for half a century but have embraced peace in just a few days.
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North Korea: US is making 'gangster-like' demands on denuclearisation

Saturday, July 7th 2018, 18:54
related places: Pyongyang

It brands the US stance "extremely troubling" after high-level talks on denuclearisation.
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South Korean women protest in Seoul over hidden sex cameras

Saturday, July 7th 2018, 13:23
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Thousands of women gather in Seoul calling for a crackdown on widespread hidden camera pornography.
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Is North Korea secretly continuing its nuclear programme?

Monday, July 2nd 2018, 12:09
related places: Pyongyang

Recent reports suggest Pyongyang is intent on maintaining its nuclear capability. Are they true?
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Unesco announces new heritage sites around the world

Saturday, June 30th 2018, 17:12
related countries: Oman Oman, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi oasis, ancient Oman port and Korean mountain monastery also get World Heritage status.
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Mexico and South Korea World Cup celebrations soured by racist gestures

Friday, June 29th 2018, 6:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico

South Koreans say celebrations over their World Cup win which aided Mexico took on racist overtones.
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World Cup 2018: Mexico fans celebrate South Korean 'brothers'

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 2:19
related countries: Germany Germany, South Korea South Korea, Mexico Mexico

South Korea's 2-0 defeat over Germany carries Mexico through to the World Cup knockout stage.
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Trump says North Korea still 'extraordinary threat'

Saturday, June 23rd 2018, 3:53

Donald Trump renews sanctions against North Korea, just days after saying it posed no nuclear risk.
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North Korean propaganda changes its tune

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 23:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang's propaganda changes from blasting the US as enemy to a much more conciliatory note.
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North and South Korea agree to resume rare family reunions

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 11:49
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A few of the thousands of families split by the Korean war will have another chance to see loved ones.
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The man who went to the North Korean place that ‘doesn’t exist’

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 23:32
related countries: United States United States

One US citizen warns of the consequences of a visit to a forbidden area in North Korea.
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Trump 'kidding' about envy of Kim Jong-un's rule

Friday, June 15th 2018, 15:23

The president says he was joking about wanting "his people to sit up straight" like in North Korea.
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South Korea and US discuss future of joint war games

Friday, June 15th 2018, 6:34
related countries: United States United States

Donald Trump surprised allies by announcing an end to the games, a long-held North Korean demand.
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Mix-ups and fanfare: What no-one else saw at the Trump-Kim summit

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 14:49

A handshake-salute mix-up and a lavish send-off and return were just some of the incidents uniquely captured by the North Korean media.
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Trump Kim summit: US wants 'major N Korea disarmament' by 2020

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 2:37
related countries: United States United States

The US sets a date it wants to see "major" nuclear disarmament from Pyongyang but details remain thin.
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Trump Kim summit: Imagine a North Korean family

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 0:10

What is life like for families in North Korea - and how could this change if sanctions are eased?
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Why North Koreans were last to learn of Trump-Kim summit

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 14:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The people of North Korea were the last to hear about how unprecedented talks went between their own leader and a sitting US president. Here's why.
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Trump Kim summit: North Korean media celebrate meeting

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 10:21
related countries: United States United States

State media focus on US concessions and say the US president intends to lift sanctions.
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Trump-Kim summit: Pentagon remains 'ironclad' after war games cancelled

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 1:15

President Trump's surprise suspension of military drills is seen as a major concession to North Korea.
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Trump Kim summit: US president hails deal after historic talks

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 18:35
related countries: United States United States

The US and North Korean leaders sign a deal but it appears Donald Trump gave significant ground.
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Kim Trump summit: North Korea state TV not airing summit news

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 11:17

North Koreans switching on the news, are not seeing any reports on the historic meeting between leader Kim Jong-un and President Trump.
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Trump on Kim: 'Past does not have to define our future'

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 8:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kim

The US president says North Korea's Kim Jong-un is committed to "complete denuclearisation".
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Trump Kim summit: US and North Korean leaders hold historic talks

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 8:12
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States

The leaders sign a document after their talks and Kim Jong-un says the world will see "major changes".
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Kim: 'The world will see a major change'

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 7:28
related countries: United States United States

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump sign a document after their summit.
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Trump Kim summit: What food was on the diplomatic menu?

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 7:10

There were a few Korean dishes but if Trump chose carefully he could have been in 1980s New York.
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Trump Kim summit: Missed chance to discuss human rights, says defector

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 6:25
related countries: United States United States

As the leaders of the US and North Korea meet, a defector decries the lack of a focus on human rights.
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Kim and Trump sign joint statement

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 6:01
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States
related places: Trump

The North Korean leader and US president sign a document after their historic summit in Singapore.
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The moment when Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un shook hands

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 3:29
related countries: United States United States

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have shaken hands in a historic meeting.
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In pictures: Kim makes surprise Singapore tour

Monday, June 11th 2018, 23:52
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The North Korean leader surprises locals by visiting Singapore's landmarks under heavy security.
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North Korea state TV reports on Trump Kim summit

Monday, June 11th 2018, 13:17
related countries: United States United States

North Korean state television is finally reporting that Kim Jong-un is to meet the US president on Tuesday.
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Trump Kim summit: North Korea eyes 'new relationship' with US

Monday, June 11th 2018, 10:23
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The comments represent a marked shift in tone ahead of the much-anticipated US-North Korea summit.
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Trump Kim summit: Who are North Korea's running bodyguards?

Monday, June 11th 2018, 6:02

They first made an appearance during the inter-Korean summit, and now they're back in full force.
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What should Donald Trump call Kim Jong-un?

Sunday, June 10th 2018, 23:57
related countries: United States United States

The North Korean leader is a man with many names. Which one will the US president choose?
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