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North Korea defector urges US to use soft power

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 6:02
related countries: United States United States

A high-level defector tells the US that disseminating information is the way to change North Korea.
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Kim Jong-un visits cosmetics factory with wife and sister

Monday, October 30th 2017, 4:04

He inspected make-up products and hairspray, accompanied by his rarely-seen wife and sister.
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Mattis: North Korea nuclear threat accelerating

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 9:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The US defence chief warns Pyongyang would face a "massive response" if it used nuclear weapons.
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North Korea to release captured South Korean fishermen

Friday, October 27th 2017, 6:23

North Korea says it will free a South Korean boat and crew seized six days ago in its waters.
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Kim Jong-nam murder: Suspects revisit Malaysia airport

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 8:42
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The women accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader visit the scene.
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Japan PM Shinzo Abe promises to handle North Korea threat

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 6:39

Shinzo Abe pledges strong "counter-measures" against Pyongyang after a decisive election win.
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Nuclear North Korea is non-negotiable, diplomat says

Friday, October 20th 2017, 15:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The US should be "prepared to co-exist with" a nuclear North Korea, a diplomat from Pyongyang says.
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CIA chief: North Korea 'on cusp' of nuclear capability

Friday, October 20th 2017, 5:38
related countries: United States United States

The head of the CIA says the North is close to being able to hit the US with a nuclear missile.
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Dinner dates

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 15:28
related countries: United States United States

What goes on behind closed doors of unofficial talks between US and North Korea?
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What's it like to live in North Korea?

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 23:22

Four young North Korean defectors explain what life was like back home and what they miss most.
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North Korea crisis: Tillerson says diplomacy will continue

Monday, October 16th 2017, 2:25
related countries: United States United States

Rex Tillerson insists the US wants to resolve the North Korean crisis through diplomacy.
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'Thrice-cursed!'

Saturday, October 14th 2017, 0:55

What does North Korea mean when it says someone is thrice-cursed?
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North Korea crisis: US bombers conduct military drills

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 4:01
related countries: United States United States

The military drill has been described as part of a programme of "deterrence" against North Korea.
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North Korea 'hackers steal US-South Korea war plans'

Tuesday, October 10th 2017, 11:04
related countries: United States United States

North Korea allegedly stole secret documents last year, including a plan to kill its leader.
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UN bans 4 ships from global ports for violating N Korea sanctions

Tuesday, October 10th 2017, 4:32
related places: Pyongyang

The UN has expanded sanctions on Pyongyang in response to its sixth and largest nuclear test.
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North Korea: Kim Jong-un promotes sister to politburo

Sunday, October 8th 2017, 13:49

Kim Yo-jong is elevated by the North Korean leader to the country's top decision-making body.
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'Only one thing will work' with N Korea, says President Trump

Sunday, October 8th 2017, 8:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The US leader says years of talks with Pyongyang over its nuclear activities have brought no results.
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Trump might 'abandon Iran nuclear deal'

Friday, October 6th 2017, 14:35
related countries: Iran Iran

The US president must tell Congress by 15 October whether he thinks Iran is complying with the agreement.
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Kim Jong-nam murder: Women plead not guilty in Malaysia trial

Monday, October 2nd 2017, 10:54
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un was murdered with a toxic nerve agent.
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Trump to Tillerson: N Korea negotiations a waste of time

Sunday, October 1st 2017, 18:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

In a tweet the US president appears to undercut his secretary of state over Pyongyang.
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Trump vows to tackle N Korea on Asia trip

Friday, September 29th 2017, 14:29
related countries: China China, Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea, Philippines Philippines, Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Asia

The trip with wife Melania will be to Japan, China, South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines.
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Karaoke and carts

Friday, September 29th 2017, 11:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

As tensions between Pyongyang and the US rise, daily life in the country continues almost as normal.
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China to shut down North Korean companies

Thursday, September 28th 2017, 16:01
related countries: China China
related places: Pyongyang

The move from Pyongyang's biggest ally means that all North Korean companies in China will be closed.
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N Korea: 'Lunatic' Trump exploiting Otto Warmbier's death

Thursday, September 28th 2017, 12:23
related countries: United States United States

North Korea accuses the US of "luring and pushing" an American student into breaking its laws.
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Japan election: PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament

Thursday, September 28th 2017, 6:28

PM Shinzo Abe is seeking a new mandate amid an approval rating rebound and the North Korea crisis.
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Otto Warmbier 'systematically tortured' by N Korea say parents

Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 3:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

US student Otto Warmbier was blind, deaf and "jerking violently" when he returned from N Korea.
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North Korea crisis: Washington denies 'war declared'

Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 7:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, White House

North Korea said the US had declared war but the White House dismisses the talk as "absurd".
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Trump and North Korea war of words escalates

Sunday, September 24th 2017, 8:42

Donald Trump warns North Korean leaders "won't be around much longer" if threats continue.
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US bombers stage North Korea show of force

Sunday, September 24th 2017, 3:15
related countries: United States United States

The move demonstrates the many military options available to defeat any threat, the Pentagon says.
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North Korea: Mystery quake 'not nuclear test'

Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 16:17
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

Experts say they believe a tremor detected near North Korea's nuclear test site was a natural event.
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China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade

Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 8:57
related countries: China China

Traditionally Pyongyang's only ally, China is targeting the North's economy after new UN sanctions.
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North Korea: Trump and Kim call each other mad

Friday, September 22nd 2017, 18:51

North Korea's leader ratchets up the war of words, but the US president responds in kind.
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Pacific threat

Friday, September 22nd 2017, 8:16
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang threatens a nuclear test in the Pacific - how real is this threat and what would it mean?
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'Dotard' Trump?

Friday, September 22nd 2017, 7:09

The 14th Century term has never been so popular after North Korea's leader used it to insult Trump.
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North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 23:13
related countries: United States United States

The US measures will target individuals and firms, including banks, that trade with North Korea.
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North Korea says Trump speech is 'a dog's bark'

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 8:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

North Korea's top diplomat was responding to the US president's vow to "totally destroy" the country.
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Trump: US would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself

Tuesday, September 19th 2017, 19:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

The US president condemns "rogue nations" in his debut speech to the UN General Assembly.
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Trump at UN: North Korea's 'Rocket Man on suicide mission'

Tuesday, September 19th 2017, 14:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

The US president warns North Korea will be "totally destroyed" if America is forced to defend itself.
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North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme

Monday, September 18th 2017, 21:01
related places: Pyongyang

In an angry statement, Pyongyang says pressure will only make it accelerate its nuclear programme.
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North Korea will reach its nuclear force goal - Kim Jong-un

Saturday, September 16th 2017, 3:36
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Pyongyang

Its leader says Pyongyang wants to establish "equilibrium" of military force with the US.
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North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan

Friday, September 15th 2017, 10:23
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Pyongyang

Japan warns it will "never tolerate" such actions while the US tells China and Russia to take action.
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North Korea missile: People under threat react

Friday, September 15th 2017, 7:59

Waking up to North Korea's missile - people living in the region react.
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North Korea missile: South Korea responds with drill

Friday, September 15th 2017, 3:08
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea

It's the second time this month that North Korea has launched a ballistic missile over Japan.
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A look inside a South Korean public shelter

Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 21:03

Public shelters have been set up across the country in the event of an attack from the North.
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North Korea threatens US with 'greatest pain' after UN sanctions

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 17:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang's envoy to the UN rejects "illegal resolution" that imposed new sanctions on the country.
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Was your T-shirt made in North Korea?

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 9:40

North Korea's textile industry is the latest to come under UN sanctions - so how big a sector is it?
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Moscow moves

Saturday, September 9th 2017, 0:22
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

President Putin has criticised North Korea's missile tests, but shares the country's anti-US sentiments.
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Negroponte: US strike on North Korea would 'wreak havoc'

Friday, September 8th 2017, 9:01
related countries: United States United States

Political and diplomatic means are the solution, not military strikes, says John Negroponte.
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North Korea crisis: US seeks Kim Jong-un asset freeze

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 8:49
related countries: United States United States

A draft UN Security Council resolution targets North Korea's oil supply and its leader's assets.
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Is Seoul keeping its cool after North Korea test?

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 10:01
related countries: South Korea South Korea

People in the South Korean capital give their views on their neighbour's actions.
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North Korea nuclear crisis: US seeks tough UN approach

Monday, September 4th 2017, 20:14
related countries: United States United States

The US envoy urges the "strongest possible measures" against North Korea after its nuclear bomb test.
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China censors discussion of North Korea's bomb test

Monday, September 4th 2017, 16:37
related countries: China China

Chinese media appear to be blocking posts that mention North Korea during the Brics summit.
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Does this mean war?

Monday, September 4th 2017, 16:20

Jonathan Marcus answers your questions on North Korea and how the situation could be resolved.
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