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US and North Korea suffer communication breakdown

Monday, November 12th 2018, 0:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Both the momentum for talks and the opportunity to engage with Pyongyang may be slipping away.
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North Korea's Kim Jong-un gets 'first official portrait'

Tuesday, November 6th 2018, 7:22

After seven years as leader, Mr Kim appears to have moved a step up in North Korea's personality cult.
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The Indian princess who became a South Korean queen

Sunday, November 4th 2018, 0:04
related countries: India India
related places: Ayodhya

The South Korean first lady's visit to India is tied to a legend linking Korean ancestry to Ayodhya.
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Singapore trader denies laundering millions for North Korea

Friday, October 26th 2018, 4:51
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States

Tan Wee Beng is described as a "fugitive" from US justice but he denies all charges against him.
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K-beauty: The rise of Korean make-up in the West

Saturday, October 20th 2018, 23:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A revolution in Korean beauty trends has come to the UK, but why does it appeal so much to millennials?
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Reality Check: How is North Korea evading sanctions?

Monday, October 15th 2018, 23:01

North Korea has been called out for evading UN trade sanctions. But how are they doing it?
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The weird world of a Kim Jong-un impersonator

Friday, October 12th 2018, 23:58

Every time the North Korean leader makes the news, two very unlikely beneficiaries prepare for their phones to start ringing.
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Kim Jong-un’s gift of dogs and other signs of friendship

Friday, October 12th 2018, 18:30
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's president believes North Korea is "changing" after several warm exchanges, including the gift of two 'treasured' dogs.
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South Korea's Moon optimistic about end to Korean War

Friday, October 12th 2018, 10:49

But South Korea's president tells the BBC there will be "bumps and bruises" on the path to peace.
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North Korea's Kim Jong-un invites Pope Francis to Pyongyang

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 9:53
related places: Pyongyang

Pope Francis will be the first pope to visit North Korea if he accepts the offer.
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China US talks on North Korea get off to frosty start

Monday, October 8th 2018, 16:01
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Beijing to brief China about his North Korea trip.
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Koreas begin clearing landmines from heavily fortified border

Monday, October 1st 2018, 9:10
related places: Pyongyang

The move to clear some 800,000 mines was agreed at a recent meeting between the leaders in Pyongyang.
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North Korea defector numbers 'drop' under Kim

Sunday, September 30th 2018, 10:52

Tighter border controls and higher rates by smugglers are key factors, a South Korean MP says.
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Trump on Kim Jong-un: 'We fell in love'

Sunday, September 30th 2018, 3:31
related countries: United States United States

The US president told a rally that the North Korean leader had sent him "beautiful" letters.
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North Korea 'won't disarm if sanctions continue', minister says

Saturday, September 29th 2018, 22:53
related countries: United States United States

Ri Yong-ho tells the UN that the sanctions are deepening North Korean mistrust of the US.
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Seeing through Kim Jong-un's K-pop sign

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 23:32

The photo charmed South Koreans, but does that mean it's right to stop talking about human rights?
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North Korea's Kim wants fast denuclearisation, South's leader says

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 12:56

North Korea's leader also wants a second summit with Donald Trump soon, the South's president says.
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South Korea's Moon Jae-in makes unprecedented mass games speech

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 7:45

South Korea's president was cheered by 150,000 North Koreans as he attended the iconic spectacle.
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US 'ready to restart negotiations' with North Korea

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 3:27
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the aim is North Korea's denuclearisation "by January 2021".
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Will peace follow South Korean President's Pyongyang trip?

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 18:57
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea has agreed to shut one of the country's main missile testing and launch sites.
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North Korea's Kim Jong-un agrees to shut missile site

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 13:55
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea's president says he and his North Korea counterpart have agreed ways to achieve denuclearisation.
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South Korean director Lee Yoon-Taek jailed for sex assaults

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 12:26

Theatre director Lee Yoon-Taek was accused by multiple women in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
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North Korea summit: Diplomacy is back on track

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 10:16
related places: Pyongyang

While North Korea's military threat remains, the Pyongyang summit puts diplomacy back on track.
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'I lost my entire family to a cult': How one woman escaped Grace Road

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 23:38
related countries: Fiji Fiji

A Korean church hiding from looming 'global famine' in Fiji is facing growing allegations of abuse.
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Emmy Awards 2018: Sandra Oh's mother rocks hanbok on red carpet

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 7:45

Young-nam Oh delights social media by wearing a traditional Korean dress to support her daughter.
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'North Korea took everything from us'

Monday, September 17th 2018, 23:24

Ham Eun-hyeock survived the alleged attack on a South Korean navy ship which killed 46 sailors.
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Artist Dain Yoon's illusions challenge notions of self

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 22:06

South Korean artist Dain Yoon creates stunning illusions using makeup.
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North Korea claims NHS and Sony hack suspect 'doesn't exist'

Friday, September 14th 2018, 13:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Pyongyang

The man alleged to have hacked the UK's health service and Sony Pictures is not real, says Pyongyang.
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North and South Korea set up liaison office to 'talk 24/7'

Friday, September 14th 2018, 12:04
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The liaison office will allow them to communicate regularly for the first time since the Korean War.
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Trump receives 'warm' letter from Kim about new summit

Tuesday, September 11th 2018, 5:26

The White House says the letter shows North Korea's continued commitment to denuclearisation.
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'I marched in a North Korea parade'

Monday, September 10th 2018, 18:27

Kim Ji-Young talks about what it's like to take part in a North Korean military parade.
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In pictures: North Korea's mass games propaganda show

Monday, September 10th 2018, 9:42

The elaborate spectacle, known as the Arirang Mass Games, features tens of thousands of performers.
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North Korea holds parade without ballistic missiles, reports say

Sunday, September 9th 2018, 6:43

Leader Kim Jong-un appears to tone down the display after his recent summit with President Trump.
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North Korea's Kim Jong-un says faith in Trump 'unchanged'

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 14:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

North Korea's leader renews his denuclearisation pledge after US complaints of a lack of progress.
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Trump accuses China of stalling progress with North Korea

Thursday, August 30th 2018, 8:19
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

In a series of tweets, Mr Trump also said the US should not spend on war games with South Korea.
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North Korea visit: Trump calls off Pompeo's trip

Friday, August 24th 2018, 20:55
related countries: China China

US secretary of state won't visit North Korea, due to "insufficient progress" on denuclearisation.
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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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