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News: North Korea

We have started to collect the most important news related to North Korea in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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North Korea: news

Drop in N Korea refugees to South

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 9:11
related countries: South Korea South Korea

There is a significant decrease in the number of refugees from North Korea to South Korea in 2012 compared with 2011, data from South Korea shows.
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N Korea's Kim in rare TV speech

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 13:08

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un makes a rare new year broadcast, calling for an improved economy and a reunified Korea.
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VIDEO: North Korea's unexpected NY message

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 9:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivers an unexpected new year message and calls for an end to confrontation between his country and South Korea.
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VIDEO: Fears over S Korea Christmas tree

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 10:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Church groups in South Korea have illuminated a giant Christmas tree tower near the border with North Korea for the first time in two years.
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N Koreans 'have 10,000km rocket'

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 10:07
related countries: United States United States

North Korea has the ability to fire a rocket more than 10,000km, theoretically putting the Western US in range, South Korean officials say.
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Nigeria gunmen free Hyundai staff

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 4:11
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Four South Korean workers for Hyundai are freed days after being snatched by gunmen in Nigeria's oil-rich Bayelsa state.
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Gangnam Style hits one billion views

Friday, December 21st 2012, 19:38

South Korean pop star Psy's Gangnam Style video has become the first clip to attract more than one billion views on YouTube.
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North Korea says US man arrested

Friday, December 21st 2012, 10:46
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says it arrested a US citizen in November after he entered the country as a tourist, without giving details of his alleged crimes.
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S Koreans vote for new president

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 9:02

South Koreans vote in a presidential election seen as too close to call, choosing between the daughter of a military strongman and son of North Korean refugees.
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Chaebol debate rages in S Korean election

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 22:58

Are South Korea's conglomerates to blame for widening wealth gap?
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Doubts over North Korea satellite

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 12:54

North Korea appears to be struggling to regain control of a satellite it put into orbit with a rocket launch last week, say astronomers.
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Six kidnapped in southern Nigeria

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 4:10
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Gunmen in Nigeria's oil-rich Bayelsa state kidnap four foreigners and two Nigerians working for South Korean company Hyundai, police say.
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N Koreans mark Kim Jong-il death

Monday, December 17th 2012, 16:34

North Korea holds a ceremony marking a year since the death of Kim Jong-il, days after the country's successful rocket launch.
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VIDEO: North Korea: Kim Jong-un one year on

Monday, December 17th 2012, 4:40

The impact of Kim Jong-un's first twelve months in power in North Korea.
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UN condemns N Korea rocket launch

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 4:23

The UN Security Council condemns North Korea for launching a rocket in defiance of a UN ban, saying it will consider an "appropriate response".
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Defiant N Korea in rocket success

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 11:57

North Korea successfully launches a long-range rocket to put a satellite into space, as neighbours accuse it of a disguised missile test.
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Surfing the internet in North Korea

Monday, December 10th 2012, 8:19

What's it like to surf the net in North Korea?
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North Korea extends rocket window

Monday, December 10th 2012, 8:05

North Korea says it is extending the launch window for its rocket by a week because of a "technical deficiency" in an engine module.
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N Korea 'may delay rocket launch'

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 18:01

North Korean officials say they are considering postponing a planned satellite launch, which has caused panic around the region.
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Psy 'sorry' for anti-US protests

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 4:33
related countries: United States United States

South Korean rapper Psy, whose song Gangnam Style became an internet sensation, apologises for taking part in anti-US protests several years ago.
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US ships to track N Korea launch

Friday, December 7th 2012, 7:28
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The US moves warships to track a North Korean rocket set to launch this month as Japan orders its military to shoot down debris over its territory.
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North Korea spy jailed in South

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 9:01

A South Korean court jails a North Korean spy reportedly ordered to attack the eldest son of late leader Kim Jong-il.
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North Korea confirms rocket plans

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 5:50

North Korea confirms the details of its planned rocket launch this month, says the UN's shipping agency, the International Maritime Organization.
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VIDEO: Free after 19 months held by pirates

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 13:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates release four South Korean sailors after holding them captive for 582 days.
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N Korea 'preparing launch site'

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 13:27
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea has already installed the first part of a three-stage rocket ahead of a planned launch later this month, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports.
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VIDEO: Christmas lights 'Gangnam style'

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 12:35

South Korean pop phenomenon Psy is back under the spotlight this Christmas in Western Australia providing the soundtrack for a Christmas light spectacular.
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South Korean men get the make-up habit

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 0:10

South Korean men fall in love with skincare
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N Korea date for rocket launch

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 11:09

North Korea's official news agency announces the country is to launch a long-range rocket between 10 and 22 December.
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China paper carries Onion spoof

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 16:52
related countries: China China

The online version of the Chinese Communist Party's newspaper appears to fall for a spoof hailing North Korea's Kim Jong-un as the Sexiest Man Alive.
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Bodies found off Japanese coast

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 12:21
related countries: Japan Japan

Five decomposing bodies are found in a boat with Korean language markings which washed ashore near Japan's west coast.
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South Korean poll campaign starts

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 5:17
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Formal campaigning begins in South Korea ahead of a 19 December presidential poll pitting the ruling party's Park Geun-hye against challenger Moon Jae-in.
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Gangnam Style 'most viewed video'

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 1:35

Gangnam Style, the dance track by South Korean pop phenomenon Psy, becomes YouTube's most-watched video of all time.
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Huge slogan hails N Korea leader

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 11:56

North Korea's leader is Kim Jong-un is commemorated in a giant hillside slogan, with each slogan the size of a building.
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South Korea marks island attack

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 9:08
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea marks the anniversary of a deadly North Korean attack on a border island, amid further threats from its northern neighbour.
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Apple told to disclose HTC deal

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 6:30
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Apple

A US judge orders Apple to disclose details of its patent sharing deal with Taiwan's HTC to its Korean rival Samsung.
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N Korea 'testing at rocket site'

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 7:01
related countries: United States United States

Recent satellite images show that North Korea is conducting tests at its rocket launch site, says a US academic organisation.
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VIDEO: Swift and Psy celebrate at awards

Monday, November 12th 2012, 8:12

Country singer Taylor Swift won three prizes at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) in Frankfurt, while South Korean pop star Psy picked up the best video prize for his worldwide hit Gangnam Style.
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VIDEO: South Korea's toilet theme park

Friday, November 9th 2012, 0:41

The Korean city of Suwon has opened what it says is "the world's first toilet theme park".
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Thieves opens Korean film event

Monday, November 5th 2012, 9:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK film festival shows breadth of South Korean cinema
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'Hotel of doom' to open next year

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 10:43

North Korea's 105-storey 'Hotel of Doom' may open next year, 26 years after construction began, its managers say.
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Elephant learns to mimic Korean

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 16:20

An Asian elephant uses his trunk to imitate human speech, scientists report.
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VIDEO: Peru goes mad for Korean boy band

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 2:06
related countries: Peru Peru

The South Korean boy band, U-KISS have caused pandemonium in Peru, as Alpa Patel reports.
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South Korean exports in rebound

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 1:32

South Korean exports have risen for the first time in four months, raising hope that the economy could be starting to recover.
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N Korea leader's wife reappears

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 6:53

The wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un makes public appearances, state-run media report, after being absent from the public eye for 50 days.
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