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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

Abducted S Korean back from North

Friday, September 13th 2013, 9:27
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A South Korean man who was abducted by North Korea 41 years ago has managed to return home, officials in Seoul say.
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N Korea reactor 'nearing operation'

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 11:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Steam

Steam has been seen rising from North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility, suggesting that the reactor has been restarted, a US institute says.
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VIDEO: North Korea nuclear reactor fears

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 9:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Steam

Steam has been seen rising from North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility, suggesting that the reactor has been restarted, a US institute says.
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Korea ex-dictator to pay back fines

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 13:40

The family of a former South Korean president convicted of corruption vows to pay back an estimated $154m (£98m) of corruptly-obtained assets.
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Hyundai union approves wage deal

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 7:59

Workers at Hyundai Motor have voted in favour of a wage deal, ending a series of strikes at the South Korean firm.
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VIDEO: Kim Jong-un at huge N Korea parade

Monday, September 9th 2013, 11:09

North Korea has marked the 65th anniversary of its founding with a military parade.
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Kim Jong-un 'has baby daughter'

Monday, September 9th 2013, 4:59
related countries: United States United States

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has a baby daughter called Ju-ae, retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman says.
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VIDEO: Dennis Rodman defends Kim Jong-un

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 10:33
related countries: United States United States

The former basketball star Dennis Rodman has hurled abuse at reporters, as he angrily rejected calls to lobby for the release of an American detained in North Korea.
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N Korea agrees to reopen hotline

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 14:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea has agreed to restore a military hotline with South Korea as tensions ease, say officials, but a joint industrial complex remains closed.
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Rodman in second North Korea visit

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 10:18
related countries: United States United States

Retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman visits North Korea for the second time this year to meet leader Kim Jong-un.
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North Korea 'cancels' US envoy visit

Friday, August 30th 2013, 15:54
related countries: United States United States

North Korea has revoked an invitation for a US envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of an American, the US state department says.
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North Korea ship 'broke embargo'

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 5:04
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Panama Panama
related places: Pyongyang

Panama says undeclared Cuban weapons found on a ship bound for North Korea were an "undoubted violation" of the UN arms embargo on Pyongyang.
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US envoy in N Korea prisoner mission

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 2:40
related countries: United States United States

The US is to send a senior official to North Korea to request the release of American Kenneth Bae, jailed for 15 years by the communist state.
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N Korea angry at ski lift import ban

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 14:44
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

North Korea reacts angrily to Switzerland's decision to block a deal to sell ski lifts for leader Kim Jong-un's pet ski resort project.
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UN rights panel hears of North Korea 'living hell'

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 0:18

UN hears from former North Korean prison camp inmates
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Korean reunions to resume next month

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 13:54
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North and South Korea agree on resuming reunions next month of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, after a three-year stop.
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VIDEO: Koreas restart family reunion talks

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 11:27
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North and South Korea have begun talks on resuming the reunions of families separated by the Korean War in 1950-53.
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N Korea defectors describe brutality

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 14:51
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korean defectors give international investigators harrowing accounts of brutality and abuse in the country's prisons.
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Swiss halt North Korea ski lift deal

Monday, August 19th 2013, 16:19
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland blocks a deal to sell ski lifts to North Korea, hampering leader Kim Jong-un's pet resort project.
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N Korea agrees to family reunions

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 9:50

North Korea has agreed to a South Korean proposal to resume reunions of families separated since the 1950-1953 war.
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S Korea president in reunions call

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 4:42
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Kaesong

South Korea's president calls for reunions of families divided by the partitioning of the Korean peninsula to resume, a day after a deal was reached on Kaesong.
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UN probes North Korea arms shipment

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 23:11
related countries: Panama Panama

UN officials have begun inspecting an arms shipment found on a North Korean ship, Panama's security minister says.
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North Korea 'makes own smartphone'

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 11:24

North Korea is launching a smartphone that it says is made from "indigenous technology", but experts question its origins.
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US man jailed in N Korea 'very ill'

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 9:36
related countries: United States United States

US missionary Kenneth Bae, who was detained in North Korea last year, is very ill and has been moved from a labour camp to a hospital, his sister says.
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Two Koreas to resume Kaesong talks

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 9:49
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Kaesong, Seoul

North and South Korea agree to resume talks on reopening the joint Kaesong zone, days after Seoul demanded "final talks" on the matter.
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Standard Chartered hurt by Korea

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 9:38

Standard Chartered reports a drop in half-year profit after writing off $1bn on its Korean business, which it describes as its "most difficult market".
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Korea worry as iPhone ban overturned

Monday, August 5th 2013, 13:04

The South Korean government concern as the Obama administration overrules a sales ban of some older Apple and iPad models.
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Fourth S Korean climber found dead

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 7:28
related countries: Japan Japan

The body of a fourth South Korean climber is found in Japan's central Alps, after three bodies were recovered on Tuesday.
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Three S Korean climbers 'found dead'

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 10:33
related countries: Japan Japan

Three South Korean climbers who went missing on a Japanese mountain are found dead, local reports say.
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S Korea offers 'final' Kaesong talks

Monday, July 29th 2013, 3:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Kaesong

South Korea formally proposes "final talks" on restarting operations at the joint Kaesong industrial zone, amid deadlock with North Korea.
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VIDEO: Lasting impact of the Korean War

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 23:04

Legacy of the Korean War still being felt
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VIDEO: Up close with N Korea's Kim Jong-un

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 14:33

The 60th anniversary of the truce deal that ended the Korean War has been marked with ceremonies in both the North and the South.
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VIDEO: Korean War marked in North and South

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 22:27

The 60th anniversary of the truce deal that ended the Korean War has been marked with ceremonies in both the North and the South.
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N Korea stages anniversary parade

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 14:58

North Korea stages a huge military parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.
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VIDEO: Korean War remembered 60 years on

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 0:37

The Korean War ended 60 years ago, not with a peace deal, but a hard-won truce.
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VIDEO: Memories of Chinese Korean War veterans

Friday, July 26th 2013, 22:56
related countries: China China
related places: Henan

60 years since the end of the war, the BBC has been to Henan province, China's main agricultural area, to meet two survivors of the conflict.
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Japan 'needs marines and drones'

Friday, July 26th 2013, 7:25
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

Japan says it needs marines and surveillance drones, plus better missile defence capabilities, amid concerns over China and North Korea.
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VIDEO: Korean War remembered by veterans

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 23:04

Commemorations have begun to mark 60 years since the end of the Korean War.
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VIDEO: N Korea puts on stadium spectacular

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 14:33
related places: Pyongyang

The Arirang mass games begin in the North Korean capital Pyongyang to celebrate the country's late leaders and the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.
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China VP Li to visit North Korea

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 8:43

China's vice-president is to visit North Korea, China's Foreign Ministry has announced, amid strained ties between the two nominal allies.
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Jet fuselages found on N Korean ship

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 13:43
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Panama Panama

Panama says it has found two MiG jet fuselages on board the North Korean ship it seized last week for carrying "war material" from Cuba to North Korea.
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Panama charges North Korea ship crew

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 11:28
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Panama Panama

Prosecutors in Panama say they have pressed charges against the crew of a North Korean ship carrying weapons from Cuba to North Korea.
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VIDEO: N Korea asks Panama to release ship

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 6:12
related countries: Panama Panama

North Korea has urged Panama to release without delay its ship and crew, seized after weapons were found on board.
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Panama 'must free' N Korea arms ship

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 21:57
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Panama Panama

North Korea urges Panama to release without delay its ship and crew - seized after weapons were found on board - in its first comments on the case.
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Cuban arms on seized N Korean ship

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 16:14
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Panama Panama

A North Korean ship seized in the Panama Canal was transporting Soviet-era weapons for repair from Cuba, Havana says.
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North Korea ship seized by Panama

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 17:56
related countries: Panama Panama

Panama seizes a North Korean-flagged ship carrying "undeclared military cargo" thought to be "sophisticated missile equipment", its leader says.
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Posco scraps Indian steel project

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 11:49
related countries: India India

South Korean firm Posco scraps a proposed steel project in the Indian state of Karnataka after delays and local opposition.
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