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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.

World news related to North Korea – overview

North Korea: news

VIDEO: Is this a country preparing for war?

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 21:47

North Korea has once again ramped up its warlike rhetoric as it threatens to launch an attack on enemy strongholds.
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Priest gets high US military award

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 19:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honor

A priest and US Army chaplain who saved the lives of fellow soldiers before perishing in a North Korean prison camp receives the Medal of Honor.
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VIDEO: North Korea issues fresh warning

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 14:15

North Korea has warned that war could break out at any moment, as tensions mount on the Korean peninsula.
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South Korea raises alert level

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 11:17
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea raises its alert level to "vital threat" amid indications that North Korea is preparing for a medium-range missile test.
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VIDEO: N Korea 'comical but deadly serious'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 5:57

North Korea is variously portrayed as threatening or slightly comical - but how much do we really know about its young leader Kim Jong-un? John Sudworth reports.
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NK crisis could be 'uncontrollable'

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 13:35

UN chief Ban Ki-moon warns the Korean crisis may become "uncontrollable", as North Korea warns foreigners in the South to consider evacuation.
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VIDEO: Japan deploys anti-missile batteries

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 12:49
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Japan has deployed Patriot anti-missile batteries in the centre of Tokyo over growing concern that North Korea may be preparing a new missile test.
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N Korea boycotts factory complex

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 11:14
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Kaesong

North Koreans fail to report for work at Kaesong Industrial Complex, suspending one of the few points of co-operation between the Koreas.
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North Korean warning to foreigners

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 10:44
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Tokyo

North Korea warns foreigners in South Korea to take evacuation measures in case of war as Japan deploys anti-missile batteries in Tokyo.
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N Korea halts work at Kaesong zone

Monday, April 8th 2013, 12:10
related places: Kaesong

North Korea says it is pulling its workers out of the joint-Korea Kaesong industrial zone amid rising tensions on the peninsula.
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N Korea nuclear test 'not imminent'

Monday, April 8th 2013, 11:29

South Korean officials now say there are no indications the North is about to carry out a fourth nuclear test, after reporting increased activity at its test site.
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UK urges calm over N Korea crisis

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 13:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Pyongyang

British Foreign Secretary William Hague calls for calm over the North Korean crisis, despite the "paranoid rhetoric" emanating from Pyongyang.
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US test delayed over Korea tension

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 5:32
related countries: United States United States

The US Pentagon has delayed an intercontinental ballistic missile test to avoid needlessly provoking North Korea, defence officials say.
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VIDEO: N Korea diplomats warning 'ignored'

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 21:55

Foreign embassies in the North Korean capital Pyongyang have played down warnings from Kim Jong-un's government over their safety.
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Embassies stay amid N Korea tension

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 16:48
related places: Pyongyang

Foreign embassies in North Korea stay put despite warnings from Pyongyang that war is imminent and diplomats' safety cannot be guaranteed.
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US plays down North Korea threat

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 2:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US officials play down the threat from North Korea, with the White House saying the US "would not be surprised" by a missile launch.
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N Korea in foreign embassy warning

Friday, April 5th 2013, 23:54
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea tells foreign embassies in Pyongyang it cannot guarantee their safety in the event of conflict - amid fears of an escalation of rhetoric.
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UK diplomats warned by North Korea

Friday, April 5th 2013, 19:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK says it has "no immediate plans to withdraw" its diplomats from North Korea after its government warned their safety could not be guaranteed in the event of conflict.
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VIDEO: S Korea warships 'to track missiles'

Friday, April 5th 2013, 18:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea has deployed two warships with missile-defence systems in response to North Korea moving missiles to its east coast.
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Ban fears Korea crisis consequences

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 21:16

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says he is concerned North Korea's rhetoric has gone too far, after reports it has moved a mid-range missile to its east coast.
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UK must keep Trident - Cameron

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 16:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron says the UK would be "foolish" to abandon Trident in the face of the potential threat of nuclear attack from North Korea and Iran.
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VIDEO: How serious is N Korea military threat?

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 14:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang earlier renewed threats of a nuclear strike against the US, though its missiles are not believed to be capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
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Anonymous 'hacks' North Korea pages

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 11:33

Websites and social networking profiles linked to North Korea have been hacked and vandalised, hacktivist group Anonymous claims.
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US boosts defences amid Korea threat

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 10:11
related countries: Guam Guam, United States United States
related places: Pacific

The US is to deploy a missile defence system to its Pacific island of Guam, as North Korea again threatens nuclear strikes.
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VIDEO: The Korean crisis - in 90 seconds

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 18:08
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North and South Korea have technically been at war since the 1950s. Should we really be worried about the current round of sabre-rattling?
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North Korea blocks Kaesong access

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 9:27
related places: Kaesong

North Korea blocks the entry of South Korean workers into a joint industrial zone, in a move seen as further escalating tensions.
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US 'will defend self and S Korea'

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 1:06
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US will defend itself and its "treaty ally" South Korea in the face of North Korean threats, Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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VIDEO: N Korea 'on collision' with South

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 21:57

North Korea appears to be on a "collision course" with other countries which could lead to war, according to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
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VIDEO: Inside 'sad and mad' North Korea

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 17:31

A BBC reporter has called North Korea "mad, sad and bad - and silly all at the same time" after spending a week undercover in the country.
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Ban: N Korea crisis 'gone too far'

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 17:18
related places: Pyongyang

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says the North Korea crisis has "gone too far" and urges urgent talks over plans to restart Pyongyang's main nuclear complex.
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N Korea 'to restart nuclear reactor'

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 11:14

North Korea says it will restart its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, closed since 2007, amid high tension on the peninsula.
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'No extra' N Korea military activity

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 5:54
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US says it sees no signs of increased military activity in North Korea, as it positions a warship close to South Korea's coast.
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North Korea boosts nuclear programme

Monday, April 1st 2013, 18:53

North Korea's parliament passes a measure aimed at giving nuclear weapons greater prominence in defence, amid increased tensions with the South.
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VIDEO: Views from Korean border crossing

Monday, April 1st 2013, 15:12
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Lucy Williamson reports from the border between North and South Korea, as South Korea's president promises a swift military response to any provocation from the North.
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N Korea in 'state of war' with South

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 12:58
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

North Korea says it is entering a "state of war" with South Korea, in the latest escalation of rhetoric against its neighbour and the US.
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Russia warns of North Korea 'spiral'

Friday, March 29th 2013, 17:34
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Russia warns the North Korea issue may get out of control, as Pyongyang vows to "settle scores" with the US and puts missile units on stand-by.
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N Korea 'readies rocket force'

Friday, March 29th 2013, 10:08
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says it has put missile units on stand-by to attack US targets in response to US stealth bomber flights over the Korean peninsula.
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VIDEO: N Korea 'readies rocket force'

Friday, March 29th 2013, 7:23
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says it has put missile units on stand-by to attack US targets in response to US stealth bomber flights over the Korean peninsula.
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US stealth bombers in S Korea drill

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 9:38
related places: Pyongyang

US B-2 stealth bombers join drills in South Korea, in what the military called a show of "extended deterrence" amid tensions with North Korea.
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N Korea cuts South military hotline

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 12:16
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea says it is cutting a military hotline with South Korea, amid escalating rhetoric and high tension on the peninsula.
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N Korea 'combat posture to hit US'

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 16:41
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea orders artillery and rocket units into "combat posture" to prepare to target US bases, as South Korea marks a deadly warship sinking.
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S Korea and US sign military plan

Monday, March 25th 2013, 8:23
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

South Korea and the United States sign a plan providing for a joint response in the event of "provocations" from North Korea.
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Friday, March 22nd 2013, 10:11
related countries: China China

South Korean officials say they incorrectly linked a Chinese IP address to a major cyber-attack that hit banks and broadcasters.
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UN to probe N Korea rights abuses

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 6:49

The UN human rights council sets up an inquiry into human rights abuses in North Korea for the first time.
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S Korea hacked 'from China address'

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 17:11
related countries: China China

South Korean officials say unidentified hackers used a Chinese IP address to launch a massive cyber attack on banks and media firms on Wednesday.
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