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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

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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Activists send N Korea leaflets

Monday, October 29th 2012, 7:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Activists in South Korea float propaganda leaflets to the North, a week after Pyongyang threatened military action over a similar launch.
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Chipmaker SK Hynix reports profit

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 2:26

SK Hynix, the world's second-largest memory chipmaker, reports a quarterly profit, as cost cuts offset slowing demand for personal computers.
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S Korea MPs visit disputed isles

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 10:37
related countries: Japan Japan

South Korean politicians visit a group of disputed islands despite a warning from Japan that the move could harm diplomatic ties.
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VIDEO: South Korea blocks leaflet launch

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 9:12
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korean police have blocked activists from sending propaganda leaflets over the border, after threats of military action from North Korea.
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South Korea blocks leaflet launch

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 5:11
related places: Pyongyang

South Korean police block activists from sending propaganda leaflets across the border after threats of military action from Pyongyang.
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Kim Jong-un's nephew in interview

Friday, October 19th 2012, 15:06
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

The North Korean leader's nephew talks of reunification, his childhood and his family in a rare interview in Bosnia, where he is studying.
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North Korea threat over leaflets

Friday, October 19th 2012, 7:54

North Korea threatens to open fire on South Korean territory if activists send propaganda leaflets across the border next week.
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South Korea in defection apology

Monday, October 15th 2012, 8:10
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's defence minister issues a formal apology over the defection of a North Korean soldier that border guards failed to spot.
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My title fight is over - Hamilton

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 10:09
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton has conceded his world championship hopes are over after finishing 10th in the Korean Grand Prix.
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Vettel takes title lead with win

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 7:52

Sebastian Vettel takes a dominant victory in the Korean GP to lead the world championship from Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
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Webber takes pole ahead of Vettel

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 6:12

Red Bull's Mark Webber beats team-mate Sebastian Vettel to pole position at the Korean GP for a front row lock-out.
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Vettel top in final Korea session

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 3:11

Sebastian Vettel underlined his status as favourite for Korean GP pole by setting a searing pace in final practice.
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Vettel fastest in second practice

Friday, October 12th 2012, 12:37

Sebastian Vettel leads Mark Webber in a Red Bull one-two ahead of Fernando Alonso in second practice at the Korean GP.
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Hamilton baffled by lack of pace

Friday, October 12th 2012, 9:01
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton was mystified as to why his McLaren was so far off the pace in Korean Grand Prix second practice.
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