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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

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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VIDEO: NK posts imaginary 'missile attack'

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 3:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, Capitol

North Korea has posted a video on YouTube of what appears to be an imagined missile attack on US government buildings in Washington, including a simulated explosion of the Capitol's dome.
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'Deterrent' US B-52s fly in S Korea

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 11:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US is flying nuclear-capable B-52 bombers over South Korea, in what it says is a response to escalating North Korean rhetoric.
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China cautions on US missile plan

Monday, March 18th 2013, 10:22
related countries: China China, United States United States

China criticises a US plan to strengthen its missile defences in response to North Korea's growing military capabilities.
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N Korea tells South to leave islands

Saturday, March 16th 2013, 14:42

A North Korean propaganda website warns the South to evacuate border islands, the latest in a series of threats since the UN tightened sanctions.
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US to boost nuclear missile defences

Saturday, March 16th 2013, 4:34
related countries: United States United States

The US unveils plans to beef up missile defences on the West Coast to counter the threat from North Korea, after its third nuclear test last month.
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N Korea says US 'behind hack attack'

Friday, March 15th 2013, 9:10
related countries: United States United States

North Korea accuses the US and its allies of attacks on its internet servers, amid tensions on the peninsula.
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S Korean PM visits border island

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 9:37
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's prime minister visits an island identified by the North as a potential military target, amid rising tension in the peninsula.
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S Korea warns on armistice threat

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 9:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea says North Korea cannot scrap the armistice that ended the Korean War and calls on Pyongyang to tone down its rhetoric.
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Drills begin amid Korea tensions

Monday, March 11th 2013, 5:41
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US and South Korea begin annual military exercises amid high tensions with North Korea in the wake of a UN sanctions vote.
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VIDEO: N Korea threatens over sanctions

Friday, March 8th 2013, 18:51
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea has announced it has scrapped all of its peace pacts with South Korea, cutting off the hotline between the nations' capital cities.
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How potent are North Korea's threats?

Friday, March 8th 2013, 17:07

How potent are North Korea's threats?
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China warns against Korea escalation

Friday, March 8th 2013, 12:25
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang, Seoul

China urges both Koreas and their allies to remain calm, after Pyongyang said it had torn up all peace deals with Seoul and threatened nuclear strikes.
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N Korea ends peace pacts with South

Friday, March 8th 2013, 9:51
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea is scrapping all non-aggression pacts with South Korea, closing its hotline and a border crossing, hours after the UN passed new sanctions.
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UN backs tough new N Korea sanctions

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 17:11
related places: Pyongyang

The UN Security Council unanimously approves fresh sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang's nuclear test last month.
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N Korea ramps up nuclear rhetoric

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 10:18
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Canberra

North Korea vows to exercise its "right to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike" against the US, as the UN prepares to vote on fresh sanctions.
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South Korea warns on North threat

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 7:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea's military warns it will respond to any provocation from North Korea, after Pyongyang's threat to scrap the Korean War armistice.
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VIDEO: US seeks 'toughest' N Korea sanctions

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 21:45
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US has tabled a UN resolution - agreed with China - for sanctions that would target North Korea's diplomats and cash transfers.
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US seeks 'tough' N Korea sanctions

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 17:58
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US has tabled a UN resolution - agreed with China - for sanctions that would target North Korea's diplomats and cash transfers.
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China and US 'reach N Korea deal'

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 13:12
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US and China reach a tentative deal on a new sanctions resolution to punish North Korea for its nuclear test, UN diplomats say.
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VIDEO: Rodman: Kim is 'a friend for life'

Friday, March 1st 2013, 11:17
related countries: United States United States

North Korea has released photographs of its leader Kim Jong-un meeting retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman.
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N Korea's Kim meets Dennis Rodman

Friday, March 1st 2013, 10:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang, Kim

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman at a game in Pyongyang.
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Dennis Rodman visits North Korea

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 11:57
related countries: United States United States

Retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman, known for his flamboyant "bad boy" image, arrives in North Korea to film a TV programme.
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North Korea to launch mobile internet

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 12:06

The new data service is due to launch in March but will not be available to North Korean citizens
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