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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

Hamilton tops Korea first session

Friday, October 12th 2012, 2:40
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton pipped Ferrari's Fernando Alonso to fastest time in first practice at the Korean Grand Prix.
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N Korea warns US on missile range

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 10:11
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

Two days after Seoul unveiled a US missile deal, North Korea says its missiles can hit the US mainland - despite previous rocket launch failures.
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S Korea extends reach of missiles

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 8:35
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

South Korea announces a deal with the US to extend the range of its ballistic missile system, saying it will counter the threat from North Korea.
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N Korea soldier 'flees to South'

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 9:16

A North Korean soldier has defected to the South across the heavily armed border after killing two officers, South Korean officials say.
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Psy to record single in English

Friday, October 5th 2012, 5:25

The South Korean singer, at number one with Gangnam Style, plans to release an English language song in November.
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VIDEO: S Korea's new cultural exports

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 0:59

The success of South Korean pop star Psy has highlighted the importance of the country's cultural exports.
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South Korean rapper tops UK chart

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 18:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rapper Psy becomes the first South Korean pop star to make it to the top of the UK singles chart with his song Gangnam Style.
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Pictures show infamous NK hotel

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 9:40

Pictures are released showing the inside of a 105-storey pyramid-shaped hotel that has been under construction in North Korea for 25 years.
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N Korea parliament in rare meet

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 11:28

North Korea's parliament convenes for a rare second session amid speculation of economic reform, but state media makes no mention of such plans.
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Eunuchs reveal clues to old age

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 1:47

Korean eunuchs lived far longer than uncastrated men, a study shows.
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An Ethiopian hero of the Korean War

Monday, September 24th 2012, 23:00
related countries: China China, Ethiopia Ethiopia

An Ethiopian's story of a Chinese assault in Korea
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North Korea 'in farming reform'

Monday, September 24th 2012, 8:54

Reports from North Korea suggest reforms that will see farmers keep more of their crops instead of handing them to the state are to be introduced.
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VIDEO: North Korean film festival

Monday, September 24th 2012, 1:29

The Pyongyang International Film Festival has opened in North Korea.
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S Korea 'fires at N Korea boats'

Friday, September 21st 2012, 8:30

The South Korean navy fires warning shots at North Korean fishing boats that crossed disputed borders in the Yellow Sea, reports say.
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South Korean host bars - for women

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 0:09

The wealthy South Korean women who pay for men
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New US-Japan missile defence plan

Monday, September 17th 2012, 8:10
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The US and Japan agree to set up a second missile defence system on Japanese soil to defend against missile threats from North Korea, officials say.
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South Korean film wins at Venice

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 15:46

A South Korean film about a brutal debt collector wins the Golden Lion prize at the Venice Festival, while a movie inspired by Scientology is also a winner.
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Whaling lingers on in South Korean town

Friday, September 7th 2012, 2:33

South Korean town struggles to shake tradition
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N Korea criticises Chinese firm

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 14:31
related countries: China China

North Korea's state-run media has issued rare criticism of a Chinese mining company that accused it of being a "nightmare" to do business with.
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False spy claims cost S Korea $2m

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 16:04

A South Korean fisherman falsely imprisoned as a spy for 15 years and tortured is awarded more than 2.45bn won ($2m: £1.25m) in compensation.
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Typhoon 'kills 48' in North Korea

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 12:44

Typhoon Bolaven kills 48 people in North Korea and leaves more than 50 others injured or missing, the state-run KCNA news agency reports.
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Tokyo court gives win to Samsung

Friday, August 31st 2012, 6:24
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A court in Tokyo rules that Samsung Electronics did not infringe on patents held by Apple, a victory for the South Korean company.
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North Korea reports storm damage

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 5:44

Typhoon Bolaven fells trees and damages crops in western North Korea, state media say, weeks after it was hit hard by flooding.
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Japan and North Korea renew talks

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 3:31
related countries: China China, Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

Government officials from Japan and North Korea meet in Beijing for their first direct talks in four years.
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Payout for killed Korea activists

Monday, August 27th 2012, 9:56
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The Supreme Court in South Korea orders the government to compensate the families of a group of suspected North Korean sympathisers killed during the Korean War.
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Samsung to appeal in Apple case

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 16:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

Samsung vows to appeal after a US court ordered the South Korean giant to pay Apple more than $1bn (£665m) for infringing design patents.
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VIDEO: Apple and Samsung get S Korea bans

Friday, August 24th 2012, 10:22

A South Korean court has ruled that Apple and Samsung both infringed each other's patents on mobile devices.
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Apple and Samsung get S Korea ban

Friday, August 24th 2012, 5:08

A South Korean court rules that Apple and Samsung both infringed each other's patents on mobile devices and bans the sale of some products in South Korea.
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Korean real-name net law 'axed'

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 18:24

A South Korean court strikes down a law requiring users to register their real identities when posting comments to websites.
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Hunt for North Korea's 'hidden tunnels'

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 23:46

Searching for North Korea's secret border passages
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N Korea 'places dome' on reactor

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 3:51

North Korea has completed a ''major step'' by placing a dome on a light water reactor that could support its nuclear programme, a defence analyst says.
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VIDEO: S Korea troops rehearse terror attack

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 12:10
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean troops have been rehearsing a terror attack by staging a mock exercise in Seoul.
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China leader meets Kim's uncle

Friday, August 17th 2012, 6:46
related countries: China China

The influential uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets Chinese President Hu Jintao, China's state-run media say.
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South Korea jails Hanwha chairman

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 7:41

A South Korean court sentences Kim Seung-youn, chairman of the Hanwha group, to four years in prison for embezzlement.
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China signs deal with North Korea

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 12:24
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China says it has signed agreements stepping up economic co-operation with North Korea during a visit to Beijing by a senior Pyongyang official.
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S Korea football medal withheld

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 13:51

The International Olympic Committee temporarily withholds a bronze medal from a South Korean footballer who displayed a political sign.
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Korean Kim wins wrestling gold

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 19:09
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, South Korea South Korea

South Korea's Kim Hyeon-Woo wins gold in the -66kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition, beating Hungarian Tamas Lorincz in the final.
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VIDEO: UN helps N Koreans after floods

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 11:22

The United Nations' World Food Programme says it is sending emergency food aid to North Korea where state media reports that 169 people have been killed after floods last month.
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N Korea raises flood death toll

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 10:44

North Korea now says floods last month killed close to 170 people and left 400 missing, as the UN prepares to send emergency food aid.
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Samsung rebuked by patent judge

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 20:42

South Korean tech firm Samsung to face "consequences" for publicising evidence banned from its patent trial versus Apple.
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UN: North Korea 'seeks food aid'

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 1:54

The United Nations says North Korea has requested immediate food aid after floods last month that killed more than 100 people.
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Shin set to receive special medal

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 22:27

South Korean fencer Shin A Lam is set to be given a special award by the IFF in the wake of her epee semi-final defeat.
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UN to assess North Korea floods

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 5:29

A UN team is to visit flood-hit parts of North Korea to assess damage, after dozens of people died in recent storms and amid ongoing rain.
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Guk wins 62kg weightlifting event

Monday, July 30th 2012, 21:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

North Korea claim their third gold medal at London 2012 as Kim Un Guk triumphs in the men's 62kg weightlifting.
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