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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

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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N Korea 'behind hacking attack'

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 8:30
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korea believes North Korea was behind cyber attacks against several websites last month, officials in Seoul say.
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S Korea car firms hit by China fears

Friday, July 12th 2013, 6:25
related countries: China China

Shares in South Korean car makers Hyundai and Kia fall by about 5% after reports that eight Chinese cities could implement curbs on car sales.
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Hackers 'target S Korean military'

Monday, July 8th 2013, 13:28

Hackers behind an attack which wiped data off thousands of South Korean PCs are also trying to steal military secrets, according to a study by McAfee Labs.
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VIDEO: Korean talks on Kaesong economic zone

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 13:39
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Kaesong

North and South Korea hold talks on reopening the Kaesong industrial complex at the truce village of Panmunjom.
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North Korea agrees Kaesong talks

Friday, July 5th 2013, 3:40
related places: Kaesong

North Korea has agreed to hold talks on the Kaesong industrial complex, hours after the South called for a meeting.
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US blacklists Burmese army officer

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 18:58
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

The US blacklists a senior Burmese army officer who it accuses of making arms deals with North Korea in defiance of UN resolutions.
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S Korea president in China visit

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 5:22
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives in Beijing for a four-day visit expected to focus on North Korea.
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VIDEO: World Heritage site for North Korea

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 23:11
related places: Kaesong

The United Nations has placed the North Korean city of Kaesong on its list of World Heritage sites.
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North Korea 'willing to join talks'

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 20:11
related countries: China China

The government in North Korea is willing to restart talks over its nuclear programme which broke down five years ago, according to Chinese officials.
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N Korea condemns Hitler report

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 8:04

North Korea denounces a report that leader Kim Jong-un gave out copies of Adolf Hitler's memoir Mein Kampf to officials on his birthday.
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US cool on North Korea talks offer

Monday, June 17th 2013, 4:07
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang, Washington

The US and South Korea respond to North Korea's offer of talks with Washington with caution, as the US calls for actions, not words, from Pyongyang.
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Viewpoint: What does Pyongyang want?

Monday, June 17th 2013, 2:38
related places: Pyongyang

What is driving Pyongyang's actions?
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VIDEO: N Korea proposes US high-level talks

Monday, June 17th 2013, 2:17
related countries: United States United States

North Korea has proposed high-level talks with the US days after cancelling a meeting with South Korean officials.
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VIDEO: 'Jury out on N Korea's motives'

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 10:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: South

North Korea proposes high-level talks with the US over security issues, days after cancelling a meeting with officials from the South.
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Peering into the North Korean economy, via satellite

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 23:27

Satellites reveal socialist North Korea's growing merchant class
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N Korea silent after talks founder

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 9:23
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korea voices disappointment with Pyongyang after high-level bilateral talks are placed on hold and phone calls to a hotline go unanswered.
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High-level Korean talks on hold

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 12:37
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says high-level talks will not take place with the North on Wednesday, as the two sides struggle to agree the composition of delegations.
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Two Koreas agree to high-level talks

Monday, June 10th 2013, 4:51

North and South Korean officials agree in a preparatory meeting to hold the first high-level talks in five years in a bid to ease tensions.
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A rare glance at life in North Korea

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 23:39

A secret glimpse at life under the North Korean regime
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VIDEO: China and US united on N Korea

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 22:43
related countries: United States United States

China and the US have agreed to co-operate over the denuclearisation of North Korea, a US National Security Advisor has said.
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N Korea reopens hotline with South

Friday, June 7th 2013, 9:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Kaesong

North Korea restores a hotline with South Korea, as the two discuss where to hold talks on restarting work at the Kaesong industrial zone.
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Two Koreas 'agree Kaesong talks'

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 6:08
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Kaesong, Seoul

The two Koreas agree to discuss a joint industrial zone, weeks after operations were suspended there, after North Korea proposed talks.
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VIDEO: S Korea in 'defector' orphans plea

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 0:23
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Laos Laos

South Korea has demanded that North Korea ensure the safety of nine young defectors who have been sent home after being arrested in Laos.
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N Korea reactor ‘near completion’

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 8:07
related countries: United States United States

North Korea is making “important” progress on reactivating facilities at its moth-balled Yongbyon nuclear reactor, a US think-tank says.
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UN 'dismayed' over N Korea refugees

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 1:55
related countries: China China, Laos Laos

UN officials express dismay at reports that nine North Korean refugees were repatriated by China after being arrested in Laos.
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N Korea refugees 'sent back by Laos'

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 4:39
related countries: China China, Laos Laos, United States United States

The US says it is concerned by South Korean media reports that China has repatriated nine North Korean refugees deported by Laos.
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N Korea 'to let Kaesong managers in'

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 3:33
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Kaesong, Pyongyang, Seoul

Pyongyang says it will allow South Korean businessmen to visit the suspended Kaesong zone, but Seoul says government talks are needed.
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N Korea envoy meets China president

Friday, May 24th 2013, 11:58
related countries: China China
related places: Pyongyang

A North Korean envoy visiting China meets President Xi Jinping and hands him a letter written by Kim Jong-un, state media reports.
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'Comfort women' snub Japan mayor

Friday, May 24th 2013, 9:27
related countries: Japan Japan

Two South Korean women forced into sexual slavery in WWII cancel a meeting with Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, citing fears of "political exploitation".
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US sanctions 'hit NK aid agencies'

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 18:15
related countries: United States United States

European aid agencies in North Korea say US financial sanctions are severely restricting their attempts to improve agriculture and nutrition there.
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VIDEO: New cruise route to North Korea

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 9:16
related countries: China China

Chinese tourists are replacing South Koreans in a resort which once symbolised the reconciliation of the two Koreas.
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VIDEO: Diplomatic deadlock on Korean peninsula

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 5:03

With North Korea firing short-range rockets off its eastern coast this week, the prospect of formal talks on the Korean peninsula still seems some way off.
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N Korea leader sends envoy to China

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 8:10
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a special envoy to Beijing, state media announces, amid cooling relations after weeks of tension.
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China asks N Korea to free boat crew

Monday, May 20th 2013, 8:14
related countries: China China

China says it has called on North Korea to secure the release of a fishing boat and its crew seized on 5 May, as captors reportedly demand a ransom.
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N Korea urged to end missile tests

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 10:53

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges Pyongyang to end its missile tests as a fourth short-range weapon is launched from North Korea's east coast.
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N Korea 'fires short-range missiles'

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 9:35
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea has fired three short-range missiles as part of an apparent routine test-launch, South Korea says.
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Japan PM considers N Korea summit

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 11:58
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe says he would consider meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to try to settle a row over Pyongyang's kidnapping of Japanese citizens.
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N Korea installs new defence chief

Monday, May 13th 2013, 9:31

North Korea replaces its hard-line armed forces minister with a relatively unknown general, Jang Jong-nam, state media say.
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North Korea's silent football matches

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 0:20

Silence and dark suits at a North Korean football match
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N Korea sets out American's 'crimes'

Friday, May 10th 2013, 9:18
related countries: United States United States

North Korea releases details of the alleged crimes of US citizen Kenneth Bae, who it sentenced to 15 years of hard labour.
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UN names N Korea human rights team

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 3:57

The UN names three panel members of its first-ever human rights investigation into North Korea, which will examine prison camps and torture.
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No more rewards for N Korea - Obama

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 20:55
related countries: United States United States

North Korea will no longer be rewarded with concessions for provocative behaviour, US President Barack Obama says.
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VIDEO: N Korea 'more isolated than ever'

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 20:46

President Barack Obama says North Korea will no longer be rewarded for provocative behaviour, at a joint appearance with South Korean President Park Geun-hye.
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