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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: 24 hours at the last Cold War frontier

Monday, January 28th 2013, 0:17

The BBC's Lucy Williamson spends a day with South Korean soldiers patrolling the demilitarised zone set up after the Korean War in 1953.
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N Korea vows 'important' measures

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 4:29

North Korea warns of "substantial and high-profile important state measures", days after announcing plans for a third nuclear test.
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N Korea warns South on sanctions

Friday, January 25th 2013, 10:54
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea issues another warning - this time to Seoul - a day after announcing plans for a third nuclear test.
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North Korea 'plans nuclear test'

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 14:13

North Korea says it is proceeding with plans for a third nuclear test, two days after the UN Security Council condemned its rocket launch.
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Hyundai profit hit by strong won

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 8:29

Hyundai Motors reports a dip in profits, despite a jump in sales, as a strong South Korean won hits its overseas earnings.
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N Korea nuclear vow after UN acts

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 3:22

North Korea reacts angrily to a UN resolution condemning its rocket launch and expanding sanctions, pledging to strengthen nuclear capabilities.
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UN extends North Korea sanctions

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 22:00

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution condemning North Korea's recent rocket launch and tightening sanctions, diplomats say.
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N Korea rocket was 'home-made'

Monday, January 21st 2013, 8:34
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The long-range rocket launched by North Korea last month was largely made using domestic technology, South Korea says.
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UN rights chief condemns N Korea

Monday, January 14th 2013, 11:23

The UN's human rights chief calls for a full international investigation into the "deplorable" situation in North Korea, including its vast prison camps.
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N Korea urged to widen internet

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 6:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt urges North Korea to end its self-imposed isolation and allow its citizens to use the internet.
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Google head, official in N Korea

Monday, January 7th 2013, 18:15
related countries: United States United States

Former governor Bill Richardson and Google chairman Eric Schmidt are in North Korea on a visit described as unhelpful by the US government.
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Nigeria police reveal 'ransom'

Friday, January 4th 2013, 17:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

South Korean firm Hyundai paid a ransom of $190,000 (£118,000) to free six workers kidnapped last month, Nigerian police say.
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Japan tries to soothe S Korea row

Friday, January 4th 2013, 13:26
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A Japanese special envoy meets the South Korean president-elect in Seoul in a move aimed at helping soothe relations between the two countries.
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VIDEO: Google's Schmidt visiting North Korea

Friday, January 4th 2013, 6:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Schmidt

The US state department has said a planned visit to North Korea by Google chairman Eric Schmidt is unhelpful.
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US criticises Google Korea visit

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 19:25
related countries: United States United States

The US state department says a planned visit to North Korea by Google chairman Eric Schmidt is not "particularly helpful".
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Google boss to visit North Korea

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 11:12

Google chairman Eric Schmidt is planning a visit to North Korea, South Korean authorities say, but the reason for his trip is undisclosed.
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Making friends in the new North Korea

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 0:38

Bringing modern music to Pyongyang
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S Korean singer in military row

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 12:24

South Korean defence officials investigate whether pop star Rain broke military rules after photos of him meeting an actress surface.
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Drop in N Korea refugees to South

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 9:11
related countries: South Korea South Korea

There is a significant decrease in the number of refugees from North Korea to South Korea in 2012 compared with 2011, data from South Korea shows.
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N Korea's Kim in rare TV speech

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 13:08

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un makes a rare new year broadcast, calling for an improved economy and a reunified Korea.
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VIDEO: North Korea's unexpected NY message

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 9:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivers an unexpected new year message and calls for an end to confrontation between his country and South Korea.
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VIDEO: Fears over S Korea Christmas tree

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 10:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Church groups in South Korea have illuminated a giant Christmas tree tower near the border with North Korea for the first time in two years.
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N Koreans 'have 10,000km rocket'

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 10:07
related countries: United States United States

North Korea has the ability to fire a rocket more than 10,000km, theoretically putting the Western US in range, South Korean officials say.
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Nigeria gunmen free Hyundai staff

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 4:11
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Four South Korean workers for Hyundai are freed days after being snatched by gunmen in Nigeria's oil-rich Bayelsa state.
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Gangnam Style hits one billion views

Friday, December 21st 2012, 19:38

South Korean pop star Psy's Gangnam Style video has become the first clip to attract more than one billion views on YouTube.
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North Korea says US man arrested

Friday, December 21st 2012, 10:46
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says it arrested a US citizen in November after he entered the country as a tourist, without giving details of his alleged crimes.
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S Koreans vote for new president

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 9:02

South Koreans vote in a presidential election seen as too close to call, choosing between the daughter of a military strongman and son of North Korean refugees.
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Chaebol debate rages in S Korean election

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 22:58

Are South Korea's conglomerates to blame for widening wealth gap?
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Doubts over North Korea satellite

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 12:54

North Korea appears to be struggling to regain control of a satellite it put into orbit with a rocket launch last week, say astronomers.
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Six kidnapped in southern Nigeria

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 4:10
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Gunmen in Nigeria's oil-rich Bayelsa state kidnap four foreigners and two Nigerians working for South Korean company Hyundai, police say.
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N Koreans mark Kim Jong-il death

Monday, December 17th 2012, 16:34

North Korea holds a ceremony marking a year since the death of Kim Jong-il, days after the country's successful rocket launch.
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VIDEO: North Korea: Kim Jong-un one year on

Monday, December 17th 2012, 4:40

The impact of Kim Jong-un's first twelve months in power in North Korea.
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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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