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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

N Korea 'upgrading rocket site'

Friday, February 15th 2013, 4:24
related countries: United States United States

North Korea appears to be upgrading one of its two rocket launch sites, US experts say, perhaps in a move to test bigger rockets.
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VIDEO: Life inside N Korea's secret state

Friday, February 15th 2013, 4:14
related places: Pyongyang

President Obama has threatened to take firm action against the government in Pyongyang.
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'No radiation' from N Korea test

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 8:29

South Korean experts say they have not detected any radioactive isotopes from North Korea's nuclear test, hampering efforts to assess the device.
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China's delicate balancing act with North Korea

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 13:50
related countries: China China

What if China breaks ties with North Korea?
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Test 'isolates North Korea further'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 6:15

North Korea's actions only isolate it further, US President Barack Obama warns, hours after the UN Security Council condemned its nuclear test.
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Time for heftier sticks for North Korea

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 0:25

International community must target Kim family purse
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VIDEO: UN condemns N Korea nuclear test

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 23:12

North Korea says it has successfully carried out its third underground nuclear test, a move which the United Nations has strongly condemned.
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North Korea a 'serious threat' to US

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 18:51

North Korea's military ambitions pose a "serious threat" to the US, outgoing Defence Secretary Leon Panetta says, after Pyongyang's third nuclear test.
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Uranium concern at North Korea test

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 18:43

What might North Korea's nuclear test reveal about its nuclear aims?
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North Korea tests nuclear device

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 11:43
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

North Korea carries out its third, most powerful nuclear test despite UN warnings, and says "even stronger" action may follow.
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VIDEO: Culinary tribute to 'Dear Leader'

Friday, February 8th 2013, 19:52
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea has often been associated with famine and food shortages, but country's state news agency has released pictures of a national food competition held in the capital Pyongyang.
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South Korean 'Les Mis' a YouTube hit

Friday, February 8th 2013, 1:16

A South Korean YouTube parody of Les Miserables - featuring snow-shovelling airmen, a cruel senior officer and a love struck conscript - becomes an online hit.
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Activision claim thwarts North Korea

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 13:02

A video posted by North Korea is taken offline after games maker Activision makes a copyright claim over use of footage from Call of Duty.
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'Multiple' N Korea tests warning

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 10:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

US and South Korea warn North Korea not to carry out another nuclear test, as South Korea's president suggests more than one test could be planned.
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QPR sign Yun and close on Crouch

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 11:23

QPR sign South Korean Yun Suk-Young from Chunnam Dragons, with the left-back signing a three-and-a-half year contract.
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Analysis: What is driving North Korea's nuclear test plan?

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 1:19

What is driving North Korea's nuclear test plan?
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Google in N Korea mapping push

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 14:18

Google publishes detailed maps of North Korea for the first time, labelling key landmarks including some of the country's notorious prison camps.
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VIDEO: Google in North Korea map push

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 14:12

Google has puts its first detailed maps online of North Korea, a country that has so far been mostly blank on the search giant's popular maps website.
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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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