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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

'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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N Korea 'moves missiles from coast'

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 18:24
related countries: United States United States

North Korea removes two missiles from a launch site on the east coast, indicating a lowering of tension on the peninsula, a US official says.
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Kaesong: focus of Korea frustration

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 21:04

Does Kaesong shutdown spell end of inter-Korean cooperation?
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The smuggled chocolate treats of North Korea

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 0:15

The illicit treats giving North Koreans a flavour of the South
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Last South Koreans leave Kaesong

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 12:32
related places: Kaesong

North Korea's jointly-run Kaesong industrial complex is left without South Korean staff for the first time, as seven remaining workers depart.
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US urges N Korea prisoner amnesty

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 18:58
related countries: United States United States

The US calls on North Korea to grant amnesty to US citizen Kenneth Bae, sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for alleged anti-government crimes.
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N Korea jails US man for 15 years

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 8:29
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says it has sentenced a US citizen to 15 years of hard labour, amid ongoing tensions with the US.
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S Korea-US joint military drills end

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 5:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US and South Korea wrap up "Foal Eagle", the joint military drills that took place amid high tensions with North Korea.
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Seven South Koreans left at Kaesong

Monday, April 29th 2013, 16:08
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korea says all but seven of its workers at a joint industrial zone in North Korea - where work stalled amid tensions earlier this month - have returned.
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American faces trial in North Korea

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 9:49
related countries: United States United States

North Korea is to issue a verdict soon on a US citizen on charges including attempting to overthrow the government, the official news agency says.
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VIDEO: Suburban house is N Korean embassy

Friday, April 26th 2013, 23:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The unlikely suburban home of North Korea's UK embassy
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S Korea 'to withdraw Kaesong staff'

Friday, April 26th 2013, 10:42
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Kaesong, Pyongyang

South Korea says it is withdrawing its remaining workers from a jointly-run industrial complex in North Korea, after Pyongyang rejected talks.
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3G takes off in North Korea

Friday, April 26th 2013, 9:54

Nearly two million North Koreans have signed up with the country's only provider of 3G services
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N Korea rejects joint factory talks

Friday, April 26th 2013, 8:59
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea rejects Seoul's call for talks on resuming operations at the jointly-run Kaesong complex, despite a South Korean warning.
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VIDEO: Workers affected by Korea tensions

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 14:44
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea has asked North Korea to hold talks about reopening the joint industrial zone near the border. The BBC's Lucy Williamson has been speaking to workers affected by the tensions.
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S Korea investigates letter threat

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 9:15
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

South Korea probes a threatening letter and powder - now known to be flour - sent to its defence minister, amid warnings of a fourth nuclear test by Pyongyang.
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Life after North Korea

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 23:43

The defectors who have to master phones, computers and cars
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VIDEO: Inside North Korean military academy

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 15:13
related places: Pyongyang

The Mangyongdae Revolutionary School on the outskirts of Pyongyang is thought to be an elite educational establishment which is preparing many of North Korea's future top brass for life in the military.
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The North Korean spy who blew up a plane

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 13:43

North Korean spy who killed 115 people tells her story
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N Korea trip students criticise LSE

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 11:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Six of the 10 London School of Economics students who visited North Korea with an undercover Panorama crew criticise the university for speaking publicly about the story.
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North Korea lists terms for talks

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 9:15
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

North Korea says it is ready to talk if UN sanctions against it are withdrawn and if the US and South Korea put an end to joint military drills.
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North Korea book wins Pulitzer Prize

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 8:38

The Pulitzer Prize for fiction has been won by author Adam Johnson for his novel based in North Korea, The Orphan Master's Son.
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Obama to meet South Korean leader

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 8:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, May

US President Barack Obama will meet South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Washington in May amid high tension on the peninsula.
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VIDEO: Undercover in North Korea

Monday, April 15th 2013, 22:41

John Sweeney and the BBC Panorama team's undercover report on the harsh reality of life in North Korea.
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VIDEO: N Korea marks founder's birthday

Monday, April 15th 2013, 19:53

North Korea is marking the 101st anniversary of the birth of founding father Kim Il-sung as tensions continue over the country's nuclear programme.
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N Korea marks Kim Il-sung birthday

Monday, April 15th 2013, 15:00
related places: Kaesong

North Korea celebrates one of its biggest public holidays - the birth of its founding father - as efforts continue to calm tensions in the region.
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BBC stands by show in N Korea row

Monday, April 15th 2013, 8:43

The BBC says an edition of Panorama filmed secretly on a study trip to North Korea will be aired later despite claims students were put in danger.
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VIDEO: N Korea calls dialogue offer a 'crafty trick'

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 15:46
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea's state-run broadcaster says the government calls South Korea's offer of dialogue to ease tensions on the peninsula a "crafty trick".
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Kerry urges N Korea to join dialogue

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 14:02
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry, visiting Japan, calls on North Korea to engage in "responsible dialogue" to end rising regional tensions.
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BBC in Korea 'student' reporter row

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 12:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC is accused of using London School of Economics students as a "human shield" to film in North Korea and urged to drop the resulting Panorama programme.
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Kerry hails Chinese N Korea pledge

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 6:09
related countries: China China, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says China is "very serious" about a pledge to help resolve tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme.
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China and US make North Korea pledge

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 16:11
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

China and the US will work together to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear programme, the US secretary of state and China's top diplomat say.
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