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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

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North Korea says it is ready to talk if UN sanctions against it are withdrawn and if the US and South Korea put an end to joint military drills.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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VIDEO: Kerry urges China over N Korea

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 11:56
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in China, where he says he will urge Beijing to use its influence to dissuade North Korea from its nuclear ambitions.
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VIDEO: 'North Korea rhetoric unacceptable'

Friday, April 12th 2013, 21:54
related countries: United States United States

The US Secretary of State John Kerry has described hostile rhetoric from North Korea as "unacceptable."
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US in new N Korea missile warning

Friday, April 12th 2013, 17:27
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is visiting Seoul, says it would be a "huge mistake" for North Korea to launch another missile.
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VIDEO: Japan readies for N Korea attack

Friday, April 12th 2013, 15:46
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan is preparing to defend itself against any aggression from North Korea, setting up missiles in the capital and deploying warships.
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AUDIO: New Psy single Gentleman 'formulaic'

Friday, April 12th 2013, 8:41

Music industry consultant Debs Wild says Korean singer Psy has "obviously worked out what works for him".
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US urges China to rein in N Korea

Friday, April 12th 2013, 7:13
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The US urges China to help rein in North Korea, hours after a leaked US report said Pyongyang was able to launch nuclear-armed missiles.
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VIDEO: Could N Korea launch nuclear weapon?

Friday, April 12th 2013, 6:14
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul, North

The American Secretary of State is in the South Korean capital Seoul, for talks about the nuclear crisis, amid US reports that the North may be able to launch a nuclear weapon.
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G8 states condemn NK nuclear moves

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 23:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

G8 foreign ministers condemn North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes in the "strongest possible terms" after talks in London.
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VIDEO: Is this a country preparing for war?

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 21:47

North Korea has once again ramped up its warlike rhetoric as it threatens to launch an attack on enemy strongholds.
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Priest gets high US military award

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 19:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honor

A priest and US Army chaplain who saved the lives of fellow soldiers before perishing in a North Korean prison camp receives the Medal of Honor.
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VIDEO: North Korea issues fresh warning

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 14:15

North Korea has warned that war could break out at any moment, as tensions mount on the Korean peninsula.
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South Korea raises alert level

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 11:17
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea raises its alert level to "vital threat" amid indications that North Korea is preparing for a medium-range missile test.
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VIDEO: N Korea 'comical but deadly serious'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 5:57

North Korea is variously portrayed as threatening or slightly comical - but how much do we really know about its young leader Kim Jong-un? John Sudworth reports.
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NK crisis could be 'uncontrollable'

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 13:35

UN chief Ban Ki-moon warns the Korean crisis may become "uncontrollable", as North Korea warns foreigners in the South to consider evacuation.
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VIDEO: Japan deploys anti-missile batteries

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 12:49
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Japan has deployed Patriot anti-missile batteries in the centre of Tokyo over growing concern that North Korea may be preparing a new missile test.
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N Korea boycotts factory complex

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 11:14
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Kaesong

North Koreans fail to report for work at Kaesong Industrial Complex, suspending one of the few points of co-operation between the Koreas.
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North Korean warning to foreigners

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 10:44
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Tokyo

North Korea warns foreigners in South Korea to take evacuation measures in case of war as Japan deploys anti-missile batteries in Tokyo.
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N Korea halts work at Kaesong zone

Monday, April 8th 2013, 12:10
related places: Kaesong

North Korea says it is pulling its workers out of the joint-Korea Kaesong industrial zone amid rising tensions on the peninsula.
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N Korea nuclear test 'not imminent'

Monday, April 8th 2013, 11:29

South Korean officials now say there are no indications the North is about to carry out a fourth nuclear test, after reporting increased activity at its test site.
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UK urges calm over N Korea crisis

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 13:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Pyongyang

British Foreign Secretary William Hague calls for calm over the North Korean crisis, despite the "paranoid rhetoric" emanating from Pyongyang.
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US test delayed over Korea tension

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 5:32
related countries: United States United States

The US Pentagon has delayed an intercontinental ballistic missile test to avoid needlessly provoking North Korea, defence officials say.
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VIDEO: N Korea diplomats warning 'ignored'

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 21:55

Foreign embassies in the North Korean capital Pyongyang have played down warnings from Kim Jong-un's government over their safety.
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Embassies stay amid N Korea tension

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 16:48
related places: Pyongyang

Foreign embassies in North Korea stay put despite warnings from Pyongyang that war is imminent and diplomats' safety cannot be guaranteed.
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US plays down North Korea threat

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 2:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US officials play down the threat from North Korea, with the White House saying the US "would not be surprised" by a missile launch.
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N Korea in foreign embassy warning

Friday, April 5th 2013, 23:54
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea tells foreign embassies in Pyongyang it cannot guarantee their safety in the event of conflict - amid fears of an escalation of rhetoric.
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UK diplomats warned by North Korea

Friday, April 5th 2013, 19:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK says it has "no immediate plans to withdraw" its diplomats from North Korea after its government warned their safety could not be guaranteed in the event of conflict.
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VIDEO: S Korea warships 'to track missiles'

Friday, April 5th 2013, 18:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea has deployed two warships with missile-defence systems in response to North Korea moving missiles to its east coast.
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Ban fears Korea crisis consequences

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 21:16

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says he is concerned North Korea's rhetoric has gone too far, after reports it has moved a mid-range missile to its east coast.
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UK must keep Trident - Cameron

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 16:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron says the UK would be "foolish" to abandon Trident in the face of the potential threat of nuclear attack from North Korea and Iran.
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VIDEO: How serious is N Korea military threat?

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 14:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang earlier renewed threats of a nuclear strike against the US, though its missiles are not believed to be capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
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Anonymous 'hacks' North Korea pages

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 11:33

Websites and social networking profiles linked to North Korea have been hacked and vandalised, hacktivist group Anonymous claims.
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US boosts defences amid Korea threat

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 10:11
related countries: Guam Guam, United States United States
related places: Pacific

The US is to deploy a missile defence system to its Pacific island of Guam, as North Korea again threatens nuclear strikes.
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VIDEO: The Korean crisis - in 90 seconds

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 18:08
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North and South Korea have technically been at war since the 1950s. Should we really be worried about the current round of sabre-rattling?
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