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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

Apology over wrong Korean flag

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 9:55

Olympic organisers apologise to the North Korean women's football team after their images were shown on a screen beside a South Korean flag.
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NK leader's marriage confirmed

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 1:16

State media in North Korea confirm for the first time that the country's leader Kim Jong-un is married and mention his wife by name.
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N Koreans walk off after flag row

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 23:50

The North Korean Women's football team walk off the pitch at Hampden Park in Glasgow in a row over flags.
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Olympics start with Team GB win

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 21:44

The first day of Olympic events sees a win for Team GB in the women's football in Cardiff, while North Korean players walk off the pitch over a flag mix-up.
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VIDEO: State TV confirms NK leader married

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 16:25

North Korean state TV has shown the first footage of Kim Jong-un and his new wife since their marriage was confirmed on Tuesday.
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S Korea's Lee in national apology

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 7:24

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak apologises to the nation over corruption investigations involving his brother and former aides.
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China probes solar panel products

Friday, July 20th 2012, 6:11
related countries: China China, United States United States

China's trade ministry will launch an investigation into what it says are unfair import prices of US and South Korean polysilicon, used in solar panels.
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New NK army chief follows 'purge'

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 21:52

A previously little-known general, Hyon Yong-chol, has been confirmed as North Korea's new army chief as Kim Jong-un's dramatic reshuffle goes on.
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North Korea's Kim named marshal

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 16:02

North Korea's Kim Jong-un is promoted to marshal, and previously little-known Hyon Yong-chol introduced as army chief, as a dramatic reshuffle goes on.
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N Korea names new vice-marshal

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 2:04

North Korea has named a new vice-marshal, Hyon Yong-chol, the state news agency says, a day after the army chief was relieved of his post.
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North Korea’s top soldier: A diplomatic illness?

Monday, July 16th 2012, 11:35

Has a power struggle broken out in North Korea?
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N Korea military chief removed

Monday, July 16th 2012, 9:18

North Korea's top military chief Ri Yong-ho has been removed from his job, state media say, seven months after Kim Jong-un came to power.
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Who is Kim Jong-un's 'mystery woman'

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 0:32

The mystery woman snapped with North Korea's Kim Jong-un
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VIDEO: Could N Korea have a new First Lady?

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 5:55

A mystery woman seen attending events with North Korea's Kim Jong-un has led to speculation in South Korean media about her identity.
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S Korea leader's brother arrested

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 8:37

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's elder brother was detained by police early on Wednesday over corruption charges.
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Mystery woman for N Korea's Kim

Monday, July 9th 2012, 18:45

A mystery woman is seen attending events with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, leading to media speculation about her identity.
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QPR sign Manchester United's Park

Monday, July 9th 2012, 14:58

QPR complete the signing of South Korean midfielder Park Ji-sung from Manchester United for an initial transfer fee of £2m.
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North Korean economy expands 0.8%

Monday, July 9th 2012, 11:06

North Korea's economy expands in 2011 due to a construction boom and recovery in agriculture, a report from South Korea suggests.
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Disney highlights in N Korea show

Monday, July 9th 2012, 2:05

Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters show up on stage in North Korea in a concert for leader Kim Jong-un, raising eyebrows at the unusual move.
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VIDEO: Disney comes to North Korea

Monday, July 9th 2012, 1:25

Disney characters have made an appearance at an official concert for the North Korea's new leader, Kim Jong-un.
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South Korea postpones Japan pact

Friday, June 29th 2012, 11:08
related countries: Japan Japan

The South Korean government abruptly postpones signing a military intelligence agreement with Japan in response to anti-Japanese sentiment.
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VIDEO: Korean violinist is hit with Man Utd

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 1:48

Jenny Bae is one of the finest violinists of her generation. Bae is a Manchester United fan and admirer of fellow Korean Park Ji-sung who plays for the team.
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VIDEO: TV rebrands image of Korean defectors

Monday, June 25th 2012, 22:44
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A new TV show has launched in South Korea aimed at challenging the prejudices experienced by more than twenty thousand defectors from the communist North.
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VIDEO: S Korea uses North's flag in exercise

Monday, June 25th 2012, 14:49
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea has reacted angrily to the use of its national flag during live fire exercises by South Korea.
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Apple told to pay Samsung damages

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 6:46
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch court has ordered Apple to pay damages to rival Samsung Electronics for infringing a patent held by the South Korean firm.
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China denies missile truck export

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 10:38
related countries: China China

China denies allegations that a Chinese company exported missile transportation vehicles to North Korea.
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N Korea denies nuclear test plan

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 14:55
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea says it has no plans to conduct a third nuclear test "at present", but hits out at what it says is provocation from South Korea.
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Samsung sues patent commissioner

Friday, June 8th 2012, 14:17
related countries: Australia Australia

The South Korean tablet computer maker sues Australia's patent boss in the latest twist in its battle against Apple.
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Helicopter missing in south Peru

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 22:48
related countries: Austria Austria, Peru Peru

A helicopter with South Korean and Austrian nationals reportedly on board is missing in an Amazon region of southern Peru, police officials say.
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Move to curb South Korean suicide

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 10:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea appoints a team to scan the internet for suicide-related material as part of a move to cut suicide rates in the country.
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War remains return to South Korea

Friday, May 25th 2012, 11:46
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The remains of 12 South Korean soldiers return home, in the first repatriation of soldiers from the South killed during the Korean War 60 years ago.
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N Korea launch site in 'upgrade'

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 3:40
related countries: United States United States

A "major upgrade" is under way at North Korea's rocket launch site, a report says, as Pyongyang hits out at US warnings on a nuclear test.
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S Korea urges North on 'new path'

Monday, May 21st 2012, 3:46
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

South Korea urges North Korea to follow a 'different path to peace' at the start of talks with the US and Japan, amid fears of a third nuclear test.
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N Korea 'resumes work' on reactor

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 3:36
related countries: United States United States

North Korea resumes work on a light water reactor that could be used to support its nuclear programme after months of inactivity, a US institute says.
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Korea's Lee visits Burma memorial

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 7:01
related countries: Burma Burma

Lee Myung-bak meets Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and visits a mausoleum in Rangoon, 29 years after a deadly North Korean bomb attack there.
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S Korea president in Burma visit

Monday, May 14th 2012, 8:02
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Rangoon

President Lee Myung-bak is due in Burma - the first visit by a South Korean leader since a 1983 North Korean bomb attack in Rangoon that killed 21.
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N Korea outside media access up

Friday, May 11th 2012, 3:15
related countries: United States United States

North Koreans have more access than before to outside media, especially foreign and South Korean DVDs, says a US study.
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VIDEO: Taiwan tourist bus crashes off cliff

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 13:30
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A tourist bus crashes over a cliff in southern Taiwan, injuring 13 South Korean tourists.
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VIDEO: Rebranding S Korea's 'demilitarized' zone

Monday, May 7th 2012, 13:14
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea is planning to open a new eco-tourism site along its frontier with North Korea.
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VIDEO: South Korea karaoke bar fire kills nine

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 8:18

A fire at a karaoke bar in the South Korean city of Busan has left at least nine people dead, according to police.
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'Nine dead' in S Korea bar fire

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 4:17

A fire in a karaoke bar in the South Korean city of Busan leaves nine people dead, including three Sri Lankans, according to police.
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UN blacklists North Korean firms

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 22:32
related places: Pyongyang

The UN imposes sanctions on three North Korean state-owned companies in response to Pyongyang's failed rocket launch last month.
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'N Korea jamming' South flights

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 10:19

Jamming signals thought to be from North Korea have affected GPS navigation on at least 250 flights since Saturday, South Korean officials say.
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N Korea's 'provocations must end'

Monday, April 30th 2012, 22:25
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

US President Obama and Japanese PM Noda warn North Korea its "old pattern of provocation" - including a recent failed rocket launch - is over.
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Japan PM on US trip to boost ties

Monday, April 30th 2012, 3:18
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Washington

Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda is meeting US President Barack Obama in Washington to boost ties amid tension over North Korea's recent rocket launch.
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