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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

S Korea deploys cruise missiles

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 9:02
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea deploys new missiles it says could hit "any place" in the North, amid tension following Pyongyang's failed rocket launch.
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Chinese fisherman gets 30 years

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 7:03
related countries: China China

A Chinese fisherman is sentenced to 30 years in jail for stabbing a South Korean coast guard to death at sea last year.
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Pyongyang 'not bound by US deal'

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 3:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: February

North Korea says it is no longer bound by a moratorium on missile and nuclear tests agreed with the US in February in return for food aid.
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S Korea to end rocket debris hunt

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 5:30
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea says it will end its search for debris from North Korea's failed rocket launch, a day after the UN condemned Pyongyang's action.
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Recognition finally for a warrior priest's heroics

Monday, April 16th 2012, 23:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Korea

An American priest's holy death in the Korean War
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UN condemns North Korea launch

Monday, April 16th 2012, 16:10

The UN Security Council condemns last week's failed rocket launch by North Korea and says it will impose further sanctions.
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VIDEO: N Korea shows off 'military might'

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 13:58
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea's Kim Jong-un has told crowds in Pyongyang the days when their country could be threatened are "forever gone", in his first public speech as leader.
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N Korean leader speaks publicly

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 7:26

North Korea's Kim Jong-un makes his first major public speech, as the country marks the centenary of the birth of its founder, Kim Il-sung.
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VIDEO: N Korea 'quiet' as rocket fails

Friday, April 13th 2012, 18:26

North Koreans focused on celebration as rocket fails
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UN 'deplores' North Korea launch

Friday, April 13th 2012, 17:54

The UN Security Council deplores the launch by North Korea of a rocket and satellite which broke up shortly after take-off.
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North Korea rocket launch fails

Friday, April 13th 2012, 13:14
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea confirms its controversial rocket launch failed, as observers report it broke up and crashed into the sea shortly after blast-off.
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Analysis: North Korea crossroads

Friday, April 13th 2012, 13:00

Will the hawks or doves take wing in North Korea?
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VIDEO: Giant statues of N Korean leaders unveiled

Friday, April 13th 2012, 10:13

A giant statue of Kim Jong Il has been unveiled in front of a crowd of thousands in Pyonyang.
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VIDEO: North Korea rocket launch fails

Friday, April 13th 2012, 3:23

North Korea confirms its controversial rocket launch failed, as observers report it broke up and crashed into the sea shortly after blast-off.
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New titles for North Korea leader

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 6:49

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is given two posts previously held by his late father, as the country prepares for a widely-criticised rocket launch.
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VIDEO: N Korea prepares for rocket launch

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 21:59

North Korea is preparing to launch a rocket, taking a satellite into space, possibly as early as Thursday.
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North Korea starts to fuel rocket

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 9:25

North Korea says it has begun fuelling its rocket ahead of a widely-criticised planned launch, as new leader Kim Jong-un is promoted.
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VIDEO: Inside N Korea's mission control

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 8:38

Damian Grammaticas reports from inside North Korea's mission control as it begins fuelling a rocket due to be launched later this week.
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Bomb threat diverts Korean plane

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 4:18
related countries: Canada Canada

A Korean Airlines plane is diverted to a Canadian military base after the airline receives a tip-off about a bomb threat.
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Clinton warns N Korea over rocket

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 3:43

Hillary Clinton says North Korea should not go ahead with its planned rocket launch if it wants a "peaceful, better future" for its people.
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VIDEO: 'Nothing quite as it seems' in North Korea

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 21:56

North Korea is readying itself for a long-range rocket launch, amid international concerns that the satellite launch is a cover for developing missile technology.
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Report exposes North Korean gulag

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 14:57

A new report details torture, forced abortions and public executions in North Korea's vast network of political prison camps.
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N Korea 'ready for rocket launch'

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 8:27
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea is poised to install the satellite onto its rocket, completing all preparations for the launch later this week, an official says in Pyongyang.
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N Korea 'ready for rocket launch'

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 8:27

North Korea is poised to install the satellite onto its rocket, completing all preparations for the launch later this week, an official says in Pyongyang.
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Real legacy of Kim dynasty

Monday, April 9th 2012, 19:18

North Korea and the Kim cult of personality
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Real legacy of Kim dynasty

Monday, April 9th 2012, 19:18

North Korea and the Kim cult of personality
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VIDEO: N Korea celebrates founding father

Monday, April 9th 2012, 17:12

This week North Korea stages the biggest celebration in its history to commemorate the centenary of the birth of its founding father, Kim Il Sung.
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N Korea moves rocket into place

Monday, April 9th 2012, 4:50

North Korea moves its long-range Unha-3 rocket into place for a controversial launch, amid reports it is also planning a nuclear test.
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N Korea 'needle assassin' jailed

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 3:27
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A North Korean defector is jailed in South Korea for plotting to kill a high-profile activist with a poison-tipped needle.
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N Korea group 'arrives in Seoul'

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 7:51
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A group of North Korean refugees arrives in Seoul after three years in a South Korean diplomatic mission in China, South Korean media reports say.
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N Korea, Burma top Asean agenda

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 2:07
related countries: Burma Burma, Cambodia Cambodia

Asean leaders are meeting in Cambodia, with North Korea's planned rocket launch, Burma's by-election and the South China Sea topping the summit agenda.
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N Korea holds pre-rocket meeting

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 2:41

North Korea will hold a key meeting ahead of its planned rocket launch, potentially consolidating the power transfer to Kim Jong-un.
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India blocks steel plant licence

Friday, March 30th 2012, 10:41
related countries: India India

An Indian tribunal suspends the environmental licence given to the South Korean company Posco for building a steel plant in the state of Orissa.
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Japan issues N Korea rocket order

Friday, March 30th 2012, 6:51

Japan says it will shoot down a North Korean rocket if necessary, as new satellite images appear to show preparations for the rocket launch next month.
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US confirms North Korea aid halt

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 17:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The United States announces that it is suspending food aid to North Korea in light of Pyongyang's plans for a missile launch next month.
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US-China accord on N Korea launch

Monday, March 26th 2012, 13:28
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: White House

China and the US will co-ordinate their response to a controversial North Korean rocket launch, the White House says, as Korea tensions rise.
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S Korea warning on stray rockets

Monday, March 26th 2012, 8:04
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea warns that it might shoot down any North Korean rocket that strays into its territory, ahead of the North's planned launch next month.
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Obama warns N Korea over launch

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 11:25
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama warns North Korea its planned long-range missile launch will achieve nothing and increase its isolation.
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US warning on North Korea rocket

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 13:54
related countries: Australia Australia, Philippines Philippines, United States United States

A senior US official says a North Korean rocket launch may affect an area between Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines, an Australian newspaper reports.
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VIDEO: Obama's surprise World Bank nominee

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 1:06
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama has revealed his nomination for the new head of the World Bank. He is a Korean-born American academic called Jim Yong Kim, who has a sideline in musical performance, as John McManus reports.
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VIDEO: Japan readies missile defences

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 18:14
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan has ordered missile defence systems to be prepared in response to the planned launch of a North Korean long-range rocket next month, Japanese Defence Minister Naoki Tanaka has said.
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Japan prepares missile defences

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 10:12
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan orders missile defence systems to be prepared in response to the planned launch of a North Korean long-range rocket next month.
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South Korean shanty town on sought-after real estate

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 0:16

Shanty town church in South Korean capital's wealthiest area
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North Korea in UN nuclear offer

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 4:48

North Korea invites UN nuclear inspectors in for the first time in three years, to help secure a food aid deal with the United States.
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China 'concern' at N Korea rocket

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 13:39
related countries: China China

China expresses its concern over North Korea's plans to launch a rocket-mounted satellite, joining international criticism.
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