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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

'Hotel of doom' to open next year

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 10:43

North Korea's 105-storey 'Hotel of Doom' may open next year, 26 years after construction began, its managers say.
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Elephant learns to mimic Korean

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 16:20

An Asian elephant uses his trunk to imitate human speech, scientists report.
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VIDEO: Peru goes mad for Korean boy band

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 2:06
related countries: Peru Peru

The South Korean boy band, U-KISS have caused pandemonium in Peru, as Alpa Patel reports.
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South Korean exports in rebound

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 1:32

South Korean exports have risen for the first time in four months, raising hope that the economy could be starting to recover.
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N Korea leader's wife reappears

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 6:53

The wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un makes public appearances, state-run media report, after being absent from the public eye for 50 days.
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Activists send N Korea leaflets

Monday, October 29th 2012, 7:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Activists in South Korea float propaganda leaflets to the North, a week after Pyongyang threatened military action over a similar launch.
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Chipmaker SK Hynix reports profit

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 2:26

SK Hynix, the world's second-largest memory chipmaker, reports a quarterly profit, as cost cuts offset slowing demand for personal computers.
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S Korea MPs visit disputed isles

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 10:37
related countries: Japan Japan

South Korean politicians visit a group of disputed islands despite a warning from Japan that the move could harm diplomatic ties.
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VIDEO: South Korea blocks leaflet launch

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 9:12
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korean police have blocked activists from sending propaganda leaflets over the border, after threats of military action from North Korea.
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South Korea blocks leaflet launch

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 5:11
related places: Pyongyang

South Korean police block activists from sending propaganda leaflets across the border after threats of military action from Pyongyang.
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Kim Jong-un's nephew in interview

Friday, October 19th 2012, 15:06
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

The North Korean leader's nephew talks of reunification, his childhood and his family in a rare interview in Bosnia, where he is studying.
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North Korea threat over leaflets

Friday, October 19th 2012, 7:54

North Korea threatens to open fire on South Korean territory if activists send propaganda leaflets across the border next week.
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South Korea in defection apology

Monday, October 15th 2012, 8:10
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's defence minister issues a formal apology over the defection of a North Korean soldier that border guards failed to spot.
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My title fight is over - Hamilton

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 10:09
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton has conceded his world championship hopes are over after finishing 10th in the Korean Grand Prix.
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Vettel takes title lead with win

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 7:52

Sebastian Vettel takes a dominant victory in the Korean GP to lead the world championship from Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
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Webber takes pole ahead of Vettel

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 6:12

Red Bull's Mark Webber beats team-mate Sebastian Vettel to pole position at the Korean GP for a front row lock-out.
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Vettel top in final Korea session

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 3:11

Sebastian Vettel underlined his status as favourite for Korean GP pole by setting a searing pace in final practice.
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Vettel fastest in second practice

Friday, October 12th 2012, 12:37

Sebastian Vettel leads Mark Webber in a Red Bull one-two ahead of Fernando Alonso in second practice at the Korean GP.
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Hamilton baffled by lack of pace

Friday, October 12th 2012, 9:01
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton was mystified as to why his McLaren was so far off the pace in Korean Grand Prix second practice.
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Hamilton tops Korea first session

Friday, October 12th 2012, 2:40
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton pipped Ferrari's Fernando Alonso to fastest time in first practice at the Korean Grand Prix.
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N Korea warns US on missile range

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 10:11
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

Two days after Seoul unveiled a US missile deal, North Korea says its missiles can hit the US mainland - despite previous rocket launch failures.
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S Korea extends reach of missiles

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 8:35
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

South Korea announces a deal with the US to extend the range of its ballistic missile system, saying it will counter the threat from North Korea.
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N Korea soldier 'flees to South'

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 9:16

A North Korean soldier has defected to the South across the heavily armed border after killing two officers, South Korean officials say.
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Psy to record single in English

Friday, October 5th 2012, 5:25

The South Korean singer, at number one with Gangnam Style, plans to release an English language song in November.
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VIDEO: S Korea's new cultural exports

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 0:59

The success of South Korean pop star Psy has highlighted the importance of the country's cultural exports.
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South Korean rapper tops UK chart

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 18:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rapper Psy becomes the first South Korean pop star to make it to the top of the UK singles chart with his song Gangnam Style.
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Pictures show infamous NK hotel

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 9:40

Pictures are released showing the inside of a 105-storey pyramid-shaped hotel that has been under construction in North Korea for 25 years.
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N Korea parliament in rare meet

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 11:28

North Korea's parliament convenes for a rare second session amid speculation of economic reform, but state media makes no mention of such plans.
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Eunuchs reveal clues to old age

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 1:47

Korean eunuchs lived far longer than uncastrated men, a study shows.
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An Ethiopian hero of the Korean War

Monday, September 24th 2012, 23:00
related countries: China China, Ethiopia Ethiopia

An Ethiopian's story of a Chinese assault in Korea
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North Korea 'in farming reform'

Monday, September 24th 2012, 8:54

Reports from North Korea suggest reforms that will see farmers keep more of their crops instead of handing them to the state are to be introduced.
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VIDEO: North Korean film festival

Monday, September 24th 2012, 1:29

The Pyongyang International Film Festival has opened in North Korea.
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S Korea 'fires at N Korea boats'

Friday, September 21st 2012, 8:30

The South Korean navy fires warning shots at North Korean fishing boats that crossed disputed borders in the Yellow Sea, reports say.
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South Korean host bars - for women

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 0:09

The wealthy South Korean women who pay for men
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New US-Japan missile defence plan

Monday, September 17th 2012, 8:10
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The US and Japan agree to set up a second missile defence system on Japanese soil to defend against missile threats from North Korea, officials say.
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South Korean film wins at Venice

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 15:46

A South Korean film about a brutal debt collector wins the Golden Lion prize at the Venice Festival, while a movie inspired by Scientology is also a winner.
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Whaling lingers on in South Korean town

Friday, September 7th 2012, 2:33

South Korean town struggles to shake tradition
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N Korea criticises Chinese firm

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 14:31
related countries: China China

North Korea's state-run media has issued rare criticism of a Chinese mining company that accused it of being a "nightmare" to do business with.
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False spy claims cost S Korea $2m

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 16:04

A South Korean fisherman falsely imprisoned as a spy for 15 years and tortured is awarded more than 2.45bn won ($2m: £1.25m) in compensation.
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Typhoon 'kills 48' in North Korea

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 12:44

Typhoon Bolaven kills 48 people in North Korea and leaves more than 50 others injured or missing, the state-run KCNA news agency reports.
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Tokyo court gives win to Samsung

Friday, August 31st 2012, 6:24
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A court in Tokyo rules that Samsung Electronics did not infringe on patents held by Apple, a victory for the South Korean company.
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North Korea reports storm damage

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 5:44

Typhoon Bolaven fells trees and damages crops in western North Korea, state media say, weeks after it was hit hard by flooding.
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Japan and North Korea renew talks

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 3:31
related countries: China China, Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

Government officials from Japan and North Korea meet in Beijing for their first direct talks in four years.
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Payout for killed Korea activists

Monday, August 27th 2012, 9:56
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The Supreme Court in South Korea orders the government to compensate the families of a group of suspected North Korean sympathisers killed during the Korean War.
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Samsung to appeal in Apple case

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 16:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

Samsung vows to appeal after a US court ordered the South Korean giant to pay Apple more than $1bn (£665m) for infringing design patents.
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VIDEO: Apple and Samsung get S Korea bans

Friday, August 24th 2012, 10:22

A South Korean court has ruled that Apple and Samsung both infringed each other's patents on mobile devices.
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