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North Korea powerbroker 'dismissed'

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 12:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A powerful uncle of North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un has been removed from his post and two associates executed, South Korean reports say.
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US urges N Korea to free detainee

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 23:15
related countries: United States United States

The US urges North Korea to release American Merrill Newman, after official media there say he confessed to "crimes against the state".
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VIDEO: US man 'confesses' in N Korea

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 13:52
related countries: United States United States

A US citizen detained for more than a month in North Korea has confessed to committing "indelible crimes" against the state, according to state media.
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US man 'confesses' to N Korea crimes

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 7:23
related countries: United States United States

North Korean media say a US citizen detained there for more than a month, Merrill Newman, has confessed to "indelible crimes" against the state.
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North Korea confirms US citizen held

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 0:06
related countries: United States United States

North Korea confirms it is holding a US citizen, amid concern for an 85-year-old man who was reportedly detained on a visit there last month.
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N Korea urged to release US citizens

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 7:48
related countries: United States United States

US officials urge North Korea to "let our citizens go free", as reports emerge an 85-year-old US veteran has been detained in the country.
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N Korea demands return of defectors

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 6:10
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

North Korea demands China return 13 defectors who were arrested as they tried to make their way to South Korea, accusing Seoul of "abducting" its citizens.
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VIDEO: Old Boy gets a Hollywood makeover

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 0:10
related countries: Japan Japan

Director Spike Lee has a new film out called Oldboy, inspired by the Japanese graphic novel and 2003 South Korean classic cult film of the same name.
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Korean festival brings hits to London

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 16:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The eighth London Korean Film Festival opens this week, offering UK audiences the chance to see a number of titles that have enjoyed unexpected box office success in their home country.
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Japan 'disappointed' by Park remarks

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 7:48
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan is disappointed by comments from the South Korean president effectively ruling out a summit due to historical issues, an official says.
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North Korea reveals warship sinking

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 3:17

North Korea reveals one of its warships sank last month, killing a number of sailors, in a rare admission of military failure.
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S Korea's Park highlights Japan rift

Monday, November 4th 2013, 0:10
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea

South Korea's president tells the BBC there is "no purpose" to talks with Japan, even as the region struggles to rein in North Korea's nuclear capability.
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N Korea abuse probe 'moved to tears'

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 7:40

The chief of a UN inquiry into human rights abuses in North Korea says he was "moved to tears" by testimonies of "gross human rights violations".
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Returned Koreans 'entered via China'

Monday, October 28th 2013, 3:55
related countries: China China

South Korea says six men returned by North Korea on Friday all entered the communist state via China, some in search of a better life.
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North Korea returns six S Koreans

Friday, October 25th 2013, 8:58

North Korea returns six South Korean men, aged between 27 and 67, to their homeland, South Korean officials say, in a rare handover.
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S Korea in disputed islands drill

Friday, October 25th 2013, 4:58
related countries: Japan Japan

South Korean forces carry out a drill aimed at repelling foreign landings on disputed islands at the heart of a row with Japan.
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N Korea detainee reunion 'emotional'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 9:19
related countries: United States United States

The mother of American Kenneth Bae, jailed by North Korea, says his health has improved but fears he will be returned to a labour camp.
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Jailed US man's mother in N Korea

Friday, October 11th 2013, 2:57
related countries: United States United States

The mother of Kenneth Bae, the US citizen imprisoned in North Korea, is being allowed to visit him, his family says.
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Doubts over N Korea first ski resort

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 4:10

North Korea is due to open its first multi-million dollar ski resort on Thursday, but there are doubts as to whether it will be completed on time.
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AUDIO: N Korea prisoner: 'I had to bury my son'

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 8:08

North Korean prison camp survivor Kim Young Soon remembers her time in the notorious Yodok prison camp in North Korea.
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Japan in Korea discrimination ruling

Monday, October 7th 2013, 10:37
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese court orders an anti-Korean group to stop "hate speech" protests against a Korean school, in a rare ruling on racial discrimination.
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Vettel nears title with Korea win

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 8:03

Sebastian Vettel dominates the Korean Grand Prix to put himself on the brink of a fourth consecutive world championship.
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Vettel beats Hamilton to Korea pole

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 6:09
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel beats Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the Korean Grand Prix.
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Vettel tops final Korea practice

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 3:05

Sebastian Vettel heads Mark Webber in a Red Bull one-two in final practice at the Korean Grand Prix.
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Netanyahu warns of 'immortal Iran'

Friday, October 4th 2013, 9:22
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns Iranians if their "brutal" government is allowed to get nuclear weapons, it would "be immortal, like North Korea".
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Hamilton tops second Korea practice

Friday, October 4th 2013, 6:43
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton beats Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel to set the pace in second practice at the Korean GP.
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Hamilton fastest in first practice

Friday, October 4th 2013, 2:39
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen suffers a heavy crash as Lewis Hamilton sets the pace for Mercedes in first practice at the Korean GP.
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Formula 1 officials monitoring storm

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 9:56

Formula 1 organisers are monitoring a tropical storm that is passing through parts of Asia ahead of Sunday's Korean Grand Prix.
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S Korea and US sign military pact

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 9:46
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

South Korea and the US sign a military pact that provides for a more co-ordinated response against possible threats from North Korea.
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VIDEO: South Korea parades military might

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 10:30
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea is staging what officials describe as its largest military parade in a decade, as its president warns of a "very grave" threat from North Korea.
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South Korea parades cruise missiles

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 10:11
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea is staging what officials describe as the largest military parade in a decade, as its president warns of a "very grave" threat from North Korea.
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VIDEO: US military drills near Korean border

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 18:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: South

US forces have been carrying out live military drills close to the border between South and North Korea.
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Doomsday scenario plan would divide North Korea

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 0:35

What might happen if North Korea suddenly collapses?
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China bans weapon exports to N Korea

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 11:02

China says it has banned the export of several weapon-related technologies to North Korea in a move to implement UN sanctions.
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N Korea 'tested rocket engine'

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 10:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: August

Satellite images of North Korea show signs of a long-range rocket engine test in August, a US think tank says.
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N Korea postpones family reunions

Saturday, September 21st 2013, 3:58

North Korea is indefinitely postponing scheduled reunions of families separated by the Korean War, a government statement has said.
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UN probe shows N Korea 'atrocities'

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 19:17

A UN human rights panel investigation into North Korea shows there is evidence of widespread violations by the state.
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S Korea kills man swimming to North

Monday, September 16th 2013, 14:44

South Korean troops shoot dead a man trying to swim across a border river into the North after he repeatedly ignored warnings to stop, officials say.
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Two Koreas reopen Kaesong complex

Monday, September 16th 2013, 11:03
related places: Kaesong

South Korean workers return to the Kaesong industrial park in North Korea, five months after work was suspended amid severe political tension.
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Abducted S Korean back from North

Friday, September 13th 2013, 9:27
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A South Korean man who was abducted by North Korea 41 years ago has managed to return home, officials in Seoul say.
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N Korea reactor 'nearing operation'

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 11:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Steam

Steam has been seen rising from North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility, suggesting that the reactor has been restarted, a US institute says.
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VIDEO: North Korea nuclear reactor fears

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 9:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Steam

Steam has been seen rising from North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility, suggesting that the reactor has been restarted, a US institute says.
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Korea ex-dictator to pay back fines

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 13:40

The family of a former South Korean president convicted of corruption vows to pay back an estimated $154m (£98m) of corruptly-obtained assets.
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Hyundai union approves wage deal

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 7:59

Workers at Hyundai Motor have voted in favour of a wage deal, ending a series of strikes at the South Korean firm.
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VIDEO: Kim Jong-un at huge N Korea parade

Monday, September 9th 2013, 11:09

North Korea has marked the 65th anniversary of its founding with a military parade.
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Kim Jong-un 'has baby daughter'

Monday, September 9th 2013, 4:59
related countries: United States United States

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has a baby daughter called Ju-ae, retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman says.
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VIDEO: Dennis Rodman defends Kim Jong-un

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 10:33
related countries: United States United States

The former basketball star Dennis Rodman has hurled abuse at reporters, as he angrily rejected calls to lobby for the release of an American detained in North Korea.
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N Korea agrees to reopen hotline

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 14:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea has agreed to restore a military hotline with South Korea as tensions ease, say officials, but a joint industrial complex remains closed.
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Rodman in second North Korea visit

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 10:18
related countries: United States United States

Retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman visits North Korea for the second time this year to meet leader Kim Jong-un.
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North Korea 'cancels' US envoy visit

Friday, August 30th 2013, 15:54
related countries: United States United States

North Korea has revoked an invitation for a US envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of an American, the US state department says.
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