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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 urges Kim Jong-un loyalty

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 8:09

North Korea calls on the country to defend the new leader, Kim Jong-un, to the death, in a New Year's message released by state media.
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Kim Jong-un named army commander

Saturday, December 31st 2011, 1:59

The new leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, is formally named supreme commander of the country's army, state media say.
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North Korea: 'Expect no change'

Friday, December 30th 2011, 4:36
related countries: United States United States

North Korea tells the international community not to "expect any change" in the wake of Kim Jong-il's death, as the US sends a top diplomat to the region.
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In pictures: Vast crowds at Kim Jong-il memorial

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 17:35

Mourning en masse for Kim Jong-il in North Korea
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N Korea hails Kim's son as leader

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 7:49

North Korea hails Kim Jong-un as "supreme leader of the party, state and army", a day after the elaborate funeral of his father, Kim Jong-il.
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VIDEO: Mass tribute to N Korea's Kim Jong-il

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 7:23

North Korea has held another day of national mourning for late leader Kim Jong-il, a day after his elaborate funeral.
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VIDEO: A difficult moment for N Korea dictatorship

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 16:41
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea begins two days of funeral services for late leader Kim Jong-il with a huge procession in Pyongyang led by successor Kim Jong-un.
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North Korea holds funeral for Kim

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 11:57
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea begins two days of funeral services for late leader Kim Jong-il with a huge procession in Pyongyang led by successor Kim Jong-un.
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VIDEO: S Koreans meet Kim Jong-un

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 7:52
related places: Pyongyang

Two prominent South Koreans have met North Korea's incoming leader, Kim Jong-un, in Pyongyang.
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Ex-first lady meets Kim Jong-un

Monday, December 26th 2011, 13:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea's former First Lady Lee Hee-ho meets the North's designated new leader Kim Jong-un during a trip to Pyongyang, Seoul officials say.
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S Korea ex-first lady mourns Kim

Monday, December 26th 2011, 9:13

South Korea's former First Lady Lee Hee-ho travels to Pyongyang to offer condolences over the death of the North's leader, Kim Jong-il.
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New footage clue to NK leadership

Sunday, December 25th 2011, 9:45

TV pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle standing at his side in military uniform emerge, suggesting a key position in the hierarchy.
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Kim Jong-un 'supreme commander'

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 13:06

North Korean state media for the first time describes new leader Kim Jong-un as the "supreme commander" of the country's armed forces.
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N Korea 'to admit South mourners'

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 4:19
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea says it will accept all South Korean delegations wishing to pay respects to late leader Kim Jong-il - but Seoul is restricting numbers.
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Behind North Korea's iron curtain

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 0:20

Separating fact from fiction in North Korea
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'Nature mourns' North Korea's Kim

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 9:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Strange natural phenomena have been witnessed in North Korea since the death of Kim Jong-il, state news agency KCNA reports.
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Powers behind N Korea's new 'general'

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 0:45

The shadowy figures advising North Korea's new leader
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VIDEO: Last public visit by Kim Jong-il

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 17:23
related places: Pyongyang

North Korean state TV has broadcast what it said are photos showing one of the last places in Pyongyang the late leader Kim Jong-il visited, a supermarket.
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VIDEO: S Korea launches propaganda balloons

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 13:19

A group of about 40 South Korean activists and North Korean defectors launched balloons over the border carrying leaflets criticising the anticipated power succession in their northern neighbour.
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N Korea in 'pledge to new leader'

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 21:50
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea reports pledges of loyalty to new leader Kim Jong-un as his father Kim Jong-il lies in state in the capital Pyongyang.
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North Korea leader lies in state

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 16:39

Kim Jong-il's son and heir and senior officials pay their respects as the late North Korean leader lies in state ahead of his funeral next week.
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How genuine are the tears in North Korea?

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 14:20

Is the crying in North Korea genuine?
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AUDIO: North Korea: The view from the border

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 8:13
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Beijing correspondent, Martin Patience reports from the Sino-Korean border where he observes the reaction of the Chinese to the death of North Korea's "Dear Leader".
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N Korea urged on 'path of peace'

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 6:58
related countries: China China, Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US calls on North Korea to pursue a "path of peace" following the death of leader Kim Jong-il, as it holds urgent talks with regional powers.
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VIDEO: Escaping N Korea's communist regime

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 3:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

BBC's Humphrey Hawksley speaks to a family that defected from North Korea's communist regime in 2005 and settled in London.
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North Koreans mourn Kim Jong-il

Monday, December 19th 2011, 21:18

Scenes of public grieving greet news of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's death at the age of 69, reportedly of a heart attack.
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VIDEO: Is Kim Jong-un ready to lead North Korea?

Monday, December 19th 2011, 16:56

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69, state-run television has announced.
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S Korea markets down on Kim death

Monday, December 19th 2011, 14:44

South Korean markets fall after North Korea's state media announces the death of the country's leader Kim Jong-il.
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VIDEO: The life of N Korea's Kim Jong-il

Monday, December 19th 2011, 13:59

The BBC looks at the life of North Korea's Kim Jong-il and the possible future for the country.
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N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies

Monday, December 19th 2011, 12:53

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies after a heart attack, state media say, sparking off scenes of grief in the streets of the capital.
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VIDEO: Son 'not ready' to lead North Korea

Monday, December 19th 2011, 5:22
related countries: United States United States

Former US Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, who led the delegation of the six-party nuclear talks on North Korea, says he believes Kim Jong-un is ''not ready'' to take over from his father, Kim Jong-il, who has died at the age of 69.
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VIDEO: North Korea's Kim Jong-il dies

Monday, December 19th 2011, 4:07

North Korean television has announced the death of Kim Jong-il, who has led the communist nation since the death of his father in 1994.
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Statue honours Korea sex slaves

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 18:13
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean women kept as sex slaves in World War II put up a statue outside the Japanese embassy at their 1,000th protest rally in Seoul.
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VIDEO: S Korea WWII sex slave row continues

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 16:33
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean women who were forced to work as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War Two have sparked a diplomatic tussle by unveiling a statue outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul.
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VIDEO: Korean building reminiscent of 9/11

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 12:59
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

An apartment complex design in Seoul, South Korea, attracts criticism for its similarity to the World Trade Center's final moments after the 9/11 attacks.
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S Korean anger at China stabbing

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 5:44
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

South Korea promises tough measures to halt illegal Chinese fishing, a day after a coast guard is stabbed to death in a fight at sea.
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VIDEO: Chinese fishermen 'stab Koreans'

Monday, December 12th 2011, 16:56
related countries: China China

The captain of a Chinese fishing boat stabs two South Korean coast guards, killing one and injuring another, officials say.
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Chinese fishermen 'stab Koreans'

Monday, December 12th 2011, 10:53
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

The captain of a Chinese fishing boat stabs two South Korean coast guards, killing one and injuring another, officials say.
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N Korea warns on Christmas lights

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 10:14
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea has warned of "unexpected consequences" if South Korea goes ahead with plans to light up a Christmas tower near the border.
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N Korea claims nuclear 'progress'

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 5:06
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

North Korea says it is "progressing apace" with the building of a nuclear reactor, in a dramatic snub to the US and South Korea.
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Robotic wardens to patrol prison

Friday, November 25th 2011, 17:20

Three robots are set to assist prison wardens in a South Korean jail as part of the country's efforts to become a robotics leader.
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New mayor shakes up South Korean politics

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 1:34
related countries: South Korea South Korea

New mayor reshapes South Korea's political scene
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S Korea to send medicine to North

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 8:39

South Korea will resume sending medical aid to North Korea via the United Nations, officials say, in a sign of easing tensions.
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N Korean 'defectors' found adrift

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 16:02
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says 21 North Koreans, some of them children, have been found adrift in a boat off the west coast of South Korea.
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VIDEO: Lost in Seoul

Friday, November 4th 2011, 14:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A guide to getting around the huge and confusing South Korean city Seoul - with no maps and no smart technology.
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