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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

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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North Korea rocket plan condemned

Friday, March 16th 2012, 16:42
related countries: United States United States

Regional neighbours and the US call North Korea's plans to launch a rocket-mounted satellite a breach of UN resolutions and a grave provocation.
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N Korea launch plan prompts fears

Friday, March 16th 2012, 8:48

North Korea says it will launch a satellite on a rocket in April, a move condemned by South Korea and Japan as violation of UN resolutions.
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Korean novel lands Asian prize

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 16:34

South Korean author Kyung-sook Shin becomes the first woman to win the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize, for Please Look After Mom.
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North Koreans perform in France

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 10:43
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A North Korean and a French orchestra perform together in a concert in Paris, led by renowned South Korean conductor Chung Myung-Whun.
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VIDEO: South Korean wave of political satire

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 4:57
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea is in the grip of an unlikely political agitator, as it prepares for elections next month: A weekly podcast of satirical conversations between four middle-aged political commentators.
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Scuffle at UN over N Korea report

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 4:56

A North Korean envoy rejects a UN report critical of his country's human rights abuses, leading to a scuffle in the Human Rights Council in New York.
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US and N Korea in food aid talks

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 3:43
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang

US envoys are meeting North Korean officials in Beijing to finalise details of a food aid deal aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
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Cautious welcome for N Korea deal

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 8:30
related countries: United States United States

North Korea's pledge to suspend nuclear activities and missile tests receives a cautious welcome from neighbours and dialogue partners.
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N Korea agrees to nuclear freeze

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 0:29
related countries: United States United States

North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment, as well as nuclear and long-range missile tests, in return for food aid from the US, officials say.
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VIDEO: NK agrees to nuclear moratorium

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 22:06
related countries: United States United States

North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment, as well as nuclear and long-range missile tests, following talks with the US.
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US 'ties N Korea aid to change'

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 12:51
related countries: United States United States

A top US military official says the issue of food aid for North Korea is now being linked to political progress - contradicting earlier policy.
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South Korea conductor goes North

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 13:16
related countries: France France

The renowned South Korean conductor Chung Myung-Whun is in North Korea to help its Unhasu orchestra prepare for a concert in France.
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S Korea in resolution on refugees

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 3:53
related countries: China China

South Korea's parliament passes a resolution demanding that China stops the repatriation of North Korean refugees.
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US and South Korea in joint drill

Monday, February 27th 2012, 3:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

US and South Korean forces begin military exercises on the Korean peninsula amid warnings from Pyongyang that the drill should not go ahead.
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US and N Korea in nuclear talks

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 2:41
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang

US and North Korean officials are meeting in Beijing for the first talks on Pyongyang's nuclear programme since the death of Kim Jong-il.
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S Korea urges China on refugees

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 5:32
related countries: China China

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak asks China to deal with North Korean refugees "in accordance with international rules".
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S Korean drills despite threats

Monday, February 20th 2012, 9:05
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea holds live fire military drills from islands near disputed sea borders despite threats of attack by the North.
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