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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

'Path open' for North Korea talks

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 3:56
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

A "path is open" for a return to stalled North Korea nuclear talks, the US, Japan and South Korea say, as a North Korean official says Kim Jong-un is ready to lead.
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AP opens news bureau in Pyongyang

Monday, January 16th 2012, 5:38
related places: Pyongyang

The Associated Press formally opens a news bureau in the North Korean capital - the first Western news agency to do so.
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Deadly explosion on S Korean ship

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 5:46

A South Korean cargo ship sinks after an explosion on board, killing at least three crew members, the coast guard says.
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Permanent display for Kim Jong-il

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 6:56

The body of late leader Kim Jong-il is to lie in state permanently at a palace in the capital, North Korea announces.
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Vietnam crew killed in ship fire

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 3:34
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, New Zealand New Zealand, United States United States, Vietnam Vietnam

New Zealand officials confirm three Vietnamese crewmen died when a South Korean fishing boat caught fire in Antarctica, as a US vessel treats injured crew.
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VIDEO: Military drill in sub zero temps

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 14:08

Topless South Korean soldiers brave freezing temperatures and snow in a military drill as part of their winter training session.
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Fire on S Korea ship in Antarctic

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 5:16
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

Three crew members are thought to have died on a South Korean fishing boat that caught fire in Antarctica, officials say.
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North Korea 'in prisoner amnesty'

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 8:21

North Korea says it will grant an amnesty for prisoners to mark the birthdays of two late leaders, starting on 1 February.
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South Korea's Lee in China visit

Monday, January 9th 2012, 11:24
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak arrives in Beijing for a meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao to discuss stability in the Korean peninsula.
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VIDEO: Video marks Kim Jong-un's 'birthday'

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 15:06

A documentary praising the military expertise of North Korea's new leader's Kim Jong-un has aired on what is believed to be his birthday.
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Video hails N Korea's new leader

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 12:09

A documentary praising the military expertise of North Korea's new leader's Kim Jong-un is aired on what is believed to be his birthday.
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The day Kim Jong-il gave me a Rolex

Friday, January 6th 2012, 0:55

The day North Korea's Kim Jong-il gave me a Rolex
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South Korea's Lee to visit China

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 7:28
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will meet the Chinese president next week to discuss North Korea, as a top US official visits Beijing.
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Samsung gets China plant approval

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 6:31
related countries: China China

Samsung Electronics gets approval from the Korean government for its plans to set up a memory-chip factory in China.
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Two Koreas 'at a turning point'

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 4:47

The Korean peninsula is at a "turning point" with opportunities for change, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says in a new year address.
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VIDEO: North Korea issues New Year message

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 22:09

North Korea has issued a New Year's message calling on its people to do more to feed their nation.
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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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