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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

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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North Korea marks Kim's birthday

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 8:15

North Korea marks the 70th birthday of late leader Kim Jong-il, also dubbed the "day of the shining star", with a mass military parade and tributes.
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VIDEO: North Korea marks Kim's birthday

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 6:55

North Korea is marking the 70th birthday of late leader Kim Jong-il, also dubbed the "day of the shining star".
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Giant Kim Jong-il statue unveiled

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 3:30

A giant statue of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is unveiled ahead of Thursday's celebrations of the 70th anniversary of his birthday.
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VIDEO: Kim Jong-un's new style in North Korea

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 3:11

How do the leadership styles of the late Kim Jong-il and his son Kim Jong-un compare and what does this mean for North Korea?
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US and N Korea plan nuclear talks

Monday, February 13th 2012, 18:49
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang, Washington

US and North Korean officials will meet in Beijing on 23 February to discuss Pyongyang's controversial nuclear programme, Washington says.
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S Korean tourists freed in Egypt

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 19:55
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Three South Korean tourists are released a day after they were kidnapped in the Sinai peninsula, Egyptian officials say.
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Web fuels NK leader death rumour

Friday, February 10th 2012, 23:32
related countries: China China

Twitter users pick up rumours, started in China, that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been assassinated.
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N Korean A-ha accordionists 'will be stars'

Friday, February 10th 2012, 18:22
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway welcomes North Korean YouTube stars
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Koreans abducted in Egypt's Sinai

Friday, February 10th 2012, 18:16
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Three South Korean tourists and their Egyptian guide have been kidnapped by armed Bedouin tribesmen in the Sinai peninsula, officials have said.
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Man held over 'Kim Jong-il altar'

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 14:13

A South Korean man suspected of building an altar mourning North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has been arrested, police say.
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Sailor recalls North Korean capture of US ship

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 8:36
related countries: United States United States

The story of North Korea's prize catch - the USS Pueblo
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Will North Korea change under Kim Jong-un?

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 1:57

What kind of leader will Kim Jong-un be in North Korea?
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'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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