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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

Korea nuclear envoys hold talks

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 9:01
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Beijing

South Korea's nuclear envoy holds talks with his North Korean counterpart in Beijing, amid some signs efforts to restart stalled talks are under way.
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'Poison-needle plot' Korean held

Friday, September 16th 2011, 8:39

South Korean officials arrest a Northern defector on suspicion of plotting to kill top activist Park Sang-hak with a poison-tipped needle, reports say.
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DuPont awarded $920m in damages

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 22:24

DuPont is awarded $920m in damages from a South Korean firm after a jury ruled it stole trade secrets relating to Dupont's Kevlar body armour.
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N Korean refugees sail to Japan

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 11:59
related countries: Japan Japan

Coast Guards find a boat carrying nine apparent North Korean refugees off Japan's west coast, only the third group to arrive in the country.
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N Korea 'heir' appears at parade

Friday, September 9th 2011, 10:29

North Korea's leader appears at national celebrations with his youngest son Kim Jong-un, in what observers say is a signal that a leadership succession is on track.
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Antitrust raid on Google in Seoul

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 4:37
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

US search giant Google says it will cooperate with the Korean Fair Trade Commission, after reports its offices were raided by authorities.
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VIDEO: Buddhist monks cross N Korea border

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 14:07
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Buddhist monks from South Korea have crossed into North Korea for a ceremony to honour an ancient Buddhist relic.
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S Korea 'in Israel missile deal'

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 12:15
related countries: Israel Israel, South Korea South Korea

South Korea is to buy precision-guided missiles from Israel to strengthen defences on islands vulnerable to attacks from North Korea, reports say.
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Korean challenger

Monday, September 5th 2011, 23:00

Hyundai challenges European carmakers with local cars
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VIDEO: S Korea naval base protest cleared

Monday, September 5th 2011, 1:37

Work on a naval base has restarted on the South Korean island of Jeju, following the removal of protesters who had blocked access to the site for months.
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VIDEO: US charity aid arrives in N Korea

Sunday, September 4th 2011, 3:33
related countries: United States United States

A flight carrying 90 tonnes of US aid has arrived in North Korea, which has been struggling to cope with flood damage after several heavy storms.
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S Korea protest at Jeju navy base

Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 3:19

Demonstrators march on the South Korean resort island of Jeju to protest against the construction of a new naval base.
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VIDEO: N Korea relaunches holiday resort

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 3:38

North Korea has begun marketing cruises to a prime holiday destination, the Mount Kum-gang resort, just inside its borders.
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S Korea replaces top man on North

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 12:51
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's president replaces his top official on cross-border ties, amid severe tensions with North Korea.
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Five South Koreans on spy charges

Friday, August 26th 2011, 10:35

Five South Korean men have been charged with passing military and political information to the North over the past 20 years, prosecutors say.
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Kim Jong-il in rare Russia talks

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 10:59
related countries: Russia Russia

North Korea's reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il, holds talks with President Dmitry Medvedev, on Pyongyang's nuclear programme and economic co-operation.
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South staff leave N Korea resort

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 6:19
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang, Seoul

South Korean workers leave Mount Kumgang in North Korea, a day after Pyongyang said it was seizing Seoul's assets at the tourist resort.
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End of the road?

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 13:50

Deadlock over resort that symbolised inter-Korean hopes
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North Korea seizes resort assets

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 10:10

North Korea says it is seizing assets at a tourist site jointly operated with the South, giving South Koreans 72 hours to leave the resort at Mount Kumgang.
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Deutsche Bank charged in S Korea

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 9:01
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Deutsche Bank's South Korean brokerage and four of its employees are charged with illegally manipulating Seoul's stock market last year.
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N Korea to discuss US war missing

Friday, August 19th 2011, 7:27
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says it will restart talks on repatriating remains of US troops killed during the Korean War, after a six-year halt, as the US pledges flood aid.
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Apple faces South Korean lawsuit

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 10:13
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Apple is facing a £15m lawsuit in South Korea following its collection of location data on iPhones and iPads.
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N Korea 'art smugglers' charged

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 7:20
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Police in South Korea charge four people with smuggling North Korean artwork into the country to sell for profit.
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N Korea anger at military drill

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 10:07
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US and South Korea begin a massive military exercise to improve combat readiness on the Korean peninsula - sparking a furious North Korean reaction.
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VIDEO: Mid-East orchestra's message of peace

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 6:39

An orchestra born out of conflict in the Middle East has performed on one of the world's most dangerous frontiers, the demilitarised zone on the Korean peninsula.
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VIDEO: S Korean 'blind archer' in olympic bid

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 9:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

With less than a year to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games, the BBC's Lucy Williamson is revisiting a medal hopeful to see what progress he has made since she last met him.
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N Korea disputes shelling claim

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 4:12
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea dismisses a reported artillery exchange with South Korea on Wednesday, saying the South mistook construction noise for shelling.
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Fire exchanged near Korea border

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 14:17
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea twice fires artillery shells near their disputed maritime border, prompting the South to respond with warning shots, South Korean defence officials say.
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N Korea 'keen' for nuclear talks

Monday, August 1st 2011, 4:06

North Korea says it is eager to resume six-party negotiations on its nuclear programme soon and "without preconditions".
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VIDEO: Korean clinic treats web addicts

Monday, August 1st 2011, 3:00
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

The growth of high speed broadband and increasingly sophisticated games has led to a rise in young people who have become addicted to the web. Lucy Williamson reports from Seoul on a new clinic aimed at treating a new condition.
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VIDEO: Dramatic footage of S Korea landslide

Friday, July 29th 2011, 9:04
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

At least 71 people are dead or missing after torrential rains lashed the South Korean capital Seoul and surrounding areas, Seoul's National Emergency Management Agency has said.
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N Korea nuclear talks 'serious'

Friday, July 29th 2011, 0:15
related countries: United States United States

The US says a first of two days of exploratory talks with North Korea on the country's nuclear programme were "serious and business-like".
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Millions hit in South Korean hack

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 11:07
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

South Korea has blamed Chinese hackers for stealing data from 35 million accounts on a popular social network.
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S Korea allows North aid delivery

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 7:29
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea allows several humanitarian groups to deliver flour to North Korea for the first time since an attack on a border island last year.
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Korean woman's 200th day in crane-top protest

Monday, July 25th 2011, 8:29

A South Korean woman spends her 200th day living at the top of a crane in a protest against job cuts at a major shipping company.
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US invites North Korea to talks

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 16:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, New York

Washington invites a North Korean envoy to New York for exploratory talks on resuming international nuclear negotiations.
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Samsung escalates LED patent row

Monday, July 18th 2011, 5:04

Korean electronics firm Samsung hits back in a patent dispute with rival Osram
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Women footballers fail drugs test

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 12:47
related countries: Germany Germany

Five North Korean players test positive for a banned anabolic steroid at the Women's World Cup in Germany.
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Japan air boycott draws Seoul ire

Friday, July 15th 2011, 6:12
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul, Tokyo

South Korea protests to Japan after Tokyo tells diplomats to boycott Korean Air in a territorial dispute between the two countries.
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Canada pulls out of UN arms talks

Monday, July 11th 2011, 20:12
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada withdraws from UN nuclear disarmament talks in protest at North Korea's presidency of the forum, the Canadian foreign minister says.
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S Korea players in lie-detector test

Monday, July 11th 2011, 8:52

South Korea's football league is introducing lie-detector tests for players as a huge corruption scandal continues to spread through the industry.
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Pyeongchang will host 2018 Games

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 15:19

South Korean city Pyeongchang is chosen as host for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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S Korean marine 'shoots comrades'

Monday, July 4th 2011, 10:06

Four South Korean marines are killed when a 19-year-old corporal serving near a disputed border turns his gun on them, say defence officials.
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New holding centre for N Koreans

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 9:51

South Korean officials say they are building a new facility to hold some of the 3,000 North Koreans who arrive in the country each year.
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North Korea 'buys anti-riot gear'

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 6:12
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

North Korea has bought large amounts of anti-riot equipment from China in recent months, South Korea's main news agency reports.
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