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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: 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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S Korean troops shoot at airliner

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 5:13

South Korean troops armed with rifles fire at a passenger jet with more than 100 people on board, after mistaking it for a North Korean aircraft.
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N Korea's defector call rejected

Friday, June 17th 2011, 6:56
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Seoul rejects North Korea's demands for the return of nine defectors, saying they have asked to be resettled in the South.
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N Korea demands defectors' return

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 10:42
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea is demanding the return of nine apparent North Korean defectors who crossed to the South by boat, Seoul officials say.
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US Navy 'halted North Korea ship'

Monday, June 13th 2011, 9:53
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

The US Navy halted a North Korean cargo vessel bound for Burma two weeks ago over fears it was carrying weapons, US media report.
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North Korea pessimistic on talks

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 4:18
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Beijing

North Korea says no talks are possible with South Korea, as the South's nuclear envoy starts talks in Beijing.
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US envoy in N Korea rights talks

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 5:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The United States envoy for human rights in North Korea, Robert King, says Pyongyang discussed human rights and invited him back after his first trip there.
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S Korea army uses Kim picture for target practice

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 6:55
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says it will tell its army training units to stop using photographs of North Korea's ruling family for target practice.
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North Korea releases US detainee

Saturday, May 28th 2011, 6:11
related countries: China China, United States United States

A US man detained in North Korea for six months is released and leaves for China with a US government delegation.
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Somali pirates jailed in S Korea

Friday, May 27th 2011, 11:47
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A South Korean court jails four Somali pirates over the hijacking of a Korean ship and the attempted murder of its captain in the Arabian Sea.
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N Korea 'to release US citizen'

Friday, May 27th 2011, 8:40
related countries: United States United States

North Korea is to release a US citizen it has been holding for six months on unspecified charges on humanitarian grounds, state media report.
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N Korea leader's China trip ends

Friday, May 27th 2011, 4:48
related countries: China China

Chinese and North Korean state media confirm that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, has been visiting China.
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Kim Jong-il 'in Beijing summit'

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 10:17
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is reported to be in Beijing to meet Chinese President Hu Jintao, as the North faces a food shortage.
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