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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 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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N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies

Monday, December 19th 2011, 12:53

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies after a heart attack, state media say, sparking off scenes of grief in the streets of the capital.
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VIDEO: Son 'not ready' to lead North Korea

Monday, December 19th 2011, 5:22
related countries: United States United States

Former US Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, who led the delegation of the six-party nuclear talks on North Korea, says he believes Kim Jong-un is ''not ready'' to take over from his father, Kim Jong-il, who has died at the age of 69.
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VIDEO: North Korea's Kim Jong-il dies

Monday, December 19th 2011, 4:07

North Korean television has announced the death of Kim Jong-il, who has led the communist nation since the death of his father in 1994.
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Statue honours Korea sex slaves

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 18:13
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean women kept as sex slaves in World War II put up a statue outside the Japanese embassy at their 1,000th protest rally in Seoul.
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VIDEO: S Korea WWII sex slave row continues

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 16:33
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean women who were forced to work as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War Two have sparked a diplomatic tussle by unveiling a statue outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul.
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VIDEO: Korean building reminiscent of 9/11

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 12:59
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

An apartment complex design in Seoul, South Korea, attracts criticism for its similarity to the World Trade Center's final moments after the 9/11 attacks.
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S Korean anger at China stabbing

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 5:44
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

South Korea promises tough measures to halt illegal Chinese fishing, a day after a coast guard is stabbed to death in a fight at sea.
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VIDEO: Chinese fishermen 'stab Koreans'

Monday, December 12th 2011, 16:56
related countries: China China

The captain of a Chinese fishing boat stabs two South Korean coast guards, killing one and injuring another, officials say.
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Chinese fishermen 'stab Koreans'

Monday, December 12th 2011, 10:53
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

The captain of a Chinese fishing boat stabs two South Korean coast guards, killing one and injuring another, officials say.
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N Korea warns on Christmas lights

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 10:14
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea has warned of "unexpected consequences" if South Korea goes ahead with plans to light up a Christmas tower near the border.
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N Korea claims nuclear 'progress'

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 5:06
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

North Korea says it is "progressing apace" with the building of a nuclear reactor, in a dramatic snub to the US and South Korea.
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Robotic wardens to patrol prison

Friday, November 25th 2011, 17:20

Three robots are set to assist prison wardens in a South Korean jail as part of the country's efforts to become a robotics leader.
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New mayor shakes up South Korean politics

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 1:34
related countries: South Korea South Korea

New mayor reshapes South Korea's political scene
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S Korea to send medicine to North

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 8:39

South Korea will resume sending medical aid to North Korea via the United Nations, officials say, in a sign of easing tensions.
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N Korean 'defectors' found adrift

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 16:02
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says 21 North Koreans, some of them children, have been found adrift in a boat off the west coast of South Korea.
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VIDEO: Lost in Seoul

Friday, November 4th 2011, 14:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A guide to getting around the huge and confusing South Korean city Seoul - with no maps and no smart technology.
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US soldier jailed for Korean rape

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 6:37
related countries: United States United States

An American soldier is jailed for 10 years for raping a South Korean teenager, one of the heaviest sentences ever for a US serviceman in the country.
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US and Seoul in security pledge

Friday, October 28th 2011, 10:18
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

The US and South Korea say they will deepen military co-operation to counter attacks by North Korea, as defence chief Leon Panetta visits Seoul.
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Ecclestone casts doubt on Korea

Friday, October 28th 2011, 6:23

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he has 'no idea' whether the Korean Grand Prix will take place in 2012, amid doubts about its future.
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US tariff on South Korean fridges

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 21:53
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Mexico Mexico, United States United States

The United States puts preliminary anti-dumping duties on some fridge freezers from South Korea and Mexico.
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The American POW who chose China

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 23:10
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US POW who stayed behind in China
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No deal at US-North Korea talks

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 18:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva

The US and North Korea fail to reach a deal on resuming fully fledged talks on the North's nuclear programme, after a two-day meeting.
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VIDEO: 'Progress' in US-North Korea talks

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 2:02
related countries: United States United States

US diplomats say the first day of talks aimed at restarting six-party talks regarding North Korea's nuclear programme have been useful.
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Queen sees Korea hero 60 years on

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 6:59

A soldier who was decorated by the Queen for heroism during the Korean War meets the monarch again nearly 60 years on.
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N Korea and US agree on war dead

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 4:00
related countries: United States United States

North Korea and the US agree on restarting efforts to recover the remains of US troops killed during the Korean War, after a six-year halt.
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US plans talks with North Korea

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 18:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang, Geneva

US and North Korean officials are to meet next week in Geneva to try to revive stalled international talks on ending Pyongyang's nuclear programme.
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UN's Amos assesses N Korea crisis

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 9:00

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos is in North Korea to assess food shortages, amid concern the country could be exaggerating its needs.
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N Korea to discuss US war remains

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 8:42
related countries: United States United States

North Korea and the US hold talks on restarting efforts to recover the remains of US troops killed during the Korean War, after a six-year halt.
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Disgraced scientist clones coyote

Monday, October 17th 2011, 15:20

South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk, who fabricated research on cloning human embryos, says he has succeeded in cloning eight coyotes.
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Imperious Vettel beats Hamilton

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 9:53
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Sebastian Vettel wins the Korean Grand Prix from McLaren's Lewis Hamilton to help Red Bull wrap up the constructors' championship.
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Live - Korean Grand Prix

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 4:31
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

World champion Sebastian Vettel wins the Korean Grand Prix ahead of McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and the fellow Red Bull of Mark Webber.
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Subdued Hamilton blasts to pole

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 8:42
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for the Korean Grand Prix to break Red Bull's season-long run as stewards investigate Sebastian Vettel, who was second.
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Live - Korean Grand Prix qualifying

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 1:33
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton takes pole ahead of world champion Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button for the Korean Grand Prix.
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Hamilton heads Button in practice

Friday, October 14th 2011, 10:40

Lewis Hamilton is fastest in a rain-affected second practice at the Korean Grand Prix ahead of McLaren team-mate Jenson Button.
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Live - Korean GP practice

Friday, October 14th 2011, 0:33

Second practice for the Korean Grand Prix is under way after Mercedes' Michael Schumacher goes fastest in the day's first session.
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VIDEO: North Korea's malnourished children

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 17:11

Reports from North Korea say that children in some areas of the country are severely malnourished.
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Kim Jong-il grandson on Facebook

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 10:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A Facebook account thought to belong to the North Korean leader's 16-year-old grandson causes a stir in South Korea.
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