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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

N Korea moves rocket into place

Monday, April 9th 2012, 4:50

North Korea moves its long-range Unha-3 rocket into place for a controversial launch, amid reports it is also planning a nuclear test.
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N Korea 'needle assassin' jailed

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 3:27
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A North Korean defector is jailed in South Korea for plotting to kill a high-profile activist with a poison-tipped needle.
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N Korea group 'arrives in Seoul'

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 7:51
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A group of North Korean refugees arrives in Seoul after three years in a South Korean diplomatic mission in China, South Korean media reports say.
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N Korea, Burma top Asean agenda

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 2:07
related countries: Burma Burma, Cambodia Cambodia

Asean leaders are meeting in Cambodia, with North Korea's planned rocket launch, Burma's by-election and the South China Sea topping the summit agenda.
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N Korea holds pre-rocket meeting

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 2:41

North Korea will hold a key meeting ahead of its planned rocket launch, potentially consolidating the power transfer to Kim Jong-un.
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India blocks steel plant licence

Friday, March 30th 2012, 10:41
related countries: India India

An Indian tribunal suspends the environmental licence given to the South Korean company Posco for building a steel plant in the state of Orissa.
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Japan issues N Korea rocket order

Friday, March 30th 2012, 6:51

Japan says it will shoot down a North Korean rocket if necessary, as new satellite images appear to show preparations for the rocket launch next month.
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US confirms North Korea aid halt

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 17:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The United States announces that it is suspending food aid to North Korea in light of Pyongyang's plans for a missile launch next month.
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US-China accord on N Korea launch

Monday, March 26th 2012, 13:28
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: White House

China and the US will co-ordinate their response to a controversial North Korean rocket launch, the White House says, as Korea tensions rise.
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S Korea warning on stray rockets

Monday, March 26th 2012, 8:04
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea warns that it might shoot down any North Korean rocket that strays into its territory, ahead of the North's planned launch next month.
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Obama warns N Korea over launch

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 11:25
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama warns North Korea its planned long-range missile launch will achieve nothing and increase its isolation.
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US warning on North Korea rocket

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 13:54
related countries: Australia Australia, Philippines Philippines, United States United States

A senior US official says a North Korean rocket launch may affect an area between Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines, an Australian newspaper reports.
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VIDEO: Obama's surprise World Bank nominee

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 1:06
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama has revealed his nomination for the new head of the World Bank. He is a Korean-born American academic called Jim Yong Kim, who has a sideline in musical performance, as John McManus reports.
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VIDEO: Japan readies missile defences

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 18:14
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan has ordered missile defence systems to be prepared in response to the planned launch of a North Korean long-range rocket next month, Japanese Defence Minister Naoki Tanaka has said.
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Japan prepares missile defences

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 10:12
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan orders missile defence systems to be prepared in response to the planned launch of a North Korean long-range rocket next month.
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South Korean shanty town on sought-after real estate

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 0:16

Shanty town church in South Korean capital's wealthiest area
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North Korea in UN nuclear offer

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 4:48

North Korea invites UN nuclear inspectors in for the first time in three years, to help secure a food aid deal with the United States.
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China 'concern' at N Korea rocket

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 13:39
related countries: China China

China expresses its concern over North Korea's plans to launch a rocket-mounted satellite, joining international criticism.
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North Korea rocket plan condemned

Friday, March 16th 2012, 16:42
related countries: United States United States

Regional neighbours and the US call North Korea's plans to launch a rocket-mounted satellite a breach of UN resolutions and a grave provocation.
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N Korea launch plan prompts fears

Friday, March 16th 2012, 8:48

North Korea says it will launch a satellite on a rocket in April, a move condemned by South Korea and Japan as violation of UN resolutions.
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Korean novel lands Asian prize

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 16:34

South Korean author Kyung-sook Shin becomes the first woman to win the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize, for Please Look After Mom.
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North Koreans perform in France

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 10:43
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A North Korean and a French orchestra perform together in a concert in Paris, led by renowned South Korean conductor Chung Myung-Whun.
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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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