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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

US mulls putting NK on terror list

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 14:27
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
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US insists North Korea behind hack

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 8:27
related countries: United States United States

The US says North Korea must admit "culpability" for a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures after North Korea suggests a joint inquiry into the attack.
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N Korea proposes joint Sony probe

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 19:51
related countries: United States United States

North Korea proposes a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.
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Obama vows response to Sony hack

Friday, December 19th 2014, 22:53

President Obama vows to respond to an alleged North Korean cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, but says cancelling a film release was "a mistake".
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S Korea Christians scrap border tree

Friday, December 19th 2014, 5:54

A South Korean Christian group cancels plans to put up a Christmas-tree shaped tower close to the border with the North, citing "jitters".
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UN seeks North Korea ICC charges

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 18:59

The UN General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.
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Sony scraps The Interview worldwide

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 16:22

Sony confirms it has no plans to release the film comedy about North Korea internationally, in any form, following threats from hackers.
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VIDEO: Sony 'forced' to bow to film hackers

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 7:14

Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.
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Sony cancels The Interview release

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 2:37

Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.
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'Nut rage' exec faces criminal probe

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 9:05
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's transport ministry says it will file a criminal probe against the Korean Air "nut rage" executive and take disciplinary measures against the airline.
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'Nut rage' woman visits air stewards

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 12:02

The former Korean Air executive who delayed a plane over how she was served nuts tries to apologise in person to the airline staff involved.
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'Nut rage' exec 'made man kneel'

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 17:02

A Korean Air cabin crew chief says he was forced to kneel and ask forgiveness by an airline executive who was furious that her nuts were served in a bag.
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VIDEO: Apology over S Korea 'nut rage'

Friday, December 12th 2014, 10:20

Former Korean Air executive Heather Cho has apologised for delaying a plane over a serving of nuts, in her first public appearance since the incident.
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'Nut rage' executive apologises

Friday, December 12th 2014, 8:20

The executive at the heart of the Korean Air "nut rage" furore and her father, the airline chairman, issue public apologies, amid a simmering backlash.
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VIDEO: Korean Air 'nut rage' official quits

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 22:30

A Korean Air executive who delayed a plane because she was angry with the way she had been served nuts by an air steward has resigned, the airline says.
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Korean Air 'nut rage' official quits

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 10:46

A senior Korean Air executive resigns after delaying a plane's take-off because she was angry at how she had been served nuts.
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'Nut rage' delayed Korean Air plane

Monday, December 8th 2014, 11:52

Officials are investigating claims that a senior Korean Air executive delayed a flight after taking issue with the way she was served nuts.
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N Korea denies 'righteous' Sony hack

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 7:53

North Korea denies hacking into the computer system at Sony Pictures over a film depicting the country's leader - but praises the attack itself as "righteous".
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N Korea 'denies' Sony Pictures hack

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 12:17

A North Korean diplomat in New York says his country is not behind a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, according to reports.
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Gangnam Style 'broke' YouTube limit

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 7:21

YouTube says it had to rebuild its counter after South Korean singer Psy's Gangnam Style video exceeded the viewing limit of 2,147,483,647.
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21-race F1 season proposed for 2015

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 17:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The FIA announces a provisional 21-race calendar for 2015, featuring the return of the Korean Grand Prix and a new race in Mexico.
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N Korea bans sharing of leader name

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 12:28

North Korea orders anyone who shares the name of leader Kim Jong-un to change it, in a 2011 directive only now made public.
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N Korea refuses to deny Sony hack

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 15:45

North Korea refuses to deny involvement in a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, ahead of the release of a film about North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
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Hope fades for missing S Korea ship

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 10:23
related countries: Russia Russia

Hopes fade of finding 52 sailors missing from a South Korean trawler off Russia after at least one empty lifeboat is found.
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South Korea boat sinks off Russia

Monday, December 1st 2014, 10:55
related countries: Russia Russia

One person has died and at least 52 are missing after a South Korean fishing boat sank off Russia's far eastern Chukotka peninsula, officials say.
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Japan reporter denies S Korea libel

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 11:25
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese reporter denies defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye, at the start of a trial criticised by Japan and local journalists.
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Kim sister given senior N Korea role

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 5:03

The younger sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is referred to as a senior official for the first time by state media.
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Three years to study Kim Jong-un

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 13:00

Secondary school students in North Korea will now have to complete an 81-hour course on the country's leader.
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Sewol ferry firm head imprisoned

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 8:29

The head of the operator of the South Korean Sewol ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people is sentenced to 10 years in jail.
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North Korea threatens nuclear test

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 4:44

North Korea threatens to conduct a nuclear test in response to a United Nations move towards a probe into the country's human rights violations.
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VIDEO: UN calls for N Korea rights probe

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 8:00

A UN committee has called for the Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record.
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UN calls for N Korea rights probe

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 7:29

A UN committee adopts a motion urging the Security Council to refer North Korea over its human rights record to the International Criminal Court.
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Trying to get jailed in North Korea

Monday, November 17th 2014, 21:16
related countries: United States United States

The American who struggled to get jailed in North Korea
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Napoleon hat sells for 1.9m euros

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 17:32
related countries: France France

A South Korean collector buys a hat worn by French Emperor Napoleon for 1.9m euros at auction, smashing its expected sale price.
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North Korea to send envoy to Russia

Friday, November 14th 2014, 6:03
related countries: Russia Russia

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will send a special envoy to Russia, North Korean state media say, without stating the purpose of the trip.
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Anguish at South Korea ferry verdict

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 15:37
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A verdict of negligence on three senior officers of a South Korean ferry that sank in April, killing over 300, angers many victims' relatives as too lenient.
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South Korea ferry captain jailed

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 8:15

The captain of the South Korean Sewol ferry which sank in April killing more than 300 people is sentenced to 36 years in jail for gross negligence.
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Joy as N Korea US prisoners return

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 9:49
related countries: United States United States

Americans Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae receive a joyful welcome in the US after their release from detention in North Korea.
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VIDEO: 'Thank you for standing by me'

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 6:12
related countries: United States United States

Kenneth Bae, one of two Americans to be released from detention in North Korea, thanks well wishers for their ''support and prayers'' on his arrival in the US.
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N Korea detainees arrive back in US

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 5:50
related countries: United States United States

Two Americans released from detention in North Korea - Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae - have arrived back in the US.
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Kim Jong-un seen walking unaided

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 4:08

North Korean media publish photos of leader Kim Jong-un walking without a stick at an army meeting, following speculation on his health.
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North Korean art show avoids politics

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 18:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: How, London

How a group of North Korean artists see life in London
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VIDEO: Tempting tourists to North Korea

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 22:22

North Korea may not be high on the list of destinations that most tourists would like to visit, but a tour operator which organises holidays there says business is booming.
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N Korea leader 'had surgery on leg'

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 11:43

South Korean intelligence services believe that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had surgery to remove a cyst from his ankle.
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VIDEO: 'I escaped death in N Korea'

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 20:43

A young girl who escaped North Korea has spoken to the BBC about the violence and starvation she experienced when she lived there.
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Standard Chartered profit falls 16%

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 5:32

Standard Chartered posts a 16% fall in operating profit because of a restructuring in its South Korean business and an increase in bad loans.
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