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US man jailed for spying in N Korea

Friday, April 29th 2016, 7:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea has sentenced Kim Dong-chul, a naturalised US citizen, to 10 years of hard labour for spying.
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UN 'to respond to NK missile tests'

Friday, April 29th 2016, 3:24

The UN Security Council is preparing a response after North Korea carried out two further missile tests, both of which failed.
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'Second NK mid-range missile test fails'

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 9:53

North Korea fires a second test mid-range ballistic missile which crashed a few seconds after launch, say South Korean military officials.
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N Korea to stage rare party congress

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 1:48

North Korea announces it will hold a Workers Party congress next month, the first for the ruling party in nearly 40 years.
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Obama dismisses N Korea nuclear 'offer'

Monday, April 25th 2016, 2:58
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

US President Barack Obama dismisses a proposal by North Korea to suspend nuclear tests if the US stops its annual military exercises with South Korea.
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VIDEO: North Korea 'could stop' nuclear tests

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 4:45
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

North Korea's Foreign Minister has said the country will suspend its nuclear tests if the US stops its annual military exercises with South Korea.
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North Korea 'could halt' nuclear tests

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 1:16
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

North Korea has said it will suspend its nuclear tests if the US stops its annual military exercises with South Korea.
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North Korea 'fires submarine missile'

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 15:41
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea appears to have fired a ballistic missile from a submarine off its eastern coast, South Korea says, in a further flexing of its nuclear muscle.
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North Korea missile test 'fails'

Friday, April 15th 2016, 6:33
related countries: United States United States

North Korea has tested a missile off its east coast but the launch appears to have failed, say US and South Korean officials.
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S Korea governing party loses majority

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 4:16

The South Korean opposition gets a boost as the party of President Park Geun-hye loses its parliamentary majority in elections.
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N Korean defectors 'left China legally'

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 5:42
related countries: China China

Thirteen North Korean restaurant workers who defected last week had been working in China and left the country legally, says China.
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Senior N Korea spy officer 'defects'

Monday, April 11th 2016, 7:48

A senior North Korean military officer who oversaw spying operations has fled to the South, say South Korean officials, in a rare high level defection.
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North Korea 'tests missile engine'

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 15:31

North Korea says it has successfully tested an engine designed for an intercontinental ballistic missile.
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China restricts North Korean trade

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 12:30
related countries: China China

China says it is restricting trade with North Korea, announcing bans on gold and some coal imports and jet fuel exports, in line with UN sanctions.
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VIDEO: N Korea: 'Fight nukes with nukes'

Friday, April 1st 2016, 20:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The North Korean ambassador to the UK has told the BBC that his country was forced to develop nuclear weapons.
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N Korea 'jamming GPS signals' in South

Friday, April 1st 2016, 7:36

North Korea is using radio waves to jam GPS navigation systems near the border regions, say South Korean officials.
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US and China to co-operate over N Korea

Friday, April 1st 2016, 4:50
related countries: China China, United States United States

North Korea reportedly conducts a new missile test only hours after US President Barack Obama says the US and China would work together to stop them.
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Public battle over S Korea rape claim

Friday, April 1st 2016, 4:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

An Australian woman who was allegedly drugged and raped during a night out in Seoul is now involved in a public battle with South Korean police.
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Outrage over rant against Korean model

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 11:52

The treatment of a South Korean contestant in the latest episode of TV show Asia's Next Top Model sparks a backlash on social media.
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Chinese Korean War remains repatriated

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 3:41
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

More than 60 years after the end of the Korean war, the remains of 36 Chinese soldiers who fought against South Korea are being returned home.
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VIDEO: 'Possible' N Korea has nuclear capability

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 22:24

Respected defence analysts at Jane's tell Newsnight they think it is possible North Korea has a miniature device required to launch an inter-continental nuclear weapon.
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Descendants of the Sun: the Korean military romance sweeping Asia

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 0:27

The Korean military romance that is sweeping across Asia
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VIDEO: Would you holiday in North Korea?

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 5:32

The North Korean tourism industry has been increasing in popularity according to Uri Tours COO John Dundon, but could the service be a potential threat to international security?
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US man 'stole N Korea state secrets'

Friday, March 25th 2016, 12:26
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

A US citizen detained in North Korea says he stole military secrets to aid South Korea, during a press conference organised by Pyongyang.
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N Korea 'fires short-range missiles'

Monday, March 21st 2016, 7:51
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea has fired several short-range missiles into the waters off its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency says.
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UN condemns N Korea missile launches

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 1:55

The UN Security Council strongly condemns the "unacceptable" recent ballistic missile launches by North Korea.
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North Korea fires ballistic missiles

Friday, March 18th 2016, 8:01
related countries: United States United States

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles the latest in a series of rocket launches, US officials say, as tensions remains high on the Korean peninsula.
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Obama issues new North Korea sanctions

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 3:48
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama issues an executive order imposing new sanctions on North Korea, following a recent nuclear test and satellite launch.
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US urges North Korea to free student

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 18:59
related countries: United States United States

The US calls on North Korea to immediately release an American student sentenced to 15 years' hard labour for crimes against the state.
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US student jailed in North Korea

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 12:21
related countries: United States United States

An American student is sentenced to 15 years hard labour for crimes against the state in North Korea, after admitting trying to steal a propaganda sign.
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North Korea 'will test nuclear warheads'

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 4:59

Kim Jong-un says North Korea will soon conduct tests of nuclear warheads as well as the ballistic missiles that could carry them, say state media.
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North Korean submarine 'missing'

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 14:13
related countries: United States United States

A North Korean submarine is missing and presumed sunk at a time of heightened tension in the region, according to US media reports.
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VIDEO: War drills on a beach provoke North Korea

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 10:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

North Korea has issued another threat of war over military exercises being conducted by the United States and South Korea.
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N Korea 'fires short-range missiles'

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 3:15
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea launches two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast into the sea, South Korea's military says.
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VIDEO: N Korea has 'miniature nuclear warhead'

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 5:49

Kim Jong-un says North Korean scientists have made nuclear warheads small enough to fit on missiles, a claim experts have long cast doubt on.
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N Korea has 'miniature nuclear warhead'

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 3:54

Kim Jong-un says North Korean scientists have made nuclear warheads small enough to fit on missiles, a claim experts have long cast doubt on.
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US-Korea set for 'biggest' war games

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 10:07
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US and South Korea are set to kick-off their largest ever joint military exercises, officials say, amid tension with North Korea over toughened sanctions.
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Philippines seizes North Korean ship

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 12:32
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines says it has seized a North Korean cargo ship in the first enforcement of new UN sanctions targeting the country's nuclear programme.
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N Korea leader urges nuclear readiness

Friday, March 4th 2016, 8:54

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says his country's nuclear weapons should be ready for use "at any time", state media report.
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North Korea 'fires missiles' into sea

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 13:42
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea fires six short-range projectiles off its coast, according to South Korea, hours after tough new UN sanctions.
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South Korea MPs 'set filibuster record'

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 17:59

South Korean MPs set a reported record for filibustering after nine days of speeches that include long monologues and chunks of Orwell's 1984.
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UN imposes tough N Korea sanctions

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 16:59

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopts a resolution significantly expanding international sanctions against North Korea.
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VIDEO: Talk, talk, talk... What is a filibuster?

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 15:11

BBC News explains the political stalling tactic of filibustering, as South Korean MPs set a new world record for the longest combined filibuster.
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VIDEO: US man 'confesses' to N Korea theft

Monday, February 29th 2016, 12:28
related countries: United States United States

A US student who was arrested in North Korea has appeared on state media admitting to trying to steal a piece of propaganda from a hotel.
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US student 'stole propaganda' in N Korea

Monday, February 29th 2016, 5:22
related countries: United States United States

A US student who was arrested in North Korea for a "hostile act" appears on state TV admitting to trying to steal a propaganda sign.
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Tougher N Korea sanctions plan revealed

Friday, February 26th 2016, 1:59
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US, supported by China, submits a draft resolution to the UN Security Council aimed at imposing tougher sanctions on North Korea.
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S Koreans stage rights 'ghost protest'

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 22:26
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A holographic "ghost rally" is held in South Korean capital Seoul against what the organisers say is the erosion of free speech in the country.
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Carrots or sticks to take on North Korea?

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 0:55

How best to tackle N Korea's nuclear ambitions
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US-China 'progress' on N Korea sanctions

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 0:30
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US and China say they have made progress on a draft UN resolution to harden sanctions on North Korea, after its rocket launch and nuclear test.
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