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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: news

Little Mermaid gets a Seoul 'sister'

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 8:46
related countries: Denmark Denmark, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Danish and South Korean capitals exchange statues.
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S Korea ferry rescue 'ill-equipped'

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 9:24

South Korean coast guard officers say they did not have the right training or equipment to rescue passengers from the stricken ferry, Sewol.
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Japan security environment 'severe'

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 5:58
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

The security environment around Japan has become "increasingly severe" amid tensions with China and concern over North Korea, a white paper says.
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Americans in N Korea plead for help

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 5:06
related countries: United States United States

Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea have appealed for the US government to help secure their release.
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Samsung profit hit by phone slowdown

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 1:40

Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.
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South Korea sees conscript suicides

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 4:51

Two South Korean conscripts have died in apparent suicides, the military says, weeks after another soldier shot dead five members of his unit.
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UN blacklists N Korea arms ship firm

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 3:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Panama Panama

The UN blacklists the operator of a North Korean ship seized near the Panama Canal in July 2013 with undeclared Cuban weapons on board.
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S Korea ferry boss 'hid in closet'

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 13:49

The fugitive South Korean tycoon wanted in connection with the Sewol ferry disaster hid in a closet to evade arrest during a police raid, prosecutors say.
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Video teasing North Korean leader goes viral

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 18:58

Millions watch video poking fun at Kim Jong-un.
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Five dead in S Korea helicopter crash

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 7:32

A helicopter that was involved in the search for missing passengers from the sunken South Korean ferry crashes in Gwangju, killing all five on board.
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N Korea fires 'short-range missiles'

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 2:59
related countries: Japan Japan

North Korea fires two suspected short-range missiles off eastern coast into the sea, South Korea says, in the fourth such test in two weeks.
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VIDEO: Kim Jong-un filmed limping in public

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 11:25

Rare footage showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un limping as he attends commemorations marking the 20th anniversary of his grandfather's death have aired on state TV.
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Samsung forecasts 25% drop in profit

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 1:09

Samsung Electronics forecasts a 25% drop in profit for the April-to-June quarter due to a slowdown in the smartphone market and a strong Korean currency.
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UK sent Sherlock to North Korea

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 16:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government organised a screening of BBC TV drama Sherlock in North Korea in the hope of "encouraging change" in the country, it is revealed.
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Neighbours oppose NK nuclear tests

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 12:49
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

China and South Korea have reaffirmed their opposition to North Korean nuclear tests during a trip by Chinese president Xi Jinping to Seoul.
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Japan 'to ease N Korea sanctions'

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 3:19
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan is to ease some sanctions on North Korea amid ongoing talks on Japanese nationals abducted by Pyongyang, PM Shinzo Abe announces.
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North Korea test-fires more missiles

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 3:52
related countries: China China, Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul, Tokyo

North Korea test-fires two more short-range rockets amid tensions with Seoul and Tokyo, and ahead of a visit to South Korea by China's president.
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North Korea to put US men on trial

Monday, June 30th 2014, 7:18
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says that it will put two detained American men on trial, accusing them of "committing hostile acts".
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VIDEO: Sister ship of S Korea ferry probed

Monday, June 30th 2014, 1:18

The trial of the captain and crew members of the South Korean ferry that sank claiming more than 300 lives is taking a one-week break.
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North Korea 'test-fires missiles'

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 3:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea test-fires two missiles - believed to be short-range Scuds - into the sea from its east coast, South Korea media say.
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VIDEO: N Korea angered by Kim Jong-un film

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 22:42

North Korea promises "merciless" retaliation if a forthcoming Hollywood film about killing Kim Jong-un is released.
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N Korea threatens war over US movie

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 11:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hollywood

North Korea says it will unleash "merciless counter-measure" on the United States if a Hollywood movie about a plot to kill Kim Jong-un is released.
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Ferry survivors return to school

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 11:01

More than 70 South Korean high school students who survived April's ferry disaster return to school.
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S Korea ferry trial hears evidence

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 8:15

A South Korean court begins hearing evidence in the trial of the captain and 14 crew members of a ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people.
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VIDEO: S Korean 'killer soldier' captured

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 14:59

A South Korean soldier who killed five members of his unit has been captured after a failed suicide attempt, defence officials say.
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S Korean 'killer soldier' captured

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 7:56

A South Korean soldier who killed five members of his unit is captured after a failed suicide attempt, defence officials say.
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S Korea 'killer soldier' stand-off

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 8:37
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korean troops corner a soldier who shot dead five colleagues and fled his post near the border with North Korea.
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VIDEO: Renegade soldier in stand-off

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 8:23

A soldier who is on the run after killing five of his comrades and wounding another seven is involved in a stand-off with the South Korean army.
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S Korea soldier 'kills comrades'

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 15:46

A South Korean soldier has shot dead five comrades, injured five more and fled from an outpost near the border with North Korea, officials say.
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VIDEO: South Kerry ferry boss in court

Friday, June 20th 2014, 16:17

Prosecutors say the head of the company that operated a South Korean ferry that capsized in April caused the accident by overloading the ship.
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Chief 'overloaded' S Korea ferry

Friday, June 20th 2014, 12:38

Prosecutors say the head of the company that ran the capsized South Korean ferry caused the accident by loading too much cargo on the ship.
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Pope trip to honour Korean 'martyrs'

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 5:57
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Pope Francis will visit South Korea in August, where he will honour 124 "martyrs" from the 17th and 18th Centuries.
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N Korea 'develops cruise missile'

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 14:00
related countries: Russia Russia

A North Korean propaganda film posted on the internet reveals footage of a newly developed cruise missile based on a Russian design, experts say.
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S Korea reshuffle after ferry deaths

Friday, June 13th 2014, 5:45

South Korean President Park Geun-hye revamps her cabinet in an apparent bid to win back support after April's passenger ferry disaster.
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VIDEO: Korea police raid in ferry owner hunt

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 15:46

Thousands of South Korean police have raided a religious compound in search of a fugitive billionaire wanted over April's Sewol passenger ferry disaster
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S Korea ferry police in huge raid

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 9:34

Some 6,000 South Korean officers raid a religious compound in search of fugitive billionaire Yoo Byung-eun, wanted over the Sewol ferry disaster.
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VIDEO: South Korea hunts Sewol ferry owner

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 1:42

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has called for police to do more to track down the owner of a ferry which capsized in March, leaving more than 300 people dead.
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Singapore charges firm over NK arms

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 10:00
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Singapore Singapore

Singapore files criminal charges against a shipping company accused of helping to smuggle missiles and fighter jets from Cuba to North Korea.
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VIDEO: S Korea ferry crew go on trial

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 9:33

South Korean crew members have gone on trial over the deaths of at least 292 people following a ferry disaster in April.
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South Korea ferry crew go on trial

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 9:21

Fifteen crew members go on trial over the deaths of at least 292 people on the South Korean Sewol passenger ferry in April.
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The Korean grandmothers who sell sex

Monday, June 9th 2014, 23:06

Why Korean grandmothers are selling their bodies to elderly men
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The mystery of North Korea's virtuoso waitresses

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 23:18

The mystery of North Korea's virtuoso waitresses
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N Korea 'detains third American'

Friday, June 6th 2014, 4:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea says it arrested an American tourist, reportedly for leaving a Bible at a hotel - the third US citizen to be held by Pyongyang.
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Gangnam hits two billion views

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 8:36

Gangnam Style by the South Korean rapper Psy has become the first YouTube video to be watched two billion times
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North Korea jails South missionary

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 1:30

North Korea sentences a South Korean missionary to hard labour for life after convicting him of spying and setting up an underground church.
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