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VIDEO: 'Adoration and devotion' at North Korea rally

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 11:35
related places: Pyongyang

The BBC's John Sudworth reports from Pyongyang on the spectacular parade to mark the end of the Workers' Party Congress.
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VIDEO: BBC team expelled from North Korea

Monday, May 9th 2016, 20:26

John Sudworth reports on the North Korean Congress - and his colleagues' expulsion from the country.
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BBC team expelled from North Korea

Monday, May 9th 2016, 11:36

BBC correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes and his team fly to Beijing after being expelled from North Korea over their reporting.
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VIDEO: N Korea makes nuclear strike pledge

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 21:02

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says the country's nuclear weapons will not be used unless its sovereignty is threatened.
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VIDEO: Inside N Korea's journalist 'holding pen'

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 10:12
related places: Pyongyang

The BBC's Steve Evans in attendance at the Workers' Party Congress in Pyongyang reveals how North Korea controls what information is given to foreign journalists.
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N Korea 'sets limit on nuclear use'

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 8:00

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says his country will not use nuclear weapons unless its sovereignty is threatened, state media report.
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VIDEO: North Korea 'defies history'

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 1:29

Amid a display of mass unity and obedience, North Korea is holding a Workers Party Congress - its first in almost 40 years.
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North Korea sanctions 'hurting science'

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 14:01

Sanctions imposed on North Korea over its nuclear programme are damaging health and science, three Nobel laureates say after visiting the country.
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VIDEO: Kim Jong-un opens historic party congress

Friday, May 6th 2016, 21:39

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un opens the first party congress in decades by praising his country's nuclear achievements.
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N Korea leader praises nuclear tests

Friday, May 6th 2016, 16:49

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un opens rare party congress by praising nuclear achievements in front of thousands of delegates.
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N Korea leader seeks to cement power

Friday, May 6th 2016, 12:19

North Korea holds its most important political event in decades, a rare party congress where Kim Jong-un will try to consolidate his control.
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Searching for self-reliance and 'real people' in Pyongyang

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 15:55
related places: Pyongyang

Searching for self-reliance and 'real locals' in Pyongyang
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VIDEO: Fairgrounds and 'fake doctors' in North Korea

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 17:45

The ruling party in North Korea is due to hold its first congress in nearly 40 years, when Kim Jong-Un will be officially proclaimed as the country's Supreme Leader.
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North Korea: The limits of small talk in Pyongyang

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 16:40
related places: Pyongyang

A little less conversation in North Korea
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To North Korea with laureates and a prince

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 8:29

Hitching a ride to North Korea with laureates and a prince
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VIDEO: BBC on rare visit to North Korea

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 7:12

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes begins a week in North Korea with three Nobel laureates and a European prince.
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North Korea's rare congress - what is it for?

Friday, April 29th 2016, 23:45

Why is North Korea's congress meeting after 40 years?
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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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