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How might Trump tackle North Korea?

Friday, November 11th 2016, 0:09

As Trump prepares for leadership, how will he deal with one of the world's most unpredictable nations?
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Samsung raided in political corruption probe

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 1:46

South Korean prosecutors have raided the offices of Samsung Electronics as part of an investigation into the political scandal over President Park Geun-hye.
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South Korea issues arrest warrants for presidential aides

Sunday, November 6th 2016, 5:22

South Korean prosecutors issue arrest warrants for two former aides of President Park Geun-hye.
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North Korea: Goalkeeper and manager of U16 team fined and banned by AFC

Friday, November 4th 2016, 16:44

A North Korean keeper is fined and suspended for deliberately letting in a goal that helped his side gain an easier knockout tie.
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Did golfers 'blag' their way into N Korea?

Friday, November 4th 2016, 9:15

Two Australians who said they conned their way into a N Korean golf tournament may simply have been with a tour group.
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South Korea's Park denies following cult as scandal continues

Friday, November 4th 2016, 8:12

The South Korean president denies following a cult as scandal threatens to engulf her leadership.
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South Korea scandal: President Park's friend Choi arrested

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 15:35

A South Korean court approves an arrest warrant for a long-time friend of President Park Geun-hye.
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Australian impostors play official golf tournament in North Korea

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 7:09
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Two Australians pose as world-class golfers to blag their way into a North Korean tournament.
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Chinese fishing boats fired on by South Korean coastguard

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 15:31
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

South Korea's coastguard fires shots at Chinese fishing trawlers said to be fishing illegally in South Korean waters.
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Arrest sought for President Park's friend Choi in S Korea corruption row

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 9:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korean prosecutors request the arrest of a friend of the president over corruption claims.
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S Korean scandal: President Park's friend Choi returns to Seoul

Sunday, October 30th 2016, 8:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Choi Soon-sil, suspected of exploiting her links with President Park Geun-hye for financial gain, returns to the country to face the accusations.
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Scandal-hit S Korean President Park Geun-hye urged to quit

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 13:15

Thousands of people rally in Seoul, seeking the resignation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye.
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North Korea nuclear: US intelligence chief says disarmament unlikely

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 6:05
related countries: United States United States

US intelligence chief James Clapper says the policy to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons programme is "probably a lost cause".
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South Korean bosses apologise after embezzlement accusations

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 8:54

Lotte's Chairman Shin Dong-bin bowed with his directors and gave a public apology.
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North Korea carries out second failed missile launch - South

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 3:46

North Korea has carried out its second failed missile launch in less than a week, according to the South Korean military.
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North Korea: US says it detected failed missile test

Sunday, October 16th 2016, 3:26
related countries: United States United States

North Korea has conducted an unsuccessful launch of an intermediate ballistic missile, the US military says.
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Don't panic!

Saturday, October 8th 2016, 23:34
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Which presents the greater threat to South Korean daily life - North Korean missiles or Seoul's bus drivers?
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Distinct vibrations

Saturday, October 8th 2016, 23:23

Ten years ago an earthquake detected in North Korea turned out to be the country's first ever nuclear test. Seismologist Mika McKinnon explains how scientists tell the difference.
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Barbed wit

Saturday, October 8th 2016, 0:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A salon in west London attracts customers from all over the world, thanks to a poster of the North Korean president that went viral two years ago.
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South Korea launches earthquake text alerts

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 10:15

People near earthquakes receive warnings sent directly to their phones, but only if they speak Korean.
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North Korea: Red Cross footage shows flood devastation

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 15:32

New footage from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies shows how North Korea floods caused widespread damage last month.
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S Korean leader urges defectors: Come to 'bosom of freedom'

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 13:34
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's president urges North Koreans to defect, just days after a soldier from the North defected across the heavily policed Demilitarized Zone.
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Chinese fishermen killed in S Korea coastguard clash

Friday, September 30th 2016, 10:26
related countries: China China

Three Chinese fishermen die in a fire after South Korean coastguard officers boarded their boat and threw "flashbang" grenades into the wheel-house.
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North Korean soldier crosses DMZ to defect to South

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 6:53
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A North Korean soldier has defect to South Korea by walking across one of the world's most heavily fortified borders, say officials in Seoul.
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US hits Chinese firm with sanctions over North Korea ties

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 0:55
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US puts sanctions on a Chinese company and four executives alleged to have helped North Korea's nuclear programme.
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Recipes and missiles

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 10:42

North Korea notoriously restricts access to the internet for its own citizens, but the full list of its websites visible to the outside world have apparently been revealed for the first time.
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North Korea's ground test of rocket engine is 'a success'

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 1:10

North Korea carries out a "successful" ground test of a new rocket engine to launch satellites, state media says, the latest in a series of missile-related tests.
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Culture gap

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 7:00
related countries: Australia Australia

With hair product and choreography, South Korean pop stars are attempting something in Australia few Asian music acts have achieved: success in the West.
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North Korean TV finds its funny bone with comedy show

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 10:23

Satirical comedy programme returns to the air after a break of several years.
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What Kim can do

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 0:24

Scientists are assessing North Korea's ability to launch a nuclear attack on its neighbours following its fifth underground test, the BBC's Stephen Evans says.
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Samsung 'will limit faulty Note 7 batteries' to 60% charge

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 17:22

Samsung will limit the batteries of South Korean Note 7 smartphones to 60% of their capacity following a recall of the devices.
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North Korea floods: Tens of thousands displaced

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 4:54

Aid agencies say North Korea is facing a humanitarian disaster after flooding killed more than 130 people and displaced tens of thousands.
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N Korea ready for another nuclear test, says South

Monday, September 12th 2016, 4:54

South Korean officials warn the North could conduct another underground nuclear test at any time, after its fifth and largest test on Friday.
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Forbidden pint

Monday, September 12th 2016, 0:06

North Korea has just held its first ever beer festival - but how does its brews compare with what's south of the border?
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North Korea nuclear test: South would reduce Pyongyang 'to ashes'

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 9:18
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang, Seoul

South Korea has a plan to annihilate the North Korean capital if it ever showed signs of mounting a nuclear attack, reports from Seoul say.
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North Korea's 'biggest' nuclear test sparks sanctions push

Friday, September 9th 2016, 23:03

The UN Security Council agrees to begin drawing up new sanctions against North Korea over its fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test.
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Why does North Korea keep testing nuclear weapons?

Friday, September 9th 2016, 15:58

Three reasons why North Korea is carrying out nuclear tests, explained by Caroline Hawley
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North Korea claims success in fifth nuclear test

Friday, September 9th 2016, 8:54

North Korea says it has carried out its fifth successful nuclear test - reportedly its biggest yet - with the US warning of "serious consequences".
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Hanjin bankruptcy: S Korea throws lifeline to shipping firm

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 7:15

The South Korean government signals it might provide Hanjin with 100bn won ($91m; £68m) in funding to keep the bankrupt shipping giant afloat.
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North Korea 'fires three ballistic missiles into sea'

Monday, September 5th 2016, 4:39

North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles into the waters off its eastern coast, South Korean officials say.
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South Korean shipping giant Hanjin to enter receivership

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 6:20
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Hanjin

South Korea's biggest shipping group Hanjin is set to enter receivership after its creditors refused to provide further funding to the indebted firm.
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North Korea executed top minister, South Korea says

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 6:15
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korean officials say Pyongyang executed one of its highest ranking ministers, Kim Yong-jin, last month, without giving further details.
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China joins UN in condemning North Korea ballistic missile tests

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 4:52
related countries: China China

China joins the 14 other members of the UN Security Council in strongly condemning North Korea's recent missile tests.
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Netflix jokes about N Korean imitator Manbang in Twitter bio

Friday, August 26th 2016, 5:11
related countries: United States United States

Netflix US takes a light-hearted swipe at North Korea's recent venture into the video-streaming industry, in its Twitter biography.
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North Korea submarine fires ballistic missile

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 7:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile from a submarine, which flew for 500km (300 miles) before falling in the sea, say the US and South Korea.
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Donkeys and dogs

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 4:42
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang's Central Zoo, home to elephants, turtles and a surprisingly large variety of dogs, re-opened its doors after some two years of renovations.
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North Korea 'Netflix' device unveiled

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 11:02

A set-top box offering video-on-demand services has been unveiled by the state broadcaster KCTV in North Korea, according to local reports.
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North Korea calls UK-based defector 'human scum'

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 11:28
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United Kingdom United Kingdom

North Korea brands a UK-based diplomat who defected to South Korea as "human scum" who had been accused of child rape and embezzlement.
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Vlogger Louis Cole denies North Korea paid for videos of his trip

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 8:17

Louis Cole, aka Fun with Louis, went on a trip to North Korea but says the government did not pay for him to film propaganda.
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China to restrict North Korea's Air Koryo after emergency landing

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 8:06
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Chinese authorities will limit operations of North Korean carrier Air Koryo after a Beijing-bound flight made an emergency landing last month.
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