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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

N Korea 'tests submarine missile'

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 14:44

North Korea says it has carried out a successful test of a submarine-launched missile, which if confirmed would be a major boost in its military capability.
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S Korea students hold sleep contest

Friday, May 1st 2015, 12:01

A South Korean student group holds a sleeping contest to encourage their exam-weary peers to rest.
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N Korea 'may have restarted reactor'

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 11:51
related countries: United States United States

Satellite pictures taken earlier this year suggest that North Korea may have restarted one of its nuclear reactors, a US think-tank says.
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'No Moscow visit' for N Korea leader

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 11:12
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia says North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will no longer attend Moscow's World War Two commemorations, due to "internal issues".
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North Korea 'executed 15 people'

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 11:30

South Korean intelligence services say that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the execution of 15 people this year, including several senior officials.
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Korea shares hit near four-year high

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 8:26
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korean shares hit a near four-year high after the country reported better-than-expected growth in the first quarter.
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British war hero hands VC to Koreans

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 13:09
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former soldier who was awarded Britain's highest award for bravery hands his Victoria Cross to the South Korean people.
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Kim Jong-un 'climbs N Korean mountain'

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 16:45

State-run media claims North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has scaled the country's highest mountain.
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Sewol ferry disaster: Demands for answers go on

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 7:38

The South Korean families still demanding answers
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Second Tripoli embassy targeted

Monday, April 13th 2015, 4:05
related countries: Libya Libya, Morocco Morocco
related places: Tripoli

A bomb explodes outside Morocco's embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, hours after two people were shot dead at the South Korean embassy.
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N Korea urges Mexico to free ship

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 2:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico

North Korea accuses Mexico of illegally holding one of its ships, but the UN says it belongs to a firm blacklisted for violating sanctions.
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Interview film 'flown into N Korea'

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 5:36

A North Korean defector to the South says he has flown thousands of copies of controversial comedy The Interview over the border by balloon.
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Sewol parents in inquiry protest

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 14:38

Relatives of the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster march to press the South Korean government for a truly independent inquiry.
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North Korea 'test-fires missiles'

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 11:50

North Korea test-fires four short-range missiles off its western coast, South Korean state media report, citing military officials.
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VIDEO: North Korea's capitalist streak

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 2:34

North Korea, one of the most unlikely capitalist countries in the world, has a surprising number of modern businesses.
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S Korea charges US envoy attacker

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 11:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

A South Korean man who attacked the US envoy to Seoul with a knife, slashing his face and arms, is charged with attempted murder.
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Japan extends North Korea sanctions

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 3:02
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan extends sanctions against North Korea for two more years, citing no progress in talks on abducted Japanese nationals.
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North Korea 'arrests South spies'

Friday, March 27th 2015, 5:21

North Korea says it has arrested two South Korean men for spying, amid ongoing tensions between the two Koreas.
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'No apology' for S Korea sinking

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 4:35

North Korea rejects South Korean calls for an apology over the sinking of a warship, almost five years after the disaster killed 46 sailors.
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Olympic champion gets 18-month ban

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 20:10

South Korean former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan is banned for 18 months after a failed drugs test.
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Kaesong talks over N Korea wage row

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 3:37
related places: Kaesong

South Korean businessmen are visiting the Kaesong joint industrial zone in North Korea amid a row over a unilateral wage hike.
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N Korea fires missiles amid tensions

Friday, March 13th 2015, 7:41
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea fires seven ground-to-air missiles into the sea amid heightened tensions, South Korea's defence ministry says.
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S Korea 'nut rage' attendant sues

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 7:01

A flight attendant involved in the Korean Air "nut rage" incident sues the airline and jailed former executive Heather Cho in New York.
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Bangladesh expels North Korea envoy

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 3:03
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh asks North Korea to remove one of its envoys after he was caught trying to smuggle 27kg (59lb) of gold into the country.
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Gold seized from N Korea diplomat

Friday, March 6th 2015, 15:18
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Customs officials in Bangladesh find about $1.7m (£1.1m) worth of gold bars and ornaments in the hand luggage of a North Korean diplomat.
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Charges sought over US envoy attack

Friday, March 6th 2015, 6:46
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

South Korean police say they are seeking charges of attempted murder against a man who slashed the US ambassador to Seoul.
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Canadian pastor detained in N Korea

Friday, March 6th 2015, 4:07
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada has confirmed that a Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim has been detained by North Korea, his family and church say.
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North Korea lifts Ebola travel ban

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 4:29

North Korea will once again allow tourists into the country after four months of severe restrictions to prevent the spread of Ebola.
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Canadian 'missing in North Korea'

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 2:39
related countries: Canada Canada

A pastor from a Canadian church has failed to return from a humanitarian visit to North Korea, an official from his church says.
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Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 0:08

Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.
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VIDEO: N Korea fires missiles as drills start

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 6:31
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Western

North Korea has fired two missiles into the sea as a protest against the huge annual military exercise involving South Korea, the US and other Western allies.
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N Korea opens fire as drills start

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 5:58
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

North Korea fires two short-range missiles into the sea as annual US-South Korea military exercises get under way, officials in Seoul say.
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Gunman kills three in South Korea

Friday, February 27th 2015, 4:34
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A gunman kills three people and then himself at an apartment in the South Korean city of Hwaseong, reports say.
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Kidnapped by North Korea - and forced to make films

Friday, February 27th 2015, 0:13

The film stars abducted by North Korea and forced to make movies
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N Korea company 'renaming ships'

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 2:15

A North Korean shipping company has renamed and reflagged its vessels in an attempt to get around sanctions, a UN report says.
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VIDEO: Sinkhole swallows S Korean pedestrians

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 12:49

Local bus CCTV has caught the moment a sinkhole opened up in a pavement beneath two South Korean pedestrians.
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US-S Korea joint drills announced

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 5:13
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea and the US announce their annual military drills will begin on 2 March, a move that traditionally angers Pyongyang.
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N Korea bans foreigners from race

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 10:05
related places: Pyongyang

North Korean authorities ban foreigners from the annual Pyongyang marathon because of concerns over the spread of the Ebola virus, travel agencies say.
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Decoding North Korea's fish and mushroom slogans

Friday, February 13th 2015, 2:40

North Korea has 310 new slogans - here they are in English
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N Korea launches propaganda slogans

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 19:01

North Korea has launched a series of new slogans to celebrate the country's 70th anniversary, urging citizens to work towards a "socialist fairyland".
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VIDEO: 'Nut rage' saga reveals Korean clans

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 11:46
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The airline executive's daughter who made a fuss over how her nuts were served has focused attention on South Korea's dominant chaebol system.
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VIDEO: Woman guilty in 'nut rage' case

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 9:53
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A court in Seoul, South Korea has found the daughter of Korean Air chairman guilty of violating aviation safety law.
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S Korea 'nut rage' executive jailed

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 9:31

A former executive of Korean Air is sentenced to one year in prison for breaking aviation law after forcing a plane back in a row over nuts.
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Mexican police rescue workers

Friday, February 6th 2015, 0:14
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Jalisco

Mexican authorities free a group of workers from a South Korean-run textile factory in Jalisco state, who were being "physically abused".
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Death penalty for S Korea soldier

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 7:40

A South Korean soldier who shot dead five of his colleagues and injured seven others is sentenced to death by a military court.
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VIDEO: Korean executive snarled like 'beast'

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 15:59

A court has heard that a former executive at Korean Air snarled like a 'wild beast' during a tantrum over the way nuts were served to her on a flight.
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Korean Air chief 'scolded daughter'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 16:00
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

The chief of Korean Air tells a court in Seoul that he scolded his 40-year-old daughter over her now notorious reaction to being served nuts in a packet.
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