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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

North Korea releases US detainee

Saturday, May 28th 2011, 6:11
related countries: China China, United States United States

A US man detained in North Korea for six months is released and leaves for China with a US government delegation.
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Somali pirates jailed in S Korea

Friday, May 27th 2011, 11:47
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A South Korean court jails four Somali pirates over the hijacking of a Korean ship and the attempted murder of its captain in the Arabian Sea.
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N Korea 'to release US citizen'

Friday, May 27th 2011, 8:40
related countries: United States United States

North Korea is to release a US citizen it has been holding for six months on unspecified charges on humanitarian grounds, state media report.
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N Korea leader's China trip ends

Friday, May 27th 2011, 4:48
related countries: China China

Chinese and North Korean state media confirm that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, has been visiting China.
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Kim Jong-il 'in Beijing summit'

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 10:17
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is reported to be in Beijing to meet Chinese President Hu Jintao, as the North faces a food shortage.
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S Korea police end Hyundai strike

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 13:27

Thousands of South Korean riot police break up a sit-in protest at a car parts factory that was threatening production of Hyundai and Kia cars.
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US envoy in N Korea on food visit

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 7:05
related countries: United States United States

The United States envoy for human rights in North Korea, Robert King, starts a rare visit to the North to assess possible food needs.
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VIDEO: Leaders meet Japan quake homeless

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 12:23
related countries: China China, Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Chinese and South Korean leaders have toured the area near Japan's damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, in a show of support for the quake-hit country.
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Leaders meet Japan quake victims

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 10:59
related countries: China China, Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

The Chinese and South Korean leaders show support for Japan quake victims in the zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Leaders to visit Japan quake zone

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 3:13
related countries: China China, Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Chinese and South Korean leaders will start a visit to Japan by touring Fukushima prefecture, where a nuclear plant was damaged by the March earthquake and tsunami.
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N Korea heir Kim Jong-un in China

Friday, May 20th 2011, 4:05
related countries: China China

The North Korean leader's youngest son, Kim Jong-un, is reported to be on a visit to China in what may be a further clue to the state's succession plans.
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China blocks N Korea-Iran report

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 11:32
related countries: China China, Iran Iran

China blocks the release of a UN report accusing North Korea of sharing ballistic missile technology with Iran in violation of sanctions.
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China rejects N Korea-Iran claims

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 11:48
related countries: China China, Iran Iran

China dismisses suggestions it has been a transit point for illegal shipments of ballistic missile technology between North Korea and Iran.
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US envoy starts South Korea talks

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 4:33
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US special representative on North Korea, Stephen Bosworth, is in the South Korean capital for talks on nuclear issues and food security for the North.
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N Korea in Iran 'technology swap'

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 22:56
related countries: Iran Iran

A leaked UN report says Iran and North Korea have been exchanging ballistic missile technology in violation of sanctions.
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N Korea 'abducted 180,000 people'

Friday, May 13th 2011, 9:53
related countries: United States United States

North Korea may have abducted 180,000 people over the last 60 years, says a new report by the US-based Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.
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VIDEO: North Korea's jail camps 'growing'

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 12:29

An Amnesty International report says there are signs that a growing number of people are being sent to political prison camps in North Korea.
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North Korea jail camps 'growing'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 21:16

Amnesty International publishes satellite images of what it says are North Korea's political prison camps, saying they appear to be growing in size.
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'Life of hard labour'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 21:15

Surviving one of North Korea's political prison camps
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N Korea 'behind South bank hack'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 8:06
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Prosecutors in South Korea say North Korean hackers were behind an attack that paralysed a leading bank last month.
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Police raid Google's Korea office

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 6:23
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean police visit Google's Seoul office on suspicion the internet search giant illegally collected data from users.
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Final okay for India Posco plant

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 4:24
related countries: India India

India's environment ministry gives final clearance to South Korean firm Posco's plan to build a steel plant in the eastern state of Orissa.
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US 'not denying North Korea aid'

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 9:33
related countries: United States United States

US officials deny an accusation from former US President Jimmy Carter that the US is withholding food aid from North Korea.
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VIDEO: Carter urges food aid for North Korea

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 19:07
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

Former US president Jimmy Carter has accused the US and South Korea of human rights violations against North Koreans by withholding food aid.
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Carter urges North Korea food aid

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 12:39
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

Former US President Jimmy Carter accuses the US and South Korea of human rights violations against North Koreans by withholding food aid.
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Jimmy Carter arrives in N Korea

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 7:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Elders

Ex-US President Jimmy Carter arrives in North Korea as part of the group of elder statesmen to discuss nuclear weapons and human rights.
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Ex-leaders head for North Korea

Monday, April 25th 2011, 5:12
related countries: United States United States

Former global leaders, including ex-US President Jimmy Carter, are visiting North Korea to discuss food shortages and nuclear weapons
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N Korea confirms American arrest

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 6:46
related countries: United States United States

North Korea confirms that it arrested a US citizen last November, and is preparing to charge him with "committing a crime" against the country.
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US citizen 'detained in N Korea'

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 4:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US calls for the release of a US citizen it says is being held in North Korea, days before Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to visit South Korea.
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Huge cash stash found in South Korean garlic patch

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 6:44

South Korean police find plastic containers bursting with bank notes buried in a garlic field in the south-west of the country.
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Bong to head debut director jury

Friday, April 8th 2011, 7:38

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho will preside over the jury that awards the Camera d'Or prize to the best first-time filmmaker.
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NK parliament 'ignores Kim's son'

Friday, April 8th 2011, 4:34

A rare North Korea parliamentary session makes no mention of either leader Kim Jong-il or Kim Jong-un, the son expected to succeed him.
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N Korea succession clues sought

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 9:23

A rare session of North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament is being watched for signs of the succession process featuring leader Kim Jong-il's son Kim Jong-un.
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Success story

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 11:57
related countries: United States United States

Why Korean immigrants have done so well in the US
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Two Koreas hold volcano dialogue

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 10:25

South and North Korea hold talks about volcanic activity on North Korea's Mount Paektu - after an earlier agreed repatriation of 27 border-crossers is completed.
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Starting anew

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 23:48

Bombed South Korean island slowly comes back to life
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S Korea criticised over Cheonan

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 4:39

South Korea issues a report criticising its lack readiness which allowed a North Korean attack on a warship one year ago.
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Koreas agree volcanic risk talks

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 5:36

South and North Korea agree to talk about volcanic activity on North Korea's Mount Paektu - as efforts to restart nuclear disarmament talks continue.
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India's Nehwal wins Swiss Open

Monday, March 21st 2011, 4:31
related countries: India India, Switzerland Switzerland

Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal wins the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title with a victory over the Korean Ji Hyun Sung in Switzerland.
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Unemployment rises in South Korea

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 6:51
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korean unemployment rate rises to 4% in February, its highest level in a year, despite a spike in manufacturing jobs.
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N Korea agrees repatriation deal

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 9:58
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea agrees to accept the repatriation of 27 out of 31 of its citizens who drifted into South Korea last month, after four ask to stay.
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N Korea 'ready to talk nuclear'

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 4:31

North Korea says it wants six-party disarmament talks to resume, unconditionally, and is willing to allow discussion of its nuclear enrichment plans.
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N Korea offers talks on refugees

Monday, March 7th 2011, 9:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea calls for a meeting with South Korea to try to resolve a row over 31 North Koreans whose boat crossed the maritime border in thick fog last month.
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'China invite' to Kim Jong-il son

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 3:36
related countries: China China

China formally invites Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of North Korea's leader and his likely heir, to visit, South Korean sources say.
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S Korea in refugee row with North

Friday, March 4th 2011, 7:03

South Korean officials say the North is blocking the return of 27 North Koreans who strayed across the border.
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Asia firms strike rare earth deal

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 7:04
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Japan Japan

A group of Japanese and South Korean firms are to buy a 15% stake in a Brazilian company that mines a rare earth metal.
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