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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.

World news related to North Korea – overview

North Korea: news

N Korea in new year dialogue call

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 1:37

North Korea says it wants better relations with the South, but vows to increase its military strength, in an annual New Year's Eve message.
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N Korean TV broadcasts 'first' Western-made film

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 16:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

North Korea broadcasts British film Bend It Like Beckham, in what the UK ambassador to the South says is the first ever Western-made film to air on state television.
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N Korea 'steps up special forces'

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 6:36
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A defence paper from South Korea says North Korea has trained 20,000 more special forces over the past two years.
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South Korea backs talks on crisis

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 9:37

There is no choice but to try to dismantle North Korea's nuclear programme via diplomacy, says South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak.
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Unite to survive, S Koreans told

Monday, December 27th 2010, 8:08

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak tells his nation it must unite to survive in the face of military aggression from the North.
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S Korea, China plan defence talks

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 5:58
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Beijing, Seoul

South Korean and Chinese defence ministers are to meet in Beijing in February amid rising tension on the Korean peninsula, officials in Seoul say.
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China seamen in fatal clash freed

Saturday, December 25th 2010, 4:27
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

South Korea releases three Chinese fishermen following a deadly clash between their trawler and a South Korean patrol ship this month.
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US attacks 'sacred war' threats

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 22:53
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul, South

The US denounces North Korea's threats to wage a "sacred war" on the South over Seoul's military drills being carried out near the border.
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N Koreans 'ready for sacred war'

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 18:06
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea warns that it is ready for a "sacred war" in response to South Korea carrying out drills using live ammunition near the border.
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New S Korea drills test tension

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 4:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea has said it will hold live-fire military exercises on an unprecedented scale, amid threats of retaliation from the North.
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South Korea's border Christmas tree

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 23:43
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea has warned North Korea not to attack a giant artificial Christmas tree it has lit up near the demilitarized zone between the two countries.
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US rules out talks with N Korea

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 18:11
related countries: United States United States

The US says there is little point resuming six-party talks with North Korea unless it shows it is serious about meeting obligations on denuclearisation.
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US envoy sees N Korean 'progress'

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 10:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Unofficial US envoy Bill Richardson says North Korea is moving in the right direction, after a "positive" visit to Pyongyang.
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North Korea 'will not hit back'

Monday, December 20th 2010, 16:41

North Korea says it will not retaliate despite "reckless provocation" from the South, which has held live-firing exercises near their maritime border.
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War games increase Korea tension

Monday, December 20th 2010, 10:10
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea holds live-firing exercises on an island close to the border with North Korea, which Pyongyang condemns but vows not to retaliate.
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UN calls for restraint in Koreas

Monday, December 20th 2010, 2:35

The United Nations Security Council has met to discuss the increasing tension between South and North Korea.
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Yellow Sea clash leaves one dead

Saturday, December 18th 2010, 13:04
related countries: China China

A Chinese trawler and a South Korean patrol boat have clashed, leaving one fisherman dead and two missing, South Korean officials say.
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Yellow Sea clash filmed by patrol

Saturday, December 18th 2010, 11:49
related countries: China China

The crew of a Chinese trawler and a South Korean patrol ship have clashed, leaving one fisherman dead and two missing, South Korean officials say.
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US envoy warns of Korea tinderbox

Saturday, December 18th 2010, 9:00
related countries: United States United States

An unofficial US envoy visiting North Korea has warned that the situation on the peninsula is a "tinderbox".
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US envoy warns of Korea tinderbox

Saturday, December 18th 2010, 7:28
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

US envoy Bill Richardson, visiting North Korea, says the situation on the peninsula is a "tinderbox", as South Korea plans live-firing exercises.
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Russia warns on South Korea drill

Friday, December 17th 2010, 15:49
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Russia summons South Korean and US envoys to express "deep concern" about upcoming live-fire military exercises on an island shelled by North Korea last month.
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New recruits

Friday, December 17th 2010, 8:30

Women and North Korea defectors keen to boost South Korean army
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S Korea to hold drills on island

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 14:20
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says it will hold live-fire exercises on Yeonpyeong island, the first since the island was shelled by North Korea last month.
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US envoy hopes to 'calm' N Korea

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 11:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

US state governor Bill Richardson says he hopes to get North Korea to "calm down" as he makes an unofficial visit to Pyongyang.
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N Korea 'has extra uranium site'

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 21:25
related countries: United States United States

North Korea has "at least one other" uranium enrichment site in addition to the one shown to US experts last month, the US State Department says.
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Search ends for S Korea fishermen

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 1:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

Search crews from New Zealand call off the hunt for 17 missing fishermen from a South Korean trawler that sank in the Southern Ocean.
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S Korea holds new military drills

Monday, December 13th 2010, 9:38
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea begins a week-long series of live-fire military exercises along most of its coastline, amid fraught relations on the Korean peninsula.
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Fishing crew missing in Antarctic

Monday, December 13th 2010, 7:54

More than 20 fishermen are feared dead in icy waters after a South Korean deep-sea trawler sinks without warning in the Southern Ocean.
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Concern at Burma 'nuclear plans'

Friday, December 10th 2010, 4:04
related countries: Burma Burma

The latest releases by WikiLeaks add to reports suggesting Burma could be building a nuclear facility with North Korean help.
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Concern at Burma 'nuclear sites'

Friday, December 10th 2010, 1:42
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

North Korea may be helping Burma to build secret missile and nuclear sites in remote locations, according to US cables released by Wikileaks.
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China hits back at US on N Korea

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 11:11
related countries: China China
related places: Pyongyang

China has hit back at US comments criticising Beijing for not reining in its North Korean ally as tensions on the Korean peninsula rise.
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EU hits S Korea and Taiwan cartel

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 4:22
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The European Union competition watchdog fines South Korean and Taiwanese firms for running a price cartel, but they say they might appeal.
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China urged to influence North Korea

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 18:55
related countries: United States United States

China has a "unique responsibility" to tackle the issue of North Korea says a top US military commander.
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S Korean lawmakers blockade offices

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 9:57
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's lawmakers spent Tuesday fighting and blockading government offices in a row over next year's budget.
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US urges China on North Korea

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 8:16
related countries: United States United States

China has a "unique responsibility" to tackle the issue of North Korea, the top US military commander says.
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China urges dialogue on N Korea

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 8:39
related countries: China China

China - North Korea's most important ally - says dialogue and co-operation are the only way to deal with tensions on the Korean peninsula.
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N Korean behaviour 'must change'

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 0:43
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Washington

The US reiterates its demand for North Korea to cease its "provocative behaviour" before talks on Pyongyang's nuclear programme can resume.
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South Korea stages military drill

Monday, December 6th 2010, 7:51
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea begins a nationwide live-fire military exercise, despite warnings from North Korea that the "provocative" actions could trigger a war.
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N Korea warns of 'provocations'

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 8:53

North Korea warns the South against "provocations", including planned military live-fire drills near the disputed maritime border.
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Southern discomfort

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 18:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

How will Seoul now deal with North Korea?
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S Korea vows air strike response

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 16:49
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's incoming defence minister, Kim Kwan-jin, promises a tougher response, including air strikes, if North Korea attacks again.
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UN fear over N Korea atomic plant

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 13:17

The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog expresses "great concern" over reports that North Korea has built a new uranium enrichment plant.
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N Korea 'likely to attack again'

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 12:15
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's intelligence chief says North Korea is very likely to attack it again, a week after an artillery strike on an island.
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S Korea and US 'plan more drills'

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 8:22
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

South Korea says it plans more military drills with the United States, despite China's disapproval and tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme.
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China 'frustrated' by North Korea

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 18:04
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

Senior Chinese officials have expressed frustration with their "spoiled child" ally North Korea, according to leaked classified US diplomatic cables.
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