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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

Warning over N Korea food shortages

Monday, October 11th 2010, 18:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British ambassador to North Korea has said food shortages in the country are causing chronic malnutrition.
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North Korean expands net presence

Monday, October 11th 2010, 12:28

North Korea's celebrations for the 65th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party were marked by an expansion of the nation's online presence.
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North Korea displays its military might

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 22:39

State television in North Korea has for the first time showed live pictures of leader Kim Jong-il with his son and presumed heir, Kim Jong-un, at a huge military parade.
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Boy meets world

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 17:57

North Korea shows off the son being groomed for greatness
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In pictures

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 9:36

North Korea leader and 'heir' attend military parade
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Show of strength for Kim Jong-un

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 9:32

North Korean television for the first time shows live pictures of leader Kim Jong-il with his youngest son and presumed heir, at a massive military parade.
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Kim Jong-un's 'coming out parade'

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 9:26

North Korean television has shown live pictures of the leader, Kim Jong-il, at a parade with his son Kim Jong-un who is expected to be the country's next leader.
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Inter-Korean talks 'key', says US

Thursday, October 7th 2010, 6:06
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

A senior US diplomat in Seoul says that North-South talks are key to progress on ending North Korea's nuclear programme.
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New video of North Korean 'heir'

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 11:42

North Korea has released video footage and a photograph which appears to show the heir apparent Kim Jong-un.
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New photo of North Korea's 'heir'

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 7:10

North Korean state media release a photograph which appears to show Kim Jong-un, the secretive state's leader-in-waiting.
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Koreas talks end without progress

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 5:31
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The first military talks between North and South Korea in almost two years aimed at easing tensions end without progress, Seoul says.
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Puppet dictator?

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 5:22

The remarkable rise of North Korea's heir apparent
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John Simpson on N Korea congress

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 22:49
related places: Pyongyang

The ruling Workers' Party in North Korea has held its first party congress for 30 years, but events in Pyongyang have been shrouded in secrecy.
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'Ruling North Korea is a family business'

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 15:27

The youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has been appointed to two key party posts, in a move widely seen as part of a gradual transfer of power.
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Key posts for N Korea head's son

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 6:55

The youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is awarded two key party posts, in a move seen as part of a gradual transfer of power.
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N Korea signals Kim's succession

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 13:49

A rare meeting of North Korea's ruling party opens the way for the eventual handover of power to Kim Jong-il's youngest son.
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N Korean leader's son 'promoted'

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 9:10

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's son, Kim Jong-un, is appointed general amid rumours that he is being anointed as successor.
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Ecclestone fearful over Korean GP

Monday, September 27th 2010, 8:09

Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone expresses doubts as to whether October's Korean Grand Prix will go ahead.
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Korean firm takes control of Dana

Friday, September 24th 2010, 8:45

Korean firm KNOC says it has taken control of 64% of Dana Petroleum, despite opposition to its bid from Dana's management.
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North Korea reshuffles diplomats

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 8:38

North Korea promotes three senior diplomats in a reshuffle days before its biggest political meeting in decades.
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Tales of starvation in North Korea

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 10:45
related countries: China China

The BBC's Damian Grammaticas travelled to the border with China to meet North Koreans who have escaped the world's most secretive state and heard their stories.
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Living like dogs

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 0:11

Defectors tell of starvation and death in North Korea
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N Korea set for 'historic' talks

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 9:41

Officials set a date for a rare North Korea Workers Party conference, where Kim Jong-il's successor is expected to be named.
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N Korea set for leadership summit

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 5:33

North Korea's ruling party will hold its first conference in a generation on 28 September, state media reports say, amid speculation that leader Kim Jong-il is about to name his successor.
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Korean boost for Scotch whisky

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 12:15
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Scotch whisky is to gain from a free trade agreement between the European Union and South Korea.
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Seoul mulling N Korea talks offer

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 8:45
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says it is considering a proposal from North Korea to hold their first military talks in almost two years.
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Dozens killed in N Korea typhoon

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 9:40

Dozens of people died in North Korea in landslides caused by a typhoon which hit the country earlier this month, state media say.
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South Korea outlines aid to North

Monday, September 13th 2010, 10:10
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says it will deliver rice and other aid to North Korea, even as it releases its final report into the sinking of a warship in March.
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North Korea proposes new reunions

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 9:02

North Korea has proposed to the South resuming a programme of reunions for families separated by the Korean War, state media say.
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Dana says Korean bid 18% too low

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 9:32

Dana Petroleum tells shareholders independent valuers found Korean oil's bid is too low and should be rejected.
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N Korea releases South Korea crew

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 14:34
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea frees the crew of a South Korean fishing boat seized in waters east of the Korean peninsula a month ago.
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N Korea accepts flood aid offer

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 11:43
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea has asked South Korea to send rice, cement and construction equipment after devastating floods, southern officials say.
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South Korea FM offers to resign

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 13:57

The South Korean Foreign Minister, Yu Myung-hwan, offers to resign after it was revealed that his daughter was offered a job in his ministry.
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Chandhok impressed by Korea track

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 12:09

Hispania Racing's Karun Chandhok gives the Korean Grand Prix venue the thumbs-up after being the first F1 driver to drive it.
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South Korea FM offers to resign

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 10:37

The South Korean Foreign Minister, Yu Myung-hwan, offers to resign after it was revealed that his daughter was offered a job in his ministry.
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Typhoon hits South Korean capital

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 14:56
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Three people die as Seoul is hit by its strongest typhoon in 15 years, while storms continue to cause heavy rain and landslides in China.
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Typhoon hits South Korean capital

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 7:57
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Three people die as Seoul is hit by its strongest typhoon in 15 years, while storms continue to cause heavy rain and landslides in China.
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South Korea offers aid to North

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 8:56

South Korea makes its first offer of aid to flood-hit North Korea since it accused Pyongyang of sinking a South Korean warship in March.
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US widens North Korea sanctions

Monday, August 30th 2010, 21:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: March

The US imposes new financial sanctions on North Korea after the sinking of a South Korean warship in March.
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N Korea 'hopes for talks restart'

Monday, August 30th 2010, 14:08
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Beijing confirms North Korean leader Kim Jong-il visited China last week and said he hoped for an early resumption of six-party nuclear talks.
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South Korean PM nominee pulls out

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 9:08
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The man nominated to be the new prime minister of South Korea withdraws his candidacy amid allegations about past financial irregularities.
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US man freed from N Korea returns

Friday, August 27th 2010, 21:22
related countries: United States United States

Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives back in the US with an American whose release by North Korea he secured.
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Korean's climbing record doubted

Friday, August 27th 2010, 9:48

Fresh doubt is cast on the record of a Korean climber, hailed as the first woman to climb the world's 14 highest peaks.
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US citizen freed in North Korea

Friday, August 27th 2010, 3:40
related countries: United States United States

Ex-US President Jimmy Carter secures the release of an American, Aijalon Mahli Gomes, sentenced to hard labour for illegally entering North Korea.
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