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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

S Korea intercepts N Korean boat

Monday, February 7th 2011, 13:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea intercepts a North Korean fishing boat carrying 31 workers, a few kilometres south of the disputed sea border.
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Koreas agree date for joint talks

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 8:15
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North and South Korea agree to hold preliminary military talks on 8 February, in an attempt to defuse tensions on the peninsula.
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N Korea 'has more nuclear sites'

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 0:25

North Korea has at least one hidden nuclear site and should face tougher sanctions, a UN report says, according to diplomats.
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India 'approves' mega steel deal

Monday, January 31st 2011, 9:33
related countries: India India

India's environment ministry gives conditional approval to South Korean company Posco's plan to build a steel plant in the eastern state of Orissa.
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Somali 'pirates' flown to Seoul

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 4:38
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Somalia Somalia
related places: Seoul

Five Somali men suspected of hijacking a South Korean cargo ship in the Arabian Sea are flown to Seoul to face possible criminal charges.
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Kim Jong-il 'opposed succession'

Friday, January 28th 2011, 10:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea's Kim Jong-il was against a third-generation succession but named his youngest son next leader to ensure stability, his eldest son says.
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South Korea economic growth slows

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 8:24

South Korean economic growth slowed in the final three months of last year to 0.5%, as retail spending and manufacturing slowed.
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S Korean pastor jailed over trip

Friday, January 21st 2011, 9:27

South Korean pro-reunification pastor Han Sang-ryol is jailed for five years over an unauthorised trip to North Korea.
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South Korea agrees military talks

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 20:58
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korea accepts the North's proposal for military talks, officials say, in a move that could ease tensions on the peninsula.
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N Korea 'hit by foot-and-mouth'

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 10:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea is hit by an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, reports say, as South Korea works to contain the disease.
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Gates warns of North Korea threat

Friday, January 14th 2011, 5:44
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says North Korea poses a potent threat and has grown "more lethal" to its neighbours and the world.
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Gates on N Korea: Get 'serious'

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 8:23
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, speaking in Japan, tells North Korea it is time to show concrete evidence that it is committed to talks.
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N Korea resets military hotline

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 9:54
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea has restarted a military hotline with South Korea, but the South says conditions for new talks remain unchanged.
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Gates warns on N Korea missiles

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 12:42
related countries: United States United States

North Korea's missile development could pose a direct threat to the US within five years, Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns.
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North Korea renews South overture

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 4:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea says it wants "unconditional and early" reopening of talks with the South, days after a similar offer was rejected by Seoul.
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South Korea dismisses talks offer

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 7:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea dismisses an apparent offer from North Korea of unconditional talks to ease tensions, saying it is not "a serious proposal".
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N Korea seeks 'unconditional' talks

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 22:29

North Korea wants "unconditional and early" talks with the South to end months of high tension, the state news agency reports.
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Fresh N Korea diplomacy kicks off

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 10:22
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

A top US envoy calls for talks with North Korea, as he arrives in Seoul for a new round of diplomacy aimed at easing tensions on the Korean peninsula.
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S Korea stands firm on Pyongyang

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 5:35
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak says the door to talks with the North remains open, if Pyongyang's 'military adventurism' ends.
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Pyongyang Project

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 0:05
related places: Pyongyang

Bringing foreign students to schools in North Korea
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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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