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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

US invites North Korea to talks

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 16:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, New York

Washington invites a North Korean envoy to New York for exploratory talks on resuming international nuclear negotiations.
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Samsung escalates LED patent row

Monday, July 18th 2011, 5:04

Korean electronics firm Samsung hits back in a patent dispute with rival Osram
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Women footballers fail drugs test

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 12:47
related countries: Germany Germany

Five North Korean players test positive for a banned anabolic steroid at the Women's World Cup in Germany.
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Japan air boycott draws Seoul ire

Friday, July 15th 2011, 6:12
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul, Tokyo

South Korea protests to Japan after Tokyo tells diplomats to boycott Korean Air in a territorial dispute between the two countries.
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Canada pulls out of UN arms talks

Monday, July 11th 2011, 20:12
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada withdraws from UN nuclear disarmament talks in protest at North Korea's presidency of the forum, the Canadian foreign minister says.
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S Korea players in lie-detector test

Monday, July 11th 2011, 8:52

South Korea's football league is introducing lie-detector tests for players as a huge corruption scandal continues to spread through the industry.
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Pyeongchang will host 2018 Games

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 15:19

South Korean city Pyeongchang is chosen as host for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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S Korean marine 'shoots comrades'

Monday, July 4th 2011, 10:06

Four South Korean marines are killed when a 19-year-old corporal serving near a disputed border turns his gun on them, say defence officials.
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New holding centre for N Koreans

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 9:51

South Korean officials say they are building a new facility to hold some of the 3,000 North Koreans who arrive in the country each year.
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North Korea 'buys anti-riot gear'

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 6:12
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

North Korea has bought large amounts of anti-riot equipment from China in recent months, South Korea's main news agency reports.
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S Korean troops shoot at airliner

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 5:13

South Korean troops armed with rifles fire at a passenger jet with more than 100 people on board, after mistaking it for a North Korean aircraft.
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N Korea's defector call rejected

Friday, June 17th 2011, 6:56
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Seoul rejects North Korea's demands for the return of nine defectors, saying they have asked to be resettled in the South.
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N Korea demands defectors' return

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 10:42
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea is demanding the return of nine apparent North Korean defectors who crossed to the South by boat, Seoul officials say.
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US Navy 'halted North Korea ship'

Monday, June 13th 2011, 9:53
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

The US Navy halted a North Korean cargo vessel bound for Burma two weeks ago over fears it was carrying weapons, US media report.
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North Korea pessimistic on talks

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 4:18
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Beijing

North Korea says no talks are possible with South Korea, as the South's nuclear envoy starts talks in Beijing.
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US envoy in N Korea rights talks

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 5:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The United States envoy for human rights in North Korea, Robert King, says Pyongyang discussed human rights and invited him back after his first trip there.
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S Korea army uses Kim picture for target practice

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 6:55
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says it will tell its army training units to stop using photographs of North Korea's ruling family for target practice.
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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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