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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

Children's balloons 'spark South Korea military alert'

Friday, June 18th 2010, 10:39
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Balloons released by schoolchildren sparked a major security alert in South Korea, reports say, amid heightened tensions with North Korea.
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Dunga demands better from Brazil

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 6:49
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil boss Dunga expects his team to move up a gear following their 2-1 win over North Korea in their opening Group G match in Johannesburg.
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UK considered barring N Korea from 1966 World Cup

Sunday, June 13th 2010, 17:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government considered denying North Korea visas to attend the 1966 World Cup, official documents have revealed.
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South Korea rocket 'debris' found

Friday, June 11th 2010, 13:27

A South Korean navy ship recovers debris appearing to be from a rocket which exploded shortly after launch.
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North Korea warns UN on ship row

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 16:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea tells the UN it did not sink a South Korean warship, as Seoul installs propaganda loudspeakers along its border.
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Mystery men

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 16:13

The secretive world of N Korean football
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S Korea postpones rocket launch

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 6:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea delays the launch of a rocket to put a satellite into space due to fire safety problems, officials say.
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Three Chinese 'shot by N Korea'

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 14:59
related countries: China China

China says a guard from its ally North Korea shot and killed three people on the Chinese side of the border last week.
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N Korea in leadership reshuffle

Monday, June 7th 2010, 10:14

North Korea replaces its premier and promotes Kim Jong-il's brother-in-law at a special session of parliament.
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US mulls new North Korea measures

Sunday, June 6th 2010, 22:19
related countries: United States United States

The US says it is considering "additional options" to hold North Korea accountable for the sinking of a South Korean warship.
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S Korea seeks UN help with North

Friday, June 4th 2010, 15:03

South Korea has referred North Korea to the UN Security Council over the sinking of its warship as relations between the two nations deteriorate.
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N Korea hails new 'anti-ageing super drink'

Friday, June 4th 2010, 11:15

North Korea announces the development of a "super drink" that, it says, can multiply brain cells and stop skin ageing.
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N Korea focus for security summit

Friday, June 4th 2010, 8:49
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The inter-Korean crisis over a sunken warship looks set to dominate a major security summit in Singapore.
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US senator cancels visit to Burma

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 14:12
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

US Senator Jim Webb cancels a visit to Burma over concerns it is working with North Korea on a nuclear programme.
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China 'backs N Korea sanctions'

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 8:20
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

China and Japan have agreed to back financial sanctions against North Korea, the South's foreign minister tells the BBC.
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Secrets and lies

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 4:57

BBC's rare glimpse of life inside North Korean bubble
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China's dilemma

Sunday, May 30th 2010, 19:56
related countries: China China

Why Beijing is treading carefully on North Korea
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China non-committal over N Korea

Sunday, May 30th 2010, 17:48
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

China resists pressure to censure North Korea over the sinking of a warship, at a summit in South Korea.
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Sanitised life

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 11:12

North Korea gives BBC a guided tour of its bizarre world
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Jail for Korea web-neglect father

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 6:06

A South Korean court jails a man whose baby daughter starved to death while he played an online game.
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China vow over Korea ship attack

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 5:38
related countries: China China

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says Beijing will not protect whoever was behind the sinking of a South Korean warship.
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UN says N Korea in nuclear trade

Friday, May 28th 2010, 9:26
related countries: Burma Burma, Iran Iran

North Korea is contravening a UN ban by trading in nuclear material and technology with Iran, Syria and Burma, a UN panel has found.
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China joins talks on Korea crisis

Friday, May 28th 2010, 8:58
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Beijing, Seoul

China's premier visits South Korea as Seoul urges stronger action by Beijing against North Korea over the sinking of a warship.
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North Korea scraps S Korea pact

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 13:27

North Korea scraps an agreement on preventing naval clashes with the South, as tensions rise over the sinking of a warship.
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S Korea in anti-submarine drill

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 5:58
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea holds an anti-submarine drill amid rising tensions over North Korea's sinking of the Cheonan warship.
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US seeks action over Korea crisis

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 15:20
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: North

The international community must respond in the growing crisis over the sinking of a South Korean warship, the US says.
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Europe stocks slump amid global gloom

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 19:54

European stock markets close sharply lower after a day of continued global fears about eurozone debt problems.
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North Korea 'severs ties' with Seoul

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 16:22
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang, Seoul

North Korea is to sever all ties with the South as tensions escalate over the sinking of a South Korean ship.
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Utopian vision

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 8:24
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Vienna hosts rare display of North Korean art
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US to conduct Korea navy exercises

Monday, May 24th 2010, 18:45
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

The US announces joint naval exercises with Seoul after a report blamed North Korea for the sinking of a Southern warship.
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US says Korea crisis 'precarious'

Monday, May 24th 2010, 16:36
related countries: United States United States

Hillary Clinton urges action to contain the "precarious situation" after a report blames North Korea for sinking a Southern warship.
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S Korea freezes trade with North

Monday, May 24th 2010, 9:34
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's president suspends trade with the North, after a report blamed Pyongyang for sinking a Southern warship.
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US warns North Korea over sinking

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 20:09
related countries: United States United States

There will "definitely be consequences" for North Korea following the sinking of a South Korean warship, the US warns.
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Anger at North Korea over sinking

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 18:46
related countries: China China

North Korea faces international anger after it is accused of sinking a South Korean navy ship - but China appeals for calm.
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No easy options

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 13:09

How can North Korea be punished for ship's sinking?
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'N Korean torpedo' sank navy ship

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 12:13

A North Korean torpedo sank a South Korean navy ship in March with the loss of 46 sailors, an international report finds.
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N Korea role in sinking 'obvious'

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 15:31
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's foreign minister says it is "obvious" that North Korea sank a South Korean naval ship in March.
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N Korea calls parliament session

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 13:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea is to hold a rare second parliamentary session next month, amid rising tensions with Seoul.
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Warning shots in Korea skirmish

Sunday, May 16th 2010, 5:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's navy fires warning shots at North Korean patrol boats, the most serious skirmish since a Southern ship was sunk.
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Row over North Korea 'Noah's Ark'

Friday, May 14th 2010, 11:29

Zimbabwe's reported plan to send wild animals including elephants, giraffes and rhinos to North Korea alarms conservationists.
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Brazil draw puts Portugal through

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 15:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Portugal Portugal

Portugal join Brazil in the last 16 after a lacklustre 0-0 draw between the sides in Durban while Ivory Coast are eliminated despite beating North Korea 3-0.
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Ivory Coast out despite easy win

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 15:49

Ivory Coast chase a hatful of goals against North Korea to keep their slim hopes alive of qualifying.
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Portugal hammer seven past N Korea

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:31
related countries: Chile Chile, Honduras Honduras, Spain Spain, Switzerland Switzerland

Portugal thump World Cup minnows North Korea 7-0 in Cape Town to get their World Cup campaign back on track.
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Brazil edge out resilient North Korea

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:09

Second-half goals from Maicon and Elano help Brazil overcome a spirited North Korea 2-1 in their opening game of the tournament.
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New Zealand snatch last-gasp draw

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil, New Zealand New Zealand, Portugal Portugal, Slovakia Slovakia

Winston Reid's injury-time header earns New Zealand a 1-1 draw against Slovakia.
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N Korea 'nuclear fusion success'

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 7:09

North Korea says it has made significant progress towards the development of thermo-nuclear power.
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