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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

Thai 'N Korean arms' men charged

Monday, December 14th 2009, 5:27
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Five crew members of a cargo plane seized in Bangkok for allegedly carrying weapons from North Korea are charged.
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'North Korean arms plane' seized

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 19:26
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thailand seizes a cargo plane refuelling in Bangkok which it says was carrying weapons from North Korea to an unknown destination.
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N Korea agrees US 'co-operation'

Friday, December 11th 2009, 2:06
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says it will co-operate with the US on its nuclear programme and agrees stalled talks need to resume.
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US in North Korea nuclear talks

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 12:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The US special envoy for North Korea says he has had "useful" talks with officials on a three-day trip to Pyongyang.
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North Korea accepts swine flu aid

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 10:18
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea accepts an offer of medical aid from South Korea to combat an outbreak of swine flu, officials in Seoul say.
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S Korea in $10bn Ghana homes deal

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 15:12
related countries: Ghana Ghana

A South Korean firm will build 200,000 houses in Ghana over the next six years in a $10bn deal, Korean officials say.
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Defector tells of North Korea's secret network of tunnels

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 11:25
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea's capital Pyongyang has secret tunnels for use as escape routes for top officials, a defector says.
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Australia blocks N Korean artists

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 5:19
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia refuses visas for five artists from North Korea to attend an exhibition, bringing accusations of censorship.
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US envoy begins North Korea talks

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 6:58
related countries: United States United States

The US envoy to North Korea, Stephen Bosworth, arrives in North Korea for the first high-level Obama administration visit.
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US envoy on North Korea mission

Monday, December 7th 2009, 7:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

US envoy Stephen Bosworth stops in Seoul on his way to North Korea to try to resume nuclear disarmament talks.
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Swedish store pulls 'political' North Korean jeans from sale

Sunday, December 6th 2009, 0:52
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A Swedish department store cancels what was to have been North Korea's debut in Western fashion.
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Panic buying

Friday, December 4th 2009, 11:38

Surprise currency reform sparks fear in North Korea
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Sweden to sell North Korean jeans

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 11:36
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Designer jeans made in North Korea are going on sale in Sweden as the communist states aims to make inroads into Western fashion.
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Fatal blast at S Korea institute

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 5:09

One person is killed and five others injured in an explosion at a South Korean defence research institute.
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S Korean racially abused Indian

Friday, November 27th 2009, 5:45
related countries: India India

A South Korean man is fined $865 for racially insulting an Indian professor in the first case of its kind in the country.
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China and N Korea in defence bond

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 4:37
related countries: China China

A meeting of Chinese and North Korean defence chiefs pledges close ties ahead of new nuclear talks efforts.
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Top South Korean model found dead

Friday, November 20th 2009, 7:55
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

South Korean model Daul Kim is found dead at her apartment in Paris, amid speculation she took her own life.
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Defector's tale

Friday, November 20th 2009, 1:19

A North Korean describes life in the secret state's army
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Obama urges North Korea to change

Thursday, November 19th 2009, 6:30
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

US President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak urge North Korea to return to nuclear talks.
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'US envoy to N Korea' after clash

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 10:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang, Washington

The US says a naval clash between the two Koreas will not affect Washington's decision to send an envoy to Pyongyang.
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Korean naval ships clash at sea

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 16:41
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A South Korean warship has exchanged fire with a North Korean naval vessel - and the White House is calling for calm.
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S Korean woman passes driving test exam on 950th attempt

Friday, November 6th 2009, 15:34

A South Korean woman is celebrating after passing the written exam for a driving licence - on her 950th attempt.
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N Korea 'produces weapons plutonium'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 10:02

North Korea completes the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel rods to extract weapons-grade plutonium, state media say.
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N Korea urges US nuclear talks

Monday, November 2nd 2009, 8:19

North Korea has said it is ready for direct talks with the US on its nuclear programme but will "go its own way" if refused.
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Defector 'fleeing S Korea charge'

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 4:41

A South Korean pig farmer who defected to North Korea was fleeing an assault charge, South Korean officials say.
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S Korea clone scientist convicted

Monday, October 26th 2009, 14:42

A South Korean court convicts disgraced cloning scientist Hwang Woo-suk of embezzlement over his stem cell research.
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S Korea offers food aid to North

Monday, October 26th 2009, 5:20
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea offers a small amount of food aid for the first time in almost two years to impoverished North Korea.
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N Korean and US envoys meet in NY

Saturday, October 24th 2009, 21:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A senior North Korean diplomat holds face-to-face talks on denuclearisation with a US counterpart in New York.
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N Korea human rights 'abysmal'

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 9:24

A UN envoy criticises the rights situation in North Korea as "abysmal", saying a third of the population was going hungry.
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North Korea gulags 'hold 150,000'

Saturday, October 17th 2009, 14:40

North Korea holds more than 150,000 political prisoners in six prison camps across the country, a South Korean MP says.
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North Korean diplomat to visit US

Saturday, October 17th 2009, 4:07
related countries: United States United States

A senior North Korean diplomat is to be allowed a rare visit to the US later this month, officials say, with "informal" meetings planned.
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North Korea warns of naval clash

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 11:15
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea's navy accuses South Korea of sending warships across their disputed maritime border to stir tensions.
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Thousands wed in Korean ceremony

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 9:22
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Thousands of couples tie the knot in South Korea in a mass wedding organised by the Unification Church, its biggest in a decade.
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Koreas in talks after dam deaths

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 6:11

North and South Korea open talks on preventing floods along a cross-border river, following a deadly dam accident.
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'Nuclear threat' to power grids

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 16:33
related countries: Iran Iran

Scientists warn that Iran and North Korea may develop a bomb that could paralyse western electricity grids.
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N Korea 'test-fires five rockets'

Monday, October 12th 2009, 14:38
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea test-fires five short-range missiles off its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports.
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Honour for South Korean actress

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 16:41
related countries: France France

South Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon receives one of France's top art awards at a film festival in her home country.
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Nations urge early N Korea talks

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 5:03
related countries: China China, Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

Leaders of South Korea, China and Japan call for an early resumption of talks on North Korea's nuclear programme.
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'No aid' unless N Korea disarms

Friday, October 9th 2009, 7:16
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea

The leaders of Japan and South Korea say North Korea should not be offered aid until it dismantles its nuclear programme.
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Prevailing joy?

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 4:19

The reality of North Korea restrictive rule
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North Korea 'may return to talks'

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 8:21
related countries: China China

North Korea tells China it is willing to return to six-party nuclear talks, dependent on bilateral negotiations with the US.
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China visit sparks N Korea hopes

Monday, October 5th 2009, 10:06
related countries: China China

North Korea indicates it may be ready to restart nuclear talks, as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao spends a second day in the country.
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Chinese premier in North Korea visit

Sunday, October 4th 2009, 13:40
related countries: China China
related places: Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il makes a rare appearance to greet visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, ahead of nuclear talks.
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China's premier to visit N Korea

Monday, September 28th 2009, 8:10

China's Premier Wen Jiabao is to visit North Korea as international pressure mounts on North Korea to resume nuclear talks.
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