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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

N Korea minister in Burma visit

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 7:40
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

North Korea's foreign minister arrives in Burma, days after the US voiced concern about possible nuclear co-operation between the two authoritarian states.
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LG profits hit by low phone sales

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 6:20

South Korean electronics firm LG Electronics reports a slump in profits as it struggles to keep pace with competitors in the mobile phone market.
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US warship's North Korea combat drill

Monday, July 26th 2010, 9:19
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US and South Korea have begun a major military exercise in the Sea of Japan, despite threats of retaliation with nuclear weapons from North Korea.
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Submarine focus for Korea drill

Monday, July 26th 2010, 7:14
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US and South Korea practised anti-submarine drills on the second day of joint exercises aimed as a show of strength to North Korea.
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S Korea and US in military drill

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 17:03
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US and South Korea hold a major military exercise in the Sea of Japan, despite threats of retaliation from North Korea.
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N Korea warns of nuclear response

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 13:15
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says it will use its "nuclear deterrent" in response to joint US-South Korean military exercises this weekend.
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North Korea warns of 'sacred war'

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 11:48
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says it will use its "nuclear deterrent" in response to joint US-South Korean military exercises this weekend.
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N Korea vows response to US drill

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 12:25
related countries: United States United States

North Korea promises a "physical response" to forthcoming large-scale joint US-South Korean military exercises, amid rising regional tensions.
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North Korea anger at US war games

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 9:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The US and South Korea's plans to hold joint military exercises pose a major danger to the region, Pyongyang says.
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Clinton and Gates visit Korea DMZ

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 4:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

The US secretary of state and defence secretary visit the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, in a show of support of Seoul.
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Risk of N Korea 'direct attacks'

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 23:23
related countries: United States United States

North Korea's sinking of a South Korean warship may herald a "dangerous new period", the nominee to be US director of national intelligence warns.
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US to join S Korea in major drill

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 8:44
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang, Seoul

The US and South Korea say they will begin a major military exercise aimed at sending a message of deterrence to North Korea on 25 July.
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Korea, Burma to dominate talks

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 5:59
related countries: Burma Burma

A regional summit of Asean foreign ministers will be dominated by tension on the Korean peninsula, Burma and economic recovery.
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N Korea spy faces Japan abductees

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 5:43
related countries: Japan Japan

A former North Korean spy who blew up a plane killing 115 people is in Japan to meet families of people abducted to North Korea.
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Agencies row over N Korea health

Friday, July 16th 2010, 17:19

The World Health Organization says Amnesty's report on North Korea's health system is unscientific and outdated.
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Hospital crisis found in North Korea

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 21:37

The human rights group, Amnesty International, has said North Korea is failing to meet even the most basic health needs of its people.
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US plans exercises with S Korea

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 19:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea and the US are planning joint military exercises in what the Pentagon says is a message of deterrence to Pyongyang.
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N Korea postpones talks with US

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 10:22
related countries: United States United States

North Korea postpones talks scheduled with the US-led UN Command about the sinking of a South Korean warship in March.
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North Korea hails UN Cheonan text

Friday, July 9th 2010, 20:22

North Korea hails as a "victory" a UN statement condemning the sinking of a South Korean warship, but not blaming it.
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US man in N Korea 'suicide bid'

Friday, July 9th 2010, 8:44
related countries: United States United States

A US man sentenced to eight years' hard labour in a North Korean jail "attempts suicide", the state news agency reports.
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Prank leaves singer Justin Bieber facing tour of North Korea

Monday, July 5th 2010, 12:58
related countries: Canada Canada

Justin Bieber tour page is the target of internet pranksters, voting for the Canadian singer to play North Korea.
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S Korea jails N Korea 'agents'

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 7:19
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Two North Korean agents are jailed for 10 years in South Korea for plotting to assassinate a high profile defector.
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Charges for South Korean man whose gadget 'created holy water'

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 7:18

A South Korean professor faces fraud charges for selling a digital device he said could convert tap water into holy water.
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South Korean star 'found hanged'

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 13:04
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A popular South Korean actor and singer is found dead at his home in Seoul after an apparent suicide, police say.
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Kim Jong-il's son 'in parliament'

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 8:02

South Korean newspapers say the North Korean leader's son, Kim Jong-un, has been in parliament since last year.
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N Korea warns of nuclear advance

Monday, June 28th 2010, 9:14
related countries: China China, United States United States

North Korea says it will introduce a new nuclear deterrent, hours after the US urged China to act over the warship issue.
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Obama blasts N Korea over warship

Saturday, June 26th 2010, 22:07
related countries: United States United States

US President Obama says North Korea must be "held to account" for the sinking of a South Korean warship, at the G8 summit.
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North Korea 'to pick new leaders'

Saturday, June 26th 2010, 6:58

North Korea's ruling communist party is to hold a rare meeting of its political bureau to choose new leaders, state media say.
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US warns N Korea over 'tensions'

Friday, June 25th 2010, 23:50
related countries: United States United States

The US warns North Korea against actions that could worsen regional tensions amid concern it is set for new missile tests.
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Images of war

Friday, June 25th 2010, 18:29
related countries: United States United States

US photographer relives memories of Korean War
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S Korea marks anniversary of war

Friday, June 25th 2010, 11:42
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Ceremonies are held in Seoul to mark the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, amid tension on the peninsula.
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'Our wound'

Friday, June 25th 2010, 9:03

Grandmother tells of war-time escape from North Korea
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Ivory Coast cling to slim hopes

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 14:52

Ivory Coast maintain the slimmest of hopes of qualifying for the World Cup knock-out stages, as they prepare to face North Korea.
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N Korea threatens US prisoner

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 10:22
related countries: United States United States

North Korea threatens harsher punishment for a jailed US citizen in a row with the US over the sinking of a South Korean ship.
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Queiroz thrilled by Portugal win

Monday, June 21st 2010, 15:55
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Portugal Portugal

Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz says his side's 7-0 win over North Korea in World Cup Group G will spur them on for their final group game against Brazil.
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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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