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N Korean arrivals in South surge‎

Monday, November 15th 2010, 8:29
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The number of North Koreans arriving in the South has surged because of economic hardship, passing 20,000 at the weekend, South Korea says.
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N Korea to give torpedo sample‎

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 9:13

North Korea says it is willing to hand over samples of its torpedos to prove it was not behind the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship.
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Korean family reunions go ahead

Saturday, October 30th 2010, 3:03

South Koreans cross the border for agreed reunions with families in the North, despite cross-border shootings on Friday.
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N Korea troops 'fire at S Korea'

Friday, October 29th 2010, 11:10

North Korean troops have fired two shots across the border into South Korean territory and the South has returned fire, Seoul says.
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Family ties

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 0:26
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Pyongyang

North Koreans in Japan stay loyal to Pyongyang
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Alonso cautious over title hopes

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 11:45

Fernando Alonso insists the drivers' championship is still wide open after his win in the Korean Grand Prix saw him take the lead with two races to go.
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Alonso wins as Red Bull implode

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 9:09

Fernando Alonso wins a dramatic rain-affected Korean Grand Prix as Red Bull's Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel fail to finish.
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Live - Korean Grand Prix

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 4:34

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso wins the Korean Grand Prix to take over the championship lead from Mark Webber, who failed to finish the race along with Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel.
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Vettel beats Webber to Korea pole

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 6:24
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Sebastian Vettel takes pole position for the Korean Grand Prix ahead of Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber with Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton third and fourth.
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Live - Korean Grand Prix qualifying

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 3:41

Sebastian Vettel qualifies on pole for the Korean Grand Prix as Red Bull lock out the front row with Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton on the second row.
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Kubica on top in final practice

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 3:17
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Renault's Robert Kubica is fastest from McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso of Ferrari in final practice for the Korean Grand Prix.
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Drivers criticise new Korea track

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 2:44

Formula 1 drivers raise concerns about the layout of the new Korean track with officials after practice on Friday.
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Webber heads rivals in practice

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 6:46
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Red Bull's Mark Webber is fastest from Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton in practice for the Korean Grand Prix.
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Live - Korean GP practice

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 3:05

Red Bull's Mark Webber sets the fastest time in second practice for the Korean Grand Prix ahead of Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.
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Hamilton 'excited' by title race

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 9:22
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton aims to reignite his 2010 title challenge at the inaugural Korean Grand Prix on Sunday.
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Blow for India's $12bn steel deal

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 4:22
related countries: India India

An Indian government panel recommends that environmental clearances for a steel plant to be built by South Korean company Posco be scrapped.
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Pirates seize South Korean boat

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 4:58
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A South Korean fishing boat with 43 sailors aboard has been hijacked by pirates off the coast of Kenya, South Korea's foreign ministry says.
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Kim eldest son 'opposes dynasty'

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 8:54

The eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il says he opposes a dynastic succession that would see his younger half-brother take power.
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Korean Grand Prix given go-ahead

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 6:35

The Korean Grand Prix will go ahead as scheduled after Formula 1 officials gave their approval on Tuesday following a track inspection.
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Warning over N Korea food shortages

Monday, October 11th 2010, 18:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British ambassador to North Korea has said food shortages in the country are causing chronic malnutrition.
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North Korean expands net presence

Monday, October 11th 2010, 12:28

North Korea's celebrations for the 65th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party were marked by an expansion of the nation's online presence.
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North Korea displays its military might

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 22:39

State television in North Korea has for the first time showed live pictures of leader Kim Jong-il with his son and presumed heir, Kim Jong-un, at a huge military parade.
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Boy meets world

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 17:57

North Korea shows off the son being groomed for greatness
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In pictures

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 9:36

North Korea leader and 'heir' attend military parade
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Show of strength for Kim Jong-un

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 9:32

North Korean television for the first time shows live pictures of leader Kim Jong-il with his youngest son and presumed heir, at a massive military parade.
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Kim Jong-un's 'coming out parade'

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 9:26

North Korean television has shown live pictures of the leader, Kim Jong-il, at a parade with his son Kim Jong-un who is expected to be the country's next leader.
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Inter-Korean talks 'key', says US

Thursday, October 7th 2010, 6:06
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

A senior US diplomat in Seoul says that North-South talks are key to progress on ending North Korea's nuclear programme.
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New video of North Korean 'heir'

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 11:42

North Korea has released video footage and a photograph which appears to show the heir apparent Kim Jong-un.
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New photo of North Korea's 'heir'

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 7:10

North Korean state media release a photograph which appears to show Kim Jong-un, the secretive state's leader-in-waiting.
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Koreas talks end without progress

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 5:31
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The first military talks between North and South Korea in almost two years aimed at easing tensions end without progress, Seoul says.
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Puppet dictator?

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 5:22

The remarkable rise of North Korea's heir apparent
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John Simpson on N Korea congress

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 22:49
related places: Pyongyang

The ruling Workers' Party in North Korea has held its first party congress for 30 years, but events in Pyongyang have been shrouded in secrecy.
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'Ruling North Korea is a family business'

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 15:27

The youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has been appointed to two key party posts, in a move widely seen as part of a gradual transfer of power.
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Key posts for N Korea head's son

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 6:55

The youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is awarded two key party posts, in a move seen as part of a gradual transfer of power.
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N Korea signals Kim's succession

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 13:49

A rare meeting of North Korea's ruling party opens the way for the eventual handover of power to Kim Jong-il's youngest son.
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N Korean leader's son 'promoted'

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 9:10

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's son, Kim Jong-un, is appointed general amid rumours that he is being anointed as successor.
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Ecclestone fearful over Korean GP

Monday, September 27th 2010, 8:09

Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone expresses doubts as to whether October's Korean Grand Prix will go ahead.
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Korean firm takes control of Dana

Friday, September 24th 2010, 8:45

Korean firm KNOC says it has taken control of 64% of Dana Petroleum, despite opposition to its bid from Dana's management.
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North Korea reshuffles diplomats

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 8:38

North Korea promotes three senior diplomats in a reshuffle days before its biggest political meeting in decades.
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Tales of starvation in North Korea

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 10:45
related countries: China China

The BBC's Damian Grammaticas travelled to the border with China to meet North Koreans who have escaped the world's most secretive state and heard their stories.
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Living like dogs

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 0:11

Defectors tell of starvation and death in North Korea
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N Korea set for 'historic' talks

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 9:41

Officials set a date for a rare North Korea Workers Party conference, where Kim Jong-il's successor is expected to be named.
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N Korea set for leadership summit

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 5:33

North Korea's ruling party will hold its first conference in a generation on 28 September, state media reports say, amid speculation that leader Kim Jong-il is about to name his successor.
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Korean boost for Scotch whisky

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 12:15
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Scotch whisky is to gain from a free trade agreement between the European Union and South Korea.
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Seoul mulling N Korea talks offer

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 8:45
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says it is considering a proposal from North Korea to hold their first military talks in almost two years.
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Dozens killed in N Korea typhoon

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 9:40

Dozens of people died in North Korea in landslides caused by a typhoon which hit the country earlier this month, state media say.
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South Korea outlines aid to North

Monday, September 13th 2010, 10:10
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says it will deliver rice and other aid to North Korea, even as it releases its final report into the sinking of a warship in March.
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North Korea proposes new reunions

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 9:02

North Korea has proposed to the South resuming a programme of reunions for families separated by the Korean War, state media say.
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