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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

'Blast' sinks S Korea navy ship

Friday, March 26th 2010, 19:49

About 40 sailors are believed missing after a South Korean navy ship sinks after an explosion, officials say.
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N Korea warns Seoul over tour ban

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 11:25
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea threatens "extraordinary measures" unless Seoul lifts its ban on cross-border tours, an official says.
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N Korea 'to put US man on trial'

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 12:13
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says it will put a US citizen on trial for illegally entering the country, the state news agency reports.
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Pirates free N Korean tanker crew

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 13:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates have released a chemical tanker and its North Korean crew of 28, maritime officials say.
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Burma and N Korea slam UN reports

Monday, March 15th 2010, 18:06
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma and North Korea reject UN condemnation of human rights abuses at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
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Disconnect

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 8:33

Can two Korean families cope without the web?
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N Korea outrage at military drill

Monday, March 8th 2010, 10:15
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says its army is on full alert, as the US and South Korean begin annual joint military exercises.
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Man who shopped for N Korea's leaders reveals Kim's whims

Monday, March 8th 2010, 4:17

A North Korean colonel tells how he shopped in Europe for his country's dictators' lavish lifestyles, in a new book.
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S Korea 'web neglect' baby dies

Friday, March 5th 2010, 10:31

A South Korean couple addicted to the internet let their baby starve while raising a virtual daughter online, police say.
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Ivory Coast suffer South Korea defeat

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 16:56
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Ivory Coast's preparation towards the World Cup suffers a jolt after a 2-0 defeat at the hands of South Korea.
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S Africa seizes 'N Korea weapons'

Friday, February 26th 2010, 15:54
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo, South Africa South Africa

South Africa confirms it seized banned military equipment on a ship sailing from North Korea to the Republic of Congo.
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North Korea 'detains trespassers'

Friday, February 26th 2010, 9:12

North Korea says it has detained four South Korean "trespassers" who illegally crossed its border.
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N Korea declares sea firing zones

Friday, February 19th 2010, 7:12
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea declares a naval firing zone near its disputed sea border with South Korea, amid efforts to re-start nuclear talks.
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N Korea marks leader's birthday

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 10:54

Mass events are held in North Korea to mark the birthday of leader Kim Jong-il, as officials talk of dialogue with the West.
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Lee wins 1,500m short track title

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 4:05
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Korean Jung-Su Lee of South Korea wins a dramatic gold medal in the men's 1,500m short track.
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Thais drop N Korea arms charges

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 10:40
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand drops charges against the five-member crew of a plane suspected of carrying weapons from North Korea.
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North Korean diplomacy heats up

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 8:05
related countries: China China
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea tells China it is committed to a non-nuclear peninsula, say reports, as a top UN envoy heads to Pyongyang.
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Freed US man leaves North Korea

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 4:46
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Beijing

US activist Robert Park arrives in Beijing after being freed from detention in North Korea, reports from South Korea say.
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North Korea 'to free US activist'

Friday, February 5th 2010, 4:26
related countries: United States United States

North Korea is to release a US man detained since December for illegally entering the country, the state news agency says.
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North Korea 'eases market curbs'

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 11:35

North Korea reportedly relaxes a crackdown on free market trading after a currency revaluation sparked public discontent.
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N Korean 'sacked' over currency

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 8:52

A North Korean finance official is reportedly sacked over the country's disastrous currency revaluation.
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South Korean pyramid fraud arrest

Monday, February 1st 2010, 11:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A key suspect in a multi-billion dollar South Korean pyramid scheme is arrested in Seoul, according to reports.
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Third day of North Korea shelling

Friday, January 29th 2010, 7:55
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea fires artillery shells near the disputed sea border with South Korea for a third successive day.
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US man 'detained' in North Korea

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 7:27
related countries: China China, United States United States

North Korea says it has detained a US citizen for illegally entering its territory across the border from China.
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North Korea fires near sea border

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 2:33
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea fires artillery near its disputed sea border with South Korea, a day after the two exchanged fire, reports say.
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N Korea issues warning to South

Sunday, January 24th 2010, 6:54
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea responds angrily to the South's suggestion of a pre-emptive strike against its nuclear facilities.
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N Korea says sanctions must end

Monday, January 18th 2010, 11:39

North Korea says it will not return to stalled international talks on its nuclear disarmament until sanctions are lifted.
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North Korea allows aid from Seoul

Friday, January 15th 2010, 12:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea accepts an offer of food aid from South Korea, officials say, the first such aid in two years.
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North Korea calls for peace talks

Monday, January 11th 2010, 8:17
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says it could return to talks on its nuclear disarmament in exchange for a peace treaty with the US.
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N Korea urges 'end to hostility'

Friday, January 1st 2010, 1:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Year

North Korea issues a New Year message calling for an end to hostile relations with the US, and peace on the Korean peninsula.
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US man 'arrested' in North Korea

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 4:05
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says it has arrested a US man who crossed into the country amid reports a Christian activist entered the territory.
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South Korea wins nuclear contract

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 17:48
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

A South Korean consortium wins a contract to build four nuclear reactors in the United Arab Emirates.
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South Korea bus crash kills 17

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 5:44

A South Korean bus crash kills 17 elderly people and injures 14 others on a mountain road after a spa visit.
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Obama writes to N Korea's leader

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 19:12
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama sends a personal letter to North Korea's Kim Jong-il, apparently about nuclear talks.
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Thai custody for arms plane crew

Monday, December 14th 2009, 19:36
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand orders the crew of a plane suspected of carrying arms from North Korea to be held for a further 12 days.
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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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