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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

Gaming curfew for South Koreans

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 11:21

The South Korean government is to ban school-aged children from playing online games during the night.
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S Korea detains 'refugee hunter'

Monday, April 12th 2010, 9:43
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A South Korean man who allegedly hunted North Korean refugees in China is arrested in Seoul, reports say.
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N Korea 'freezes Kumgang assets'

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 14:12

North Korea says it will freeze South Korean assets at a key tourist resort and restart the venture with a new partner.
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S Korea sailors describe 'blast'

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 12:49

Sailors who survived the sinking of a South Korean ship last month say an "external blast" was felt on board.
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US man gets North Korea jail term

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 2:37
related countries: United States United States

North Korea sentences a US man to eight years' hard labour for illegally entering the country, the state news agency reports.
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Korea ship reaches Somali pirates

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 2:42
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Somalia Somalia

A South Korean navy warship catches up with an oil tanker, hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean on Sunday.
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Korea ship chases Somali pirates

Monday, April 5th 2010, 15:35
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, South Korea South Korea, Somalia Somalia
related places: Seoul

A huge South Korean oil tanker has been hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean.
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Saturday, April 3rd 2010, 10:15

A South Korean fishing boat sinks during the search for a warship that sank last week in mysterious circumstances.
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Korea 'web neglect' couple tried

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 15:01

A South Korean couple go on trial charged with allowing their baby daughter to starve to death while they played games online.
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Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 12:28

South Korean search teams suspend efforts to reach possible survivors on a sunken ship, because of poor conditions.
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Diver dies at S Korea rescue site

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 11:11
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A South Korean military diver searching for survivors from a warship that sank after a mysterious explosion dies.
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S Korea ship 'may have hit mine'

Monday, March 29th 2010, 20:33
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's defence minister says a mine from the North may have caused a blast which sank a warship.
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S Korea divers search sunken ship

Monday, March 29th 2010, 15:02

South Korean divers search a sunken navy ship split in two after a mysterious explosion but find no sign of survivors.
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South Korea ship 'split in half'

Sunday, March 28th 2010, 7:10

The force of Friday's explosion which sunk a South Korean naval ship split the vessel's hull into two pieces, officials say.
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In pictures

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 8:44

Hunt for survivors after South Korean naval boat sinks
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S Korea hunts for missing sailors

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 2:39

The search continues for 46 South Korean sailors missing after their ship sank near the disputed border with North Korea.
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'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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