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Final okay for India Posco plant

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 4:24
related countries: India India

India's environment ministry gives final clearance to South Korean firm Posco's plan to build a steel plant in the eastern state of Orissa.
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US 'not denying North Korea aid'

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 9:33
related countries: United States United States

US officials deny an accusation from former US President Jimmy Carter that the US is withholding food aid from North Korea.
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VIDEO: Carter urges food aid for North Korea

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 19:07
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

Former US president Jimmy Carter has accused the US and South Korea of human rights violations against North Koreans by withholding food aid.
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Carter urges North Korea food aid

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 12:39
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

Former US President Jimmy Carter accuses the US and South Korea of human rights violations against North Koreans by withholding food aid.
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Jimmy Carter arrives in N Korea

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 7:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Elders

Ex-US President Jimmy Carter arrives in North Korea as part of the group of elder statesmen to discuss nuclear weapons and human rights.
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Ex-leaders head for North Korea

Monday, April 25th 2011, 5:12
related countries: United States United States

Former global leaders, including ex-US President Jimmy Carter, are visiting North Korea to discuss food shortages and nuclear weapons
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N Korea confirms American arrest

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 6:46
related countries: United States United States

North Korea confirms that it arrested a US citizen last November, and is preparing to charge him with "committing a crime" against the country.
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US citizen 'detained in N Korea'

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 4:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US calls for the release of a US citizen it says is being held in North Korea, days before Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to visit South Korea.
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Huge cash stash found in South Korean garlic patch

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 6:44

South Korean police find plastic containers bursting with bank notes buried in a garlic field in the south-west of the country.
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Bong to head debut director jury

Friday, April 8th 2011, 7:38

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho will preside over the jury that awards the Camera d'Or prize to the best first-time filmmaker.
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NK parliament 'ignores Kim's son'

Friday, April 8th 2011, 4:34

A rare North Korea parliamentary session makes no mention of either leader Kim Jong-il or Kim Jong-un, the son expected to succeed him.
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N Korea succession clues sought

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 9:23

A rare session of North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament is being watched for signs of the succession process featuring leader Kim Jong-il's son Kim Jong-un.
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Success story

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 11:57
related countries: United States United States

Why Korean immigrants have done so well in the US
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Two Koreas hold volcano dialogue

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 10:25

South and North Korea hold talks about volcanic activity on North Korea's Mount Paektu - after an earlier agreed repatriation of 27 border-crossers is completed.
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Starting anew

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 23:48

Bombed South Korean island slowly comes back to life
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S Korea criticised over Cheonan

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 4:39

South Korea issues a report criticising its lack readiness which allowed a North Korean attack on a warship one year ago.
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Koreas agree volcanic risk talks

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 5:36

South and North Korea agree to talk about volcanic activity on North Korea's Mount Paektu - as efforts to restart nuclear disarmament talks continue.
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India's Nehwal wins Swiss Open

Monday, March 21st 2011, 4:31
related countries: India India, Switzerland Switzerland

Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal wins the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title with a victory over the Korean Ji Hyun Sung in Switzerland.
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Unemployment rises in South Korea

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 6:51
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korean unemployment rate rises to 4% in February, its highest level in a year, despite a spike in manufacturing jobs.
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N Korea agrees repatriation deal

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 9:58
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea agrees to accept the repatriation of 27 out of 31 of its citizens who drifted into South Korea last month, after four ask to stay.
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N Korea 'ready to talk nuclear'

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 4:31

North Korea says it wants six-party disarmament talks to resume, unconditionally, and is willing to allow discussion of its nuclear enrichment plans.
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N Korea offers talks on refugees

Monday, March 7th 2011, 9:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea calls for a meeting with South Korea to try to resolve a row over 31 North Koreans whose boat crossed the maritime border in thick fog last month.
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'China invite' to Kim Jong-il son

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 3:36
related countries: China China

China formally invites Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of North Korea's leader and his likely heir, to visit, South Korean sources say.
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S Korea in refugee row with North

Friday, March 4th 2011, 7:03

South Korean officials say the North is blocking the return of 27 North Koreans who strayed across the border.
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Asia firms strike rare earth deal

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 7:04
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Japan Japan

A group of Japanese and South Korean firms are to buy a 15% stake in a Brazilian company that mines a rare earth metal.
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Hyundai targets company car market

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 7:48

Korean carmaker Hyundai enters the company car market as a first step towards offering luxury cars for the masses.
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S Korea starts joint US exercises

Monday, February 28th 2011, 10:19
related countries: United States United States

Large-scale military exercises involving thousands of American and South Korean troops are under way despite a North Korea threat of "all-out war" in response.
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N Korea issues threat over drill

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 10:46
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea threatens "all-out war" in response to military exercises by South Korean and US troops starting on Monday, which it says are a pretext for invasion.
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S Korea charges Somali 'pirates'

Friday, February 25th 2011, 9:42
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Five Somali men suspected of hijacking a South Korean cargo ship in the Arabian Sea face attempted murder charges.
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Warning on N Korea food shortages

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 8:01

Aid agency officials who have just returned from a trip to North Korea say they saw evidence of looming food shortages and alarming malnutrition.
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Dictator dominoes

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 0:03

What chance of North Korea's Kim Jong Il being toppled?
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US warns of N Korea 'provocation'

Friday, February 18th 2011, 9:35
related countries: United States United States

North Korea may launch new provocative action within months, a senior US military commander says, as satellite images emerge of a missile launchpad.
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VIDEO: Fears of food crisis in North Korea

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 19:08

North Korea has told the World Food Program that it needs help after poor recent harvests and an unusually harsh winter.
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VIDEO: Birthday 'celebrations' of North Korea's ruler

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 13:03

North Koreans celebrate Kim Jong-il's birthday
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Kim Jong-il celebrates birthday

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 9:51

Mass celebrations are expected in North Korea to celebrate leader Kim Jong-il's birthday.
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Kenya welcome for freed sailors

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 12:06
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Sailors aboard a South Korean fishing trawler hijacked in October are welcomed home in Kenya after their release last week by Somali pirates.
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Korea military talks 'break down'

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 9:22
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Military talks aimed at easing tensions between North and South Korea have broken down, officials in Seoul say.
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S Korea intercepts N Korean boat

Monday, February 7th 2011, 13:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea intercepts a North Korean fishing boat carrying 31 workers, a few kilometres south of the disputed sea border.
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Koreas agree date for joint talks

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 8:15
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North and South Korea agree to hold preliminary military talks on 8 February, in an attempt to defuse tensions on the peninsula.
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N Korea 'has more nuclear sites'

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 0:25

North Korea has at least one hidden nuclear site and should face tougher sanctions, a UN report says, according to diplomats.
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India 'approves' mega steel deal

Monday, January 31st 2011, 9:33
related countries: India India

India's environment ministry gives conditional approval to South Korean company Posco's plan to build a steel plant in the eastern state of Orissa.
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Somali 'pirates' flown to Seoul

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 4:38
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Somalia Somalia
related places: Seoul

Five Somali men suspected of hijacking a South Korean cargo ship in the Arabian Sea are flown to Seoul to face possible criminal charges.
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Kim Jong-il 'opposed succession'

Friday, January 28th 2011, 10:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea's Kim Jong-il was against a third-generation succession but named his youngest son next leader to ensure stability, his eldest son says.
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South Korea economic growth slows

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 8:24

South Korean economic growth slowed in the final three months of last year to 0.5%, as retail spending and manufacturing slowed.
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S Korean pastor jailed over trip

Friday, January 21st 2011, 9:27

South Korean pro-reunification pastor Han Sang-ryol is jailed for five years over an unauthorised trip to North Korea.
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South Korea agrees military talks

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 20:58
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korea accepts the North's proposal for military talks, officials say, in a move that could ease tensions on the peninsula.
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N Korea 'hit by foot-and-mouth'

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 10:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea is hit by an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, reports say, as South Korea works to contain the disease.
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Gates warns of North Korea threat

Friday, January 14th 2011, 5:44
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says North Korea poses a potent threat and has grown "more lethal" to its neighbours and the world.
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Gates on N Korea: Get 'serious'

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 8:23
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, speaking in Japan, tells North Korea it is time to show concrete evidence that it is committed to talks.
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N Korea resets military hotline

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 9:54
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea has restarted a military hotline with South Korea, but the South says conditions for new talks remain unchanged.
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