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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

Apology from S Korea ferry skipper

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 21:11

The captain of a South Korean ferry which sank with the loss of 304 lives apologises in court - but denies committing murder.
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N Korea defends rights record at UN

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 8:27

North Korea presents its own human rights report at a rare UN briefing, acknowledging it runs "reform through labour camps" but denying abuses.
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S Korea ferry captain was 'confused'

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 11:04

The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank in April says he was very "confused" during the incident, as he gives evidence in his trial.
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Korean ships exchange warning shots

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 3:23

North and South Korean ships exchange warning shots as a Northern patrol boat crosses a disputed maritime border, say officials from the South.
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N Korea team in rare visit to South

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 4:30
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Three top North Korean officials are in South Korea for the closing ceremony of the Asian Games - a visit seen as a rare opportunity for talks.
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N Korea 'not planning weapons tests'

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 23:38

North Korea is not planning any missile or nuclear tests, the country's envoy to the UN in Geneva, So Se Pyong, is quoted as saying.
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The North Korean ex-pat entrepreneurs

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 19:27

The North Korean defectors setting up firms in the South
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North Korea gives mobile manners advice

Monday, September 29th 2014, 10:07

North Korean state media issues guidelines on the proper manners of using the increasingly popular mobile phone.
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VIDEO: Where is North Korea's Kim Jong-un?

Friday, September 26th 2014, 12:46

Kim Jong-un the supreme leader of North Korea failed to show up at a meeting of parliament.
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North Korean leader 'has illness'

Friday, September 26th 2014, 12:42

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has an unspecified illness, state media report, after he failed to appear at a key political event.
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N Korea urged to close 'evil' camps

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 15:47
related countries: United States United States

American Secretary of State, John Kerry, tells North Korea to shut down its prison camps - describing them as an evil system.
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Probe into Tesco's South Korea brand

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 12:13
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Homeplus, Tesco's South Korean brand and its biggest outside the UK, is under investigation over the handling of customer data.
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US man tried to 'swim to N Korea'

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 3:29
related countries: United States United States

South Korean authorities say they have detained an American man they believe was trying to swim to North Korea.
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VIDEO: Hard labour for US man in N Korea

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 17:46
related countries: United States United States

An American man is sentenced to six years of hard labour for "hostile acts" by a North Korean court.
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Samsung accuses LG of damaging goods

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 14:00
related countries: Germany Germany

A bizarre spat has broken out between South Korean manufacturing giants Samsung and LG, with Samsung accusing its rival of damaging goods in German stores.
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N Korea jails US man for six years

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 12:23
related countries: United States United States

An American man in North Korea is sentenced to six years of hard labour for "hostile" acts against Pyongyang, state media say.
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South Korean star dies after crash

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 9:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A second member of South Korean pop group Ladies' Code dies four days after the vehicle they were travelling in crashed near Seoul.
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N Korea sets trial date for US man

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 6:22
related countries: United States United States

US citizen Matthew Miller, detained in North Korea after allegedly tearing up his visa, will be put on trial on 14 September, state media say.
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S Korea troops die in training drill

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 7:08

Two South Korean special forces soldiers have died during training, officials say, amid growing concern over abuse in the military.
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Dethroned beauty queen seeks apology

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 10:54
related countries: Burma Burma

A dethroned Burmese beauty queen is refusing to hand back her crown until she receives an apology from South Korean organisers.
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US works to free trio in N Korea

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 2:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.
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N Korea retracts cheerleader offer

Friday, August 29th 2014, 6:49
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea retracts a decision to send cheerleaders to South Korea for the Asian Games, accusing Seoul of quibbling over details.
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VIDEO: South Korea's female bodybuilders

Monday, August 25th 2014, 0:00

Traditional views of South Korean women are challenged by a growing trend for bodybuilding.
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VIDEO: Korean plot to dominate global culture

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 20:00
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Author Euny Hong talks to the BBC about how South Korea is conquering the world through pop culture.
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Pope urges Korean reconciliation

Monday, August 18th 2014, 10:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Pope

The Pope has called for reconciliation on the Korean peninsula, as the US and South Korea begin major military exercises.
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Little Mermaid gets a Seoul 'sister'

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 8:46
related countries: Denmark Denmark, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Danish and South Korean capitals exchange statues.
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S Korea ferry rescue 'ill-equipped'

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 9:24

South Korean coast guard officers say they did not have the right training or equipment to rescue passengers from the stricken ferry, Sewol.
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Japan security environment 'severe'

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 5:58
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

The security environment around Japan has become "increasingly severe" amid tensions with China and concern over North Korea, a white paper says.
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Americans in N Korea plead for help

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 5:06
related countries: United States United States

Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea have appealed for the US government to help secure their release.
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Samsung profit hit by phone slowdown

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 1:40

Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.
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South Korea sees conscript suicides

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 4:51

Two South Korean conscripts have died in apparent suicides, the military says, weeks after another soldier shot dead five members of his unit.
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UN blacklists N Korea arms ship firm

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 3:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Panama Panama

The UN blacklists the operator of a North Korean ship seized near the Panama Canal in July 2013 with undeclared Cuban weapons on board.
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S Korea ferry boss 'hid in closet'

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 13:49

The fugitive South Korean tycoon wanted in connection with the Sewol ferry disaster hid in a closet to evade arrest during a police raid, prosecutors say.
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Video teasing North Korean leader goes viral

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 18:58

Millions watch video poking fun at Kim Jong-un.
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Five dead in S Korea helicopter crash

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 7:32

A helicopter that was involved in the search for missing passengers from the sunken South Korean ferry crashes in Gwangju, killing all five on board.
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N Korea fires 'short-range missiles'

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 2:59
related countries: Japan Japan

North Korea fires two suspected short-range missiles off eastern coast into the sea, South Korea says, in the fourth such test in two weeks.
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VIDEO: Kim Jong-un filmed limping in public

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 11:25

Rare footage showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un limping as he attends commemorations marking the 20th anniversary of his grandfather's death have aired on state TV.
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Samsung forecasts 25% drop in profit

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 1:09

Samsung Electronics forecasts a 25% drop in profit for the April-to-June quarter due to a slowdown in the smartphone market and a strong Korean currency.
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UK sent Sherlock to North Korea

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 16:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government organised a screening of BBC TV drama Sherlock in North Korea in the hope of "encouraging change" in the country, it is revealed.
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Neighbours oppose NK nuclear tests

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 12:49
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

China and South Korea have reaffirmed their opposition to North Korean nuclear tests during a trip by Chinese president Xi Jinping to Seoul.
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Japan 'to ease N Korea sanctions'

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 3:19
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan is to ease some sanctions on North Korea amid ongoing talks on Japanese nationals abducted by Pyongyang, PM Shinzo Abe announces.
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North Korea test-fires more missiles

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 3:52
related countries: China China, Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul, Tokyo

North Korea test-fires two more short-range rockets amid tensions with Seoul and Tokyo, and ahead of a visit to South Korea by China's president.
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North Korea to put US men on trial

Monday, June 30th 2014, 7:18
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says that it will put two detained American men on trial, accusing them of "committing hostile acts".
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VIDEO: Sister ship of S Korea ferry probed

Monday, June 30th 2014, 1:18

The trial of the captain and crew members of the South Korean ferry that sank claiming more than 300 lives is taking a one-week break.
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North Korea 'test-fires missiles'

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 3:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea test-fires two missiles - believed to be short-range Scuds - into the sea from its east coast, South Korea media say.
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VIDEO: N Korea angered by Kim Jong-un film

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 22:42

North Korea promises "merciless" retaliation if a forthcoming Hollywood film about killing Kim Jong-un is released.
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