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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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VIDEO: S Korea 'comfort women' call for apology

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 20:53
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Supporters of South Korean women forced into sexual slavery in Japan's military brothels during and after World War II hold a rally outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul.
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VIDEO: Rodman's birthday song to Kim Jong-un

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 12:13
related countries: United States United States

The American basketball player, Dennis Rodman, who is on a controversial trip to North Korea, has sung "Happy Birthday" to the country's leader, Kim Jong-un.
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Rodman in North Korea for match

Monday, January 6th 2014, 13:17
related countries: United States United States

Retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman takes a team to North Korea for a match marking leader Kim Jong-un's birthday.
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Did Kim Jong Un feed his uncle to dogs?

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 18:55

North Korean execution story strains credulity
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Hyundai and Kia hit by sales outlook

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 6:40

Shares of Hyundai and affiliate Kia Motors dip more than 5% after the South Korean carmakers issue their weakest growth forecast in nearly a decade.
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Ten things: North Korea's film industry

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 2:34

...and nine other things about North Korea's film industry
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N Korean leader hails purge of uncle

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 13:41

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says the country is stronger after the execution of his uncle last month, his first public comments on the move.
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VIDEO: North Korea leader hails purge

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 12:29

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un praises what he described as the "elimination of factionalist filth" in what are thought to be the first public remarks on the execution of his uncle.
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What lies ahead after North Korea purge?

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 1:53

What lies ahead for North Korea's Kim Jong-un?
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North Korea's most surprising border

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 1:10

The allure of a UK supermarket a stone's throw from North Korea
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VIDEO: Rodman: 'North Korea is pretty cool'

Friday, December 20th 2013, 11:35

Dennis Rodman has been coaching young basketball players in North Korea, as part of a plan to bring 12 ex-NBA stars to the country for a game.
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Dennis Rodman in third N Korea visit

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 15:47

Retired player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea to arrange a friendly basketball match, amid tensions after the execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle.
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S Korea to repatriate Chinese bodies

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 14:30
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

South Korea will send home the remains of more than 400 Chinese troops who died during the Korean War.
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What a picture says about power in North Korea

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 1:09

How decoding a picture of North Korea elite shows power shift
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North Korea marks Kim Jong-il death

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 18:59

North Korea is marking the second anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong-il, days after the dramatic purge of a top-level official.
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VIDEO: North Korea marks Kim Jong-il death

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 4:44

North Korea is marking the second anniversary of its former leader's death, in the wake of a dramatic political purge.
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N Korea purge 'will not alter goals'

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 14:38

North Korean officials insist the execution of senior figure Chang Song-thaek will not alter the nation's economic goals, including a drive to attract foreign investment.
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N Korea 'summons people from China'

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 13:43
related countries: China China

A South Korean report says North Koreans working in China are being summoned back home in the wake of the shock purge of top official Chang Song-thaek.
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US concern over North Korea purge

Friday, December 13th 2013, 23:09
related countries: United States United States

The US says it is consulting regional allies after North Korea's "brutal" execution of a key political figure, and warns against "provocative acts".
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VIDEO: Concern after N Korea execution

Friday, December 13th 2013, 19:03

The once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been executed after being purged for corruption, state news agency KCNA reports.
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N Korea purge sparks stability fears

Friday, December 13th 2013, 14:41

The execution of a once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un raises fresh fears of instability in the secretive nuclear-armed state.
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North Korea's way with extreme insults

Friday, December 13th 2013, 13:13

North Korea's way with extreme insults
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N Korea: Leader's uncle executed

Friday, December 13th 2013, 11:00

The North Korean leader's uncle, Chang Song-thaek, is executed after being purged for "acts of treachery", says the state news agency.
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Asiana pilot 'stressed' by landing

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 7:09
related countries: United States United States

The pilot of a South Korean plane which crashed in the US was "stressed" landing without a key guidance system, an inquiry reveals.
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S Korea says North in 'terror reign'

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 8:07
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's president warns ties with North Korea could become more unstable after the purge of key powerbroker Chang Song-thaek.
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VIDEO: N Korea confirms key dismissal

Monday, December 9th 2013, 22:56

North Korea confirms that Chang Song-thaek, one of its most powerful politicians, has been dismissed.
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Newman: Korea apology 'under duress'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 22:13
related countries: United States United States

The 85-year-old US citizen held in North Korea for more than a month, Merrill Newman, says his videotaped confession was given under duress.
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N Korea images show aide's removal

Monday, December 9th 2013, 10:46

North Korea broadcasts dramatic images of the once powerful uncle of leader Kim Jong-un being removed from a party meeting, confirming reports of his dismissal.
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US citizen home after N Korea ordeal

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 19:16
related countries: United States United States

US citizen Merrill Newman arrives in San Francisco after being released by North Korea after more than a month in detention there.
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N Korea 'edits out dismissed uncle'

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 12:45

North Korean TV reportedly removes footage of a powerful uncle of leader Kim Jong-un from a documentary, following reports of his dismissal.
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VIDEO: US citizen released by N Korea

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 11:28
related countries: United States United States

US citizen Merrill Newman has been deported from North Korea following more than a month in detention there.
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Biden urges Seoul-Tokyo co-operation

Friday, December 6th 2013, 9:22
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul, Asia

US Vice-President Joe Biden urges Japan and South Korea to improve ties, amid tensions over China's air zone and North Korea.
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Close 'torture camps', N Korea urged

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 1:48

Amnesty International urges North Korea to close two political prisoner camps, where it says torture is rampant and execution commonplace.
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Why would North Korea powerbroker fall?

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 3:19

Why would North Korea powerbroker fall out of favour?
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North Korea powerbroker 'dismissed'

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 12:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A powerful uncle of North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un has been removed from his post and two associates executed, South Korean reports say.
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US urges N Korea to free detainee

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 23:15
related countries: United States United States

The US urges North Korea to release American Merrill Newman, after official media there say he confessed to "crimes against the state".
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VIDEO: US man 'confesses' in N Korea

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 13:52
related countries: United States United States

A US citizen detained for more than a month in North Korea has confessed to committing "indelible crimes" against the state, according to state media.
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US man 'confesses' to N Korea crimes

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 7:23
related countries: United States United States

North Korean media say a US citizen detained there for more than a month, Merrill Newman, has confessed to "indelible crimes" against the state.
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North Korea confirms US citizen held

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 0:06
related countries: United States United States

North Korea confirms it is holding a US citizen, amid concern for an 85-year-old man who was reportedly detained on a visit there last month.
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N Korea urged to release US citizens

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 7:48
related countries: United States United States

US officials urge North Korea to "let our citizens go free", as reports emerge an 85-year-old US veteran has been detained in the country.
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N Korea demands return of defectors

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 6:10
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

North Korea demands China return 13 defectors who were arrested as they tried to make their way to South Korea, accusing Seoul of "abducting" its citizens.
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VIDEO: Old Boy gets a Hollywood makeover

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 0:10
related countries: Japan Japan

Director Spike Lee has a new film out called Oldboy, inspired by the Japanese graphic novel and 2003 South Korean classic cult film of the same name.
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Korean festival brings hits to London

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 16:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The eighth London Korean Film Festival opens this week, offering UK audiences the chance to see a number of titles that have enjoyed unexpected box office success in their home country.
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Japan 'disappointed' by Park remarks

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 7:48
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan is disappointed by comments from the South Korean president effectively ruling out a summit due to historical issues, an official says.
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