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North Korea hails 'ICBM test' success

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 13:24

North Korean claims it has successfully tested its first ICBM are disputed by Russia and the US.
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North Korea state TV announces intercontinental missile test

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 7:48

North Korea says it has successfully tested a long-range "intercontinental" missile.
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US says North Korea fired missile into Japanese waters

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 6:18
related countries: Japan Japan

US military officials say it was an intermediate range missile, which flew for about 37 minutes.
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Samsung salvages Galaxy Note 7 parts for new phone

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 2:56

S Korean firm says it will "minimise the environmental impact" of its high-profile recall.
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Donald Trump warns North Korea of 'determined response'

Saturday, July 1st 2017, 1:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The US president calls for a firm response to Pyongyang, after talks with South Korea's leader.
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China condemns US sanctions over 'North Korea funding'

Friday, June 30th 2017, 16:18
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

Beijing hits out at a US decision to blacklist a bank accused of laundering North Korean money.
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Why Trump only has bad North Korea options

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 23:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

Steve Evans looks at the obstacles to the US and South Korea developing a strategy on the north.
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'I saw Warmbier seized at NK airport'

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 17:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The British roommate of Otto Warmbier saw his American friend being arrested - he never saw him again.
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Otto Warmbier: North Korea denies mistreating US student

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 10:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang denies mistreating Otto Warmbier - but his family says it is responsible for his death.
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Choi Soon-sil: South Korean ex-president's friend jailed

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 4:41

Choi Soon-sil has been sentenced to three years in prison over a case which brought down the president.
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Burying the truth

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 22:37
related countries: United States United States

The secret of how a healthy young American ended up in a coma in a North Korean jail may have gone with him to the grave.
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Otto Warmbier: Funeral held for student jailed in N Korea

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 16:52
related countries: United States United States

The death of the US student has raised tensions, with North Korea calling Donald Trump a psychopath.
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'Otto Warmbier wouldn't have broken law' in North Korea

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 16:39
related countries: United States United States

A woman who was with Otto Warmbier when he was taken by security says she doesn't think the American was guilty.
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Otto Warmbier: No post-mortem for US student held by N Korea

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 5:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio, Monday

The Ohio coroner said only an external exam was performed on the US student, who died on Monday.
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Risky trip?

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 12:16

Tourism to North Korea has seen a steady rise - will the death of Otto Warmbier put an end to that?
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Otto Warmbier: US student sent home from North Korea dies

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 5:20
related countries: United States United States

Otto Warmbier's family blame his death on the "torturous mistreatment" he received in North Korea.
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Otto Warmbier death: Trump blames 'brutal' North Korea

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 0:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

President Donald Trump blames North Korea's "brutal regime" for the death of US student Otto Warmbier.
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North Korea says US 'mugged' its diplomats in New York

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 15:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Pyongyang says its envoys were "robbed" of a confidential diplomatic package at John F Kennedy Airport.
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'Brilliant student'

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 13:38
related countries: United States United States

The US high school star was accused of stealing a sign and jailed in North Korea.
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North Korean soldier swims across river to defect

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 9:50

The man swam with foam attached to his shoulders to help him stay afloat, officials say.
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Otto Warmbier: US doctors dispute N Korean coma story

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 20:07
related countries: United States United States

Medics say freed American student Otto Warmbier shows no signs of botulism, as North Korea claimed.
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Mermaid jigsaw?

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 17:58
related countries: United States United States

The former badboy of US basketball has visited North Korea again, this time bearing bizarre gifts.
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Thursday, June 15th 2017, 10:20

Hackers known to work for the regime may be behind the virus says the spy agency, though others disagree.
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Hard labour

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 8:47

A rare account of life in North Korea's vast work camps sheds light on conditions prisoners face.
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Otto Warmbier: North Korea releases jailed US student 'in coma'

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 3:37
related countries: United States United States

Otto Warmbier had been serving 15 years of hard labour for stealing from a hotel in Pyongyang.
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US considers sanctions on North Korea trade allies

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 23:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Nations that do illegal business with Pyongyang could be targeted, the US secretary of state warns.
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North Korea: Dennis Rodman returns for more 'basketball diplomacy'

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 11:31
related countries: United States United States

The US basketball star, who has befriended Kim Jong-un, says he is trying to "open a door".
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K-pop superstar T.O.P. in intensive care after overdose

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 15:29

One of Asia's biggest stars, Korean singer T.O.P, is in hospital after an apparent overdose.
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North Korea fires anti-ship missiles, says South Korea

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 9:33
related countries: South Korea South Korea

It happened off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, according to South Korea's military.
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UN imposes targeted sanctions on North Korea

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 22:19
related places: Pyongyang

The measure targets 14 officials and four entities, in response to Pyongyang's recent missile tests.
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Summer in Pyongyang?

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 21:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

North Korea frightens the world with its missile tests, so a British student thinks it's time to start getting to know the people who live there.
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US tests missile defence system as North Korea concerns mount

Tuesday, May 30th 2017, 22:33
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon successfully tests its anti-missile defence system, as tensions with North Korea mount.
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N Korea fires Scud missile into sea, its third test in three weeks

Monday, May 29th 2017, 12:52
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang has accelerated the pace of missile testing, causing international concern.
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Disabled North Korean musicians showcase talent on UK tour

Sunday, May 28th 2017, 15:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The musicians, singers and dancers were given permission by their government to travel to the UK.
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Sewol ferry phone data recovered: 'Don't die, stay alive'

Friday, May 26th 2017, 15:42

Text messages shed light on the last moments of those trapped as the South Korean ship sank.
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South Korean soldier given suspended jail term for gay sex

Thursday, May 25th 2017, 4:20

The captain, who was not identified, collapsed after the ruling and was taken to hospital.
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South Korea fires at North 'object'

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017, 10:51

The object has not been identified but North Korea has flown drones over the border in the past.
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First N Korea-Russia ferry service opens despite UN sanctions

Thursday, May 18th 2017, 13:06
related countries: Russia Russia

A North Korean passenger and cargo ferry begins weekly voyages to Russia.
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North Korea missile tests: US warns against supporting Pyongyang

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 21:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The US ambassador to the UN vows to "call out" countries backing Pyongyang and its nuclear programme.
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UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test

Monday, May 15th 2017, 23:30

North Korea says a missile tested on Sunday was capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead.
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North Korea missile test 'due to Kim Jong-un paranoia'

Sunday, May 14th 2017, 15:06
related countries: United States United States

The US will continue to "tighten the screws" on North Korea, the US ambassador to the UN says.
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North Korea carries out new ballistic missile test

Sunday, May 14th 2017, 12:15
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Japan says it reached an altitude of 2,000km which, if confirmed, could show a technological advance.
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North Korea 'would hold talks' with Trump administration

Saturday, May 13th 2017, 8:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Talks could be held with the US "under the right conditions", South Korean media reports.
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North Korea's Berlin hostel targeted by German sanctions

Thursday, May 11th 2017, 12:23
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

North Korea gets income from a big Berlin hostel, despite sanctions over its nuclear programme.
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China South Korea: Tunnel coach crash kills 11 children

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 15:23

Eleven young children, most of them South Korean, die along with the driver in a Shandong tunnel.
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Moon Jae-in: South Korean liberal claims presidency

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 15:10

Moon Jae-in, who backs talks with the North, claims victory in South Korea's presidential election.
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North Korea 'detains US citizen Kim Hak-song'

Sunday, May 7th 2017, 16:25
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says it held the university worker on suspicion of "hostile acts" against the state.
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North Korea claims CIA plotted to kill Kim Jong-un

Friday, May 5th 2017, 20:17

A North Korean named "Kim" was paid for a biochemical attack on the supreme leader, officials say.
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'Life or death'

Thursday, May 4th 2017, 23:51
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Stephen Evans on how South Korea's presidential election could change its policy towards Pyongyang.
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Trumplomacy

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 18:11
related countries: United States United States

It's been a confusing few weeks of rhetoric and actions on the part of North Korea and the US. What's different this time?
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US anti-missile system operational in South Korea

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 9:30
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The Thaad system now has the basic capability to intercept North Korean missiles, say US officials.
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Samsung crane collapse kills six workers

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 4:01

The victims are understood to be subcontractors hired by the South Korean giant's shipbuilding arm.
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Donald Trump: I would be honoured to meet Kim Jong-un

Monday, May 1st 2017, 18:37
related countries: United States United States

The US president said he would meet the North Korean leader if it was "appropriate".
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