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Tesco sells South Korea stores for £4bn

Monday, September 7th 2015, 13:28
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Tesco sells Homeplus, its South Korean business, for £4.2bn as the troubled supermarket chain seeks to shore up its balance sheet.
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Koreas discuss rare family reunions

Monday, September 7th 2015, 3:35

North and South Korean Red Cross officials conduct talks on organising a rare reunion for families separated by the Korean War.
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Anglers die in S Korean boat capsize

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 12:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Rescuers search for survivors from a fishing boat that capsized off South Korea's southern coast, leaving at least 10 dead.
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VIDEO: Military show of strength in S Korea

Friday, August 28th 2015, 13:17
related countries: United States United States

South Korean and US military forces have conducted a joint live firing exercise to test their capabilities in the event of an attack from the north.
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Tottenham sign striker Son for £22m

Friday, August 28th 2015, 9:27
related countries: Germany Germany

Tottenham sign South Korean forward Son Heung-min from German club Bayer Leverkusen.
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Deal agreed to reduce Korea tensions

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 3:29

South Korea halts cross-border propaganda broadcasts as part of a deal with North Korea to defuse tension after recent confrontations.
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VIDEO: Tension on S Korea's Unification Bridge

Monday, August 24th 2015, 11:10
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The BBC's Steve Evans reports from South Korea's Unification Bridge on anger at what many see as increasing 'provocation' by North Korea's Kim Jong-un.
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S Korea firm on border broadcasts

Monday, August 24th 2015, 5:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea says it will not stop propaganda broadcasts into the North until Pyongyang apologises for landmines that injured two soldiers.
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Koreas meet for second day of talks

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 22:07

North and South Korea are to hold a second round of top-level talks designed to defuse growing tension, officials from the South say.
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N Korea orders troops on war footing

Friday, August 21st 2015, 11:02

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his frontline troops to be on a war footing, state media says, as tensions rise with the South.
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S Korea evacuation after border fire

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 10:32
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea orders the evacuation of some residents from its western border area after an exchange of fire with North Korea, reports say.
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North Korea's first Western rock concert

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 23:02

What was the setlist at North Korea's first western rock gig?
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VIDEO: Western band plays to North Koreans

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 21:17
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia
related places: Pyongyang

The Slovenian rock band Laibach says it is the first Western act to perform live in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.
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North Korea goes back in time

Friday, August 14th 2015, 20:37
related countries: Japan Japan

North Korea has put its standard time back by half an hour, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of rule by "wicked" imperialist Japan.
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N Korea vice-premier 'executed'

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 11:37
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's government says it is monitoring reports that North Korea's vice-premier Choe Yong-gon was killed in May on the orders of Kim Jong-un.
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S Korea blames North for mine blast

Monday, August 10th 2015, 2:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea warns the North of a "pitiless penalty" for North Korea after blaming it for a landmine blast in the demilitarized zone.
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VIDEO: Will S Korea swap to Pyongyang Time?

Friday, August 7th 2015, 12:02
related countries: Japan Japan

North Korea is to switch to a new time zone to mark its liberation from the Japanese at the end of World War Two, says state media.
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North Korea creates new time zone

Friday, August 7th 2015, 4:07
related countries: Japan Japan

North Korea will put its standard time back by half an hour on 15 August to break from the time zone imposed by "wicked" imperialist Japan.
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S Korea ex-first lady visits North

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 6:40

The widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung travels to the North, saying she hopes to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula.
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S Korean soldiers hurt in DMZ blast

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 2:07

Two South Korea soldiers are seriously injured in a suspected mine blast near the demilitarized border zone, say state media.
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VIDEO: Family feud, South Korean style

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 1:57
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's Lotte Group is in the throes of a bitter feud as the founder prepares to hand over power.
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Inbee wins seventh major at Turnberry

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 17:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Turnberry

Inbee Park sees off the challenge of fellow South Korean Ko Jin-young to win the Women's British Open at Turnberry.
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Canada pastor 'admits N Korea plot'

Friday, July 31st 2015, 3:53
related countries: Canada Canada

North Korea says a detained Canadian pastor has confessed to a "subversive plot" to overthrow the government and set up a "religious state".
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North Korean makes diving history

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 22:24

Kim Kuk-hyang, 16, makes history by becoming North Korea's first ever gold medallist at a World Aquatics Championships.
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Chung wants to be Fifa president

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 7:12

The major shareholder of South Korean industrial giant Hyundai wants to replace Sepp Blatter as Fifa president.
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US sanctions Singapore shipping firm

Friday, July 24th 2015, 7:20
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States

The US blacklists a Singapore-based shipping firm over allegations it is supporting illicit arms shipments to North Korea.
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VIDEO: Russia using N Korean 'slave labour'

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 22:13

North Korea says it is facing its worst drought in a century and the United Nations has warned of the danger of mass starvation.
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Q&A: North Korea's local elections

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 9:23

Secretive North Korea is holding local elections
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Laibach to play in N Korea 'first'

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 22:01
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

Controversial Slovenian group Laibach are to be the first foreign contemporary band to play in North Korea, director Morten Traavik tells the BBC.
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N Korea unveils gleaming new airport

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 6:59

Pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife inspecting a new airport terminal are released by state media.
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VIDEO: Food fears amid N Korea drought

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 7:18

North Korean officials say the country has been hit by its worst drought in a century, causing widespread damage to agriculture.
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North Korea hit by 'worst drought'

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 16:44

North Korea is facing its worst drought in a century, state media says, sparking fears of worsening food shortages.
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How serious is N Korea drought warning?

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 15:03

What's behind North Korea's drought warning
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N Korean soldier defects across DMZ

Monday, June 15th 2015, 5:48

A North Korean soldier walks across the DMZ to defect to the South, officials say, in what is an extremely rare occurrence.
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Slovakia tests South Korean for Mers

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 2:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Slovakia is testing a South Korean man for the potentially deadly Mers virus, as further cases are reported in South Korea.
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North Korea's mysterious hotel fire

Friday, June 12th 2015, 10:53

One of the tallest buildings in North Korea catches fire - but no evidence of the blaze emerges online.
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Tesco's S Korea unit 'up for sale'

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 11:07

Tesco has invited six firms to bid for its South Korean business Homeplus, which has been valued at about $6bn, media reports say.
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The real scars of Korean gaming

Friday, June 5th 2015, 19:46

The real scars of Korean gaming
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South Korea row over Mers scare

Friday, June 5th 2015, 9:34

A row has broken out between South Korean government officials over their handling of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers).
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S Korea test fires ballistic missile

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 15:57

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, watches the test firing of a new missile in response to what it sees as a growing threat from North Korea.
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China hospital ballot over Mers case

Monday, June 1st 2015, 18:34
related countries: China China

Nurses at a hospital in China reportedly draw lots to decide who should treat a South Korean patient with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers).
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North Korean hackers 'could kill'

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 23:00
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang's hackers are capable of attacks that could destroy critical infrastructure and even kill people, a high-profile defector warns.
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VIDEO: Balloons take tech war to North Korea

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 23:00

BBC Click's Dave Lee meets the activists sending anti-North Korean material into the country by balloon
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Kim Jong-un brother seen in London

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 17:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Footage has emerged showing North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un's elder brother in London - attending two Eric Clapton concerts.
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South Korea 'nut rage' woman freed

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 12:31

Former Korean Air executive Heather Cho, who was jailed for an outburst over macadamia nuts, has been freed after winning a court appeal.
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What lies behind North Korea's nuclear claims

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 17:20

North Korea's latest nuclear claims cause concern
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N Korea claims nuclear breakthrough

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 15:32

North Korea again claims it can make nuclear warheads small enough to fit on a missile, hours after cancelling a visit by the UN Secretary General.
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North Korea cancels UN chief's visit

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 2:04
related places: Kaesong

North Korea abruptly cancels a visit by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, one day before he was due in the border city of Kaesong.
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