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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

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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North Korea reveals warship sinking

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 3:17

North Korea reveals one of its warships sank last month, killing a number of sailors, in a rare admission of military failure.
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S Korea's Park highlights Japan rift

Monday, November 4th 2013, 0:10
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea

South Korea's president tells the BBC there is "no purpose" to talks with Japan, even as the region struggles to rein in North Korea's nuclear capability.
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N Korea abuse probe 'moved to tears'

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 7:40

The chief of a UN inquiry into human rights abuses in North Korea says he was "moved to tears" by testimonies of "gross human rights violations".
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Returned Koreans 'entered via China'

Monday, October 28th 2013, 3:55
related countries: China China

South Korea says six men returned by North Korea on Friday all entered the communist state via China, some in search of a better life.
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North Korea returns six S Koreans

Friday, October 25th 2013, 8:58

North Korea returns six South Korean men, aged between 27 and 67, to their homeland, South Korean officials say, in a rare handover.
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S Korea in disputed islands drill

Friday, October 25th 2013, 4:58
related countries: Japan Japan

South Korean forces carry out a drill aimed at repelling foreign landings on disputed islands at the heart of a row with Japan.
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N Korea detainee reunion 'emotional'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 9:19
related countries: United States United States

The mother of American Kenneth Bae, jailed by North Korea, says his health has improved but fears he will be returned to a labour camp.
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Jailed US man's mother in N Korea

Friday, October 11th 2013, 2:57
related countries: United States United States

The mother of Kenneth Bae, the US citizen imprisoned in North Korea, is being allowed to visit him, his family says.
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Doubts over N Korea first ski resort

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 4:10

North Korea is due to open its first multi-million dollar ski resort on Thursday, but there are doubts as to whether it will be completed on time.
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AUDIO: N Korea prisoner: 'I had to bury my son'

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 8:08

North Korean prison camp survivor Kim Young Soon remembers her time in the notorious Yodok prison camp in North Korea.
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Japan in Korea discrimination ruling

Monday, October 7th 2013, 10:37
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese court orders an anti-Korean group to stop "hate speech" protests against a Korean school, in a rare ruling on racial discrimination.
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Vettel nears title with Korea win

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 8:03

Sebastian Vettel dominates the Korean Grand Prix to put himself on the brink of a fourth consecutive world championship.
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Vettel beats Hamilton to Korea pole

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 6:09
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel beats Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the Korean Grand Prix.
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Vettel tops final Korea practice

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 3:05

Sebastian Vettel heads Mark Webber in a Red Bull one-two in final practice at the Korean Grand Prix.
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