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Death in a dynasty

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 20:22

The late Kim Jong-nam was never a candidate to take power in North Korea, argues Michael Madden.
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North Korea missile test: US allies discuss steps

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 5:00
related countries: United States United States

Defence chiefs hold conference call amid widespread condemnation of North Korea's missile test.
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A step forward

Monday, February 13th 2017, 17:35

The type of missile system tested by North Korea on 12 February can be deployed and launched quickly.
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South Korean police in terrorism poster gaffe

Monday, February 13th 2017, 13:44

Police criticised for using handprint of Korean independence fighter on terrorism posters.
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North Korea says ballistic missile test was a 'success'

Monday, February 13th 2017, 9:00

The US, Japan and South Korea request an urgent UN Security Council meeting over the missile test.
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North Korea ballistic missile test sparks condemnation

Sunday, February 12th 2017, 16:32
related countries: Japan Japan

The intermediate-range missile flew 500km towards the Sea of Japan, South Korean officials say.
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North Korea conducts ballistic missile test

Sunday, February 12th 2017, 11:27
related countries: South Korea South Korea

US President Trump pledges "100%" backing for Japan, after missile was fired towards its territory.
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Mattis warns North Korea of 'overwhelming' response to nuclear use

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 12:20
related countries: United States United States

Any use of nuclear weapons would be met with an "overwhelming" response, says the US defence chief.
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Snow patrol: Military drill for US and S Korean marines

Sunday, January 29th 2017, 9:56
related countries: United States United States

US and South Korean marines take part in a joint military training exercise in the snow.
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People will rise against N Korean regime, says defector

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 9:11

A high-profile N Korean defector also says Kim Jong-un would be prepared to attack LA with nuclear weapons.
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North Korean defector's family heartbreak

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 9:10

Thae Yong-ho is one of the highest ranking North Korean officials ever to defect. He's been talking to the BBC's Steve Evans about the regime.
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When sparks fly

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 0:01

Korean Air is believed to be the only major airline that routinely carries electric stun guns on its planes.
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Gangman style

Monday, January 9th 2017, 10:37

As a young child, Sungju Lee dreamed of becoming an officer in the North Korean army. But by the time he was a teenager, he was fighting for survival in a street gang.
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South Korea scandal: Choi and Park cases in court

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 11:24

The trial of Choi Soon-sil and the impeachment hearing for President Park begin in South Korea.
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Deciphering Donald

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 16:31

What does Donald Trump's tweet on North Korea mean?
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Trump: North Korea intercontinental missile 'won't happen'

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 8:58
related countries: United States United States

Donald Trump says a North Korean intercontinental missile capable of reaching the US "won't happen".
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South Korean leader Park absent as impeachment hearing begins

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 8:10

South Korean President Park Geun-hye fails to attend the first court hearing on her impeachment.
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North Korea 'close to testing long-range missiles'

Sunday, January 1st 2017, 7:31

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un says it is close to testing nuclear-capable long-range missiles.
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Five years of Kim Jong-un in charge of North Korea

Friday, December 30th 2016, 13:20

A look back at the first five years of Kim Jong-un's leadership. How have things changed?
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North Korean diplomat has 'no regrets' over defection

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 10:53
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A high-profile North Korean diplomat who defected to South Korea tells the BBC's Stephen Evans that he has no regrets.
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Korean Air crew to 'use more force' with unruly passengers

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 6:36
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's national airline says it will revise crew guidelines on handling of unruly passengers.
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Martyred in Korea

Monday, December 26th 2016, 2:08

How a Victorian Welshman became a Christian martyr in what is now North Korea
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Singer Richard Marx 'restrains unruly man' on Korean Air flight

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 7:45
related countries: United States United States

American singer Richard Marx says he had to restrain a fellow passenger on a Korean Air flight.
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North Korean high-profile defector fled 'slavery'

Monday, December 19th 2016, 12:18

A high-level North Korean defector tells of conditions amounting to "slavery" under Kim Jong-un.
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South Korea returns stranded fishermen to North Korea

Monday, December 19th 2016, 7:43

South Korea repatriates eight North Korean fishermen rescued drifting at sea last week.
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'Drone plot' to destroy North Korean statues

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 10:48

North Korean propaganda outlet says defector group planned to use exploding drones to hurt country's "highest dignity".
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Dog slaughter banned in South Korean market

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 11:59

Vendors to be helped to change trade after complaints from locals and pressure groups.
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Park Geun-hye: South Korea lawmakers vote to impeach leader

Friday, December 9th 2016, 10:37

South Korea's parliament impeaches President Park Geun-hye who steps down amid a corruption scandal.
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Korean President Park Geun-hye faces impeachment vote

Friday, December 9th 2016, 6:35

South Korean lawmakers are voting on whether President Park Geun-hye should be impeached.
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Samsung tells South Korea corruption inquiry of 'gift horse'

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 13:46

Samsung admits giving a horse to the daughter of a woman at the centre of a S Korea corruption probe.
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North Korea 'hacks South's military cyber command'

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 9:50

A South Korean military unit set up to prevent hacking appears to have been breached by the North.
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Scandal at the top

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 1:01

Could Park Geun-hye become the first South Korean president to be removed from office?
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North Korea sanctions: UN curbs lucrative coal trade with China

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 16:16
related countries: China China

New UN sanctions restrict North Korea's valuable coal exports to China over its nuclear programme.
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Long-distance storytelling

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 6:46

The story of how a Korean man learned Instagram to show his love to his distant grandchildren.
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Viagra found in South Korean presidential offices

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 10:57

South Korean authorities found a stash of Viagra in the offices of President Park Geun-hye.
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South Korean authorities raid Samsung in Park Geun-hye probe

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 5:21

Prosecutors have raided Samsung and the national pension fund as part of a corruption probe.
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Korea agrees to share intelligence directly with Japan

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 8:25
related countries: Japan Japan

South Korea's parliament approves a deal to share intelligence on North Korea directly with Japan.
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What will Trump do about North Korea?

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 0:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Will the next US president be able to reach a rapprochement with the controversial Asian state?
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Weight watching

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 18:07
related countries: China China

After - unverified - reports of a direct request by North Korea to China to stamp out nicknames referring to Kim Jong-un's weight, social media users are trying to get around the censors.
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South Korean prosecutors to question President Park Geun-hye

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 11:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea prosecutors are set to question President Park over allegations of political corruption.
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Seoul protest targets South Korean President Park Geun-hye

Saturday, November 12th 2016, 8:49
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Hundreds of thousands of protesters rally in Seoul to demand the president's resignation.
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How might Trump tackle North Korea?

Friday, November 11th 2016, 0:09

As Trump prepares for leadership, how will he deal with one of the world's most unpredictable nations?
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Samsung raided in political corruption probe

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 1:46

South Korean prosecutors have raided the offices of Samsung Electronics as part of an investigation into the political scandal over President Park Geun-hye.
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South Korea issues arrest warrants for presidential aides

Sunday, November 6th 2016, 5:22

South Korean prosecutors issue arrest warrants for two former aides of President Park Geun-hye.
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North Korea: Goalkeeper and manager of U16 team fined and banned by AFC

Friday, November 4th 2016, 16:44

A North Korean keeper is fined and suspended for deliberately letting in a goal that helped his side gain an easier knockout tie.
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Did golfers 'blag' their way into N Korea?

Friday, November 4th 2016, 9:15

Two Australians who said they conned their way into a N Korean golf tournament may simply have been with a tour group.
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South Korea's Park denies following cult as scandal continues

Friday, November 4th 2016, 8:12

The South Korean president denies following a cult as scandal threatens to engulf her leadership.
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South Korea scandal: President Park's friend Choi arrested

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 15:35

A South Korean court approves an arrest warrant for a long-time friend of President Park Geun-hye.
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Australian impostors play official golf tournament in North Korea

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 7:09
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Two Australians pose as world-class golfers to blag their way into a North Korean tournament.
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Chinese fishing boats fired on by South Korean coastguard

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 15:31
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

South Korea's coastguard fires shots at Chinese fishing trawlers said to be fishing illegally in South Korean waters.
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Arrest sought for President Park's friend Choi in S Korea corruption row

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 9:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korean prosecutors request the arrest of a friend of the president over corruption claims.
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