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UN fear over N Korea atomic plant

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 13:17

The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog expresses "great concern" over reports that North Korea has built a new uranium enrichment plant.
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N Korea 'likely to attack again'

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 12:15
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's intelligence chief says North Korea is very likely to attack it again, a week after an artillery strike on an island.
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S Korea and US 'plan more drills'

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 8:22
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

South Korea says it plans more military drills with the United States, despite China's disapproval and tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme.
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China 'frustrated' by North Korea

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 18:04
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

Senior Chinese officials have expressed frustration with their "spoiled child" ally North Korea, according to leaked classified US diplomatic cables.
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N Korea makes nuclear plant boast

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 3:23

North Korea says it has thousands of centrifuges operating at a previously undetected uranium enrichment facility it revealed earlier this month.
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N Korea video of anger and poverty

Monday, November 29th 2010, 16:40

Secretly filmed video of poverty and disobedience in North Korea has emerged, as the South describes the shelling of its territory as an "inhumane crime".
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S Korea condemns North's 'crime'

Monday, November 29th 2010, 14:00

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak describes as an "inhumane crime" the North's deadly shelling of a South Korean island last week.
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S Korea, US in joint naval drill

Sunday, November 28th 2010, 5:34
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

South Korea and the United States hold joint military exercises, amid heightened tension in the wake of North Korea's deadly attack on a South Korean island.
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N Korea in 'human shields' claim

Saturday, November 27th 2010, 12:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea accuses Seoul of using human shields in this week's deadly shelling incident, as the South holds funerals for two marines.
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China works to ease Korea tension

Friday, November 26th 2010, 20:58
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang, Korea

China holds talks with the US, Seoul and Pyongyang in an attempt to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula, China's Foreign Ministry says.
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N Korea warns South on war drills

Friday, November 26th 2010, 12:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: South

North Korea warns military drills by the South and US may push the region to "the brink of war", amid tension over the shelling of a Southern island.
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S Korea waits on defence minister

Friday, November 26th 2010, 5:16
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's president is still considering who will replace Kim Tae-Young as defence minister, officials say, denying earlier reports of a decision.
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South Korean island 'almost deserted'

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 18:25

The South Korean defence minister has resigned following North Korea's shelling of an island near their disputed maritime border.
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S Korea defence minister resigns

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 16:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's defence minister resigns amid criticism that his response to the deadly shelling by North Korea on Tuesday was too passive.
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S Korea to bolster island force

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 11:39
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea is to boost its forces on five islands near North Korea after Tuesday's deadly clash, while its defence minister steps down over the crisis.
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China urged to act on North Korea

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 17:48
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

The US urges Beijing to rein in North Korea, whose shelling of a South Korean island has caused outrage around the world.
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N Korea attack killed civilians

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 15:42

The bodies of two civilians are found on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, shelled during the attack by North Korea.
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N Korea a serious threat - Obama

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 4:26
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama condemns North Korea's shelling of South Korean territory and says the US is committed to defending South Korea.
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Did power struggle prompt Korea attack?

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 23:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea has said it returned fire after North Korea fired around 200 artillery shells onto one of its border islands, killing two people.
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Why the escalation in Korea tensions?

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 17:10
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says it has returned fire after North Korea fired around 200 artillery shells onto one of its border islands, in one of the worst clashes since the Korean War ended.
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S Korea warns North after clash

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 16:56
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea threatens missile strikes against the North in case of "further provocations", after one of the most serious clashes since the Korean War.
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Koreas in border artillery clash

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 14:43
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North and South Korea exchange dozens of artillery shells across their tense western sea border, in one of the most serious incidents in years.
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S Korea World Cup bid 'on track'

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 12:59
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's bid team says it does not think the clash with North Korea will affect next month's decision as to who will host the 2022 World Cup.
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US: N Korea plant 'provocative'

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 10:16
related countries: United States United States

Evidence of a new North Korean nuclear plant is disappointing and provocative, says the top US envoy on North Korea, Stephen Bosworth.
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N Korea plant 'confirms US fears'

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 0:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The top US commander says a report that North Korea has built a new nuclear facility is further evidence of Pyongyang's "belligerent behaviour".
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US scientist 'shown NK centrifuges'

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 11:09
related countries: United States United States

A nuclear scientist from the US's Stanford University says he was shown a vast new nuclear facility on a recent visit to North Korea.
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N Korean arrivals in South surge‎

Monday, November 15th 2010, 8:29
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The number of North Koreans arriving in the South has surged because of economic hardship, passing 20,000 at the weekend, South Korea says.
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N Korea to give torpedo sample‎

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 9:13

North Korea says it is willing to hand over samples of its torpedos to prove it was not behind the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship.
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Korean family reunions go ahead

Saturday, October 30th 2010, 3:03

South Koreans cross the border for agreed reunions with families in the North, despite cross-border shootings on Friday.
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N Korea troops 'fire at S Korea'

Friday, October 29th 2010, 11:10

North Korean troops have fired two shots across the border into South Korean territory and the South has returned fire, Seoul says.
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Family ties

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 0:26
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Pyongyang

North Koreans in Japan stay loyal to Pyongyang
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Alonso cautious over title hopes

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 11:45

Fernando Alonso insists the drivers' championship is still wide open after his win in the Korean Grand Prix saw him take the lead with two races to go.
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Alonso wins as Red Bull implode

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 9:09

Fernando Alonso wins a dramatic rain-affected Korean Grand Prix as Red Bull's Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel fail to finish.
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Live - Korean Grand Prix

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 4:34

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso wins the Korean Grand Prix to take over the championship lead from Mark Webber, who failed to finish the race along with Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel.
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Vettel beats Webber to Korea pole

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 6:24
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Sebastian Vettel takes pole position for the Korean Grand Prix ahead of Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber with Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton third and fourth.
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Live - Korean Grand Prix qualifying

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 3:41

Sebastian Vettel qualifies on pole for the Korean Grand Prix as Red Bull lock out the front row with Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton on the second row.
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Kubica on top in final practice

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 3:17
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Renault's Robert Kubica is fastest from McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso of Ferrari in final practice for the Korean Grand Prix.
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Drivers criticise new Korea track

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 2:44

Formula 1 drivers raise concerns about the layout of the new Korean track with officials after practice on Friday.
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Webber heads rivals in practice

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 6:46
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Red Bull's Mark Webber is fastest from Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton in practice for the Korean Grand Prix.
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Live - Korean GP practice

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 3:05

Red Bull's Mark Webber sets the fastest time in second practice for the Korean Grand Prix ahead of Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.
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Hamilton 'excited' by title race

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 9:22
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton aims to reignite his 2010 title challenge at the inaugural Korean Grand Prix on Sunday.
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Blow for India's $12bn steel deal

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 4:22
related countries: India India

An Indian government panel recommends that environmental clearances for a steel plant to be built by South Korean company Posco be scrapped.
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Pirates seize South Korean boat

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 4:58
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A South Korean fishing boat with 43 sailors aboard has been hijacked by pirates off the coast of Kenya, South Korea's foreign ministry says.
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Kim eldest son 'opposes dynasty'

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 8:54

The eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il says he opposes a dynastic succession that would see his younger half-brother take power.
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Korean Grand Prix given go-ahead

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 6:35

The Korean Grand Prix will go ahead as scheduled after Formula 1 officials gave their approval on Tuesday following a track inspection.
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Warning over N Korea food shortages

Monday, October 11th 2010, 18:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British ambassador to North Korea has said food shortages in the country are causing chronic malnutrition.
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North Korean expands net presence

Monday, October 11th 2010, 12:28

North Korea's celebrations for the 65th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party were marked by an expansion of the nation's online presence.
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North Korea displays its military might

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 22:39

State television in North Korea has for the first time showed live pictures of leader Kim Jong-il with his son and presumed heir, Kim Jong-un, at a huge military parade.
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Boy meets world

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 17:57

North Korea shows off the son being groomed for greatness
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In pictures

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 9:36

North Korea leader and 'heir' attend military parade
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