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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.

World news related to North Korea – overview

North Korea: news

Hyundai chief in N Korea mission

Monday, August 10th 2009, 12:51
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The head of South Korea's Hyundai conglomerate goes to North Korea to try to secure the release of a worker.
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Eye in the sky

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 23:58

Satellite images reveal secretive North Korea
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S Korea factory occupation ends

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 11:55

Hundreds of South Korean workers end a 77-day factory sit-in over job cuts after days of pitched battles with police.
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High drama

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 0:19

Behind the scenes of Clinton's North Korea mission
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Obama presses N Korea on weapons

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 23:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

US President Barack Obama urges North Korea to give up developing nuclear arms, after Pyongyang frees two jailed US journalists.
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Freed US reporters welcomed home

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 18:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles

Two US reporters freed from months of detention in North Korea are reunited with their families in Los Angeles.
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Commandos tackle S Korea strikers

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 13:57

S Korean police commandos drop from helicopters to try to end a factory sit-in by sacked workers demanding to keep their jobs.
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Freed US reporters head home

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 4:25
related countries: United States United States

Two US reporters fly home, after former US President Bill Clinton helped to secure their release from prison in North Korea.
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North Korea pardons US reporters

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 23:35
related countries: United States United States

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il issues a pardon to two detained US journalists, after a visit by Bill Clinton.
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Bill Clinton meets N Korea leader

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 16:34
related countries: United States United States

Former US President Bill Clinton meets North Korea's Kim Jong-il during a surprise visit to Pyongyang, state media report.
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S Korea police storm car factory

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 11:16

South Korean police commandos have stormed a car factory occupied by hundreds of workers laid off in a restructuring plan.
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N Korea accuses fishing boat crew

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 6:57

North Korea accuses a South Korean fishing boat of "illegally intruding" in to its territorial waters
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N Korea 'seizes S Korea vessel'

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 9:24

A South Korean fishing boat is towed away by a North Korean patrol boat off the peninsula's east coast, officials say.
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N Korea hints at 'specific' talks

Monday, July 27th 2009, 5:54

North Korea again rejects a resumption of six-party talks but says "specific" dialogue is possible.
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North Korea 'has no friends left'

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 9:45
related countries: United States United States

North Korea has no friends to protect it from efforts to end its nuclear programme, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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Damages win for S Korea baby swap

Monday, July 20th 2009, 13:52

A South Korean mother who left hospital with the wrong baby more than 16 years ago wins $56,000 in damages.
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UN sets new North Korea sanctions

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 18:30

A UN Security Council committee adds a number of North Korean individuals and firms to a sanctions blacklist.
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S Korean ex-leader on respirator

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 9:06

Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung is in intensive care being treated for pneumonia, medical officials say.
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Lost in translation

Monday, July 13th 2009, 23:18

Lackey, brigandish, stooge: N Korea's verbal bluster
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N Korean leader Kim 'has cancer'

Monday, July 13th 2009, 6:59
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has life-threatening pancreatic cancer, a South Korean TV news channel says.
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Clinton plea for N Korea captives

Friday, July 10th 2009, 18:48
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she hopes North Korea will free two jailed American reporters.
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Starting a new life

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 16:16

N Korean refugees adjust to life in capitalist South
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Kim Jong-il appears at memorial

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 9:54

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il makes a rare appearance for commemorations of the 15th anniversary of his father's death.
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South Korea hit by cyber attack

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 7:48
related countries: United States United States

Major South Korean government sites may be affected by a computer attack.
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UN condemns North Korean missiles

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 0:37

The UN Security Council condemns North Korea's recent missile tests as a threat to international security.
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Calm urged after N Korea missiles

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 15:31
related countries: China China, Russia Russia

Russia, China and the US call for calm after North Korea test-fires a series of missiles off its east coast, defying UN sanctions.
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North Korea missile tests defy UN

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 12:39

North Korea test-fires seven short-range missiles in an apparent act of defiance on America's Independence Day.
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Brewed 'pride'

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 9:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Pyongyang

Ex-UK brewery produces 'Pride of Pyongyang' beer
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North Korea launches beer advert

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 9:57

North Korea launches television adverts for a beer, in a rare commercial move for the resolutely communist nation.
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BBQ diplomacy

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 23:30
related countries: United States United States

Unlikely middleman between North Korea and the US
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N Korea fires short-range missiles

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 14:05

North Korea test fires four short-range missiles off its eastern coast, South Korea's defence ministry says.
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North Korean food need 'critical'

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 12:12

Millions of North Koreans, especially children, face food shortages, the UN's World Food Programme says.
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North Korean ship 'turned around'

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 4:09
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

A North Korean ship being tracked on suspicion of carrying weapons to Burma is reported to have turned around.
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US slaps sanctions on Iran firm

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 19:39
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US imposes sanctions on an Iranian firm accused of helping North Korea develop its nuclear weapons programme.
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North Korea 'enriching uranium'

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 11:13
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea is going ahead with plans to enrich uranium, a possible step to making a nuclear weapon, South Korea says.
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Tokyo and Seoul in sanctions call

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 13:24
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Japan and South Korea call for strict implementation of new UN sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear moves.
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Getting tough

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 0:27
related countries: China China

China's new attitude to North Korea
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Hard labour

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 22:13

Life inside North Korea's infamous gulag camps
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Thursday, June 25th 2009, 11:33
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

Burma's junta says it has no links with a N Korean ship in the South China Sea which the US believes could be heading its way.
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Jailed N Korea reporters visited

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 7:14
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United States United States

Sweden's ambassador to North Korea has visited two US journalists jailed there, the US embassy says.
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N Korea defends nuclear programme

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 11:40
related countries: United States United States

North Korea boasts of being a 'proud nuclear power' and warns the US that it will strike back if attacked.
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Obama 'prepared' for N Korea test

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 23:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pacific

President Barack Obama says the US is "fully prepared" for a possible North Korean missile test over the Pacific.
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North Korea in plutonium threat

Saturday, June 13th 2009, 8:19
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea says it will "weaponise" its plutonium, after the UN imposes tougher sanctions on the secretive state.
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Robust message

Friday, June 12th 2009, 18:27
related countries: China China, Russia Russia

China and Russia on board for North Korea sanctions
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UN toughens North Korea sanctions

Friday, June 12th 2009, 17:48

The United Nations Security Council votes unanimously to impose new sanctions on communist North Korea.
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