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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

Pyongyang justice

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 4:10

The two Americans on trial for spying in N Korea
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N Korea 'names Kim's successor'

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 6:57
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Media reports from South Korea say North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has chosen his youngest son to succeed him.
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N Korea 'prepares missile launch'

Monday, June 1st 2009, 12:20

North Korea is moving closer towards launching another long-range missile, despite international concern.
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US 'opposes' nuclear North Korea

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 6:08
related countries: United States United States

The US "will not accept" a nuclear-armed North Korea, the country's defence secretary tells an Asian security conference.
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N Korea 'planning more missiles'

Friday, May 29th 2009, 21:20
related countries: United States United States

US officials say they have spotted signs of activity at a site used by North Korea for a long-range missile launch.
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Koreans turn out in force for Roh

Friday, May 29th 2009, 14:07

Thousands of South Koreans throng Seoul for the funeral of former President Roh Moo-hyun, who killed himself last week.
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Chinese ships 'quit Korea waters'

Friday, May 29th 2009, 12:53
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

Chinese shipping is said to be leaving North Korean waters after the North's threats of military action against South Korea.
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Alert level raised on North Korea

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 10:25
related countries: United States United States

The US and South Korea raise their alert levels after North Korea says it is scrapping its truce with the South.
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N Korea threatens military action

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 8:36
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea says it is abandoning the truce that ended the Korean war, as tensions rise over its recent nuclear test.
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N Korea 'defiant' amid warnings

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 3:21
related countries: United States United States

North Korea is reported to have fired another missile, despite US warnings it would pay a price for recent tests.
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North Korea 'fires more missiles'

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 11:32

North Korea reportedly fires two short range missiles, a day after its second nuclear test provoked international outrage.
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US backs North Korea's neighbours

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 6:35
related countries: United States United States

President Obama pledges military support for America's East Asian allies, as the UN condemns North Korea's nuclear test.
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N Korea faces new UN resolution

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 1:10

The UN Security Council agrees to begin work immediately on a new resolution on North Korea after its nuclear test.
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Outrage over N Korea nuclear test

Monday, May 25th 2009, 19:20

There is strong international condemnation after North Korea says it has staged a second successful nuclear test.
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North Korea conducts nuclear test

Monday, May 25th 2009, 9:35
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea stages what it calls a "successful" nuclear test, triggering widespread international condemnation.
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Should we worry about North Korea?

Monday, May 25th 2009, 5:50

Seoul confirmed the launch of another short-range missile off North Korea's east coast. How should the world respond?
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S Korea stunned by Roh's suicide

Monday, May 25th 2009, 3:43
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea is in deep shock at the apparent suicide of former President Roh Moo-hyun, who was beset by bribery claims.
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Ex-S Korea leader 'kills himself'

Saturday, May 23rd 2009, 7:23

The scandal-hit former president of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, has apparently committed suicide by jumping into a ravine.
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Envoy sees US duo in N Korea

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 0:35
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United States United States

The Swedish envoy to North Korea meets for a second time two US journalists who face trial for entering the country illegally.
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N Korea to try reporters in June

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 21:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: March, June

North Korea sets a date for the trial of two US female journalists it accuses of entering the country illegally.
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Seoul 'rescues' N Korean vessel

Monday, May 4th 2009, 11:36
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Somalia Somalia
related places: Seoul

A South Korean warship foils a pirate attack on a North Korean cargo ship off Somalia, officials in Seoul say.
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N Korea threatens nuclear tests

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 14:01

North Korea threatens to carry out a nuclear missile test unless the UN apologises for criticising the North's recent rocket launch.
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NZ reports first swine flu cases

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 11:28
related countries: Mexico Mexico

New Zealand has confirmed the first cases of swine flu in the country - also thought to be the first in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Kim's son 'joins top North Korea panel'

Monday, April 27th 2009, 11:24

The youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has reportedly been given a job in a top government agency.
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North Korea urged back to talks

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 19:48
related countries: United States United States

The US urges North Korea to return to its nuclear obligations after it says it is re-processing spent nuclear fuel again.
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N Korea 'restarts' nuclear process

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 9:25

North Korea says it has started reprocessing spent nuclear fuel rods, allowing it to produce weapons-grade plutonium.
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N Korea in defiant nuclear stance

Friday, April 24th 2009, 10:12
related countries: Russia Russia

North Korea confirms it will not re-join international negotiations on its nuclear disarmament, despite Russian pressure.
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US journalists 'face North Korea trial'

Friday, April 24th 2009, 9:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Two US female journalists arrested by North Korea are to face trial, Pyongyang's state news agency says.
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Russian minister to appeal to N Korea

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 8:47
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's foreign minister is in North Korea, where he is expected to urge the leadership to return to disarmament talks.
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Korean killer gets death penalty

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 9:22

A 38-year-old South Korean man is sentenced to death over the murders of 10 people between 2005 and 2008.
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N Korea accuses South over border

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 8:46

North Korea accuses the South of moving a border marker post, amid worsening relations between the two neighbours.
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Hill confirmed as US Iraq envoy

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 22:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The Senate confirms Christopher Hill, the former US chief negotiator with North Korea, as the next US ambassador to Iraq.
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Right-hand man?

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 16:40

Why all eyes are on the North Korean leader's trusted ally
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Right-hand man?

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 16:40

Why all eyes are on the North Korean leader's trusted ally
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S Korea blogger found not guilty

Monday, April 20th 2009, 10:09

A 31-year-old South Korean blogger accused of spreading false information on the internet walks free from court.
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IAEA chief urges N Korea dialogue

Monday, April 20th 2009, 5:58

The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog calls for international dialogue to end the stand-off with North Korea.
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US nuclear monitors leave N Korea

Friday, April 17th 2009, 15:18
related countries: United States United States

US nuclear monitors follow UN inspectors in leaving North Korea, which has quit nuclear talks after UN criticism of its rocket launch.
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UN sent N Korea firm 'blacklist'

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 3:54
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The US and Japan inform the UN of North Korean companies they say support the country's weapons programme.
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Tensions high in North Korea row

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 7:41
related countries: United States United States

The US joins other nations in urging N Korea to return to nuclear talks as the row over its rocket launch deepens.
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N Korea orders UN inspectors out

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 1:41

North Korea orders UN nuclear inspectors to leave the country, the organisation's nuclear watchdog says.
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N Korea urged to return to talks

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 17:41
related countries: China China, Russia Russia

China and Russia urge North Korea to reconsider its decision to abandon talks over its nuclear programme.
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Is N Korea a threat to the world?

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 12:12
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang says it will quit talks on its nuclear activities. How can the country be dissuaded?
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Angry N Korea quits nuclear talks

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 11:33

North Korea says it is ending talks on its nuclear activities and will restore its disabled nuclear reactor after UN criticism.
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UN condemns N Korea rocket launch

Monday, April 13th 2009, 21:44

The UN Security Council condemns North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket, and says it will tighten sanctions.
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