loading

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

Lost in translation

Monday, July 13th 2009, 23:18

Lackey, brigandish, stooge: N Korea's verbal bluster
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Starting a new life

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 16:16

N Korean refugees adjust to life in capitalist South
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

BBQ diplomacy

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

Unlikely middleman between North Korea and the US
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Getting tough

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

China's new attitude to North Korea
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Hard labour

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 22:13

Life inside North Korea's infamous gulag camps
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Robust message

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

China and Russia on board for North Korea sanctions
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US 'prefers talks' over N Korea

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 22:26
related countries: United States United States

The US is addressing a growing threat from North Korea but still hopes for a diplomatic solution, its envoy says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Explosion mystery

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 15:18

Scientists fail to detect North Korea nuclear traces
Read the full article » | View on the map »

N Korea draft resolution agreed

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 16:51

Key UN Security Council members agree a draft resolution to expand sanctions on North Korea over its latest nuclear test.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

S Korean firm quits joint complex

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 10:07

A South Korean company becomes the first to pull out of a joint industrial complex set up in North Korea as a symbol of reconciliation.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mercy plea for held US reporters

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 1:23
related countries: United States United States

The families of two US journalists sentenced to 12 years' hard labour in North Korea plead for their release.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Bargaining power

Monday, June 8th 2009, 23:46
related countries: United States United States

Trial of US pair gives North Korea diplomatic leverage
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Obama 'concerned' for jailed reporters

Monday, June 8th 2009, 11:31
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says he is "deeply concerned" by North Korea's sentencing of two US journalists to hard labour.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

North Korea jails US journalists

Monday, June 8th 2009, 10:00
related countries: United States United States

A North Korean court sentences two US journalists convicted of entering the country illegally to 12 years' hard labour.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

North Korea jails US journalists

Monday, June 8th 2009, 10:00
related countries: United States United States

A North Korean court sentences two US journalists convicted of entering the country illegally to 12 years' hard labour.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US warns N Korea over terror list

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 13:47
related countries: United States United States

The US is considering putting North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, Hillary Clinton says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Son 'confirms N Korea succession'

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 11:45
related countries: Japan Japan

The eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il tells Japanese TV he believes his younger brother is leader-in-waiting.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

No 'reward' for N Korea, US vows

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 14:07
related countries: United States United States

The US will not reward North Korea's "extraordinarily provocative" recent actions, President Barack Obama says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US journalists on trial in N Korea

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 9:33
related countries: United States United States

Two US journalists are thought to have gone on trial in North Korea, accused of "hostile acts" and illegally entering the country.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Pyongyang justice

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 4:10

The two Americans on trial for spying in N Korea
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »


This content is from the BBC News website. Date and time information is related to GMT.




Maplandia.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Google.