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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

Japan renews N Korea sanctions

Friday, April 11th 2008, 4:16
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan extends sanctions against North Korea, citing a lack of progress on the nuclear and abduction issues.
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S Korean astronaut arrives at ISS

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 13:29
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Russia Russia

A Russian capsule carrying South Korea's first astronaut docks with the space station.
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Progress in Korea nuclear talks

Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 13:37
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says a deal is reached with the US over disclosure of its nuclear activities.
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'Success' hailed in N Korea talks

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 14:01
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States

Envoys from the US and North Korea hail progress in the latest round of nuclear talks in Singapore.
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First S Korean in space launches

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 11:22
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's first astronaut, Yi So-yeon, blasts off for a sojourn on the International Space Station.
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S Korean astronaut set for launch

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 4:45
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's first astronaut, Yi So-yeon, is set to blast off for a mission to the International Space Station.
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North Korea makes warship claim

Thursday, April 3rd 2008, 14:53

N Korea accuses the South of sending warships into its waters, amid a growing row between the two.
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US envoy calls on N Korea to act

Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 8:32
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

Christopher Hill tells North Korea to end deadlock on the nuclear deal, while Seoul tells it to tone down its rhetoric.
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N Korea hits out at South leader

Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 4:36

The new South Korean leader's stance could have "catastrophic consequences", North Korea warns.
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US warns N Korea on missile tests

Friday, March 28th 2008, 15:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The US urges North Korea to focus on nuclear disarmament, after Pyongyang test-fires several short range missiles.
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North Korea 'test-fires missiles'

Friday, March 28th 2008, 7:12

North Korea test-fires several short-range missiles off its western coast, South Korea's government says.
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N Korea expels S Korean managers

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 2:45

North Korea expels most of the South Korean managers from an industrial park on the border.
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S Korea school sues Yale for $50m

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 13:26

A South Korean university sues Yale for $50m (£25m) over a scandal which gripped the nation last year.
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Seoul 'to criticise North Korea'

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 9:15
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea intends to vote for a UN resolution criticising Pyongyang's rights record, reports say.
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N Korea's food crisis 'worsening'

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 14:01

An aid agency with experience of working inside North Korea says the state's food crisis is chronic, and getting worse.
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US envoy urges N Korea progress

Friday, March 14th 2008, 6:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva

Some progress was made at North Korea nuclear talks but more is needed, US negotiator Christopher Hill says.
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Sydney police free sex captives

Friday, March 7th 2008, 7:10
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Police in Sydney, Australia, free 10 South Korean women from what authorities called a sex-trafficking syndicate.
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Rice urges China on North Korea

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 13:43
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US secretary of state urges China to put pressure on North Korea over its nuclear programme.
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Rice in Beijing for N Korea talks

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 4:56
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Condoleezza Rice is in China aiming to quicken North Korea's nuclear disarmament process.
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NY Philharmonic arrives in N Korea

Monday, February 25th 2008, 9:14

The New York Philharmonic orchestra arrives in North Korea, for a remarkable display of cultural diplomacy.
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New S Korean president sworn in

Monday, February 25th 2008, 7:35
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Lee Myung-bak is sworn in as South Korea's president following a landslide victory in December polls.
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North Korea detains Russian ship

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 14:02
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian cargo ship is detained and boarded by North Korean coastguard agents, Russian officials say.
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S Korea president-elect cleared

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 3:28

South Korean President-elect Lee Myung-bak is cleared of fraud allegations, days before his planned inauguration.
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First order for pet dog cloning

Friday, February 15th 2008, 11:49

A South Korean company signs what it says is the world's first commercial deal to clone a pet dog.
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Fire ravages S Korea landmark

Monday, February 11th 2008, 12:04
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A 600-year-old gate considered South Korea's greatest national treasure is partly destroyed by fire.
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Korea jails Lone Star executive

Friday, February 1st 2008, 7:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lone Star

A Korean court finds US private equity firm Lone Star guilty of stock price manipulation.
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N Korea 'stands by nuclear deal'

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 5:35

North Korea has not changed its mind about ending its nuclear programme, leader Kim Jong-il reportedly says.
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New S Korean leader names PM

Monday, January 28th 2008, 3:17
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's President-elect Lee Myung-bak picks political veteran Han Seung-soo to be his prime minister.
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UNDP 'exploited by North Korea'

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 5:39
related countries: United States United States

A UN aid agency operating in North Korea left itself open to exploitation, a US Senate probe concludes.
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Firms charged over S Korean spill

Monday, January 21st 2008, 11:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The owners of two ships involved in South Korea's worst oil spill are charged with breaking pollution laws.
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N Korea suspends South rail talks

Monday, January 21st 2008, 5:06
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang, Seoul

Pyongyang postpones rail talks with Seoul, in a possible sign of unease over South Korea's incoming leadership.
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S Korean in oil rally suicide bid

Friday, January 18th 2008, 13:53
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A fish-seller sets himself alight while protesting over the handling of South Korea' s worst-ever oil spill.
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Seoul 'may shut N Korea ministry'

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 11:06
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea's incoming leader plans to scrap a ministry handling relations with Pyongyang, his aides say.
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S Korea leader 'would meet Kim'

Monday, January 14th 2008, 4:17

South Korea's incoming head says he is ready to meet the North Korea leader, if it would help the nuclear deal.
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New N Korea nuclear deadline

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 10:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: February

US envoy Christopher Hill says North Korea should disable its nuclear facilities by the end of February.
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S Korean leader to face probe

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 7:35

A South Korean court clears the way for an investigation into fraud claims against President-elect Lee Myung-bak.
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N Korea defiant on nuclear issue

Friday, January 4th 2008, 9:27

North Korea pledges to boost its "war deterrent", days after missing a deadline for declaring its nuclear activities.
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N Korea nuclear delay 'is normal'

Thursday, January 3rd 2008, 9:35
related countries: China China

China describes North Korea's failure to meet a deadline on declaring its nuclear programme as "normal".
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N Korea quiet on nuclear deadline

Tuesday, January 1st 2008, 5:32
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang makes no mention of a missed deadline to disclose its nuclear activities in a New Year editorial.
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N Korea misses nuclear deadline

Monday, December 31st 2007, 17:04
related countries: United States United States

N Korea fails to meet a deadline to disclose full details of its nuclear programme by the end of 2007.
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S Korea pardons Daewoo boss

Monday, December 31st 2007, 13:47

The founder of South Korean industrial firm Daewoo is pardoned as part of an annual New Year amnesty.
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S Korea extends Iraq deployment

Friday, December 28th 2007, 8:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Parliament in Seoul votes to extend for another year the deployment of South Korean troops in Iraq.
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S Korean crew lost after sinking

Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 7:39

Fourteen sailors are missing after a South Korean freighter sinks in rough seas off the country's south coast.
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Lee wins South Korea's election

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 16:56

Lee Myung-bak claims victory in South Korea's presidential elections, despite being dogged by corruption claims.
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