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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

North Korea 'to restore reactor'

Friday, September 19th 2008, 15:04

North Korea is making "thorough preparations" to restart the Yongbyon nuclear reactor, a foreign ministry official says.
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Doubts mount over N Korea's Kim

Monday, September 15th 2008, 10:38

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il fails to appear at another major holiday - fuelling fresh speculation about his health.
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N Korea 'builds new missile site'

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 9:56
related countries: China China

Reports say North Korea is close to completing a new launch site for long-range missiles close to its border with China.
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North Korea leader 'recovering'

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 17:35
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is believed to be recovering from a recent stroke, officials in South Korea say.
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North Korea denies Kim is unwell

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 11:23

N Korea dismisses reports that leader Kim Jong-il is seriously ill, saying the claims are "worthless" and a "conspiracy plot".
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N Korea's Kim missing from parade

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 16:28
related places: Pyongyang

There is growing speculation about the health of North Korea's secretive leader Kim Jong-il after he misses a key parade.
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N Korea 'hired taekwondo killers'

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 11:01

A martial arts master says North Korean agents recruited him as part of a failed plot to kill a South Korean president.
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Birthday state

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 0:20

North Korea defies critics as it marks its 60th anniversary
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Envoys hold talks on North Korea

Saturday, September 6th 2008, 7:28

Senior officials from the US and China discuss initial moves by North Korea to reverse promised nuclear disarmament.
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US doubts N Korea nuclear claims

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 18:40
related countries: United States United States

Officials in the US express doubt over reports claiming that North Korea is reassembling its nuclear facilities.
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China to let groups tour N Korea

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 7:34
related countries: China China

China names North Korea as an official tour destination, allowing groups of Chinese tourists to visit the reclusive neighbouring state.
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S Korea accuses refugee of spying

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 10:20
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A 35-year-old North Korean woman is arrested in South Korea on suspicion of spying for her homeland.
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US to keep N Korea on terror list

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 21:52
related countries: United States United States

The US accuses Pyongyang of violating a six-nation nuclear accord and says North Korea will remain on a terrorism blacklist.
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Changing times

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 17:18

A market economy begins to emerge in North Korea
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N Korea 'stops nuclear disabling'

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 10:47
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says it has stopped disabling its nuclear plants because it has not yet been removed from a US terrorism list.
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N Korea tops Seoul summit agenda

Monday, August 25th 2008, 11:05
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean and Chinese presidents discuss stalled North Korean nuclear talks, as a two-day summit begins in Seoul.
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N Korea 'develops special noodle'

Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 9:19

North Korea has reportedly invented a noodle that delays hunger, amid UN warnings of possible famine.
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Asian Olympians fail dope tests

Friday, August 15th 2008, 4:14
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

A North Korean shooting medalist and a Vietnamese gymnast are kicked out of the Olympics after failing dope tests.
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New inquiry into Japan abductees

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 7:06
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan and North Korea agree to a new inquiry into the abduction of Japanese citizens in the 1970s and 1980s, reports say.
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Two missing in Korean collision

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 7:10

Two North Korean sailors are missing after boats from the two Koreas collide, in a fresh blow to tense bilateral ties.
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N Korea to expel southern workers

Saturday, August 9th 2008, 6:35
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang says it will expel South Korean workers from a mountain resort from Sunday as a row over a tourist's death worsens ties.
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N Korea steps up row with South

Sunday, August 3rd 2008, 13:15

North Korea says it will expel South Korean workers from a mountain resort, as a row over a tourist's death escalates.
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Video of Olympic rehearsal leaked

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 8:00
related countries: China China

A South Korean TV station broadcasts a tape of a dress rehearsal for the Beijing Olympics, angering Chinese organisers.
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UN warns on North Korea shortages

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 11:39

North Koreans are experiencing their worst food shortages since the famine of the late 1990s, a UN agency says.
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Seoul irked as inquiry hits wall

Friday, July 25th 2008, 9:53
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says it cannot resolve questions over the killing of a tourist without access to the scene in North Korea.
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Rice holds N Korea nuclear talks

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 6:24
related countries: Singapore Singapore

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meets her North Korean counterpart, the first such talks in four years.
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Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 9:57

The ex-chairman of South Korean firm Samsung files an appeal against his conviction for tax evasion.
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Kidnapped Koreans freed in Mexico

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 4:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Five South Koreans seized for ransom in Mexico are released, the South Korean foreign ministry has said.
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Amnesty criticises S Korea police

Friday, July 18th 2008, 10:10

Amnesty International says South Korean police were, at times, excessively forceful in handling recent protests.
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N Korea worker killed in Kaesong

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 11:02
related places: Kaesong

A North Korean working for a Southern company in the joint venture zone of Kaesong dies in an accident at work.
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Japanese condoms become unlikely victim of territorial dispute

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 9:05
related countries: Japan Japan

Ads for Japanese condoms are removed from Korean subway trains amid a bilateral territorial dispute.
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Samsung ex-boss guilty of fraud

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 5:42
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

The ex-chairman of South Korean firm Samsung, Lee Kun-hee, is found guilty of tax evasion in Seoul.
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N Korea rejects Seoul talks offer

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 8:12
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea rejects an offer by South Korea's president to resume reconciliation talks.
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N Korea agrees to nuclear checks

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 13:47
related countries: China China

Negotiators from six-nation talks in China have agreed steps to verify North Korea's nuclear disarmament.
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Pyongyang criticised over killing

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 8:31
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Seoul complains that North Korea is failing to co-operate with a probe into the shooting of a South Korean tourist.
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South Korean shot dead in North

Friday, July 11th 2008, 12:37

A South Korean tourist is shot dead by a soldier inside one of North Korea's special tourism zones, the North says.
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Seoul softens stance on N Korea

Friday, July 11th 2008, 11:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

In a policy U-turn, South Korea's president suggests reviving direct talks with North Korea, as six-party talks continue.
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Key N Korea nuclear talks begin

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 12:50
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Diplomats meet in Beijing for long-delayed talks on how to verify North Korea's account of its nuclear programme.
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N Korea nuclear talks 'to resume'

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 3:20

Six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear programme will restart on Thursday after a nine-month lay-off, the South's envoy says.
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S Korea president sacks ministers

Monday, July 7th 2008, 7:08
related countries: United States United States

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak sacks three cabinet ministers in the wake of protests against US beef imports.
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Pakistan 'knew of nuclear flight'

Friday, July 4th 2008, 18:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Disgraced scientist AQ Khan says Pakistan flew nuclear material to North Korea with the knowledge of the army.
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Friday, July 4th 2008, 8:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean police arrest several South Asian men suspected of trafficking heroin ingredients to the Taleban.
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S Korea strike to hit carmakers

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008, 8:55
related countries: United States United States

A strike by tens of thousands of S Korean workers over US beef imports will affect car production, its biggest firms say.
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UN strikes food deal with N Korea

Monday, June 30th 2008, 8:07

The UN's World Food Programme reaches a deal with North Korea to dramatically expand its work in the hunger-hit country.
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Clashes in Seoul over US beef row

Saturday, June 28th 2008, 19:44
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

South Korean police use water cannon to disperse a big protest in Seoul against the resumption of US beef imports.
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