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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

N Korea warns over rocket launch

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 10:08

North Korea warns that any UN sanctions over its planned rocket launch would trigger the end of talks on its denuclearisation.
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N Korea confirms reporters held

Saturday, March 21st 2009, 8:22
related countries: United States United States

North Korea confirms the arrest of two female US journalists, saying they were detained for illegally entering its territory.
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N Korea restores military hotline

Saturday, March 21st 2009, 6:59
related countries: China China

North Korea restores a military hotline with the South and confirms it is detaining two US reporters.
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North Korea 'holds US reporters'

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 11:19
related countries: China China, United States United States

North Korean troops have reportedly arrested two American journalists near a river on the border with China.
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A secret land

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 9:42
related countries: China China

A glimpse of life on the Chinese border with North Korea
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North Korea 'holds US reporters'

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 5:01
related countries: China China, United States United States

North Korean troops arrest at least one Korean-American journalists near the border with China, South Korean media say.
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North Korea refuses US food aid

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 11:39
related countries: United States United States

The United States says North Korea is rejecting food aid as tensions rise ahead of a planned satellite launch.
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Fresh attack on Koreans in Yemen

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 9:35
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A suicide bomber targets a South Korean delegation visiting Yemen after a deadly attack on tourists on Sunday.
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China concerned by Korea tensions

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 9:23
related countries: China China

China voices its concern over growing tensions on the Korean peninsula, as North Korea's premier begins a five-day visit.
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North Korea gets its first pizzeria, staffed by Italian-trained chefs

Monday, March 16th 2009, 12:29
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea's first pizza and pasta restaurant, staffed by Italian-trained chefs, opens in Pyongyang.
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N Korea partially reopens border

Monday, March 16th 2009, 9:28

North Korea partially reopens its border to allow South Koreans trapped in an industrial zone since Friday to return home.
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Tourists die in Yemen explosion

Sunday, March 15th 2009, 21:46
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Four South Korean tourists visiting Yemen die in an explosion while posing for photographs at an historic fortress.
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N Korea sets rocket launch date

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 13:11

North Korea tells an international shipping body it plans to carry out a controversial rocket launch in early April.
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N Korea spy meets abductee's son

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 12:53
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Pyongyang

A former North Korean spy tells the son of a Japanese woman abducted by Pyongyang in 1978 that she believes she is alive.
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Two cargo ships collide off Japan

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 6:29
related countries: Japan Japan

Rescuers search for a missing South Korean ship that collided with another vessel off the coast of Japan.
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N Korea reopens border business

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 5:47

North Korea reopens its border to allow South Koreans into an industrial park, a day after protesting against a military drill.
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N Korea's Kim 'elected' to seat

Monday, March 9th 2009, 5:07

State media in tightly-controlled North Korea says leader Kim Jong-il is unanimously elected in parliamentary vote.
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N Korea holds parliamentary poll

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 1:13

North Korea votes in elections which observers say could give a clue to the country's eventual succession.
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S Korea diverts jets over threats

Friday, March 6th 2009, 12:53
related places: Pyongyang

South Korean airlines re-route planes to avoid the North's airspace amid escalating tension and threats from Pyongyang.
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N Korea threatens civilian planes

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 14:15
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang says it cannot ensure the safety of South Korean civilian flights near its airspace, amid heightened tensions.
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China talks for US envoy on N Korea

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 14:46
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

The new US envoy on North Korea arrives in Beijing for talks aimed at breathing life into the stalled nuclear deal.
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North Korea holds rare UN talks

Monday, March 2nd 2009, 11:00
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

North Korea and the US-led United Nations Command in South Korea hold their first talks in almost seven years.
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N Korea's Kim tours launch region

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 9:49

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il tours North Hamgyong Province, where diplomats believe a missile test is being prepared.
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North Korea 'plans rocket launch'

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 9:59

North Korea says it is planning to launch a rocket carrying a satellite, fuelling speculation about a possible missile test.
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N Korea 'deploying more missiles'

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 11:45
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea recently deployed new medium-range missiles, bolstered its navy and increased its special forces, Seoul says.
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Thousands mourn S Korean cardinal

Friday, February 20th 2009, 10:43
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Mourners in South Korea attend the funeral of Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, a major figure in promoting democracy.
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N Korea's Kim in military shuffle

Friday, February 20th 2009, 9:19

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il promotes a close aide to a top role on the body which controls the country's military.
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Clinton urges N Korean dialogue

Friday, February 20th 2009, 4:26
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US secretary of state warns North Korea that relations will not improve until it talks to the South and ends its nuclear ambitions.
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US concern over 'unclear' N Korea

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 16:03
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Hillary Clinton voices concern over North Korea's "unclear" leadership situation, as she arrives in South Korea for talks.
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Clinton issues warning on N Korea

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 10:44
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The US secretary of state, on a trip to Japan, warns North Korea to end its "provocative language and actions".
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South Korea's Cardinal Kim dies

Monday, February 16th 2009, 11:36

Local Catholic church officials say South Korean Cardinal Stephen Kim, who was a major figure in promoting democracy in the country, has died.
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South Korea's Cardinal Kim dies

Monday, February 16th 2009, 10:46

Local Catholic church officials say South Korean Cardinal Stephen Kim, who was a major figure in promoting democracy in the country, has died.
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North Korea fuels missile rumours

Monday, February 16th 2009, 7:59

North Korea asserts its right to "space development", amid speculation of a planned long-range missile launch.
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US 'keen to strengthen Asia ties'

Friday, February 13th 2009, 23:26
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells the BBC the US is keen to deepen its Asia ties, ahead of a tour of the region.
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US warns North Korea over missile

Monday, February 9th 2009, 9:25

The head of US forces in South Korea says he has not ruled out a military response if the North test-fires a missile.
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South Korean grandmother fails her written driving test 771 times

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 12:58

A South Korean grandmother has failed her written driving test 771 times but tells a local newspaper that she will keep trying.
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Top US diplomat to Iraq 'named'

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 12:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Christopher Hill, the former US chief negotiator with North Korea, is to become the US envoy to Iraq, according to reports.
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N Korea 'preparing missile test'

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 11:10

North Korea appears to be preparing to test-fire its longest range missile, a South Korean official and reports say.
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North Korea tears up agreements

Friday, January 30th 2009, 16:55
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea says it is scrapping all military and political deals with the South over its "hostile intent", as ties worsen.
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Border tensions

Friday, January 30th 2009, 14:35

What lies behind the latest outburst from North Korea
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Korean man 'admits seven murders'

Friday, January 30th 2009, 9:22

A South Korean man confesses to murdering seven women in a two-year killing spree, according to police.
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Kim son 'not interested' in power

Saturday, January 24th 2009, 22:40

The eldest son of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Il says that he has "no interest" in succeeding his father.
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N Korea's Kim meets China envoy

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 18:02
related countries: China China

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, rarely seen since a reported stroke last year, meets a visiting Chinese official.
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N Korea issues warning to Seoul

Saturday, January 17th 2009, 20:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

The North Korean military warns South Korea that its "confrontational" policies may force it to retaliate.
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Muddle over N Korea's succession

Friday, January 16th 2009, 10:08

Conflicting reports suggest ailing North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has chosen one of his sons to be his successor.
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S Korea nuclear envoy to N Korea

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 8:33

A South Korean nuclear envoy visits North Korea as Washington and North Korea's regime exchange strong words.
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Economy tops Seoul summit agenda

Monday, January 12th 2009, 6:36
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Japanese and South Korean presidents hold summit talks in Seoul, with global economic issues high on the list.
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