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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

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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US doubts over NK nuclear plans

Saturday, June 28th 2008, 11:09
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says there are still unanswered questions over North Korea's nuclear programme.
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N Korea demolishes reactor tower

Friday, June 27th 2008, 11:40

N Korea destroys its Yongbyon cooling tower in a symbolic gesture, a day after releasing details of its nuclear programme.
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US to ease North Korea sanctions

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 22:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The US agrees to lift some sanctions on North Korea after Pyongyang delivers a declaration on its nuclear programme.
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N Korea hands over nuclear data

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 18:58
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

North Korea hands over a long-awaited account of its nuclear programme to China as part of a disarmament deal.
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N Korea declaration expected

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 8:43

There is growing expectation that North Korea is set to hand over a long-awaited declaration of its nuclear activities.
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Facing famine?

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 15:26

Assessing the food situation in North Korea
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Korea frees Lone Star executive

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 9:02

Texan private equity firm Lone Star is cleared of rigging shares by a South Korean appeals court.
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US confirms N Korea 'target date'

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 8:36

US officials confirm Thursday is the target date for Pyongyang to deliver an overdue declaration of its nuclear activities.
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S Korean leader in beef apology

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 7:01

President Lee Myung-bak apologises to his country for a beef deal that sparked weeks of street protests.
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N Korea nuclear statement 'due'

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 4:20

Condoleezza Rice says North Korea will soon provide a declaration of its nuclear activities, amid fresh talks on the issue.
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UN assesses N Korea food supply

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 6:05

UN officials are given rare access to North Korea's countryside to assess how serious food shortages there are.
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Japan to lift N Korea sanctions

Friday, June 13th 2008, 15:00
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan lifts some sanctions against North Korea after it agrees to re-examine cases of abducted Japanese nationals.
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Japan firms raided in nuclear row

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 4:56
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's police raid two firms after vacuum pumps they made and sold were found in a North Korean nuclear facility.
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Man flees N Korea after 33 years

Monday, June 9th 2008, 16:56

A South Korean fisherman taken by the North more than three decades ago has escaped, say reports.
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Japan and N Korea re-open talks

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 9:00
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan and North Korea open talks in Beijing in a fresh push to resolve bilateral disputes after a gap of nine months.
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New appeal for N Korea food aid

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 5:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Religious groups in South Korea urge the government to send food to North Korea, amid famine warnings.
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S Korea beef protesters detained

Sunday, June 1st 2008, 12:04
related countries: United States United States

More than 200 people are arrested in Seoul in the latest protests over the decision to resume US beef imports.
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North Korea 'tests sea missiles'

Saturday, May 31st 2008, 4:52

North Korea tests three ship-to-ship missiles off its west coast as part of an exercise, reports from the South say.
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US resumes North Korea food aid

Friday, May 16th 2008, 17:28
related countries: United States United States

The US announces a resumption of food aid to North Korea, thought to be facing famine this summer.
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N Korea 'admits nuclear details'

Tuesday, May 13th 2008, 20:03
related countries: United States United States

A senior US diplomat says North Korea appears to have handed over full details of its plutonium programme.
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US welcomes N Korea move

Saturday, May 10th 2008, 7:01
related countries: United States United States

The US describes the handing over of North Korean nuclear documents as an "important first step".
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N Korea hands in nuclear records

Friday, May 9th 2008, 12:46
related countries: United States United States

North Korea hands thousands of pages of documents on its nuclear programme to a US negotiator.
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Few gains for press freedom

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 12:02

A survey of media freedom reports losses and gains in E Asia - and North Korea is still bottom of the list.
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