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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

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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S Korean MPs scuffle with guards

Saturday, January 3rd 2009, 10:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's opposition lawmakers scuffle with security guards, who have tried to end their blockade of parliament.
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Burma frees North Korean refugees

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 11:24
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

Burma releases 19 North Korean refugees at the border with Thailand, a South Korean diplomat says.
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Firms to pipe Burma gas to China

Monday, December 29th 2008, 10:27
related countries: Burma Burma, China China, India India

Burma signs a deal with Korean and Indian firms to pipe gas to China, despite complaints from rights activists.
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South Korea 'believes' Kim well

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 9:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kim

N Korean leader Kim Jong-il's personal train has reportedly made several recent trips - the latest indication of his recovery.
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Last S Korean troops leave Iraq

Friday, December 19th 2008, 5:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

South Korea withdraws the last of its troops from Iraq, ending what was once the third-largest mission there.
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Korean adultery actress sentenced

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 11:08

Famous South Korean actress Ok So-ri is given a suspended prison sentence of eight months for adultery.
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N Korea leader 'visits library'

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 3:41

North Korea releases more undated photos of leader Kim Jong-il as speculation continues about his health.
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N Korea launches 3G phone network

Monday, December 15th 2008, 17:26
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A giant Egyptian telecommunications company launches North Korea's first hi-tech mobile phone network.
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S Korea parents fined over rape

Sunday, December 14th 2008, 10:58

A South Korean court fines the parents of a teenage rapist more than $60,000 for failing to supervise their son.
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Asian giants agree economic plan

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 10:00
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

The leaders of Japan, China and South Korea vow closer economic co-operation to lessen the impact of the financial crisis.
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US to 'rethink' N Korea strategy

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 17:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The US is to reconsider its policy on North Korea, after the collapse of the latest round of six-party talks, says the White House.
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North Korea talks reach stalemate

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 13:07
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A senior US envoy says talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear weapons programme have failed to make progress.
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N Korea 'to shun' Japan at talks

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 8:54
related countries: Japan Japan

North Korea says it will not recognise Japan as a member of six-nation nuclear disarmament talks due to resume on Monday.
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N Korea increases border controls

Monday, December 1st 2008, 5:06
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea begins enforcing stricter border controls with South Korea, due to what it calls "relentless confrontation".
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Border closure

Monday, December 1st 2008, 0:46

Glimpse of life in North Korea slips out of view
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Korean cross-border train halted

Friday, November 28th 2008, 8:51
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea suspends cross-border rail links with South Korea, in a sign of worsening ties between the countries.
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Korean adulterer faces jail term

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 16:29

South Korean prosecutors demand a jail term for a popular actress who admitted breaking the country's strict adultery laws.
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N Korea leader 'visits factories'

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 11:52

North Korea releases undated photos of Kim Jong-il visiting two factories, amid continuing speculation about the leader's health.
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Balloon campaign assails N Korea

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 10:19
related places: Pyongyang

South Korean activists send thousands of propaganda leaflets into North Korea, amid fury in Pyongyang.
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Daewoo leases Madagascar land

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 13:16
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

South Korean firm Daewoo says it is leasing a vast tract of land in Madagascar, which will produce half of its corn supply by 2023.
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Kim 'makes new public appearance'

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 15:29

North Korea says reclusive leader Kim Jong-il has made another public appearance, amid speculation that he has been ill.
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Japanese ship 'seized by pirates'

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 7:22
related countries: Somalia Somalia

South Korean officials say pirates have hijacked a Japanese cargo ship off Somalia carrying 23 crew, including five South Koreans.
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Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 15:49
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea tells South Korea to halt traffic across the land border from 1 December due to "confrontation".
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N Korea rejects nuclear sampling

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 14:49
related countries: United States United States

North Korea says it will not allow inspectors to take samples from nuclear sites, apparently contradicting US statements.
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Word power

Monday, November 10th 2008, 17:34

North Korea irked by subversive balloons
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New hopes for Japan missing

Monday, November 10th 2008, 10:44
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's government is investigating reports that a woman missing for 30 years may be alive in North Korea.
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'Fake photo' revives rumours over health of North Korea's leader

Friday, November 7th 2008, 13:33

Suggestions that a recently released image of North Korea's leader may have been faked revive suspicions he may be seriously ill.
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Kim schedule 'returns to normal'

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 6:51

New images and reports of North Korea's Kim Jong-il suggest a return to normal activity, Seoul says, after a suspected illness.
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N Korean leader 'watches match'

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 5:48

North Korea releases pictures it says show leader Kim Jong-il, who foreign officials believe is ill, watching a football match.
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Blind S Korea masseurs win case

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 8:06

A South Korean law which states that only the blind can be licensed masseurs is upheld in the country's Constitutional Court.
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North Korean leader 'in hospital'

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 9:49
related countries: Japan Japan

N Korean leader Kim Jong-il is probably still in hospital, but capable of making decisions, Japan's PM Taro Aso says.
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N Korea issues warning to South

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 6:51

North Korea lashes out at the South, threatening to reduce it to rubble unless it stops a "policy of confrontation".
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N Korea urged to end executions

Friday, October 24th 2008, 9:22

A scathing UN report accuses North Korea of grave human-rights violations, including public executions.
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N Korea wants Japan out of talks

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 4:43
related countries: Japan Japan

N Korea suggests Japan is removed from six-party talks on its nuclear facilities, accusing it of obstructing the process.
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Six die in S Korea knife frenzy

Monday, October 20th 2008, 13:11
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A South Korean man goes on a knife rampage in Seoul, leaving at least six people dead and seven others wounded.
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War remains sought in Korea's DMZ

Monday, October 20th 2008, 10:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Korea

S Korean and US officials are to search the border with N Korea for remains of soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War.
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N Korea 'puts back reactor seals'

Friday, October 17th 2008, 15:51
related countries: United States United States

North Korea has resealed its nuclear equipment at the controversial Yongbyon plant, the US state department says.
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Somali pirates free Asian sailors

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 15:27
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Pirates release 22 crew members they kidnapped from a South Korean cargo ship last month in Somalia.
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N Korea 'sex spy' jailed in South

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 7:31

A N Korean woman who pleaded guilty to using sex to extract secret information from S Korean soldiers is given five years in jail.
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NK restores nuclear site access

Monday, October 13th 2008, 19:28

UN monitors confirm North Korea has let them back to the Yongbyon nuclear site, including the reprocessing plant.
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