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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.

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North Korea: news

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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N Korea hails terror list removal

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 7:37
related countries: United States United States

North Korea welcomes a US decision to remove it from a list of sponsors of terrorism and agrees to allow nuclear access.
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Japan objects to US N Korea move

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 6:35
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Washington

Japan criticises as "regrettable" Washington's decision to remove North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
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N Korea taken off US terror list

Saturday, October 11th 2008, 16:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

The US removes North Korea from its state terror list after the North agrees to nuclear inspection demands, the US says.
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New Kim Jong-il images released

Saturday, October 11th 2008, 6:22

North Korea releases pictures of reclusive leader Kim Jong-il apparently looking well, despite reports he has been ill.
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IAEA 'barred from Yongbyon plant'

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 16:12

The UN's nuclear watchdog says its inspectors no longer have any access to North Korea's main nuclear complex at Yongbyon.
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N Korea 'to launch 10 missiles'

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 4:55

South Korean media say North Korea is preparing to launch up to 10 short-range missiles, after reports of a test this week.
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N Korea 'building atomic warhead'

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 12:04
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea is trying to develop a nuclear warhead that would fit on to a missile, South Korea's top military officer says.
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N Korea 'buying weapons not food'

Monday, October 6th 2008, 8:48

A S Korean lawmaker alleges that the North has spent tens of millions of dollars on weapons, despite food shortages.
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Kim Jong-il 'at football match'

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 15:01

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il reportedly makes his first public appearance since rumours surfaced he had had a stroke.
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N Korea 'restoring nuclear plant'

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 20:33
related countries: United States United States

North Korea continues to restore its disabled nuclear reactor, US officials say, despite attempts to persuade it not to do so.
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US envoy ends North Korea visit

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 12:30
related countries: United States United States

US envoy Christopher Hill ends a three-day visit to North Korea, describing talks there as "substantive".
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South Korean star Choi found dead

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 12:51
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean actress Choi Jin-sil has been found dead at her Seoul home in an apparent suicide, police have said.
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Korean man 'ran museum of fakes'

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 12:38

An arrested South Korean man took $440,000 after opening a private museum stuffed with fakes, police say.
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US envoy in crucial N Korea trip

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 10:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Top US envoy Christopher Hill arrives in North Korea to try to breathe life into a stalled denuclearisation deal.
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N Korea 'proposes military talks'

Friday, September 26th 2008, 17:18
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea is reportedly seeking military talks with South Korea next week - its first official contact in months.
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N Korea warned over nuclear move

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 18:12

The White House calls on North Korea to reverse a decision barring UN monitors from its main nuclear site.
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North Korea nuclear seals removed

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 12:53

Seals that stopped North Korea from using its main nuclear plant are removed, amid a dispute with the US over an aid deal.
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N Korea wants nuclear seals off

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 15:21

North Korea asks UN inspectors to remove seals from a key atomic facility, days after saying it will be reopened.
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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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