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The dramas North Koreans won't see anymore
In North Korea, recent market freedoms will not translate into personal freedom.
Last updated: 28 Oct 2014 14:18 GMT
Has North Korea launched a charm offensive?
North Korea's recent flurry of diplomatic activity signals increased efforts for international outreach.
Last updated: 10 Sep 2014 12:19 GMT
Why is Catholicism important in South Korea?
A history of scientific pursuit and democratic activism has set a special place for Catholicism in Korean society.
Last updated: 18 Aug 2014 12:24 GMT
North Korea: Sanctions, luxury and aid
Pyongyang has been transformed with an influx of high-end goods, but most North Koreans still live in poverty.
Last updated: 13 May 2014 14:42 GMT
North Korea poll: Politics or propaganda?
Voters are obliged to tick "Yes" for the sole candidate on their ballot paper.
Last updated: 09 Mar 2014 19:17 GMT
North Korea admits failed rocket launch
State news agency says scientists investigating what went wrong after rocket disintegrated minutes after blast-off.
Last updated: 13 Apr 2012 14:33 GMT
Talks between rival Koreas collapse
Military team from North cross back over the demarcation line without informing South of their actions.
Last updated: 09 Feb 2011 10:41 GMT
Rival Koreas resume military talks
Meeting at heavily armed border is first since North Korea attacked a southern island in November.
Last updated: 08 Feb 2011 08:06 GMT
N Korea lowers military alert level
Move to relax status in the west coast prompts South Korea and US forces to downgrade similar alert against the North.
Last updated: 07 Jan 2011 11:10 GMT
N Korea prepared for 'holy war'
North Korea says it is ready for 'holy war' using its nuclear deterrent following major live fire drills by the South.
Last updated: 23 Dec 2010 05:30 GMT
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