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# kcna - Saturday 6 July, 2019

North Korea claims released Australian student was 'spying'

Alek disappeared in June but was later freed and deported from North Korea.

# kcna - Friday 22 January, 2016

US student arrested in North Korea over 'hostile act'

The country has not given details of exactly what 21-year-old Otto Frederick Warmbier did.

# kcna - Monday 3 March, 2014

North Korea deports 75-year-old Australian after he signs "confession"

The missionary had been detained last month for distributing religious material.

# kcna - Saturday 27 April, 2013

North Korea puts US citizen on trial for 'trying to overthrow regime'

North Korea says the man has admitted the charges and will soon face ‘judgment’.

# kcna - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

From The42 Dennis Rodman gets a geography lesson from 'the Gangnam Style dude' Oppa! This post contains videos

Dennis Rodman gets a geography lesson from 'the Gangnam Style dude'

The former NBA star is in North Korea — which is not the same country as South Korea.

# kcna - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Ireland condemns North Korean nuclear test 'in strongest terms'

Eamon Gilmore adds his voice to a chorus of international opposition to North Korea’s nuclear explosive testing.

International condemnation as North Korea carries out third nuclear test

Claiming to have made a breakthrough with a ‘miniaturised’ device it would put the country a step closer to fitting a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.

# kcna - Monday 7 January, 2013

Google boss Eric Schmidt arrives in North Korea

The Google chairman and the former governor of New Mexico say they are on a private humanitarian mission which is not connected to the US government.

# kcna - Friday 21 December, 2012

North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen

The man entered North Korea as a tourist and committed an unspecified crime, according to North Korean authorities.

# kcna - Saturday 1 December, 2012

North Korea 'to test long-range rocket' some time this month

The long-range rocket test will coincide with elections in South Korea, and the anniversary of Kim Jong-Il’s death.

# kcna - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

From The42 London 2012: North Korean state media says locals 'delighted' with medal success London 2012

London 2012: North Korean state media says locals 'delighted' with medal success

The Korean Central News Agency has devoted more content to public reaction than it has to news of its athletes’ successes.

# kcna - Monday 16 January, 2012

Associated Press opens full news bureau in North Korea

The American news agency is the first major Western outlet to open a full news, picture, and video bureau in the notoriously secretive state.

# kcna - Monday 19 December, 2011

A closer look: the links between Ireland and North Korea

We take a brief look at the closer bilateral ties between Ireland and North Korea – and the attention given to us over there.