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North and South Korea tensions

North Korea threatens 'merciless punishment' against South Korea if it goes ahead with plans to open a UN field office in Seoul - @FRANCE24

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North and South Korea tensions

South Korea activists postpone 'The Interview' DVD balloon launch after warnings of military reprisals - @AFP

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North Korea

Editor's note: China's Xinhua is reporting, sourced to Yonhap, that 'fire' broke out on North Korea's side of the demilitarized zone, spreading to the South Korean side, though this appears to have been a fire and not an exchange of gunfire - David

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North and South Korea tensions

North Korea's military threatens to shoot down balloons South Korean activists plan to send over border carrying 10,000 DVDs of satirical film 'The Interview'; balloon launch would be 'a de facto declaration of a war,' North Korean state media reports - @STForeignDesk

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North Korea announces it will hold a key parliamentary meeting next month, which may reveal new lineup of leader Kim Jong-un's closest aides - @YonhapNews

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North Korea fires missiles into sea in response to US-South Korean military drills - @AP

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US ambassador attacked in South Korea

North Korea rejects links to man who slashed US ambassador to South Korea; calls claim a 'vicious' smear campaign - @STForeignDesk

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China

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi suggests possibility of China-North Korea summit - @YonhapNews, @AFP

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US ambassador attacked in South Korea

South Korean police ask experts to look at some of the books confiscated from the home of the man who attacked US Ambassador Mark Lippert for any contents sympathetic to North Korea - @YonhapNews

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US ambassador attacked in South Korea

South Korea looking into possible link between US Ambassador Mark Lippert's attacker and suspect's visits to North Korea, authorities say - @W7VOA

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US ambassador attacked in South Korea

North Korea says attack on US envoy in Seoul 'just punishment' - KCNA via @AFP

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Korean peninsula is a 'touch-and-go nuclear powder keg' and North Korea has the power to deter an ''ever-increasing nuclear threat'' by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary, foreign minister Ri Su Yong says - @Reuters

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North and South Korea tensions

Joint military exercises staged by US and South Korea are 'unprecedentedly provocative in nature and have especially high possibility of sparking off a war' North Korea's Ri says - @Reuters

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Ebola outbreak 2014-15

North Korea lifts restrictions on foreign travel imposed last year in response to Ebola virus outbreak - @AP

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Kim Jong-un Russia visit in May 2015

China 'not nervous' about Kim Jong-un's possible visit to Russia in May 2015 - @YonhapNews

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North and South Korea tensions

North Korea fires 2 short-range missiles off its east coast in protest against South Korea-US military exercises, South Korea officials say - @Reuters

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Japan, North Korea negotiations

Japanese government is making arrangements to extend its sanctions on North Korea, possibly for 2 years, reports Kyodo News - @Reuters

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North Korea

North Korea shipping company has been renaming and reflagging vessels to evade an arms embargo, UN report says - @BBCNews

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UN panel report: Blacklisted North Korea shipping firm has renamed ships and remains active - @Reuters

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Spy cables leak 2015

Report: Leaked intelligence document shows Britain's MI6 asked South Africa for help in recruiting a North Korean informant - @AJEnglish

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