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    August 15, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - Let’s Gowex: How a Spanish tech star fooled the world. - The ECB is not doing its job. Again. - What...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    July 30, 2014

    North Korean cyclists

    Wong Maye-E/AP North Korean men cycle in the rain past homes built for farmers at the Mangyongdae Cooperative Farm on...

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    As manufacturing conglomerates’ contribution to the economy decreases, South Korea is ...
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  1. July 23, 2014

    North Korea’s business guides

    Two years after Geoffrey See first visited North Korea, the Yale postgraduate received a message from a Pyongyang government...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    July 3, 2014

    Welcoming Xi Jinping

    Kim Hong-ji/AP Chinese President Xi Jinping greets children during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Blue House in...

  3. July 3, 2014

    Japan to ease North Korean sanctions over historic abductions

    Japan has said it was ready to ease sanctions on North Korea, satisfied that Pyongyang was following through on a pledge to...

  4. July 2, 2014

    Argentina row triggers interest in defaulted debt

    1984 was not a good year for North Korea. That was the year western banks declared Pyongyang in default on debt it had sold...

  5. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Macau passes Switzerland in wealth tables | Chinese gamblers have helped catapult Macau past the central...

  6. July 2, 2014

    Xi’s Seoul visit leaves Pyongyang in the cold

    China may count North Korea as its only treaty ally, but President Xi Jinping will on Thursday become the first Chinese...

  7. June 29, 2014

    North Korea fires missiles ahead of Xi’s visit to Seoul

    North Korea fired two missiles into the sea on Sunday in an apparent reaction to a slight by China, its main benefactor,...

  8. June 26, 2014

    Tokyo and Pyongyang set for talks on abducted Japanese

    Japanese and North Korean officials plan to meet next week to discuss the return of a dozen of Japan’s citizens allegedly...

  9. June 8, 2014

    ‘North Korea: State of Paranoia’, by Paul French

    North Korea: State of Paranoia, by Paul French, Zed Books, RRP£12.99/$19.95) North Korea has always puzzled, partly because...

  10. The A-List

    June 2, 2014

    Is this the freeze in America's Asia pivot?

    There has been considerable commentary of late questioning the seriousness and sustainability of the so-called American...

  11. May 18, 2014

    North Korea in rare public apology after building collapse

    SEOUL – North Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of an apartment building under construction in...

  12. The World

    May 12, 2014

    Mind your language: N Korea's self-defeating propaganda

    By Simon Mundy in Seoul North Korea’s recent slurs against the presidents of the US and South Korea exemplify a...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    April 15, 2014

    Photo opportunity in Pyongyang

    Reuters/Kyodo Female North Korean soldiers prepare to take a commemorative photograph in front of a flower exhibition...

  14. April 5, 2014

    Japan orders military to strike new North Korea missile launches

    TOKYO, April 5 – Japan has ordered a destroyer in the Sea of Japan to strike any ballistic missiles that may be launched by...

  15. March 31, 2014

    Tensions rise as Koreas exchange military fire

    North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire on Monday in the most serious escalation in tensions on the Korean peninsula...

  16. March 28, 2014

    Korea defector scandal heightens debate over intelligence agency

    A scandal surrounding the prosecution for espionage of a North Korean defector has shone a light on South Korea’s...

  17. March 26, 2014

    N Korea fires missiles in defiance of three-way summit

    SEOUL, March 26 – North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, South Korea and the US said, a...

  18. March 23, 2014

    North Korea in fresh rocket launch

    SEOUL – North Korea launched short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast for a second straight day on Sunday – 16...

  19. March 11, 2014

    North Korea: Glimmer of hope

    As a young radio announcer in the North Korean city of Hyesan, Park Ju-hui used to tread gingerly through streets strewn...

  20. March 10, 2014

    N Korean leader Kim Jong Un elected to assembly by unanimous vote

    Kim Jong Un may have been implicated in crimes against humanity by a recent UN report, but he enjoys 100 per cent support...

  21. March 3, 2014

    North Korea frees Australian missionary

    SEOUL, March 3 – North Korea freed an Australian missionary who had been jailed for promoting Christianity on Monday,...

  22. February 27, 2014

    North Korea fires missiles into sea off east coast

    North Korea on Thursday fired four short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast, Seoul said, in an apparent response...

  23. February 20, 2014

    Korea family reunions raise hopes of thawing relations

    More than 300 members of families divided by the inter-Korean border were reunited on Thursday, in a rare meeting that has...

  24. February 19, 2014

    North Korea detains Australian missionary

    North Korea has detained an Australian missionary who was visiting the country as part of a Chinese tour group, according to...

  25. February 17, 2014

    South Korean politician jailed for 12 years for rebellion plot

    A South Korean court has sentenced a leftwing lawmaker to 12 years in prison for plotting an insurrection in support of...

  26. February 5, 2014

    North and South Korea agree cross-border family reunions

    Seoul and Pyongyang have agreed to hold reunions later in February of family members separated since the Korean war, amid a...

  27. February 2, 2014

    North Korea envoy warns on US-South Korea military exercise

    North Korea is stepping up pressure on the US and South Korea to cancel a major military exercise due to begin next month,...

  28. The A-List

    January 30, 2014

    Asia enters an age of increasing uncertainty

    Long regarded as a region of unbounded promise and rising prosperity, Asia has been sometimes the lone bright spot on a...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    December 19, 2013

    Dennis Rodman on route to Pyongyang

    Petar Kujundzic/Reuters Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman talks to the media at the Beijing International Airport...

  30. FT Photo Diary

    December 17, 2013

    Bowing to the Kims

    David Guttenfelder/AP North Koreans bow beneath portraits of the late leaders Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang,...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    December 16, 2013

    Remembering Kim Jong Il

    David Guttenfelder/AP North Koreans gather on the steps of Mansu Hill to lay flowers at the statues of the late leaders Kim...

  32. The A-List

    December 16, 2013

    North Korea is an Asian hybrid of Orwell and Hobbes

    North Korea’s formerly powerful number two, the ill-fated Jang Song Thaek, was very publicly and brutally executed, along...

  33. December 13, 2013

    Jang’s luck runs out after third purge

    Jang Song Thaek Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s first leader, reportedly took such exception to the boyfriend of his daughter...

  34. December 9, 2013

    North Korean public purge raises fears over instability

    As Kim Jong Un escorted his father's coffin through the snowy streets of Pyongyang, seven older men walked with him,...

  35. December 9, 2013

    North Korea confirms purge of top adviser

    North Korea’s state news agency has confirmed the purge of supreme leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle and top adviser, accusing him...

  36. December 7, 2013

    N Korea frees 85-year-old US war veteran

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old Merrill Newman on Saturday, ending the saga of the US...

  37. November 30, 2013

    North Korea: American tourist has confessed to ‘hostile acts’

    North Korea state media claimed Saturday that an elderly US tourist detained for more than a month has apologised for...

  38. November 5, 2013

    Rapprochement with Pyongyang remains elusive

    This spring, global media were transfixed by an apparent crisis on the peninsula, as Pyongyang responded to a US-South...

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