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2015 in North Korea
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Years in North Korea
Timeline of Korean history
2015 in South Korea
- January 2 – The United States enacts financial sanctions on the North Korean Special Operation Force and 10 government officials in retaliation for the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack.
- February 7 – North Korea test fires a new "ultra-precision" intelligent anti-ship missile which is to be deployed across its navy.
- March 2 – North Korea lifts restrictions on entry into the country imposed ostensibly to stop the spread of the Ebola virus.
- March 9 - A North Korean diplomat is caught smuggling $1.7M of gold bars into Bangladesh.
- August 15 – North Korea adopts UTC+08.30, or Pyongyang Standard Time to "eliminate Western imperialism". The time was previously used by both Koreas until the enactment of UTC+09.00 in 1961.
- December 29 – Kim Yang-gon, politician and a senior official of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea. (b. 1942)
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- "Year of DPRK-Russia Friendship Closes". naenara.com.kp. KCNA. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "U.S. slaps more sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack". 2 January 2015. Archived from the original on 2 January 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
- "North Korea test-fires 'intelligent' anti-ship rocket: KCNA". Agence France Presse. 7 February 2015. Archived from the original on 8 February 2015.
- "North Korea lifts four-month travel ban to prevent Ebola". Archived from the original on 2015-03-05.
- Reuters (March 9, 2015). "Bangladesh: North Korean Diplomat, Found With Gold Stash, Is Expelled". New York Times. USA. Archived from the original on April 2, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
- "Bangladesh seizes gold from North Korean diplomat". BBC. United Kingdom. March 6, 2015. Archived from the original on January 27, 2016. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
- Hayes, P.; Cavazos, R. (2016). "North Korea in 2015: 'Yes I Can!' Byungjin and Kim Jong Un's Strategic Patience". Asian Survey. 56 (1): 68–77. doi:10.1525/as.2016.56.1.68. ISSN 0004-4687.
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