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#Defection

# defection - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

North Korean ambassador to Italy who went missing in 2018 ‘defected to South’
# Rome
# Rome

North Korean ambassador to Italy who went missing in 2018 ‘defected to South’

Oct 7th 2020, 10:00 AM 21,501 Views 13 Comments

If confirmed, Jo Song Gil would be the highest-level North Korean official to defect since the 1990s.

# defection - Thursday 21 December, 2017

North Korean soldier defects to South, triggers gunfire at border
# Tension
# Tension

North Korean soldier defects to South, triggers gunfire at border

Dec 21st 2017, 6:54 AM 20,231 Views 23 Comments

The soldier cross the border in thick fog and made his way to a guard post.

# defection - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Diplomat labelled 'human scum' by North Korea vows to expose 'gruesome' regime
# Defected
# Defected

Diplomat labelled 'human scum' by North Korea vows to expose 'gruesome' regime

Dec 20th 2016, 6:20 AM 23,958 Views 10 Comments

Since he defected, state media has accused him of embezzlement, rape and spying.

# defection - Monday 15 June, 2015

This North Korean soldier found a very simple (but dangerous) way to defect
# Come On In
# Come On In

This North Korean soldier found a very simple (but dangerous) way to defect

Jun 15th 2015, 4:57 PM 29,501 Views 37 Comments

He walked into South Korea.

# defection - Monday 30 March, 2015

Defection: Renua poaches Fianna Fail councillor for by-election
# Carlow-Kilkenny
# Carlow-Kilkenny

Defection: Renua poaches Fianna Fail councillor for by-election

Mar 30th 2015, 5:10 PM 22,717 Views 102 Comments

Patrick McKee is set to be announced as the new party’s candidate in Carlow-Kilkenny tomorrow.

# defection - Monday 13 October, 2014

Britain's first Ukip MP has been sworn in - and he looks pretty happy about it
# Westminster
# Westminster

Britain's first Ukip MP has been sworn in - and he looks pretty happy about it

Oct 13th 2014, 10:11 PM 7,110 Views 45 Comments

Douglas Carswell defected from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and was re-elected in his old seat.

# defection - Thursday 28 August, 2014

A Tory MP has defected to UKIP and resigned his seat in parliament
# UK
# UK

A Tory MP has defected to UKIP and resigned his seat in parliament

Aug 28th 2014, 12:12 PM 6,030 Views 99 Comments

UKIP has secured only its second ever seat in Westminster after Douglas Carswell joined from the Conservative Party.

# defection - Monday 23 June, 2014

'Unacceptable': Fianna Fáil is NOT happy with Crowley's move to Eurosceptic group
# Doing A 180
# Doing A 180

'Unacceptable': Fianna Fáil is NOT happy with Crowley's move to Eurosceptic group

Jun 23rd 2014, 3:42 PM 13,046 Views 78 Comments

The party has said that many ECR policies “directly contradict core principles of the Fianna Fáil organisation”.

# defection - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Five top execs ditch TV3 for new UTV Ireland
# Defection
# Defection

Five top execs ditch TV3 for new UTV Ireland

May 13th 2014, 8:17 AM 14,357 Views 26 Comments

UTV Ireland, which is set to start broadcasting in early 2015, said recruitment is going exceptionally well.

# defection - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Another former Labour Party councillor has joined Sinn Féin
# Defection
# Defection

Another former Labour Party councillor has joined Sinn Féin

Feb 1st 2014, 1:05 PM 14,404 Views 181 Comments

Newbridge councillor Damian Molyneaux said he decided to join because Sinn Féin is “the only party standing up for ordinary people both on the ground and in the Dáil”.

# defection - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Childers: '€100k re-election bill is price I'm paying for having principles'
# European Elections
# European Elections

Childers: '€100k re-election bill is price I'm paying for having principles'

Sep 10th 2013, 4:55 PM 5,553 Views 47 Comments

The MEP says she will have to finance her own European re-election campaign to the tune of €100,000, after resigning from Labour

# defection - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Micheál Martin welcomes Labour councillor's defection to Fianna Fáil
# Jenny McHugh
# Jenny McHugh

Micheál Martin welcomes Labour councillor's defection to Fianna Fáil

Jul 24th 2013, 4:33 PM 13,153 Views 114 Comments

Meath county councillor Jenny McHugh has quit Labour to join Fianna Fáil.

# defection - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Jumping ship: 2 Irish hockey players declare for Great Britain
# Defection
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# Defection

Jumping ship: 2 Irish hockey players declare for Great Britain

Jan 3rd 2013, 4:46 PM 2,656 Views 9 Comments

David Ames and Ian Sloan appeared for Ireland in the Olympic qualifiers in March 2012.

# defection - Friday 29 June, 2012

After six years in the South, refugee defects BACK to North Korea
# U-turn
# U-turn

After six years in the South, refugee defects BACK to North Korea

Jun 29th 2012, 10:45 AM 4,471 Views 16 Comments

Pak Jong-Suk said immigrants to the South were given “hateful and deceitful” menial work – so she went home again.

# defection - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Syrian air force pilot defects to Jordan and is granted political asylum
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian air force pilot defects to Jordan and is granted political asylum

Jun 21st 2012, 3:22 PM 2,647 Views 12 Comments

The pilot flew his plane to Jordan while on a training mission.

# defection - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Syria's deputy minister for oil defects in YouTube video
# Syria
# Syria

Syria's deputy minister for oil defects in YouTube video

Mar 8th 2012, 9:18 AM 980 Views 8 Comments

Abdo Hussameldin announced he was defecting in a YouTube video, making him the first high ranking official to abandon the Assad regime since the uprising began a year ago this month.

# defection - Monday 8 August, 2011

McClean switches allegiance to the Republic
# Defection
From The42
# Defection

McClean switches allegiance to the Republic

Aug 8th 2011, 11:43 AM 1,032 Views 0 Comments

On the eve of his move to Premier League outfit Sunderland, Derry-born winger James McClean has declared for the Republic of Ireland.

# defection - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Syrian army moves into Hama after massive demonstrations
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Syrian army moves into Hama after massive demonstrations

Jul 5th 2011, 1:09 PM 290 Views 0 Comments

Day 112 of the Syrian Revolution and Assad’s crackdown on the anti-government movement continues as tanks move on the city of Hama.