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# Korea

This year
China and Russia send officials to North Korea for Korean War commemorations
The visits suggest North Korea is further opening up after years of pandemic isolation.
UN nuclear watchdog tries to allay fears surrounding water discharge at Fukushima nuclear plant
The release is expected to begin this summer but is opposed by locals and some regional neighbours.
Koreans get younger as government drops traditional age system
From today, South Korea will use the international system that calculates age according to a person’s actual date of birth.
Last year
Seoul says warning shots were fired after North Korean drone enters territory
South Korea fired warning shots and deployed fighter jets and attack helicopters.
BTS member Jin begins military duty at frontline boot camp
Six other younger BTS members are to join the military in coming years one after another.
Dogs given to South Korean president by Kim Jong Un spark custody row
Legally speaking the dogs are state property but have been in the care of the former president
North Korea fires two ballistic missiles, says South's military
Washington and Seoul have warned that such launches could culminate in another nuclear test.
North Korea calls US and South Korean naval drills a provocation to war
Earlier this month, the North vowed never to give up its nuclear weapons.
All time
Clear communication, mass testing: How South Korea is effectively battling Covid-19
A spike in Covid-19 cases in late February in South Korea led to testing on a scale replicated in few other regions.
Secretly filmed 'spycam porn' sparks record protests in South Korea
The number of spycam crimes in the country surged to 6,500 last year.
US intelligence agencies find North Korea 'building new missiles'
Following the Singapore summit in June, President Donald Trump had declared that Pyongyang was “no longer a nuclear threat”.
Satellite imagery has shown North Korea dismantling a key nuclear site
Analysts have said that it is an “important first step” towards fulfilling commitments made to US President Donald Trump.
Embassy-storming, Korean-cradling Mexico fans are winning this World Cup
The greatest fans in the world (right now).
South Korea celebrated like they had qualified for last 16 as players weren't told Sweden were cruising
Cho Hyun-woo says the players didn’t know the score in the other Group F game this afternoon.
Sleeping too much or not enough may have bad effects on health
Fewer than six and more than 10 hours of sleep per day are associated with conditions such as increased blood pressure.
'We can actually be one nation again' - For Koreans in Ireland the Singapore summit is not about Trump
It’s more about the personal than the politics.
Major US military exercises with South Korea 'suspended indefinitely'
Trump on Tuesday had said the US would halt “war games” with its South Korean security ally.
North Korea slams 'ignorant and stupid' Mike Pence as nuclear summit hangs in the balance
Pence warned North Korea that it would be a “great mistake” to try and play with Washington.
North Korea moves to 'completely destroy' nuclear test site ahead of Trump-Kim summit
The two leaders will meet in Singapore next month.
South Korea says US troops are staying - regardless of any peace deal
Seoul and Pyongyang have remained technically at war since the 1950s.
North Korea promises to shut nuclear test site next month
Kim Jong Un said he “would soon invite experts of South Korea and the US as well as journalists”.
'No more war' - North and South Korean leaders commit to complete denuclearisation
Kim was flanked by his sister and close adviser Kim Yo Jong.
US and South Korea resume army drills as relations with Kim Jong-un's regime improve
The drills were delayed so that the Winter Olympics could take place without tension.
Trump to hold historic first meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un
The meeting is expected to happen before the end of May.
North Korea will take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea following talks
Officials from the North and South have held their first official talks in more than two years.
North Korean soldier defects to South, triggers gunfire at border
The soldier cross the border in thick fog and made his way to a guard post.
Trump promises to 'figure it out' with South Korea's president
Trump has been visiting a number of Asian countries.
This building's facade will be recycled when it is demolished
“We intended to reinterpret the possibility for the boundary of the wall using new materials.”
'Rocket man is on a suicide mission': Trump issues stark threat to North Korea
He also called out Iran and said he could get rid of the international peace accord.
South Korea now believes the North can fit a nuclear weapon onto a missile
The intelligence comes after Pyongyang claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb.
Scientists have finally found a 'star' that was spotted by Korean astrologers nearly 600 years ago
The “star” was actually a colossal hydrogen explosion which produced a burst of light 300,000 times brighter than our Sun.
'Missile passing. Missile passing': Japanese awake to text message warnings of North Korea missile
The missile flew over Japan for two minutes before crashing into the sea.
Ex-Derry and Celtic winger becomes first Irish footballer to play in South Korea
Niall McGinn has 50 international appearances for Northern Ireland and has spent the last five seasons at Aberdeen.
US student who fell into coma while imprisoned in North Korea returned home
The State Department says Dennis Rodman’s visit “had nothing to do with the release”.
Dennis Rodman thinks Trump is 'pretty happy' he's going back to North Korea
The former basketball player said the issue of several Americans currently detained there is “not my purpose right now”.
Korean beauty products are now popping up in Irish shops - here's why you should get involved
Korea doesn’t mess around when it comes to skin.
Trump says he would be 'honoured' to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong-Un
Earlier, North Korea warned it can carry out a nuclear missile test ‘at any time and at any location’.
America will respond to any North Korean attack with 'overwhelming and effective' force
Aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, Mike Pence told troops he was there as “storm clouds gather on the horizon” of Northeast Asia.
North Korea threatens weekly missile tests as Trump says they 'gotta behave'
North Korea could react to a potential US strike by targeting South Korea or Japan.
There may be more mystery to the death of Kim Jong-Nam than was first thought
There are doubts about how VX was used safely by the assassins.