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# Korea

All time
# North Korea
Kim Jong-Un calls for Korean reunification in rare TV address
North Korea’s Supreme Leader also called for a “radical turnabout” in his struggling country’s economy.
# tensions
North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen
The man entered North Korea as a tourist and committed an unspecified crime, according to North Korean authorities.
# North Korea
North Korea 'to test long-range rocket' some time this month
The long-range rocket test will coincide with elections in South Korea, and the anniversary of Kim Jong-Il’s death.
# Quick Thinking
VIDEO: Dodging a runaway truck? No problem for THIS driver
Give this motorist a medal.
# Winning
Formula One: Vettel wins in Korea to usurp Alonso
It was the 25-year-old German’s third win in three races today, and he will now be favourite to retain his crown.
# oppan gangnam style
Video: This baby will only eat while Gangnam Style is being played
He’ll have the dance down soon…
# Korea
GALLERY: South Korea prepares for Armed Forces Day 2012
South Korea’s annual celebration of its armed forces is this Tuesday, and the rehearsals are intense…
# oppan gangnam style
What is ‘Gangnam Style’? 2012′s biggest viral phenomenon, explained
It’s the most ‘liked’ video in YouTube history. But what does it all mean? Hayley Millar is here to help.
# North Korea
North Korean parliament holds rare second session
It is highly unusual for the parliament of the secretive Asian state to meet twice in one year.
# Art
In photos: 3D paintings of Pinocchio, the Hulk and Marilyn
New exhibition marks celebration of Korean-Chinese diplomatic relations – with some interesting themes…
# Nuclear
Automatic shutdown at South Korea nuclear reactor
Operators of the nuclear plant ruled out any possible radiation leak at the plant after the automatic shutdown.
# short lived
Controversy reigns in judo competition as judges overturn winning decision
Cho Jun-Ho of South Korea thought he was through to an Olympic semi-final. He was wrong.
# Korea
Leaflet bombs: North Korea drops propaganda pamphlets on the South
South Korean soldiers were reported to have collected thousands of leaflets floated by the North across the frontier as relations worsen between the two countries still technically at war.
# London 2012
London 2012: North Korean women's footballers delay opener in flag dispute
The North Korean team reportedly refused to play in Hampden Park – because the South Korean flag was shown on screen.
# Musical Chairs
Kim Jong-un gives himself new title to cement grip on power
The 29-year-old leader has given himself the title of ‘Marshal’ – previously held by his father and grandfather.
# North Korea
Meet the new boss: North Korea names new army chief
Some analysts say that the departure of Ri Yong-Ho and the arrival of his replacement Hyon Yong-Chol is an attempt by new leader Kim Jong Un to tame the power of the country’s vast military.
# U-turn
After six years in the South, refugee defects BACK to North Korea
Pak Jong-Suk said immigrants to the South were given “hateful and deceitful” menial work – so she went home again.
# North Korea
Kim Jong Un addresses mass rally of under-13s
North Korea threatened to fire at southern media outlets which likened the children’s rally to a Hitler Youth event.
# danger here
VIDEO: Watch out Ireland! Spain return to top form in Korea friendly
Fernando Torres was on the scoresheet, as Vicente Del Bosque’s side won comfortably.
# Bad Monks
Video: Monks resign after footage shows them gambling and drinking
There was smoking too….
# Nearly there
Ireland's hockey stars on brink of Olympic qualification
Only South Korea stand in the way of a trip to the biggest stage of all in London.
# ambassadors' reception
Mr President I presume? Three new ambassadors present credentials at the Áras
These three new ambassadors gave their letters of credence to President Michael D Higgins today – but what countries are they from?
# Hooked
WATCH: Here's how Ireland's hockey hopefuls kept their London dream alive
The hosts drew 1-1 with top seeds Korea at a sold-out Belfield last night.
# Boost
Ireland secure impressive draw with Korea
A hard-working performance from the home side helped them secure an excellent result in their hockey qualifier.
# US
US and South Korea engage in joint military drills
South Korea and the US insist the annual drills are defensive in nature – but the North has threatened to wage a “sacred war”.
# Koreas
South Korea carries out military drill as North threatens 'merciless' attack
The North is due to hold nuclear disarmament talks with the US and other countries later this week.
# North Korea
Son says Kim Jong Il 'was opposed' to family succession
Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of Kim Jong Il, says his father was reluctant to have a third generation of his family become leader.
# South Korea
Five die in unexplained South Korean cargo ship explosion
An unexplained explosion partially sank a cargo ship of South Korea’s west coast earlier today, killing five people and leaving six others missing.
# Korea
South Korea says 'new era' is possible for relations with North
President Lee Myung-bak says the transition of power in North Korea may offer the chance for peace on the peninsula.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
In tonight’s Fix: The fallout (not literally) from the death of Kim Jong-il; Ireland’s health under the microscope; and is it New Year’s resolution time already?
# North Korea
5 things you didn’t know about Kim Jong Il
Get the lowdown on North Korea’s leader, from the quest for the perfect pizza to giant rabbits…
# North Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il dies
The North Korean leader died after 17 years in power. He died on Saturday morning after having a heart attack on a train.
# iDiagnose
iPhone could be used to diagnose illnesses
South Korean researchers say that a disposable chip could read saliva or urine samples before being read by a touchscreen phone to diagnose the illness.
# Have your say
Poll: Will you be going to Poland and Ukraine this summer?
Ireland have secured their passage to the upcoming Euro 2012 finals. Will you be there too?
# Korean War
Korean woman to be given €3.20 for brother's war death
Embarrassed South Korean officials say they are bound by an out-of-date law to pay menial damages to relatives of war victims.
# trade mission
Gilmore begins trade mission to Japan and Korea
Eamon Gilmore today begins a four-day trip to Asia to strengthen political and economic relations with two countries.
# Cruisin'
GALLERY: North Korea trials new 'luxury tourist ship'
South Korea has suspended trips to the North – so Pyongyang has converted an old ship to try and attract Chinese visitors.
# North Korea
North Korea to meet US in bid to restart nuclear talks
Now that North Korea’s met with the South, a meeting with the US should be a prelude to the resumption of talks.
# Six-Party Talks
Koreas agree to resume anti-nuclear talks 'as soon as possible'
North and South Korea agree that talks involving world powers should begin as quickly as can be arranged.