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# north-korea - Saturday 10 October, 2020

'Masks and missiles don't mix': North Korea holds giant military parade, ignoring pandemic fears

The state is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party.

# north-korea - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

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

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

# north-korea - Sunday 27 September, 2020

North Korea accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body

South Korea denied the North’s accusation.

# north-korea - Friday 25 September, 2020

Kim Jong Un apologises for 'disgraceful' shooting of South Korean fisheries official

The official was shot dead on Tuesday by North Korean soldiers.

# north-korea - Sunday 26 July, 2020

North Korea places border city in lockdown over fears of first Covid-19 patient

Pyongyang claims testing has shown the person is “suspected to be infected”.

# north-korea - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

South Korean group launches thousands of anti-North leaflets across the border as tensions simmer

A propaganda war is fuelling the escalating tensions between the two countries.

# north-korea - Friday 19 June, 2020

South Korea's unification minister resigns after North blows up liaison office

Tensions on the peninsula have heightened in recent weeks.

# north-korea - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

North Korea 'blows up liaison office' as tensions rise with South Korea

North Korea’s military has recently threatened to move back into zones that were demilitarised under inter-Korean peace agreements.

# north-korea - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

North Korea severs communication with the South over defectors sending anti-Kim leaflets over the border

Defectors have sent leaflets to the North by balloon and bottle criticising Kim Jong Un over his weapons programmes and human rights abuses.

# north-korea - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Multiple shots fired from North Korea at guard post across border, says South

The fire exchange took place a day after North Korea reported its leader Kim Jong Un’s first public appearance in some 20 days.

# north-korea - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Kim Jong Un makes first public appearance in 20 days amid rumours of ill health

The Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim attended the ceremony Friday in Sunchon with other senior officials.

# north-korea - Monday 27 April, 2020

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is 'alive and well', South Korea security advisor says

There has been speculation over Kim’s health following his absence from a key anniversary last week.

# north-korea - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Satellite photos locate Kim Jong Un’s train as health rumours persist

Speculation has been rife since the leader skipped the April 15 commemoration of the 108th birthday of his grandfather.

# north-korea - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

South Korea plays down reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 'grave danger after a surgery'

CNN cited a US official saying that Washington was “monitoring intelligence” on the matter.

# north-korea - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

North Korea accused of firing multiple short-range cruise missiles

South Korea said that the missiles were fired towards the sea.

# north-korea - Sunday 22 March, 2020

North Korea says Trump wrote letter offering cooperation in 'anti-epidemic work'

This comes as a hiatus in disarmament talks between the two nations drags on.

# north-korea - Monday 2 March, 2020

North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles in first launch for three months

The lack of testing activity in past months had experts wondering whether the North was holding back its weapons displays.

# north-korea - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

North Korea's Kim Jong Un declares end to test moratoriums and threatens 'new' weapon

The US was swift to respond, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging Kim to “take a different course”.

# north-korea - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Kim Jong-un calls for ‘military counter-measures’ ahead of highly-anticipated New Year address

Kim spoke for seven hours during the ruling Workers’ Party meeting in Pyongyang.

# north-korea - Sunday 29 December, 2019

White House warns North Korea about sending a 'Christmas gift'

Talks about denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula have been deadlocked since earlier this year.

Seven bodies found on suspected North Korean 'ghost ship' in Japan

Three bodies with heads, two heads without bodies and two bodies without heads were discovered.

# north-korea - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Trump says North Korea's threat of 'Christmas gift' to US may be a 'beautiful vase as opposed to a missile test'

Nuclear talks between the US and North Korea have been stalled since a February summit fell apart.

# north-korea - Saturday 14 December, 2019

North Korea conducts another 'crucial test' at long-range rocket site

North Korea continues to pressure the Trump administration over an end-of-year deadline to salvage faltering nuclear negotiations.

# north-korea - Monday 9 December, 2019

Trump warns Kim Jong Un had 'everything' to lose through hostility towards US

This comes as Pyongyang said it had carried out a major new weapons test.

# north-korea - Sunday 8 December, 2019

North Korea conducts 'very important test', according to state media

Pyongyang has carried out a number of launches at the same site where the latest test occurred.

# north-korea - Saturday 30 November, 2019

North Korea threatens Japan with 'real ballistic missile'

The isolated state also called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the “most stupid man ever known in history”.

# north-korea - Friday 15 November, 2019

North Korea calls Joe Biden 'rabid dog' that 'must be beaten to death'

It was not immediately clear what had provoked Pyongyang’s attack.

# north-korea - Thursday 17 October, 2019

From The42 'I think it's a huge achievement just to return safely' - Spurs star after match against North Korea Korean Derby

# north-korea - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

North Korean media releases images of Kim on white horse up sacred mountain

The location and the animal are symbols associated with the Kim family’s dynastic rule.

# north-korea - Thursday 3 October, 2019

North Korea hails submarine launch of ballistic missile as 'a significant achievement'

North Korea and the United States are due to meet this weekend.

# north-korea - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of nuclear talks with US

Washington and Pyongyang are set to resume long-stalled talks in the coming days.

# north-korea - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Michael Palin in North Korea: 'I realise almost immediately that I have gone too far. Quite a long way too far'

Michael Palin writes about what it’s like to journey to the tightly-controlled North Korea – and the mistakes he makes while filming two huge statues of the Great Leaders in Pyongyang.

# north-korea - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

North Korea fires projectiles hours after offering talks with US

The US has said it is closely monitoring the situation.

# north-korea - Friday 16 August, 2019

North Korea rejects peace talks with South Korea over military drills

North Korea blamed blamed South Korea and US military exercises.

# north-korea - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

From The42 Ireland's quest for University Games gold ends with defeat to North Korea Heartbreak

Ireland's quest for University Games gold ends with defeat to North Korea

Dave Connell’s side will now take on either Japan or Russia for a bronze medal on Friday.

# north-korea - Saturday 6 July, 2019

North Korea claims released Australian student was 'spying'

Alek disappeared in June but was later freed and deported from North Korea.

# north-korea - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Australian student detained in North Korea surfaces in Beijing airport in 'very good' spirits

Alek Sigley disappeared without a trace around 23 June.

# north-korea - Saturday 29 June, 2019

'We seem to get along': Trump invites Kim to meet for handshake at demilitarised zone

The US president also said he would have no problem stepping over the border into North Korea if he meets the country’s leader.

# north-korea - Friday 28 June, 2019

'Very concerning': Fears for Australian man missing in North Korea

Alek Sigley has not been heard from since Tuesday.

# north-korea - Monday 17 June, 2019

'Suspected explosion' causes earthquake near China-North Korea border

It was unclear what caused the explosion.

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