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#North Korea

# north-korea - Monday 17 January, 2022

North Korea fires two suspected missiles in fourth launch this year
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea fires two suspected missiles in fourth launch this year

Mon 8:26 AM 6,966 Views 12 Comments

The country has been ramping up tests in recent months of new missiles designed to overwhelm missile defences in the region.

# north-korea - Saturday 15 January, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Sat 9:08 PM 12,187 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

North Korea says it test launched ballistic missiles from a train
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea says it test launched ballistic missiles from a train

Sat 2:20 PM 19,275 Views 17 Comments

South Korea said it detected the North firing two missiles into the sea in its third weapons launch this month.

# north-korea - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

North Korea fires second suspected ballistic missile in less than a week
# Tensions
# Tensions

North Korea fires second suspected ballistic missile in less than a week

Jan 11th 2022, 6:44 AM 7,482 Views 10 Comments

The early-morning launch came as the UN Security Council met in New York to discuss last week’s test.

# north-korea - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea

Jan 5th 2022, 6:38 AM 9,617 Views 14 Comments

The launch followed a speech by Kim Jong Un last week in which he said North Korea would continue to build up its military capabilities.

# north-korea - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Unidentified person enters North Korea from South in rare border breach
# North Korea
# North Korea

Unidentified person enters North Korea from South in rare border breach

Jan 2nd 2022, 11:26 AM 46,452 Views 31 Comments

More than 30,000 people have fled to South Korea in the decades since the Korean War, but crossings to the North are rare.

# north-korea - Monday 25 October, 2021

South Korea’s leader vows to continue to push for talks with North
# South Korea
# South Korea

South Korea’s leader vows to continue to push for talks with North

Oct 25th 2021, 8:28 AM 6,051 Views 10 Comments

Moon Jae-in said he will continue to push for peace through dialogue and diplomacy.

# north-korea - Sunday 24 October, 2021

US urges North Korea to stop missile tests and return to talks
# North Korea
# North Korea

US urges North Korea to stop missile tests and return to talks

Oct 24th 2021, 12:45 PM 7,214 Views 12 Comments

Last Tuesday, North Korea fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine.

# north-korea - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea in latest weapons test
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea in latest weapons test

Oct 19th 2021, 6:49 AM 5,840 Views 5 Comments

The launch came soon after the US pledged to resume diplomacy over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.

# north-korea - Monday 11 October, 2021

North Korean leader urges officials to overcome the country’s ‘grim situation’

North Korean leader urges officials to overcome the country’s ‘grim situation’

Oct 11th 2021, 8:37 AM 27,598 Views 13 Comments

Kim Jong Un called for improved living conditions in a speech on the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party.

# north-korea - Sunday 3 October, 2021

North Korea warns UN to ‘think of the consequences’ of criticising missiles work
# Tensions
# Tensions

North Korea warns UN to ‘think of the consequences’ of criticising missiles work

Oct 3rd 2021, 11:29 AM 14,593 Views 27 Comments

Pyongyang resumed missile tests in September after a six-month hiatus.

# north-korea - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

North Korea says hypersonic missile made first test flight
# Missile Launch
# Missile Launch

North Korea says hypersonic missile made first test flight

Sep 29th 2021, 6:51 AM 10,198 Views 9 Comments

The Korean Central News Agency said the missile met key technical requirements set out by defence scientists.

# north-korea - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

North Korea fires 'missile', insists on right to weapons tests
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

North Korea fires 'missile', insists on right to weapons tests

Sep 28th 2021, 7:24 AM 8,109 Views 10 Comments

It is the latest in a series of mixed messages from Pyongyang, coming days after the rogue state dangled the prospect of an inter-Korean summit.

# north-korea - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Satellite photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant
# Yongbyon
# Yongbyon

Satellite photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant

Sep 18th 2021, 2:48 PM 17,667 Views 22 Comments

North Korea calls the complex “the heart” of its nuclear programme.

# north-korea - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Kim Jong Un’s sister warns of ‘complete destruction’ of South Korean ties
# Tensions
# Tensions

Kim Jong Un’s sister warns of ‘complete destruction’ of South Korean ties

Sep 15th 2021, 10:17 PM 30,385 Views 22 Comments

Kim Yo Jong criticised the South Korean president for describing North Korean weapons demonstrations as a provocation.

# north-korea - Monday 30 August, 2021

North Korea appears to have resumed nuclear reactor operation - UN atomic agency
# Plutonium
# Plutonium

North Korea appears to have resumed nuclear reactor operation - UN atomic agency

Aug 30th 2021, 10:06 AM 12,468 Views 17 Comments

The reactor referred to in a report produces plutonium, one of the two key ingredients used to build nuclear weapons.

# north-korea - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Ireland among UN Security Council members calling for meeting over North Korean missile launches
# UNSC
# UNSC

Ireland among UN Security Council members calling for meeting over North Korean missile launches

Mar 27th 2021, 9:13 AM 8,332 Views 41 Comments

Diplomats said yesterday that France, Estonia, Ireland, Norway and Britain asked for a closed-door meeting of the council to be held on Tuesday.

# north-korea - Friday 26 March, 2021

North Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response
# Missile Launch
# Missile Launch

North Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response

Mar 26th 2021, 8:58 AM 18,164 Views 32 Comments

Pyongyang is pushing to bolster the country’s military power.

# north-korea - Thursday 25 March, 2021

North Korea launches suspected ballistic missiles into sea
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea launches suspected ballistic missiles into sea

Mar 25th 2021, 8:12 AM 11,508 Views 32 Comments

US officials played it down as not a violation of UN resolutions.

# north-korea - Sunday 21 March, 2021

North Korean diplomats leave Malaysia after ties cut over US extradition row
# Cut Ties
# Cut Ties

North Korean diplomats leave Malaysia after ties cut over US extradition row

Mar 21st 2021, 10:54 AM 17,551 Views 12 Comments

Malaysia gave North Korean diplomats 48 hours to leave the country.

# north-korea - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Kim Jong Un’s sister criticises US and South Korea for holding military exercises
# North Korea
# North Korea

Kim Jong Un’s sister criticises US and South Korea for holding military exercises

Mar 16th 2021, 7:09 AM 15,831 Views 28 Comments

Kim Yo Jong warned Washington against further provocations if it wants a ‘good night’s sleep for the next four years’.

# north-korea - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

US charges three North Korean computer programmers over global hacks
# Hackers
# Hackers

US charges three North Korean computer programmers over global hacks

Feb 17th 2021, 10:45 PM 20,729 Views 0 Comments

Federal prosecutors said the hacks include an attack targeting an American movie studio and an extortion scheme.

# north-korea - Saturday 10 October, 2020

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

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

Updated Oct 10th 2020, 4:00 PM 45,903 Views 63 Comments

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’
# Rome
# Rome

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

Oct 7th 2020, 10:00 AM 21,506 Views 13 Comments

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
# Tensions
# Tensions

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

Sep 27th 2020, 12:25 PM 18,892 Views 6 Comments

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
# Tensions
# Tensions

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

Sep 25th 2020, 7:49 AM 40,288 Views 26 Comments

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
# North Korea
# North Korea

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

Jul 26th 2020, 7:08 AM 31,916 Views 39 Comments

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
# At Loggerheads
# At Loggerheads

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

Jun 23rd 2020, 8:40 AM 14,292 Views 13 Comments

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
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

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

Jun 19th 2020, 9:20 AM 14,585 Views 23 Comments

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
# Demilitarised Zones
# Demilitarised Zones

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

Jun 16th 2020, 8:54 AM 17,888 Views 15 Comments

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
# Korean Peninsula
# Korean Peninsula

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

Jun 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,476 Views 8 Comments

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
# Demilitarised Zone
# Demilitarised Zone

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

May 3rd 2020, 7:37 AM 27,286 Views 15 Comments

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
# North Korea
# North Korea

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

May 2nd 2020, 7:25 AM 46,406 Views 64 Comments

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
# Speculation
# Speculation

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

Apr 27th 2020, 7:49 AM 26,678 Views 36 Comments

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
# North Korea
# North Korea

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

Apr 26th 2020, 7:28 AM 92,308 Views 72 Comments

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'
# Speculation
# Speculation

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

Apr 21st 2020, 8:39 AM 45,315 Views 44 Comments

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
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea accused of firing multiple short-range cruise missiles

Apr 14th 2020, 7:26 AM 13,900 Views 36 Comments

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'

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

Mar 22nd 2020, 7:33 AM 28,061 Views 49 Comments

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
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

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

Mar 2nd 2020, 8:16 AM 12,712 Views 12 Comments

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
# North Korea
# North Korea

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

Jan 1st 2020, 9:40 AM 15,603 Views 27 Comments

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

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