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# North Korea

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# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# Coronavirus
Kim Jong Un deploys military to aid pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges
Failing to slow the virus could have dire consequences for North Korea.
# North Korea
North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak
North Korea has no Covid vaccines, antiviral treatment drugs or mass-testing capacity.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# North Korea
North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid-19
The country had previously held for more than two years to the widely doubted claim that it had kept the virus out.
# Pyongyang
North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak
Experts have warned the virus could be devastating in a country with a broken health care system.
# Pyongyang
North Korea orders national lockdown after confirming first Covid-19 cases
The country had never admitted to a case of the virus and had imposed a rigid coronavirus blockade of its borders since 2020.
# Seoul
South Korea’s president calls for peace with North in farewell speech
Moon Jae-in leaves office tomorrow following a single five-year term.
# Pyongyang
North Korea fires submarine-launched missile after US nuclear warning
The US State Department warned that Pyongyang could be preparing for a nuclear test “as early as next month”.
# North Korea
Kim Jong Un vows to bolster nuclear force capability
The North Korean leader made the remarks in a speech he delivered during a military parade.
# North Korea
South Korea says North faked launch of so-called 'monster' missile
North Korea claimed to have successfully test-fired a Hwasong-17 missile and released a promotional-style video.
# Weapons
US seeks tighter UN sanctions after North Korea missile test
North Korea appeared to test-fire its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile to date this week.
# North Korea
North Korea says it test-fired its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile
The launch extended a barrage of weapons demonstrations this year.
# Pyongyang
North Korea fires 'multiple rocket launchers', Seoul says
Four shots were fired into western waters during a span of an hour from 7.20am.
# missile launch
North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said it detected a single launch of a presumed ballistic missile from an area near the North Korean capital.
# Missile Test
North Korea confirms 'most significant weapon test' in years
The reported flight details make it the most powerful missile North Korea has tested since 2017.
# Pyongyang
North Korea fires two suspected missiles in fourth launch this year
The country has been ramping up tests in recent months of new missiles designed to overwhelm missile defences in the region.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# North Korea
North Korea says it test launched ballistic missiles from a train
South Korea said it detected the North firing two missiles into the sea in its third weapons launch this month.
# tensions
North Korea fires second suspected ballistic missile in less than a week
The early-morning launch came as the UN Security Council met in New York to discuss last week’s test.
# North Korea
North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea
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
Unidentified person enters North Korea from South in rare border breach
More than 30,000 people have fled to South Korea in the decades since the Korean War, but crossings to the North are rare.
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# South Korea
South Korea’s leader vows to continue to push for talks with North
Moon Jae-in said he will continue to push for peace through dialogue and diplomacy.
# North Korea
US urges North Korea to stop missile tests and return to talks
Last Tuesday, North Korea fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine.
# North Korea
North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea in latest weapons test
The launch came soon after the US pledged to resume diplomacy over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.
North Korean leader urges officials to overcome the country’s ‘grim situation’
Kim Jong Un called for improved living conditions in a speech on the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party.
# tensions
North Korea warns UN to ‘think of the consequences’ of criticising missiles work
Pyongyang resumed missile tests in September after a six-month hiatus.
# missile launch
North Korea says hypersonic missile made first test flight
The Korean Central News Agency said the missile met key technical requirements set out by defence scientists.
# Nuclear
North Korea fires 'missile', insists on right to weapons tests
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.
# Yongbyon
Satellite photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant
North Korea calls the complex “the heart” of its nuclear programme.
# tensions
Kim Jong Un’s sister warns of ‘complete destruction’ of South Korean ties
Kim Yo Jong criticised the South Korean president for describing North Korean weapons demonstrations as a provocation.
# Plutonium
North Korea appears to have resumed nuclear reactor operation - UN atomic agency
The reactor referred to in a report produces plutonium, one of the two key ingredients used to build nuclear weapons.
Ireland among UN Security Council members calling for meeting over North Korean missile launches
Diplomats said yesterday that France, Estonia, Ireland, Norway and Britain asked for a closed-door meeting of the council to be held on Tuesday.
# missile launch
North Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response
Pyongyang is pushing to bolster the country’s military power.
# Pyongyang
North Korea launches suspected ballistic missiles into sea
US officials played it down as not a violation of UN resolutions.
# cut ties
North Korean diplomats leave Malaysia after ties cut over US extradition row
Malaysia gave North Korean diplomats 48 hours to leave the country.
# North Korea
Kim Jong Un’s sister criticises US and South Korea for holding military exercises
Kim Yo Jong warned Washington against further provocations if it wants a ‘good night’s sleep for the next four years’.
# Hackers
US charges three North Korean computer programmers over global hacks
Federal prosecutors said the hacks include an attack targeting an American movie studio and an extortion scheme.
# Parade
'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.
# Rome
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.