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# North Korea

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# tensions
North Korea accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body
South Korea denied the North’s accusation.
# tensions
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
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”.
# at loggerheads
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.
# rising tensions
South Korea's unification minister resigns after North blows up liaison office
Tensions on the peninsula have heightened in recent weeks.
# demilitarised zones
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.
# Korean Peninsula
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.
# demilitarised zone
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
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.
# Speculation
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
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.
# Speculation
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.
# Pyongyang
North Korea accused of firing multiple short-range cruise missiles
South Korea said that the missiles were fired towards the sea.
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.
# Pyongyang
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
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
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.
# Trump
White House warns North Korea about sending a 'Christmas gift'
Talks about denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula have been deadlocked since earlier this year.
# sado island
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.
# Nuclear Threat
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.
# Nuclear Threat
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.
# weapons test
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.
# tensions
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.
# War of the Words
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
North Korea calls Joe Biden 'rabid dog' that 'must be beaten to death'
It was not immediately clear what had provoked Pyongyang’s attack.
# Korean Derby
'I think it's a huge achievement just to return safely' - Spurs star after match against North Korea
The game in Pyongyang finished 0-0.
# North Korea
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.
# Nuclear Threat
North Korea hails submarine launch of ballistic missile as 'a significant achievement'
North Korea and the United States are due to meet this weekend.
# Kim Jong-un
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.
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.
# Missiles
North Korea fires projectiles hours after offering talks with US
The US has said it is closely monitoring the situation.
# Tense
North Korea rejects peace talks with South Korea over military drills
North Korea blamed blamed South Korea and US military exercises.
# 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.
# Deported
North Korea claims released Australian student was 'spying'
Alek disappeared in June but was later freed and deported from North Korea.
# alek sigley
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
'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.
# Pyongyang
'Very concerning': Fears for Australian man missing in North Korea
Alek Sigley has not been heard from since Tuesday.
# Hunchun city
'Suspected explosion' causes earthquake near China-North Korea border
It was unclear what caused the explosion.
# Donald Trump
'Some small weapons': Trump plays down North Korean missile tests
The US President is in Japan ahead of a state visit.
# Rocket man
North Korea has fired two short-range missiles, according to South Korean military chiefs
It comes after Pyongyang carried out another military drill on Saturday.