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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# North Korea

Last year
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.
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.
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
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.
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 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.
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’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.
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 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.
North Korea warns UN to ‘think of the consequences’ of criticising missiles work
Pyongyang resumed missile tests in September after a six-month hiatus.
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.
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.
Satellite photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant
North Korea calls the complex “the heart” of its nuclear programme.
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.
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.
North Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response
Pyongyang is pushing to bolster the country’s military power.
North Korea launches suspected ballistic missiles into sea
US officials played it down as not a violation of UN resolutions.
North Korean diplomats leave Malaysia after ties cut over US extradition row
Malaysia gave North Korean diplomats 48 hours to leave the country.
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’.
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.
'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 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 accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body
South Korea denied the North’s accusation.
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 places border city in lockdown over fears of first Covid-19 patient
Pyongyang claims testing has shown the person is “suspected to be infected”.
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.
South Korea's unification minister resigns after North blows up liaison office
Tensions on the peninsula have heightened in recent weeks.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.