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#North Korea

# north-korea - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Hand of friendship: North and South Korea will compete together at the Winter Olympics

They’ll be sending a joint ice hockey team and will march under a “unification flag”.

# north-korea - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Japanese news agency mistakenly alerts people of imminent North Korea attack

It comes just days after another false alarm terrified residents in Hawaii.

# north-korea - Monday 15 January, 2018

'An epic failure': Fallout continues after pushing of 'wrong button' causes mass panic in Hawaii

People received notices to their phones that a ballistic missile attack was imminent just after 8am local time.

# north-korea - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

North Korea will take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea following talks

Officials from the North and South have held their first official talks in more than two years.

# north-korea - Thursday 4 January, 2018

North Korea reopens hotline with South Korea in diplomatic breakthrough

South Korea has offered to hold talks with the North on 9 January.

# north-korea - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Trump boasts that his nuclear button is 'much bigger' than North Korea's

Kim Jong-un used his annual New Year address to warn he has a “nuclear button” on his table

# north-korea - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

South Korea offers high-level talks with North in demilitarised zone

The offer comes after Kim Jong-Un said he has a nuclear button on his desk and his country might attend the Winter Olympics in the South.

# north-korea - Monday 1 January, 2018

Kim Jong-Un warns that the 'nuclear button' is always on his desk

The North Korean leader vowed the country would mass-produce nuclear warheads and missiles in a defiant New Year message.

# north-korea - Friday 29 December, 2017

South Korea seizes ship that was allegedly selling oil in secret to North Korea

It follows US President Donald Trump’s tweets about the alleged transfer of oil.

# north-korea - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Donald Trump says China has been caught 'RED HANDED' letting oil into North Korea

China has backed UN sanctions on North Korea that restrict oil supplies.

# north-korea - Sunday 24 December, 2017

North Korea says new UN sanctions are an 'act of war'

The UN Security Council unanimously passed new, US-drafted sanctions that will restrict oil supplies.

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve

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# north-korea - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'The world wants peace, not death!' - Trump welcomes new sanctions on North Korea

The sanctions will restrict oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programmes.

# north-korea - Friday 22 December, 2017

UN security council slaps North Korea with new sanctions following last month's missile tests

It is the third raft of sanctions imposed on North Korea this year.

# north-korea - Thursday 21 December, 2017

North Korean soldier defects to South, triggers gunfire at border

The soldier cross the border in thick fog and made his way to a guard post.

# north-korea - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Australian police accidentally put its plans to arrest a North Korean agent on Twitter

Luckily, the man was not paying attention to their Twitter feed.

America says North Korea carried out WannaCry malware attack

“The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible.”

# north-korea - Sunday 17 December, 2017

North Korean 'agent' charged with trying to sell WMD parts in Australia

The alleged agent’s plans did not involve other governments or officials, police said.

# north-korea - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Rex Tillerson says US ready to talk to North Korea 'without preconditions'

Tillerson, however, remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal.

# north-korea - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Late own goal decides tempestuous clash between North and South Korea

The result dashed any faint hopes North Korea had of winning the four-team East Asian Championship.

# north-korea - Monday 4 December, 2017

Air crew over Japan saw North Korean missile re-enter atmosphere

The airline’s general manager said crew described seeing the missile “blow up and fall apart”.

# north-korea - Thursday 30 November, 2017

US warns North Korean leadership will be 'utterly destroyed' if war breaks out

“If war comes, make no mistake – The North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed.”

# north-korea - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

North Korea says it can now hit the entire United States with its missiles

Donald Trump said simply that “it’s a situation we can handle”.

# north-korea - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

After a two month gap, North Korea has fired a ballistic missile

The South Korean military and US officials are analysing data from the missile’s course.

# north-korea - Friday 24 November, 2017

Eight North Korean fishermen wash ashore in Japan

Dozens of North Korean fishing vessels wash up on Japan’s Sea of Japan coast every year.

# north-korea - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea

Minister of State John Halligan has had a briefing with the Department of Foreign Affairs about the situation.

Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier being shot as he attempts escape across border Under Fire This post contains videos

Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier being shot as he attempts escape across border

The defector was shot at least four times in his desperate escape bid.

# north-korea - Monday 20 November, 2017

Fifteen years after Bush's 'axis of evil', Trump puts North Korea back on US terror list State Sponsor Of Terror This post contains videos

Fifteen years after Bush's 'axis of evil', Trump puts North Korea back on US terror list

The US President has designated the country as a state sponsor of terrorism.

# north-korea - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Trump says that 'twisted' North Korea won't subject the world to 'nuclear blackmail'

Trump said the red carpet rolled out for him in Asia showed that “America is back”.

# north-korea - Monday 13 November, 2017

North Korean soldier shot a number of times while trying to defect to the south

The soldier survived the shooting.

# north-korea - Friday 10 November, 2017

'I think I'm doing a good job': Halligan says he isn't resigning after North Korea and interview controversies

His colleague Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran said that he was “embarrassed” when he heard Halligan’s comments on the radio last week.

# north-korea - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'It's off': Shane Ross says that the Independent Alliance won't be going to North Korea

Ross said it had “never developed into a stage where [they] were going” to North Korea.

# north-korea - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'Do not underestimate us,' Trump warns North Korea on his election anniversary

He gave the warning after a trip to the Korean demilitarized zone was cancelled due to bad weather.

# north-korea - Monday 6 November, 2017

Leo says he won't be stopping his ministers at the airport if they want to travel to North Korea

“I am not the keeper of any of my ministers,” said the Taoiseach today.

# north-korea - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Trump says he's open to meeting Kim Jong-un

The US President’s latest comments are much more measured than his previous “fire and fury” remarks.

# north-korea - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Taoiseach wouldn't want anything 'beastly' to happen Independent Alliance TDs if they go to North Korea

Yesterday, Independent Alliance TD John Halligan said he would be prepared to initiate peace talks with Kim Jong-un.

# north-korea - Friday 3 November, 2017

Peace and Neutrality Alliance welcomes John Halligan's request to go to North Korea to spark peace talks

The Minister of State has said that the visit, if it’s approved, will not be a government one.

# north-korea - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Reports: 200 feared dead after tunnel collapses at North Korea nuclear testing site

A tunnel has collapsed for the second time at Punggye-ri in North Korea.

# north-korea - Saturday 28 October, 2017

US Defense Secretary warns North Korea of 'massive military response'

Pyongyang in recent months has sparked global alarm by conducting a sixth nuclear test and test-launching missiles capable of reaching the US mainland.

# north-korea - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Women accused of killing Kim Jong Un's half-brother return to crime scene

Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong are accused of killing Kim on 13 February.