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#North Korea

# 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.

# north-korea - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Former US president Jimmy Carter says he'd travel to Pyongyang to help sort Korea crisis

Carter said he worried Kim Jong-un leader take pre-emptive action.

# north-korea - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Trump says 'only one thing will work' when dealing with North Korea

The US President has been trading insults with Kim Jong-un amid rising tensions.

# north-korea - Friday 6 October, 2017

Anti-nuclear weapons campaign wins Nobel Peace Prize for 'groundbreaking' work

There were 318 candidates for this year’s prize.

# north-korea - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

North Korea prisoner was blind, deaf, 'jerking violently' and howling when released, parents say

Fred and Cindy Warmbier said their son was tortured.

# north-korea - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'Absurd': White House denies declaring war on North Korea

North Korea’s foreign minister said the statement from Trump was “clearly a declaration of war”.

# north-korea - Monday 25 September, 2017

North Korea says Trump has declared war as it vows to shoot down US planes

“He declared a war on our country.”

Japan's prime minister calls snap election

Shinzo Abe hopes to capitalise on a weak and fractured opposition to sweep back into power.

# north-korea - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Mary Robinson at the UN: Trump's threat to 'obliterate North Korean people' provoked 'gasps'

The former Irish president has attacked the current US President.

Meet the 90-year-old North Korean convicted spy whose sole wish is to make it back to the 'Fatherland' Unswerving Loyalty This post contains videos

Meet the 90-year-old North Korean convicted spy whose sole wish is to make it back to the 'Fatherland'

Seo Ok-ryol has spent three decades in prison and been sentenced to death on two separate occasions.

As US warplanes fly off North Korea, Trump says the country's leaders 'won't be around much longer'

The war of words between the two powers shows no sign of abating.

'North Koreans are neither brainwashed robots nor aspiring democracy activists'

Like people in any country, North Koreans have aspirations for themselves and their families, and their beliefs are complex, writes Alexander Dukalskis.

# north-korea - Saturday 23 September, 2017

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake in North Korea was a 'suspected explosion', says China

South Korean scientists aren’t so sure about whether it was caused by a blast.

# north-korea - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Donald Trump isn't letting up on his fight against North Korea Blacklisted This post contains videos

Donald Trump isn't letting up on his fight against North Korea

The US President is targeting the companies that deal with North Korea.

# north-korea - Friday 15 September, 2017

# north-korea - Thursday 14 September, 2017

North Korea threatens to sink Japan 'into the sea' and beat the US 'like a rabid dog'

Pyongyang is unhappy after being hit with fresh UN sanctions.

# north-korea - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

North Korea warns US will face 'greatest pain' it ever experienced following UN sanctions

The move by the Security Council bans textile exports and restricts shipments of oil products to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and largest nuclear test.

# north-korea - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'Enough is enough': South Korea continues military drills after North Korean nuclear test

A new agreement between Washington and Seoul will allow the South to develop more powerful weapons.

# north-korea - Monday 4 September, 2017

North Korea is 'begging for war': US steps up pressure on Kim Jong-un at UN

Members of the UN Security Council are calling for further sanctions against North Korea as the state claims it detonated a hydrogen bomb yesterday.

South Korea now believes the North can fit a nuclear weapon onto a missile

The intelligence comes after Pyongyang claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb.

# north-korea - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'Very hostile and dangerous': Donald Trump condemns North Korea's sixth nuclear test

The US President also criticised China, and offered advice to South Korea.

# north-korea - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Trump says talking is 'not the answer' to North Korean situation

His comments are at odds with remarks made by US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.

North Korea ally China joins UN Security Council in condemning missile launch over Japan

North Korea’s only major ally said “we are going to make a necessary response”.

# north-korea - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'Brendan, we have to get out of here': Irishman in Japan recalls panic over missile alert

North Korea sent a ballistic missile over Japan as part of tests.

From The42 Australian team taking 'appropriate precautions' as qualifier overshadowed by North Korean missile Threat

Australian team taking 'appropriate precautions' as qualifier overshadowed by North Korean missile

The Socceroos are in Japan for Thursday’s World Cup clash.

'Missile passing. Missile passing': Japanese awake to text message warnings of North Korea missile Ballistic This post contains videos

'Missile passing. Missile passing': Japanese awake to text message warnings of North Korea missile

The missile flew over Japan for two minutes before crashing into the sea.

# north-korea - Monday 28 August, 2017

North Korea launches missile that flies over Japan

Tokyo also said it overflew its territory, with the prime minister saying the government would take “full steps” to ensure the safety of the Japanese people.