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#North Korea

# north-korea - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 13th 2017, 7:48 AM 5,018 Views 27 Comments

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 Noisy Neighbours
From The42
# The Noisy Neighbours

Late own goal decides tempestuous clash between North and South Korea

Dec 12th 2017, 1:02 PM 7,944 Views 4 Comments

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
# War Games
# War Games

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

Dec 4th 2017, 12:40 PM 18,129 Views 21 Comments

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
# North Korea
# North Korea

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

Nov 30th 2017, 7:24 AM 12,998 Views 23 Comments

“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
# Successful Test
# Successful Test

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

Nov 29th 2017, 7:02 AM 13,769 Views 44 Comments

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
# Unusual Activity
# Unusual Activity

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

Nov 28th 2017, 8:25 PM 15,679 Views 39 Comments

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
# Washed Up
# Washed Up

Eight North Korean fishermen wash ashore in Japan

Nov 24th 2017, 11:35 AM 22,367 Views 12 Comments

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
# Peace Talks
# Peace Talks

Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea

Nov 22nd 2017, 11:18 AM 10,555 Views 52 Comments

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
# Under Fire

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

Nov 22nd 2017, 8:40 AM 39,298 Views 44 Comments

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
# State Sponsor Of Terror

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

Nov 20th 2017, 8:16 PM 12,948 Views 40 Comments

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'
# Red Carpet
# Red Carpet

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

Nov 15th 2017, 10:45 PM 11,837 Views 18 Comments

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
# Border Shooting
# Border Shooting

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

Nov 13th 2017, 10:45 PM 23,363 Views 13 Comments

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
# Independent
# Independent

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

Nov 10th 2017, 10:48 AM 14,961 Views 80 Comments

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
# Not The Best Idea
# Not The Best Idea

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

Nov 9th 2017, 10:54 PM 16,332 Views 79 Comments

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
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

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

Nov 8th 2017, 8:46 AM 8,873 Views 38 Comments

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
# Diplomatic Mission
# Diplomatic Mission

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

Nov 6th 2017, 1:00 PM 12,077 Views 63 Comments

“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
# North Korea
# North Korea

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

Nov 5th 2017, 6:21 PM 12,846 Views 34 Comments

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
# Diplomatic Mission
# Diplomatic Mission

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

Nov 4th 2017, 1:33 PM 16,580 Views 117 Comments

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
# Kim John-un
# Kim John-un

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

Nov 3rd 2017, 5:50 PM 37,438 Views 234 Comments

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
# Punggye-ri
# Punggye-ri

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

Oct 31st 2017, 2:58 PM 25,641 Views 18 Comments

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'
# Tension
# Tension

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

Oct 28th 2017, 11:33 AM 14,586 Views 37 Comments

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
# North Korea
# North Korea

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

Oct 24th 2017, 7:17 AM 12,059 Views 0 Comments

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
# Get Carter
# Get Carter

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

Oct 22nd 2017, 4:15 PM 13,423 Views 22 Comments

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
# Going Nuclear
# Going Nuclear

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

Oct 8th 2017, 8:07 AM 24,608 Views 59 Comments

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
# Norway
# Norway

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

Oct 6th 2017, 10:10 AM 6,218 Views 11 Comments

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
# Otto Warmbier
# Otto Warmbier

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

Sep 27th 2017, 8:55 AM 37,469 Views 99 Comments

Fred and Cindy Warmbier said their son was tortured.

# north-korea - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'Absurd': White House denies declaring war on North Korea
# International Tensions
# International Tensions

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

Sep 26th 2017, 7:08 AM 15,543 Views 46 Comments

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
# Tensions
# Tensions

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

Sep 25th 2017, 6:10 PM 26,552 Views 122 Comments

“He declared a war on our country.”

Japan's prime minister calls snap election
# Snap Election
# Snap Election

Japan's prime minister calls snap election

Sep 25th 2017, 12:55 PM 7,856 Views 7 Comments

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

Trump's travel ban: North Korea and Venezuela on updated list of restricted countries
# No Entry
# No Entry

Trump's travel ban: North Korea and Venezuela on updated list of restricted countries

Sep 25th 2017, 8:07 AM 8,823 Views 49 Comments

Sudan has been removed from the list.

# north-korea - Sunday 24 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 24th 2017, 3:00 PM 30,622 Views 83 Comments

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
# Unswerving Loyalty

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

Sep 24th 2017, 10:30 AM 31,502 Views 30 Comments

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'
# Threats Threats And More Threats
# Threats Threats And More Threats

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

Sep 24th 2017, 9:15 AM 36,899 Views 64 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 24th 2017, 8:30 AM 17,800 Views 42 Comments

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
# Tremors
# Tremors

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

Sep 23rd 2017, 12:27 PM 36,021 Views 68 Comments

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
# Blacklisted

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

Sep 21st 2017, 10:13 PM 12,934 Views 44 Comments

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

# north-korea - Friday 15 September, 2017

'Flee into a building or a basement': North Korea ballistic missile launch triggers high alert in Japan
# Escalating Tensions
# Escalating Tensions

'Flee into a building or a basement': North Korea ballistic missile launch triggers high alert in Japan

Sep 15th 2017, 7:10 AM 38,295 Views 119 Comments

The missile was launched from near Pyongyang.

# north-korea - Thursday 14 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 14th 2017, 3:04 PM 18,196 Views 57 Comments

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
# Threatening Revenge
# Threatening Revenge

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

Sep 12th 2017, 2:04 PM 21,592 Views 64 Comments

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
# Tension
# Tension

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

Sep 5th 2017, 7:26 AM 12,796 Views 47 Comments

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