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# North Korea

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North Korea reopens hotline with South Korea in diplomatic breakthrough
South Korea has offered to hold talks with the North on 9 January.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
Rex Tillerson says US ready to talk to North Korea 'without preconditions'
Tillerson, however, remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal.
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.
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”.
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 says it can now hit the entire United States with its missiles
Donald Trump said simply that “it’s a situation we can handle”.
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.
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.
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
The defector was shot at least four times in his desperate escape bid.
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.
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 Korean soldier shot a number of times while trying to defect to the south
The soldier survived the shooting.
'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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anti-nuclear weapons campaign wins Nobel Peace Prize for 'groundbreaking' work
There were 318 candidates for this year’s prize.
North Korea prisoner was blind, deaf, 'jerking violently' and howling when released, parents say
Fred and Cindy Warmbier said their son was tortured.