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# Pyongyang

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# respiratory illness
North Korea locks down capital over 'respiratory illness', report says
Residents of Pyongyang have been ordered to stay in their homes
Last month
December 2022
# Pyongyang
North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan, Seoul's military says
It comes days after the country announced a successful test of a solid-fuel motor for a new weapons system.
Last year
2022
# tensions
North Korean missile may have had range to hit US mainland, Japan says
The intercontinental ballistic missile is believed to have landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone this morning.
# Pyongyang
North Korea fires warplanes and tests missiles in response to 'US escalation'
South Korea’s military said it had detected two short-range ballistic missiles launched from the North
# Pyongyang
North Korea fires tests ballistic missiles on eve of Kamala Harris trip
South Korea’s military said it had ‘detected two short-range ballistic missiles fired from the Sunan area in Pyongyang’.
# Pyongyang
North Korea calls US and South Korean naval drills a provocation to war
Earlier this month, the North vowed never to give up its nuclear weapons.
North Korea law allows for nuclear first strike, makes ownership of missiles 'irreversible'
‘The status of our country as a nuclear weapons state has become irreversible’, leader Kim Jong Un said.
# Pyongyang
North Korea fires eight ballistic missiles in 'unusual' exercise
The exercise represents the largest number of ballistic missiles North Korea has recently launched on a single day and occasion.
# Coronavirus
Kim Jong Un criticises officials over spiralling North Korea Covid outbreak
The country reported 232,880 new cases of “fever” as of Tuesday evening, bringing the total number to 1.72 million with 62 deaths.
# Pyongyang
North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak
Experts have warned the virus could be devastating in a country with a broken health care system.
# Pyongyang
North Korea orders national lockdown after confirming first Covid-19 cases
The country had never admitted to a case of the virus and had imposed a rigid coronavirus blockade of its borders since 2020.
# Pyongyang
North Korea fires submarine-launched missile after US nuclear warning
The US State Department warned that Pyongyang could be preparing for a nuclear test “as early as next month”.
# Pyongyang
North Korea fires 'multiple rocket launchers', Seoul says
Four shots were fired into western waters during a span of an hour from 7.20am.
# Missile Test
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.
# Pyongyang
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.
# North Korea
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.
# tensions
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
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.
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# North Korea
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.
# Pyongyang
North Korea launches suspected ballistic missiles into sea
US officials played it down as not a violation of UN resolutions.
# Great Defector
North Korean defector goes undetected for hours after swimming to South
The man was caught only after apparently falling asleep.
# at loggerheads
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.
# demilitarised zone
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.
# Pyongyang
North Korea accused of firing multiple short-range cruise missiles
South Korea said that the missiles were fired towards the sea.
# Pyongyang
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.
# North Korea
Kim Jong-un calls for ‘military counter-measures’ ahead of highly-anticipated New Year address
Kim spoke for seven hours during the ruling Workers’ Party meeting in Pyongyang.
# weapons test
Trump warns Kim Jong Un had 'everything' to lose through hostility towards US
This comes as Pyongyang said it had carried out a major new weapons test.
# Nuclear Threat
North Korea hails submarine launch of ballistic missile as 'a significant achievement'
North Korea and the United States are due to meet this weekend.
# Kim Jong-un
North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of nuclear talks with US
Washington and Pyongyang are set to resume long-stalled talks in the coming days.
# Tense
North Korea rejects peace talks with South Korea over military drills
North Korea blamed blamed South Korea and US military exercises.
# Pyongyang
'Very concerning': Fears for Australian man missing in North Korea
Alek Sigley has not been heard from since Tuesday.
# tensions
Trump says Kim Jong Un 'will not break promise' after reports of North Korea missile launches
South Korea has said North Korea fired a number of projectiles into the sea.
# russian talks
North Korea's Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia for Putin summit
The talks will be Kim’s first face-to-face meeting with another head of state since his meeting with Trump.
# rocket site
North Korea 'rebuilding' main satellite launch site, satellite photos show
The activity was recorded days after the summit North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump.
# North Korea
Kim Jong Un warns US against maintaining current sanctions in New Year's speech
The North Korean leader says the state might be compelled to explore a ‘new path’ of defense if US sanctions remain unchanged.
# Pyongyang
Pompeo hails 'productive' talks with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang
The top US diplomat met with Kim for around two hours this morning in the North’s capital.
# Pyongyang
Denuclearisation: US ready to begin negotiating with North Korea 'immediately'
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has invited his North Korean counterpart to meet in New York next week.
# Nuclear
US intelligence agencies find North Korea 'building new missiles'
Following the Singapore summit in June, President Donald Trump had declared that Pyongyang was “no longer a nuclear threat”.
# urgency
'Kim Jong Un understands': US sets out terms for North Korea to give up nuclear arsenal
US President Donald Trump has proudly declared that there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.
# Pyongyang
Three Americans detained by North Korea are free and flying back to US - Trump
The US President said they ‘seem to be in good health’.