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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# South Korea

All time
# jo song gil
North Korean diplomat in Italy 'in hiding', says South's intelligence officials
Jo Song Gil, 48, has been acting ambassador in Rome since October 2017.
# Blow
Tottenham sad to lose on-fire star once more
Son Heung-min has scored five goals in his last three games, but is set to compete in the Asian Cup next month.
# cult
South Korean mega-church leader guilty of raping followers who believed he was God
Lee Jae-rock led a sprawling church that some had denounced as a cult.
# Mountain Climbing
Nine climbers killed in freak accident on rarely climbed Himalayan mountain
It is the deadliest incident to hit Nepal’s mountaineering industry since 2014.
# Mount Gurja
Snowstorm kills nine climbers on Nepal peak
The bodies of four South Koreans and four Nepali guides were spotted among the wreckage of their camp.
# elation once again
North and South Korea will bid to host the Olympic Games together
It’s an unprecedented plan that would have been unthinkable not long ago.
# Gold medal
Son thanks 'special' Spurs as Asian Games gold medal spares forward two years of military duty
Son Heung-Min will join back up with his Tottenham team-mates after winning gold at the Asian Games.
# Exempt
Spurs forward Son Heung-min avoids military service as South Korea claim Asian Games gold
The Spurs star provided the assists for both South Korea’s goals as they defeated Japan in a tense final.
# Last Four
Tottenham forward can still avoid military service as South Korea reach Asian Games semi-finals
Son Heung-Min helped South Korea win 4-3 against Uzbekistan today.
# Reunited
'I never imagined this day would come': South Koreans meet relatives in North after decades apart
The three-day reunion is the first for three years and follows a diplomatic thaw on the peninsula.
# not nice
South Korean swaps bitcoins for €2 million in fake notes
Once the transaction was completed in a hotel in the city of Nice, the South Korean realised the 500-euro notes he had been handed were photocopied fakes.
# public anger
Secretly filmed 'spycam porn' sparks record protests in South Korea
The number of spycam crimes in the country surged to 6,500 last year.
# Reaction
'That's not the real Ozil!' - Wenger on why Arsenal star flopped for Germany
The attacking midfielder was largely anonymous in Russia as the world champions crashed out in the group stages.
# Failure
'We did not have the leaders' - Former star savages Germany flops
Lothar Matthaus was left unimpressed by Joachim Low’s team.
# Apology
'We did not play like world champions. Therefore, we deserved to be eliminated'
The German Football Association has apologised to the nation.
# Ignorance is bliss
South Korea celebrated like they had qualified for last 16 as players weren't told Sweden were cruising
Cho Hyun-woo says the players didn’t know the score in the other Group F game this afternoon.
# The Little Pea
Chicharito and Vela on the scoresheet as impressive Mexico make it two wins from two
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico defeated South Korea 2-1 on Saturday.
# Pentagon
US suspends military training exercises with South Korea
The move comes in a bid to support diplomatic negotiations with North Korea.
# World Cup 2018
VAR proves spot on for Swedes as they make strong start in Group F against South Korea
Veteran Swedish skipper Andreas Granqvist scored the only goal of the game.
# spygate
South Korean players swapped shirt numbers to try to confuse opposition scouts
“It’s very difficult for Westerners to distinguish between Asians,” Shin Tae-yong said.
# snooze button
Sleeping too much or not enough may have bad effects on health
Fewer than six and more than 10 hours of sleep per day are associated with conditions such as increased blood pressure.
# South Korea
'We can actually be one nation again' - For Koreans in Ireland the Singapore summit is not about Trump
It’s more about the personal than the politics.
# Summit
Trump says he'll know 'within a minute' if Kim is serious
The US President is finally set to meet Kim Jong Un this week.
# Nuclear Weapons
Trump says meeting with North Korea is back on after Kim's 'very nice' letter
The announcement came after unprecedented Oval Office talks with a top envoy from Pyongyang.
# Start spreading the news
Summit back on? Kim Jong Un's right-hand man is heading for New York
General Kim Yong Chol is a controversial figure and some South Koreans blames him for war crimes.
It's looking very likely that Trump and Kim Jong Un will end up meeting after all
Donald Trump seemed to have put an end to the meeting planned for 12 June last Thursday. But now the situation has flipped once more.
# North Korea
Trump to meet South Korean leader in Washington as Kim Jong Un summit hangs in the balance
Moon Jae-in jets into Washington on a mission to salvage a rare diplomatic opening.
# Nuclear Weapons
US and South Korea to 'work closely' after North Korea threatens to pull out of summit
North Korea’s sudden shift in attitude followed a weeks-long charm offensive.
# military exercises
White House reacts to threats by North Korea to cancel summit - but no word yet from Trump
Pyongyang has cancelled high-level talks due with Seoul over military exercises.
# Progress
North Korea promises to shut nuclear test site next month
Kim Jong Un said he “would soon invite experts of South Korea and the US as well as journalists”.
# Diplomacy
North Korea says 'historic meeting' with the South opens 'new era for peace'
Tweeting today, Trump said he had had a “very good talk” with South Korea president Moon Jae-in.
# Good Neighbours?
'No more war' - North and South Korean leaders commit to complete denuclearisation
Kim was flanked by his sister and close adviser Kim Yo Jong.
# tired mountain syndrome
North Korean nuclear test site has 'partially collapsed' after massive bomb blast last year
Researchers have said the site is now unusable.
# choi eun hee
South Korean actress kidnapped by Kim Jong-Il dies aged 91
Jong-Il forced Choi Eun-hee to make movies for the North Korean regime.
# Jailed
Disgraced former South Korea president jailed for 24 years for corruption
The trial lasted more than 10 months and highlighted shady links between big business and politics in South Korea.
# Charm Offensive
Kim Jong-un was treated to some K-pop during a rare concert in Pyongyang
It was the first concert by South Korean performers in North Korea for more than a decade.
# new hero
Dream debut for 18-year-old supersub as Northern Ireland snatch late victory over Korea
As international debuts go…
# Pyongyang
North and South to hold inter-Korean summit - only the 3rd of its kind since 1950s conflict
South Korea also claims that Pyongyang said it would consider abandoning nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees.
# Dinner Host
North Korea's Kim Jong-un plays host to South Korean envoys for historic talks
It is the first time the North Korean leader has met with officials from the South since taking office in 2011.
# Closing Ceremony
North Korean general should be 'hanged in the streets' not going to Olympics, says S. Korean politician
Kim Yong Chol is heading to the closing ceremony but is accused of war crimes.