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# south-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.

# south-korea - Monday 4 September, 2017

South Korea now believes the North can fit a nuclear weapon onto a missile
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

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

Sep 4th 2017, 12:01 PM 26,183 Views 73 Comments

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

# south-korea - Monday 28 August, 2017

North Korea launches missile that flies over Japan
# Missile
# Missile

North Korea launches missile that flies over Japan

Aug 28th 2017, 10:23 PM 39,920 Views 103 Comments

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.

# south-korea - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Explainer: Why is North Korea threatening to bomb the tiny Pacific island of Guam?
# Start Off Small
# Start Off Small

Explainer: Why is North Korea threatening to bomb the tiny Pacific island of Guam?

Aug 9th 2017, 9:12 AM 40,143 Views 50 Comments

The rhetoric from Donald Trump and the North Koreans has escalated tensions in the region.

# south-korea - Monday 7 August, 2017

Donald Trump 'working hard' at his New Jersey country club
# Getaway
# Getaway

Donald Trump 'working hard' at his New Jersey country club

Aug 7th 2017, 4:49 PM 22,879 Views 43 Comments

He said that he’s there because of renovation at the White House.

# south-korea - Saturday 29 July, 2017

North Korea boasts that all US cities are within its range after latest missile test
# Warning Signs
# Warning Signs

North Korea boasts that all US cities are within its range after latest missile test

Jul 29th 2017, 10:11 AM 14,473 Views 90 Comments

The US said that China and Russia bore “unique responsibility” for the escalating tensions.

# south-korea - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Police examine if North Korean defector in propaganda video returned willingly
# North Korea
# North Korea

Police examine if North Korean defector in propaganda video returned willingly

Jul 19th 2017, 11:48 AM 11,095 Views 11 Comments

The woman defected in 2014 and police in South Korea are trying to determine whether she was abducted in China.

# south-korea - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Japan protests against bid to recognise Korean women forced into brothels
# Comfort Women
# Comfort Women

Japan protests against bid to recognise Korean women forced into brothels

Jul 16th 2017, 5:00 PM 23,175 Views 14 Comments

Japanese troops forced thousands of women to work in brothels during World War II.

# south-korea - Saturday 15 July, 2017

North Korea's Kim: Dictator? Reformer? Shrewd negotiator?
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

North Korea's Kim: Dictator? Reformer? Shrewd negotiator?

Jul 15th 2017, 1:00 PM 14,369 Views 30 Comments

Like father, not necessarily like son.

# south-korea - Saturday 8 July, 2017

North Korea has 'built an intercontinental ballistic missile', so what now?
# Going Nuclear
# Going Nuclear

North Korea has 'built an intercontinental ballistic missile', so what now?

Jul 8th 2017, 9:45 AM 10,803 Views 40 Comments

The Hwasong-14 ICBM could apparently reach Alaska.

# south-korea - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

UN Security Council to meet today as North Korea provokes the US with missile tests
# Trouble Ahead
# Trouble Ahead

UN Security Council to meet today as North Korea provokes the US with missile tests

Jul 5th 2017, 8:21 AM 10,589 Views 30 Comments

Experts have said that the world security community should accept that North Korea will have long-range nuclear arms.

# south-korea - Friday 23 June, 2017

North Korea says it is the 'biggest victim' in US student's death
# Otto Warmbier
# Otto Warmbier

North Korea says it is the 'biggest victim' in US student's death

Jun 23rd 2017, 3:40 PM 28,828 Views 60 Comments

Otto Warmbier had been in a coma since shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for allegedly stealing a poster.

# south-korea - Monday 5 June, 2017

It's crunch time at the Under-20 World Cup so here's what you need to know
# State Of Play
From The42
# State Of Play

It's crunch time at the Under-20 World Cup so here's what you need to know

Jun 5th 2017, 9:18 PM 7,663 Views 3 Comments

England have reached the final four of the tournament for the first time since 1993.

# south-korea - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

HSE remains cut off from external networks as finger points to North Korea over cyber attack
# Wannacry
# Wannacry

HSE remains cut off from external networks as finger points to North Korea over cyber attack

May 16th 2017, 7:49 AM 13,519 Views 33 Comments

Ireland has remained largely unaffected by the global cyber attack, which hit more than 200,000 victims.

# south-korea - Sunday 14 May, 2017

US calls for tougher sanctions after North Korea fires ballistic missile
# Hostile
# Hostile

US calls for tougher sanctions after North Korea fires ballistic missile

May 14th 2017, 7:35 AM 8,448 Views 13 Comments

The missile flew more than 700 kilometres before landing in the Sea of Japan (East Sea).

# south-korea - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

New South Korean president says he'd go anywhere (including North Korea) to secure peace
# Open Door Policy
# Open Door Policy

New South Korean president says he'd go anywhere (including North Korea) to secure peace

May 10th 2017, 4:38 PM 6,049 Views 11 Comments

Moon Jae-in was striking positive chords on his first day as President today.

# south-korea - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Trump calls North Korean leader 'a pretty smart cookie' - but isn't sure if he's sane
# Kim Jong-un
# Kim Jong-un

Trump calls North Korean leader 'a pretty smart cookie' - but isn't sure if he's sane

Apr 30th 2017, 5:15 PM 15,499 Views 33 Comments

The comments came as both North and South Korea tested missiles over the weekend.

# south-korea - Friday 28 April, 2017

North Korea reportedly test-fires another ballistic missile
# Tensions Rise
# Tensions Rise

North Korea reportedly test-fires another ballistic missile

Apr 28th 2017, 10:57 PM 14,225 Views 34 Comments

The South Korean military reports the firing of an unidentified missile by its northern neighbour.

# south-korea - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

US trying to pressure North Korea into dismantling nuclear weapons
# Trump Card
# Trump Card

US trying to pressure North Korea into dismantling nuclear weapons

Apr 26th 2017, 10:52 PM 13,284 Views 32 Comments

Officials said they want to bring North Korea back to the “path of dialogue”.

# south-korea - Sunday 23 April, 2017

North Korea 'detains third US citizen' as tensions rise
# Nuclear Missiles
# Nuclear Missiles

North Korea 'detains third US citizen' as tensions rise

Apr 23rd 2017, 3:24 PM 20,699 Views 54 Comments

US President Donald Trump has urged China to take stronger steps to press North Korea to curb its nuclear and missile programmes.

# south-korea - Friday 21 April, 2017

South Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers in wake of online sex video
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

South Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers in wake of online sex video

Apr 21st 2017, 2:26 PM 14,305 Views 26 Comments

“The soldiers being investigated had consensual sex with their partners and not inside the barracks,” said a human rights expert.

# south-korea - Monday 17 April, 2017

North Korea is 'ready to react to any mode of war desired by US'
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

North Korea is 'ready to react to any mode of war desired by US'

Apr 17th 2017, 6:45 PM 30,878 Views 50 Comments

When US President Donald Trump was asked for his thoughts on North Korea, he reportedly replied “Gotta behave”.

South Korea's ex-president accused of €5.7 million bribe and 'leaking state secrets'
# Park Geun-Hye
# Park Geun-Hye

South Korea's ex-president accused of €5.7 million bribe and 'leaking state secrets'

Apr 17th 2017, 5:39 PM 9,365 Views 14 Comments

Park Geun-Hye, detained at a centre near Seoul, was officially charged today.

# south-korea - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Trump's secretary of state says US has 'no comment' after North Korea launches missile
# Hostile Relations
# Hostile Relations

Trump's secretary of state says US has 'no comment' after North Korea launches missile

Apr 5th 2017, 7:24 AM 9,648 Views 17 Comments

“The United States has spoken enough about North Korea.”

# south-korea - Friday 31 March, 2017

Unheralded South Korean golfer stealing the show among elite company in Houston
# UNSUNG HERO
From The42
# UNSUNG HERO

Unheralded South Korean golfer stealing the show among elite company in Houston

Mar 31st 2017, 6:34 PM 3,560 Views 0 Comments

Sung Kang is playing the golf of his life with a spot at the US Masters up for grabs.

# south-korea - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

North Korea's latest missile test 'explodes' upon launch
# Try Try Again
# Try Try Again

North Korea's latest missile test 'explodes' upon launch

Mar 22nd 2017, 7:07 AM 17,426 Views 22 Comments

North Korea is under several sets of United Nations sanctions over its atomic and ballistic missile programmes.

# south-korea - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Elderly South Korean cheerleaders offer glimpse of world's longest-living women
# Forever Young
# Forever Young

Elderly South Korean cheerleaders offer glimpse of world's longest-living women

Mar 12th 2017, 3:00 PM 17,114 Views 5 Comments

“Because I come here, I don’t need to take any medicine,” said 82-year-old Oh Geum-Nyu.

# south-korea - Friday 10 March, 2017

South Korean leader Park Geun-hye removed from office after historic court ruling
# Violent Protests
# Violent Protests

South Korean leader Park Geun-hye removed from office after historic court ruling

Mar 10th 2017, 7:41 AM 11,017 Views 19 Comments

Park’s removal from office means that a new President must be elected by May.

# south-korea - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

North Korea says it's launching missiles as training for real-life strikes on US bases
# Trump This
# Trump This

North Korea says it's launching missiles as training for real-life strikes on US bases

Mar 7th 2017, 8:59 PM 14,962 Views 26 Comments

Donald Trump has described North Korea as a “big, big problem”.

# south-korea - Monday 23 January, 2017

Samsung confirms faulty batteries led to exploding phones
# Galaxy Note 7
# Galaxy Note 7

Samsung confirms faulty batteries led to exploding phones

Jan 23rd 2017, 7:46 AM 10,291 Views 18 Comments

The South Korean manufacturer lost billions in profit as a result of the phon

# south-korea - Friday 6 January, 2017

Japan recalls South Korea ambassador after sex slave statue placed outside its consulate
# Military Brothels
# Military Brothels

Japan recalls South Korea ambassador after sex slave statue placed outside its consulate

Jan 6th 2017, 10:09 AM 23,148 Views 10 Comments

Mainstream historians say up to 200,000 women were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II.

# south-korea - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Diplomat labelled 'human scum' by North Korea vows to expose 'gruesome' regime
# Defected
# Defected

Diplomat labelled 'human scum' by North Korea vows to expose 'gruesome' regime

Dec 20th 2016, 6:20 AM 23,952 Views 10 Comments

Since he defected, state media has accused him of embezzlement, rape and spying.

# south-korea - Friday 9 December, 2016

South Korea impeaches its president over corruption scandal
# Park Geun-Hye
# Park Geun-Hye

South Korea impeaches its president over corruption scandal

Dec 9th 2016, 9:06 AM 7,875 Views 14 Comments

There had been massive street protests over the scandal.

# south-korea - Monday 5 December, 2016

Boris Johnson shuts down interview when asked name of South Korea's president
# Tongue Tied
# Tongue Tied

Boris Johnson shuts down interview when asked name of South Korea's president

Dec 5th 2016, 8:20 AM 25,862 Views 23 Comments

Instead of answering the Sky News presenter’s questions, he invited him to go to the pub.

# south-korea - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Hundreds of thousands protest against president in South Korea capital
# Scandal
# Scandal

Hundreds of thousands protest against president in South Korea capital

Nov 12th 2016, 11:47 AM 11,440 Views 12 Comments

The demonstration may be South Korea’s largest protest since it shook off dictatorship three decades ago.

# south-korea - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Iran football fans banned from celebrating on holy day
# Clash
From The42
# Clash

Iran football fans banned from celebrating on holy day

Oct 11th 2016, 4:06 PM 4,086 Views 10 Comments

For Shiite Muslims, Ashura marks the death of Imam Hussein in the seventh century.

# south-korea - Saturday 10 September, 2016

North Korea calls South Korean president a 'dirty prostitute'
# Nuclear Weapons Test
# Nuclear Weapons Test

North Korea calls South Korean president a 'dirty prostitute'

Sep 10th 2016, 3:19 PM 15,635 Views 36 Comments

The country has sought to justify its weapons programme as a defence against US nuclear “blackmail”.

# south-korea - Monday 5 September, 2016

North Korea launches three ballistic missiles as world leaders meet at G20
# Flexing Muscles
# Flexing Muscles

North Korea launches three ballistic missiles as world leaders meet at G20

Sep 5th 2016, 7:51 AM 11,335 Views 23 Comments

The missiles were fired into the Sea of Japan without navigational warning being given to that country.

# south-korea - Sunday 14 August, 2016

'Used like disposable cups': Samsung workers affected by factory chemicals speak up
# South Korea
# South Korea

'Used like disposable cups': Samsung workers affected by factory chemicals speak up

Aug 14th 2016, 10:45 AM 16,248 Views 25 Comments

A worker-safety group has documented more than 200 cases of serious illnesses, including leukaemia, lupus, lymphoma and multiple sclerosis.

# south-korea - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

North Korea launched a missile that landed 250km off the coast of Japan
# Tensions
# Tensions

North Korea launched a missile that landed 250km off the coast of Japan

Aug 3rd 2016, 7:07 AM 19,023 Views 36 Comments

The launch has been met with fury by Japan.