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Korea

# korea - Today’s News

“I feel ashamed”: Captain wasn’t at the helm of capsized Korean ferry

Anger is said to be spreading over the stalled rescue efforts as hundreds of passengers remain missing.

# korea - Monday 31 March, 2014

Tensions rise after North Korea fires across maritime border with South Korea

South Korea says that it will make a “resolute retaliation” to the firing of over 200 rounds into their waters.

# korea - Monday 17 March, 2014

1953 St Patrick’s Day photo shows US soldiers preparing Irish-decorated bomb

The US Army soldiers – originally from Sligo and Dublin – were fighting communists in Korea.

# korea - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about why Alan Shatter sacked the confidential recipient, a car chase in Ranelagh and what happens next for Ukraine.

Sad scenes as families are reunited for first time since Korean War

A group of elderly and frail South Koreans met with family members in North Korea more than 60 years after they were separated.

# korea - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Here are just some of North Korea’s human rights abuses

The UN has released this infographic that outlines the scale of torture in North Korean camps.

# korea - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know as you battle the elements on your way out today…

# korea - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Whoops… Media outlets duped by North Korea ‘rocket to the sun’ story

A raft of sites have been taken by the ‘Waterford Whispers’ report on North Korea’s out-of-this-world claims — including our own Sunday World.

# korea - Friday 13 December, 2013

North Korea confirms execution of ‘traitor’ uncle of Kim Jong-Un

Jang Song-Thaek was described as “despicable human scum” during his trial, in which he reportedly admitted to plotting a coup.

# korea - Sunday 24 November, 2013

From The Score The man who’s helping Taekwon-Do to thrive in Ireland Interview

The man who’s helping Taekwon-Do to thrive in Ireland

We interview Stephen Ryan about the Irish team’s unprecedented success at the recent World Championships.

# korea - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Meet South Korea’s new ‘Gangnam Style’ tourist police

The new force was “formed to protect tourists from being ripped off during their stay in Seoul”.

# korea - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Little girl loses it when she sees dad on Skype Daddy Dearest

Little girl loses it when she sees dad on Skype

She’s 20 months old, and she’s adorable.

# korea - Monday 8 July, 2013

From The Score One of the weirdest first pitches you’re ever likely to see Bendy

One of the weirdest first pitches you’re ever likely to see

We’re going to try this at the next office sports day.

# korea - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Two teenage girls confirmed dead in San Francisco plane crash

Two teenage girls, aged 16 and 17, on their way to summer camp in the US were killed after a passenger jet crashed at San Francisco airport yesterday.

# korea - Monday 1 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge Meet the woman representing Ireland in a Korean game show Quiz On Korea

Meet the woman representing Ireland in a Korean game show

Alana O’Brien will be flying the tricolour in a week-long reality show and quiz.

# korea - Sunday 16 June, 2013

North Korea to US: ‘Let’s talk, but only if you dump your nukes’

North Korea says it will only talk without preconditions, or unless both sides give up their nuclear arsenal in advance.

# korea - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Now you’ll see them, now you won’t: North Korea scraps talks with South

Northern officials complained that Southern delegates ranked too low within the Southern government, and have abandoned talks.

# korea - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Rival Koreas hold first talks in two years

The talks were to set up a high-level meeting in Seoul after months of tensions.

# korea - Friday 31 May, 2013

China and Laos criticised for sending refugees back to North Korea

The United Nations says China and Laos have disregarded their international duty to care for the orphaned refugees.

# korea - Sunday 19 May, 2013

North Korea fires another short-range missile from east coast

The test is the fourth launch in just two days, at a time when tensions with South Korea and Japan remain high.

# korea - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark

Up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and elsewhere were forcibly drafted into brothels catering to the Japanese military in territories occupied by Japan during WWII.

# korea - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were ‘necessary’

The controversial mayor claimed that the forced prostitution of approximately 200,000 women during World War II was necessary to “maintain discipline” in the ranks.

# korea - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Memorial for Irish war heroes erected in South Korea

The monument honours “all those of Irish birth and heritage who fought and died in the service of the United Nations and those civilians of Irish birth and heritage who died side by side with the Korean people 1950-1953″.

# korea - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

North Korea demands recognition of ‘nuclear state’ status before US talks

Pyongyang says talks must be held on the basis that nuclear states are equals – but the US says it won’t ever acknowledge it.

# korea - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

North Korean ultimatum threatens ‘sledgehammer’ action against South

North Korea says the South should have stopped 40 people from burning a portrait of Kim Il-sung on the anniversary of his birth; Seoul says the ultimatum is ‘absurd’.

# korea - Monday 15 April, 2013

John Kerry pushes for talks as North Korea threatens defiant missile launch

There is speculation that North Korea will try a missile test today to coincide with birthday celebrations for former leader Kim Il-Sung.

# korea - Friday 12 April, 2013

Pentagon report says North Korea has capability of nuclear strike

High-ranking officials have played down the report, however, saying there is no US consensus on North Korea’s abilities.

# korea - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

South Korea raises alert as North Korea missile test looks likely

Tensions are growing ahead of a key anniversary in North Korea this week.

# korea - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

UN warns of ‘uncontrollable’ situation on Korean peninsula

A request for all foreigners to leave South Korea was largely dismissed today.

North Korea tells foreigners in South to evacuate in case of war

“In the event of war, we don’t want foreigners living in South Korea to get hurt,” says the North’s state-run news agency.

# korea - Monday 8 April, 2013

South Korean minister says North Korea ‘preparing a fourth nuclear test’

Seoul’s Unification minister says there are signs that North Korea is preparing yet another test, as tensions remain high.

# korea - Friday 5 April, 2013

North Korea tells European countries it cannot guarantee embassy safety

European countries have been told to consider withdrawing personnel from Pyongyang if the tension there escalates further.

North Korea moves missile to its coast, increasing tensions

“The North is apparently intent on firing missiles without prior warning,” a South Korean official said.

# korea - Thursday 4 April, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here’s what you should know as you kick off your Thursday. (It’s a four-day week, hang in there.)

# korea - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

US deploys missiles as North Korean army gets ‘final approval’ for nuclear attack

The Pentagon said this evening that the US remains “vigilant in the face of North Korean provocations” as it announced the deployment of the missile system.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you work your way into Wednesday.

# korea - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Poll: Are you worried about a possible nuclear war in Korea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about a possible nuclear war in Korea?

North Korea is restarting a nuclear reactor, while saying it now considers itself in a ‘state of war’. How do you feel?

North Korea says it will restart nuclear reactor

North Korea shut down the reactor in July 2007 until an aid-for-disarmament deal – but now there are concerns that it will be used to produce weapons-grade uranium.

# korea - Friday 29 March, 2013

North Korea readies rockets for strike on US and South Korea

Kim Jong-un says rocket forces are ready “to settle accounts with the US”, in retaliation for more joint military drills.

# korea - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

South Korean broadcasters and banks hit in suspected cyber attack

Immediate suspicion has turned to North Korea, which last week accused the South of taking its own websites offline.

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