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#North Korea

# north-korea - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

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

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

# north-korea - Sunday 19 March, 2017

There may be more mystery to the death of Kim Jong-Nam than was first thought Mystery This post contains videos

There may be more mystery to the death of Kim Jong-Nam than was first thought

There are doubts about how VX was used safely by the assassins.

# north-korea - Friday 17 March, 2017

If the US were to wage war on North Korea, what shape would it take?

The US Secretary of State has already said that diplomacy has failed.

# north-korea - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

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Ireland finish fourth in the Cyprus Cup after defeat to North Korea

New head coach Colin Bell suffered his first loss since taking the job.

# north-korea - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

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

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

North Korea is holding at least 11 Malaysians 'hostage'

Malaysia has condemned the decision not to let them leave the country.

# north-korea - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador over Kim murder

He is expected to leave Malaysia within 48 hours.

# north-korea - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

'I am not guilty' - Women who face death penalty over Kim Jong-Nam murder appear in court Media Frenzy This post contains videos

'I am not guilty' - Women who face death penalty over Kim Jong-Nam murder appear in court

Kim suffered an agonising death within 20 minutes of being attacked.

# north-korea - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Tom Clonan: Nerve, blood and choking agents sending state-sponsored message of terror

VX is a weapon of incredible cruelty and terror, writes security expert Tom Clonan.

# north-korea - Friday 24 February, 2017

Kim Jong-Nam was killed by 'most potent' chemical weapon VX nerve agent

The son of Kim Jong-Il died in Malaysia after a seizure.

# north-korea - Thursday 23 February, 2017

North Korea's secretive media breaks its silence on Kim Jong-Nam murder Families At War This post contains videos

North Korea's secretive media breaks its silence on Kim Jong-Nam murder

The state-run news agency has broadcast a government demand for the return of the body.

# north-korea - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Heavily armed police guarding body of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother after attempted morgue break-in

Detectives probing the killing want to question a North Korean diplomat.

# north-korea - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Media frenzy and armed special forces as Kim Jong-Nam's son reportedly visits body Cold War Kid This post contains videos

Media frenzy and armed special forces as Kim Jong-Nam's son reportedly visits body

North Korea wants Malaysia to hand over the slain man’s body.

# north-korea - Monday 20 February, 2017

CCTV video emerges of moments surrounding Kim Jong-Nam airport 'poisoning' North Korea This post contains videos

CCTV video emerges of moments surrounding Kim Jong-Nam airport 'poisoning'

The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un died in Kuala Lumpur airport last Monday.

# north-korea - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Police say four North Korean suspects fled Malaysia on the day of high-profile assassination

South Korean authorities have said that Kim Jong Un gave the order to assassinate his half-brother.

North Korean antics aside, poison has been a hugely popular killing agent through the ages

Poison has been one of an assassin’s favourite methods of dealing death for centuries.

# north-korea - Saturday 18 February, 2017

North Korea says it 'categorically rejects' autopsy results before they're even released

Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, was killed in Malaysia.

# north-korea - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Woman arrested over 'assassination' of Kim Jong Un's half brother

Two female agents are believed to have used some kind of toxin in the attack.

# north-korea - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Half-brother of North Korean leader 'assassinated in Malaysia by poison needles'

Airport authorities rushed him to the hospital and he died on the way.

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch

The council agreed statement describing the test-firing of the missile as a “grave violation” of resolutions.

# north-korea - Monday 13 February, 2017

Calls for UN to step in after Kim Jong-Un 'personally guides' ballistic missile launch

Kim Jong-Un said it added to his country’s “tremendous might”.

# north-korea - Sunday 12 February, 2017

North Korea fires ballistic missile drawing tough response from Trump

The exact type of missile has yet to be identified.

# north-korea - Friday 3 February, 2017

North Korean spy chief sacked and officials executed over 'abuse of power'

Kim Won-Hong had survived repeated purges since Kim Jong-Un took power in 2011.

# north-korea - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

One of the most high-profile defectors from North Korea has held his first press conference

“I’m sure and I can say that Kim Jong-Un’s days are numbered,” said Thae Yong-Ho.

# north-korea - Sunday 1 January, 2017

North Korea is planning to test a new long-range missile in 2017

In his New Year’s speech, Kim Jong-Un added that the country had significantly bolstered its nuclear deterrent in 2016.

# north-korea - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Smoked mummies, revolutionaries and dictators among most famous preserved corpses

Some remain popular attractions for tourists.

# north-korea - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

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

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

# north-korea - Saturday 10 September, 2016

North Korea calls South Korean president a 'dirty prostitute'

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

# north-korea - Friday 9 September, 2016

"Grave concerns" in Ireland about North Korea nuclear test

South Korea, China and France’s President Hollande have all criticised the move.

# north-korea - Monday 5 September, 2016

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

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

# north-korea - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

North Korea has just gotten its own Netflix-type streaming service

It’s called ‘Manbang’. Which translates into English as ‘Everywhere’.

# north-korea - Monday 22 August, 2016

Finglas wants to build ties with North Korea

Officials in the country have yet to reply to an offer from the Finglas Village Renewal Partnership.

# north-korea - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

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

The launch has been met with fury by Japan.

# north-korea - Saturday 9 July, 2016

North Korea test fires apparent ballistic missile

The launch was apparently successful but the missile failed in the early stage of flight.

# north-korea - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

North Korea takes major nuclear step as it test-fires two powerful missiles

The launches have sparked worldwide condemnation.

# north-korea - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Inside North Korea - via Instagram

The hermit state nevertheless has many active Instagrammers documenting life from within its borders.

# north-korea - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

An 'executed' North Korean general has just got a promotion

An 'executed' North Korean general has just got a promotion

Ri Yong-Gil, believed executed in February, has been named to a senior position within the ruling communist party.

# north-korea - Monday 9 May, 2016

BBC journalist expelled from North Korea after being held for three days

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes and two members of his crew were held over the weekend.

# north-korea - Friday 6 May, 2016

North Korea has staged a rare party congress where the agenda is unknown

State television provided no live coverage of the congress itself while foreign journalists were not allowed inside.

# north-korea - Friday 29 April, 2016

US citizen gets 10 years of hard labour in North Korea for 'spying'

Kim Dong Chul was convicted of espionage and subversion at a trial in Pyongyang.

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