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# south-korea - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

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.

# south-korea - Monday 5 March, 2018

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.

# south-korea - Friday 23 February, 2018

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.

# south-korea - Saturday 10 February, 2018

US warns against falling for North Korea's charm offensive as Kim offers olive branch to South

South Korean president Moon Jae-in has been invited to Pyongyang.

# south-korea - Friday 9 February, 2018

From The42 Iran's Winter Olympians demand apology after mobile phone controversy Unimpressed

Iran's Winter Olympians demand apology after mobile phone controversy

Games organisers had refused to give certain athletes the Galaxy Note 8 devices from sponsor Samsung.

# south-korea - Friday 26 January, 2018

Witnesses describe mass panic as dozens killed in huge hospital blaze in South Korea

More than 130 were hurt in the fire, the country’s worst for 15 years.

# south-korea - Thursday 25 January, 2018

From The42 12 North Korean hockey players arrive South to form unified Olympic team Democratic Dozen

12 North Korean hockey players arrive South to form unified Olympic team

Meanwhile, state media in North Korea has called on all Koreans to ‘remove mutual misunderstanding and distrust’.

# south-korea - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

South Korea to criminalise suicide pacts

The criminalisation of suicide pacts was among a series of measures approved by the cabinet today.

# south-korea - Saturday 20 January, 2018

North Korea will send 22 athletes to the South for Winter Olympics

They’ll compete in hockey, figure skating, short-track speed skating, cross-country skiing and Alpine skiing.

# south-korea - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Hand of friendship: North and South Korea will compete together at the Winter Olympics

They’ll be sending a joint ice hockey team and will march under a “unification flag”.

# south-korea - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

North Korea will take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea following talks

Officials from the North and South have held their first official talks in more than two years.

# south-korea - Thursday 4 January, 2018

North Korea reopens hotline with South Korea in diplomatic breakthrough

South Korea has offered to hold talks with the North on 9 January.

# south-korea - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

South Korea offers high-level talks with North in demilitarised zone

The offer comes after Kim Jong-Un said he has a nuclear button on his desk and his country might attend the Winter Olympics in the South.

# south-korea - Monday 1 January, 2018

Kim Jong-Un warns that the 'nuclear button' is always on his desk

The North Korean leader vowed the country would mass-produce nuclear warheads and missiles in a defiant New Year message.

# south-korea - Friday 29 December, 2017

South Korea seizes ship that was allegedly selling oil in secret to North Korea

It follows US President Donald Trump’s tweets about the alleged transfer of oil.

# south-korea - Sunday 24 December, 2017

North Korea says new UN sanctions are an 'act of war'

The UN Security Council unanimously passed new, US-drafted sanctions that will restrict oil supplies.

# south-korea - Friday 22 December, 2017

'Another Grenfell Tower': 29 die in blaze at South Korean sauna

Experts said the structure was a fire trap waiting to happen.

# south-korea - Thursday 21 December, 2017

North Korean soldier defects to South, triggers gunfire at border

The soldier cross the border in thick fog and made his way to a guard post.

# south-korea - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Late own goal decides tempestuous clash between North and South Korea

The result dashed any faint hopes North Korea had of winning the four-team East Asian Championship.

# south-korea - Monday 4 December, 2017

Air crew over Japan saw North Korean missile re-enter atmosphere

The airline’s general manager said crew described seeing the missile “blow up and fall apart”.

# south-korea - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

After a two month gap, North Korea has fired a ballistic missile

The South Korean military and US officials are analysing data from the missile’s course.

# south-korea - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier being shot as he attempts escape across border Under Fire This post contains videos

Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier being shot as he attempts escape across border

The defector was shot at least four times in his desperate escape bid.

# south-korea - Friday 17 November, 2017

Kerrygold has just expanded its sales into... South Korea

The Irish butter will be sold through a number of major Korean retailers.

# south-korea - Monday 13 November, 2017

North Korean soldier shot a number of times while trying to defect to the south

The soldier survived the shooting.

# south-korea - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Trump promises to 'figure it out' with South Korea's president

Trump has been visiting a number of Asian countries.

# south-korea - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Meet the 90-year-old North Korean convicted spy whose sole wish is to make it back to the 'Fatherland' Unswerving Loyalty This post contains videos

Meet the 90-year-old North Korean convicted spy whose sole wish is to make it back to the 'Fatherland'

Seo Ok-ryol has spent three decades in prison and been sentenced to death on two separate occasions.

# south-korea - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'Enough is enough': South Korea continues military drills after North Korean nuclear test

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

Like father, not necessarily like son.

# south-korea - Saturday 8 July, 2017

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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