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#North Korea

# north-korea - Thursday 28 July, 2022

Kim Jong Un threatens to use nuclear weapons amid tensions with US and South Korea
# Nukes
# Nukes

Kim Jong Un threatens to use nuclear weapons amid tensions with US and South Korea

Jul 28th 2022, 7:05 AM 28,056 Views 34 Comments

Kim has this year been increasingly threatening rivals with his advancing nuclear programme.

# north-korea - Sunday 5 June, 2022

North Korea fires eight ballistic missiles in 'unusual' exercise
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea fires eight ballistic missiles in 'unusual' exercise

Jun 5th 2022, 7:25 AM 24,362 Views 6 Comments

The exercise represents the largest number of ballistic missiles North Korea has recently launched on a single day and occasion.

# north-korea - Friday 27 May, 2022

Doubt cast on North Korea’s claim of just 69 coronavirus deaths
# North Korea
# North Korea

Doubt cast on North Korea’s claim of just 69 coronavirus deaths

May 27th 2022, 10:33 AM 8,170 Views 4 Comments

The secretive country has admitted that more than three million have reported sick with fevers but said only a few dozen have died.

# north-korea - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

S.Korean military says N.Korea launched ballistic missile: Yonhap
# North Korea
# North Korea

S.Korean military says N.Korea launched ballistic missile: Yonhap

May 24th 2022, 10:31 PM 14,287 Views 4 Comments

The launch comes as US President Joe Biden concluded a trip to South Korea and Japan.

# north-korea - Saturday 21 May, 2022

Biden says any Kim meeting would depend on sincerity
# Seoul Trip
# Seoul Trip

Biden says any Kim meeting would depend on sincerity

May 21st 2022, 10:44 AM 10,887 Views 10 Comments

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has conducted a blitz of sanctions-busting weapons tests this year.

# north-korea - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Kim Jong Un criticises officials over spiralling North Korea Covid outbreak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Kim Jong Un criticises officials over spiralling North Korea Covid outbreak

May 18th 2022, 7:15 AM 15,271 Views 11 Comments

The country reported 232,880 new cases of “fever” as of Tuesday evening, bringing the total number to 1.72 million with 62 deaths.

# north-korea - Monday 16 May, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

May 16th 2022, 10:45 PM 22,427 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Kim Jong Un deploys military to aid pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Kim Jong Un deploys military to aid pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

May 16th 2022, 9:14 AM 17,169 Views 6 Comments

Failing to slow the virus could have dire consequences for North Korea.

# north-korea - Sunday 15 May, 2022

North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak

May 15th 2022, 12:10 PM 13,996 Views 13 Comments

North Korea has no Covid vaccines, antiviral treatment drugs or mass-testing capacity.

# north-korea - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

May 14th 2022, 8:19 PM 8,346 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid-19
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid-19

May 14th 2022, 11:51 AM 14,291 Views 12 Comments

The country had previously held for more than two years to the widely doubted claim that it had kept the virus out.

# north-korea - Friday 13 May, 2022

North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak

May 13th 2022, 7:20 AM 11,352 Views 9 Comments

Experts have warned the virus could be devastating in a country with a broken health care system.

# north-korea - Thursday 12 May, 2022

North Korea orders national lockdown after confirming first Covid-19 cases
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea orders national lockdown after confirming first Covid-19 cases

May 12th 2022, 7:29 AM 19,079 Views 9 Comments

The country had never admitted to a case of the virus and had imposed a rigid coronavirus blockade of its borders since 2020.

# north-korea - Monday 9 May, 2022

South Korea’s president calls for peace with North in farewell speech
# Seoul
# Seoul

South Korea’s president calls for peace with North in farewell speech

May 9th 2022, 7:53 AM 8,135 Views 2 Comments

Moon Jae-in leaves office tomorrow following a single five-year term.

# north-korea - Saturday 7 May, 2022

North Korea fires submarine-launched missile after US nuclear warning
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea fires submarine-launched missile after US nuclear warning

May 7th 2022, 7:52 AM 30,174 Views 5 Comments

The US State Department warned that Pyongyang could be preparing for a nuclear test “as early as next month”.

# north-korea - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Kim Jong Un vows to bolster nuclear force capability
# North Korea
# North Korea

Kim Jong Un vows to bolster nuclear force capability

Apr 26th 2022, 8:16 AM 12,601 Views 17 Comments

The North Korean leader made the remarks in a speech he delivered during a military parade.

# north-korea - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

South Korea says North faked launch of so-called 'monster' missile
# North Korea
# North Korea

South Korea says North faked launch of so-called 'monster' missile

Mar 30th 2022, 8:27 AM 23,552 Views 11 Comments

North Korea claimed to have successfully test-fired a Hwasong-17 missile and released a promotional-style video.

# north-korea - Saturday 26 March, 2022

US seeks tighter UN sanctions after North Korea missile test
# Weapons
# Weapons

US seeks tighter UN sanctions after North Korea missile test

Mar 26th 2022, 7:43 AM 7,713 Views 9 Comments

North Korea appeared to test-fire its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile to date this week.

# north-korea - Friday 25 March, 2022

North Korea says it test-fired its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea says it test-fired its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile

Mar 25th 2022, 8:21 AM 10,144 Views 11 Comments

The launch extended a barrage of weapons demonstrations this year.

# north-korea - Sunday 20 March, 2022

North Korea fires 'multiple rocket launchers', Seoul says
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea fires 'multiple rocket launchers', Seoul says

Mar 20th 2022, 11:35 AM 22,376 Views 32 Comments

Four shots were fired into western waters during a span of an hour from 7.20am.

# north-korea - Saturday 5 March, 2022

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea
# Missile Launch
# Missile Launch

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea

Mar 5th 2022, 7:07 AM 18,390 Views 22 Comments

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said it detected a single launch of a presumed ballistic missile from an area near the North Korean capital.

# north-korea - Monday 31 January, 2022

North Korea confirms 'most significant weapon test' in years
# Missile Test
# Missile Test

North Korea confirms 'most significant weapon test' in years

Jan 31st 2022, 7:06 AM 11,187 Views 8 Comments

The reported flight details make it the most powerful missile North Korea has tested since 2017.

# north-korea - Monday 17 January, 2022

North Korea fires two suspected missiles in fourth launch this year
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea fires two suspected missiles in fourth launch this year

Jan 17th 2022, 8:26 AM 7,030 Views 12 Comments

The country has been ramping up tests in recent months of new missiles designed to overwhelm missile defences in the region.

# north-korea - Saturday 15 January, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Jan 15th 2022, 9:08 PM 12,345 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

North Korea says it test launched ballistic missiles from a train
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea says it test launched ballistic missiles from a train

Jan 15th 2022, 2:20 PM 19,519 Views 17 Comments

South Korea said it detected the North firing two missiles into the sea in its third weapons launch this month.

# north-korea - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

North Korea fires second suspected ballistic missile in less than a week
# Tensions
# Tensions

North Korea fires second suspected ballistic missile in less than a week

Jan 11th 2022, 6:44 AM 7,542 Views 10 Comments

The early-morning launch came as the UN Security Council met in New York to discuss last week’s test.

# north-korea - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea

Jan 5th 2022, 6:38 AM 9,654 Views 14 Comments

The launch followed a speech by Kim Jong Un last week in which he said North Korea would continue to build up its military capabilities.

# north-korea - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Unidentified person enters North Korea from South in rare border breach
# North Korea
# North Korea

Unidentified person enters North Korea from South in rare border breach

Jan 2nd 2022, 11:26 AM 46,637 Views 31 Comments

More than 30,000 people have fled to South Korea in the decades since the Korean War, but crossings to the North are rare.

# north-korea - Monday 25 October, 2021

South Korea’s leader vows to continue to push for talks with North
# South Korea
# South Korea

South Korea’s leader vows to continue to push for talks with North

Oct 25th 2021, 8:28 AM 6,070 Views 10 Comments

Moon Jae-in said he will continue to push for peace through dialogue and diplomacy.

# north-korea - Sunday 24 October, 2021

US urges North Korea to stop missile tests and return to talks
# North Korea
# North Korea

US urges North Korea to stop missile tests and return to talks

Oct 24th 2021, 12:45 PM 7,239 Views 13 Comments

Last Tuesday, North Korea fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine.

# north-korea - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea in latest weapons test
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea in latest weapons test

Oct 19th 2021, 6:49 AM 5,854 Views 5 Comments

The launch came soon after the US pledged to resume diplomacy over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.

# north-korea - Monday 11 October, 2021

North Korean leader urges officials to overcome the country’s ‘grim situation’

North Korean leader urges officials to overcome the country’s ‘grim situation’

Oct 11th 2021, 8:37 AM 27,619 Views 13 Comments

Kim Jong Un called for improved living conditions in a speech on the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party.

# north-korea - Sunday 3 October, 2021

North Korea warns UN to ‘think of the consequences’ of criticising missiles work
# Tensions
# Tensions

North Korea warns UN to ‘think of the consequences’ of criticising missiles work

Oct 3rd 2021, 11:29 AM 14,596 Views 27 Comments

Pyongyang resumed missile tests in September after a six-month hiatus.

# north-korea - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

North Korea says hypersonic missile made first test flight
# Missile Launch
# Missile Launch

North Korea says hypersonic missile made first test flight

Sep 29th 2021, 6:51 AM 10,224 Views 9 Comments

The Korean Central News Agency said the missile met key technical requirements set out by defence scientists.

# north-korea - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

North Korea fires 'missile', insists on right to weapons tests
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

North Korea fires 'missile', insists on right to weapons tests

Sep 28th 2021, 7:24 AM 8,140 Views 10 Comments

It is the latest in a series of mixed messages from Pyongyang, coming days after the rogue state dangled the prospect of an inter-Korean summit.

# north-korea - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Satellite photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant
# Yongbyon
# Yongbyon

Satellite photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant

Sep 18th 2021, 2:48 PM 17,685 Views 22 Comments

North Korea calls the complex “the heart” of its nuclear programme.

# north-korea - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Kim Jong Un’s sister warns of ‘complete destruction’ of South Korean ties
# Tensions
# Tensions

Kim Jong Un’s sister warns of ‘complete destruction’ of South Korean ties

Sep 15th 2021, 10:17 PM 30,404 Views 22 Comments

Kim Yo Jong criticised the South Korean president for describing North Korean weapons demonstrations as a provocation.

# north-korea - Monday 30 August, 2021

North Korea appears to have resumed nuclear reactor operation - UN atomic agency
# Plutonium
# Plutonium

North Korea appears to have resumed nuclear reactor operation - UN atomic agency

Aug 30th 2021, 10:06 AM 12,481 Views 17 Comments

The reactor referred to in a report produces plutonium, one of the two key ingredients used to build nuclear weapons.

# north-korea - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Ireland among UN Security Council members calling for meeting over North Korean missile launches
# UNSC
# UNSC

Ireland among UN Security Council members calling for meeting over North Korean missile launches

Mar 27th 2021, 9:13 AM 8,369 Views 41 Comments

Diplomats said yesterday that France, Estonia, Ireland, Norway and Britain asked for a closed-door meeting of the council to be held on Tuesday.

# north-korea - Friday 26 March, 2021

North Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response
# Missile Launch
# Missile Launch

North Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response

Mar 26th 2021, 8:58 AM 18,212 Views 32 Comments

Pyongyang is pushing to bolster the country’s military power.

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