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#South Korea

# 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.

# south-korea - Sunday 14 May, 2017

US calls for tougher sanctions after North Korea fires ballistic missile

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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'

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, 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

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

# south-korea - Friday 31 March, 2017

From The42 Unheralded South Korean golfer stealing the show among elite company in Houston UNSUNG HERO This post contains videos

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# south-korea - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

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

Iran football fans banned from celebrating on holy day

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'

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

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

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