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#North Korea

# north-korea - Sunday 1 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie North Korea is planning to test a new long-range missile in 2017 ICBM

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

From TheJournal.ie Smoked mummies, revolutionaries and dictators among most famous preserved corpses Exclusive Club

Smoked mummies, revolutionaries and dictators among most famous preserved corpses

Some remain popular attractions for tourists.

# north-korea - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Diplomat labelled 'human scum' by North Korea vows to expose 'gruesome' regime Defected

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea calls South Korean president a 'dirty prostitute' Nuclear Weapons Test

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

From TheJournal.ie "Grave concerns" in Ireland about North Korea nuclear test Nuclear Testing

"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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea launches three ballistic missiles as world leaders meet at G20 Flexing Muscles

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea has just gotten its own Netflix-type streaming service And Chill

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

From TheJournal.ie Finglas wants to build ties with North Korea Twin Cities

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea launched a missile that landed 250km off the coast of Japan Tensions

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea test fires apparent ballistic missile Trouble On The The Northside

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea takes major nuclear step as it test-fires two powerful missiles Shots Fired

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

From TheJournal.ie Inside North Korea - via Instagram Hermit Kingdom

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

From TheJournal.ie 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

From TheJournal.ie BBC journalist expelled from North Korea after being held for three days Kicked Out

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea has staged a rare party congress where the agenda is unknown Nuclear Power

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

From TheJournal.ie US citizen gets 10 years of hard labour in North Korea for 'spying' Spreading Fantasies

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.

# north-korea - Friday 22 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie North Korea wants the South to prove it didn't kidnap 12 women Kidnapped

North Korea wants the South to prove it didn't kidnap 12 women

The North insists they were tricked into defecting by South Korean spies who effectively “kidnapped” them.

# north-korea - Monday 18 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie North Korea is gearing up for ANOTHER nuclear test, its neighbours say Upping The Ante

North Korea is gearing up for ANOTHER nuclear test, its neighbours say

Going ahead with the test is in defiance to UN imposed sanctions.

# north-korea - Sunday 17 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Working in a North Korean-run restaurant: 'Customers touched our bodies and pressured us to drink' Defectors

Working in a North Korean-run restaurant: 'Customers touched our bodies and pressured us to drink'

For some North Koreans, brutal work abroad is better than life at home.

# north-korea - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie South Korean men may have been given Viagra as political bribes Electile Dysfunction

South Korean men may have been given Viagra as political bribes

The country goes to the polls today.

# north-korea - Saturday 9 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Do you think North Korea is lying about its nuclear capability? Poll This post contains a poll

Do you think North Korea is lying about its nuclear capability?

The country has just made another major breakthrough in its programme. Or so it says.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea says it has made a major breakthrough in hitting the US with a missile Scaling Up

North Korea says it has made a major breakthrough in hitting the US with a missile

The rogue nation claims to have tested a new engine for an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM).

# north-korea - Saturday 26 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Korean War veterans want their brothers-in-arms found, identified and brought home Until They Are Home

Korean War veterans want their brothers-in-arms found, identified and brought home

The Associated Press got unprecedented access to a site in North Korea where locals believe American GIs are buried.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: North Korean propaganda video shows submarine nuclear strike on the US Worrying

Watch: North Korean propaganda video shows submarine nuclear strike on the US

The isolated state has been stepping up both its anti-US rhetoric and its efforts to secure submarine nuclear capability in recent months.

# north-korea - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie US student sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for stealing North Korean poster Otto Warmbier

US student sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for stealing North Korean poster

Otto Warmbier, 21, was arrested for removing a political banner from a Pyongyang hotel.

# north-korea - Friday 4 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie North Korea warns its nuclear weapons are ready for attack ‘at any moment’ Nukes On Standby

North Korea warns its nuclear weapons are ready for attack ‘at any moment’

Kim Jong-un has reportedly instructed his military to ready itself for a “pre-emptive attack” following UN sanctions.

# north-korea - Monday 29 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie US student cries as he ‘admits’ to stealing North Korean propaganda Arrested

US student cries as he ‘admits’ to stealing North Korean propaganda

Otto Frederick Warmbier (21) was detained as he left North Korea in January.

# north-korea - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie It looks like North Korea may have executed ANOTHER military leader Execution

It looks like North Korea may have executed ANOTHER military leader

Reports suggest that the North Korean army’s chief of staff Ri Yong-Gil was executed earlier this month.

# north-korea - Monday 8 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The UN wants “significant measures” after North Korea launches a rocket into space Naughty Korea

The UN wants “significant measures” after North Korea launches a rocket into space

US Ambassador Samantha Power stressed that fresh sanctions should “break new ground.”

# north-korea - Sunday 7 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Ireland condemns North Korea’s launch of rocket into space Violation

Ireland condemns North Korea’s launch of rocket into space

The launch violated multiple UN resolutions.

# north-korea - Friday 22 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie US student arrested in North Korea over ‘hostile act’ Locked Up

US student arrested in North Korea over ‘hostile act’

The country has not given details of exactly what 21-year-old Otto Frederick Warmbier did.

# north-korea - Thursday 21 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie North Korean defector returns home and tearfully tears up her memoir Propaganda

North Korean defector returns home and tearfully tears up her memoir

State media released footage of Son Ok-Sun, 50, ripping up her anti-regime book.

# north-korea - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie North Korea says it could “wipe out” America if it wanted to Showdown

North Korea says it could “wipe out” America if it wanted to

North Korea said it detonated a H-bomb last week.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea fires warning shots at North after drone peeps over border Stay Away

South Korea fires warning shots at North after drone peeps over border

The unidentified aerial vehicle flew across the border and encroached into South Korean territory by some “tens of metres”, the defence ministry said.

# north-korea - Sunday 10 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie US reacts to North Korea’s nuclear test with bomber plane flyover Show Of Force

US reacts to North Korea’s nuclear test with bomber plane flyover

The mission was conducted “in response to recent provocative action by North Korea”, US Forces Korea said in a statement.

# north-korea - Friday 8 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie These are the K-pop tunes now being blared into North Korea Have A Listen This post contains videos

These are the K-pop tunes now being blared into North Korea

South Korea is hitting back after its rival claimed it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.

# north-korea - Thursday 7 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you worried about North Korea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about North Korea?

The country yesterday claimed to have detonated a hydrogen bomb.

# north-korea - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie UN to prepare measures against North Korea over detonation of ‘hydrogen bomb’ More Powerful Explosion

UN to prepare measures against North Korea over detonation of ‘hydrogen bomb’

Meanwhile, the US says evidence is ‘not consistent’ with the bomb claim.

From TheJournal.ie What is a hydrogen bomb? North Korea

What is a hydrogen bomb?

It generates temperatures similar to those found at the sun’s core.

# north-korea - Monday 4 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie North Korean doctors die after wives inject them with ‘anti-drunkenness serum’ Mystery

North Korean doctors die after wives inject them with ‘anti-drunkenness serum’

The men had been drinking cocktails throughout the evening.

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