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# south-korea - Friday 1 June, 2018

Trump says meeting with North Korea is back on after Kim's 'very nice' letter
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# Nuclear Weapons

Trump says meeting with North Korea is back on after Kim's 'very nice' letter

Jun 1st 2018, 10:40 PM 14,852 Views 49 Comments

The announcement came after unprecedented Oval Office talks with a top envoy from Pyongyang.

# south-korea - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Summit back on? Kim Jong Un's right-hand man is heading for New York
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# Start Spreading The News

Summit back on? Kim Jong Un's right-hand man is heading for New York

May 29th 2018, 7:29 AM 6,966 Views 20 Comments

General Kim Yong Chol is a controversial figure and some South Koreans blames him for war crimes.

# south-korea - Sunday 27 May, 2018

It's looking very likely that Trump and Kim Jong Un will end up meeting after all From TheJournal.ie

It's looking very likely that Trump and Kim Jong Un will end up meeting after all

May 27th 2018, 8:38 AM 8,578 Views 26 Comments

Donald Trump seemed to have put an end to the meeting planned for 12 June last Thursday. But now the situation has flipped once more.

# south-korea - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Trump to meet South Korean leader in Washington as Kim Jong Un summit hangs in the balance
# North Korea
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# North Korea

Trump to meet South Korean leader in Washington as Kim Jong Un summit hangs in the balance

May 22nd 2018, 7:50 AM 6,935 Views 22 Comments

Moon Jae-in jets into Washington on a mission to salvage a rare diplomatic opening.

# south-korea - Sunday 20 May, 2018

US and South Korea to 'work closely' after North Korea threatens to pull out of summit
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# Nuclear Weapons

US and South Korea to 'work closely' after North Korea threatens to pull out of summit

May 20th 2018, 6:27 PM 11,576 Views 15 Comments

North Korea’s sudden shift in attitude followed a weeks-long charm offensive.

# south-korea - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

White House reacts to threats by North Korea to cancel summit - but no word yet from Trump
# Military Exercises
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# Military Exercises

White House reacts to threats by North Korea to cancel summit - but no word yet from Trump

May 16th 2018, 7:45 AM 28,994 Views 57 Comments

Pyongyang has cancelled high-level talks due with Seoul over military exercises.

# south-korea - Sunday 29 April, 2018

North Korea promises to shut nuclear test site next month
# Progress
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# Progress

North Korea promises to shut nuclear test site next month

Apr 29th 2018, 9:43 AM 9,047 Views 36 Comments

Kim Jong Un said he “would soon invite experts of South Korea and the US as well as journalists”.

# south-korea - Saturday 28 April, 2018

North Korea says 'historic meeting' with the South opens 'new era for peace'
# Diplomacy
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# Diplomacy

North Korea says 'historic meeting' with the South opens 'new era for peace'

Apr 28th 2018, 3:15 PM 8,889 Views 39 Comments

Tweeting today, Trump said he had had a “very good talk” with South Korea president Moon Jae-in.

# south-korea - Friday 27 April, 2018

'No more war' - North and South Korean leaders commit to complete denuclearisation
# Good Neighbours?
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# Good Neighbours?

'No more war' - North and South Korean leaders commit to complete denuclearisation

Apr 27th 2018, 10:40 AM 38,527 Views 79 Comments

Kim was flanked by his sister and close adviser Kim Yo Jong.

# south-korea - Thursday 26 April, 2018

North Korean nuclear test site has 'partially collapsed' after massive bomb blast last year
# Tired Mountain Syndrome
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# Tired Mountain Syndrome

North Korean nuclear test site has 'partially collapsed' after massive bomb blast last year

Apr 26th 2018, 8:21 AM 15,044 Views 11 Comments

Researchers have said the site is now unusable.

# south-korea - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

South Korean actress kidnapped by Kim Jong-Il dies aged 91
# Choi Eun Hee
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# Choi Eun Hee

South Korean actress kidnapped by Kim Jong-Il dies aged 91

Apr 17th 2018, 10:29 AM 32,681 Views 15 Comments

Jong-Il forced Choi Eun-hee to make movies for the North Korean regime.

# south-korea - Friday 6 April, 2018

Disgraced former South Korea president jailed for 24 years for corruption
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# Jailed

Disgraced former South Korea president jailed for 24 years for corruption

Apr 6th 2018, 12:47 PM 14,157 Views 24 Comments

The trial lasted more than 10 months and highlighted shady links between big business and politics in South Korea.

# south-korea - Monday 2 April, 2018

Kim Jong-un was treated to some K-pop during a rare concert in Pyongyang
# Charm Offensive
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# Charm Offensive

Kim Jong-un was treated to some K-pop during a rare concert in Pyongyang

Apr 2nd 2018, 11:00 AM 26,815 Views 31 Comments

It was the first concert by South Korean performers in North Korea for more than a decade.

# south-korea - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Dream debut for 18-year-old supersub as Northern Ireland snatch late victory over Korea
# New Hero
# New Hero

Dream debut for 18-year-old supersub as Northern Ireland snatch late victory over Korea

Mar 24th 2018, 4:10 PM 7,910 Views 11 Comments

As international debuts go…

# south-korea - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

North and South to hold inter-Korean summit - only the 3rd of its kind since 1950s conflict
# Pyongyang
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# Pyongyang

North and South to hold inter-Korean summit - only the 3rd of its kind since 1950s conflict

Mar 6th 2018, 12:36 PM 9,221 Views 38 Comments

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
# Dinner Host
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# Dinner Host

North Korea's Kim Jong-un plays host to South Korean envoys for historic talks

Mar 5th 2018, 10:29 AM 11,003 Views 28 Comments

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
# Closing Ceremony
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# Closing Ceremony

North Korean general should be 'hanged in the streets' not going to Olympics, says S. Korean politician

Feb 23rd 2018, 6:28 PM 33,516 Views 22 Comments

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
# Winter Olympics
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# Winter Olympics

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

Feb 10th 2018, 2:39 PM 11,231 Views 24 Comments

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

# south-korea - Friday 9 February, 2018

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

Iran's Winter Olympians demand apology after mobile phone controversy

Feb 9th 2018, 10:39 AM 5,176 Views 1 Comment

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
# Miryang
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# Miryang

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

Jan 26th 2018, 9:16 PM 13,479 Views 5 Comments

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

# south-korea - Thursday 25 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 25th 2018, 9:57 AM 5,047 Views 6 Comments

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
# South Korea
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# South Korea

South Korea to criminalise suicide pacts

Jan 23rd 2018, 10:30 PM 11,675 Views 40 Comments

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
# Thawing Out
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# Thawing Out

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

Jan 20th 2018, 2:18 PM 8,753 Views 23 Comments

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
# Unity
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# Unity

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

Jan 17th 2018, 1:52 PM 14,392 Views 45 Comments

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
# Good Korea Move
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# Good Korea Move

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

Jan 9th 2018, 8:35 PM 15,606 Views 34 Comments

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
# Hotline
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# Hotline

North Korea reopens hotline with South Korea in diplomatic breakthrough

Jan 4th 2018, 10:18 AM 12,360 Views 24 Comments

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
# Progress
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# Progress

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

Jan 2nd 2018, 8:24 AM 7,700 Views 4 Comments

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
# North Korea
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# North Korea

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

Jan 1st 2018, 7:37 AM 13,190 Views 24 Comments

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
# Red Handed
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# Red Handed

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

Dec 29th 2017, 3:30 PM 18,893 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Tension
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# Tension

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

Dec 24th 2017, 9:56 AM 13,790 Views 64 Comments

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
# Jecheon
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# Jecheon

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

Dec 22nd 2017, 9:12 AM 12,100 Views 7 Comments

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
# Tension
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# Tension

North Korean soldier defects to South, triggers gunfire at border

Dec 21st 2017, 6:54 AM 20,225 Views 23 Comments

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 Noisy Neighbours
# The Noisy Neighbours

Late own goal decides tempestuous clash between North and South Korea

Dec 12th 2017, 1:02 PM 7,944 Views 4 Comments

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
# War Games
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# War Games

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

Dec 4th 2017, 12:40 PM 18,129 Views 21 Comments

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
# Unusual Activity
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# Unusual Activity

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

Nov 28th 2017, 8:25 PM 15,679 Views 39 Comments

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
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# Under Fire

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

Nov 22nd 2017, 8:40 AM 39,298 Views 44 Comments

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
# Butter
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# Butter

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

Nov 17th 2017, 12:54 PM 14,784 Views 43 Comments

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
# Border Shooting
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# Border Shooting

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

Nov 13th 2017, 10:45 PM 23,364 Views 14 Comments

The soldier survived the shooting.

# south-korea - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 7th 2017, 7:09 AM 6,803 Views 12 Comments

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
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# Unswerving Loyalty

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

Sep 24th 2017, 10:30 AM 31,504 Views 29 Comments

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