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# North Korea

This week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# respiratory illness
North Korea locks down capital over 'respiratory illness', report says
Residents of Pyongyang have been ordered to stay in their homes
This month
January 2023
# Nuclear Weapons
Kim Jong Un calls for 'exponential increase' of North Korea's nuclear arsenal
Kim Jong Un is reported to have said the country must ‘overwhelmingly beef up the military muscle’ in 2023.
Last month
December 2022
# missile launch
North Korea fires three missiles into Sea of Japan
It marks the end of a year of growing tensions on the Korean peninsula.
# Pyongyang
North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan, Seoul's military says
It comes days after the country announced a successful test of a solid-fuel motor for a new weapons system.
# North Korea
North Korea fires barrage of artillery shells into maritime buffer zone with the South
About 130 artillery rounds were simultaneously fired today at 14:59 pm (05:59 Irish time) from two separate sites.
Last year
2022
# tensions
North Korean missile may have had range to hit US mainland, Japan says
The intercontinental ballistic missile is believed to have landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone this morning.
# tensions
North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into the sea
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the missiles flew around 130 kilometres toward the North’s western sea.
# Weapons
North Korea fires ‘more than 20’ missiles, including one close to South Korean territory
South Korea issued an air raid alert amid the escalated hostilities in the region.
# North Korea
North Korea fires two ballistic missiles, says South's military
Washington and Seoul have warned that such launches could culminate in another nuclear test.
# North Korea
North Korean nuclear test would meet 'unprecedented' response: US, Japan, South Korea
Seoul and Washington have repeatedly warned that Pyongyang could be close to testing an atomic bomb for the first time since 2017.
# military drills
North and South Korea exchange warning shots along sea border amid tensions
The incident comes amid heightened tensions over North Korea’s recent barrage of missile tests.
# North Korea
North Korea fires artillery shells near border with South Korea
This comes a day after the South began annual military drills to better deal with North Korean provocations.
# shots fired
North Korea fires missile and flies fighter jets near border
South Korea’s military said it had detected the ballistic missile launch from the Sunan area in Pyongyang.
# missile tests
North Korea says recent tests were 'tactical nuclear' drills
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared the country an “irreversible” nuclear power.
# North Korea
North Korea fires ballistic missile, Seoul's military says
It is the latest in a blitz of launches amid tensions over US-led military exercises in the region.
# Pyongyang
North Korea fires warplanes and tests missiles in response to 'US escalation'
South Korea’s military said it had detected two short-range ballistic missiles launched from the North
# missile drills
South Korean missile explodes during live-fire drill with US after North Korea test
The missile launched by Pyongyang on Tuesday had the range to strike the US territory of Guam.
# North Korea
North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan
South Korean and US fighter jets have conducted precision bombing drills in response.
# North Korea
North Korea fires two missiles as South conducts military drills with US forces
US Vice President Kamala Harris visited South Korea earlier this week.
# Pyongyang
North Korea fires tests ballistic missiles on eve of Kamala Harris trip
South Korea’s military said it had ‘detected two short-range ballistic missiles fired from the Sunan area in Pyongyang’.
# Pyongyang
North Korea calls US and South Korean naval drills a provocation to war
Earlier this month, the North vowed never to give up its nuclear weapons.
North Korea law allows for nuclear first strike, makes ownership of missiles 'irreversible'
‘The status of our country as a nuclear weapons state has become irreversible’, leader Kim Jong Un said.
# North Korea
North Korea fires two cruise missiles, ending brief weapons test lull
North Korea has conducted a blitz of sanctions-busting tests throughout this year.
# nukes
Kim Jong Un threatens to use nuclear weapons amid tensions with US and South Korea
Kim has this year been increasingly threatening rivals with his advancing nuclear programme.
# Pyongyang
North Korea fires eight ballistic missiles in 'unusual' exercise
The exercise represents the largest number of ballistic missiles North Korea has recently launched on a single day and occasion.
# North Korea
Doubt cast on North Korea’s claim of just 69 coronavirus deaths
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
S.Korean military says N.Korea launched ballistic missile: Yonhap
The launch comes as US President Joe Biden concluded a trip to South Korea and Japan.
# seoul trip
Biden says any Kim meeting would depend on sincerity
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has conducted a blitz of sanctions-busting weapons tests this year.
# Coronavirus
Kim Jong Un criticises officials over spiralling North Korea Covid outbreak
The country reported 232,880 new cases of “fever” as of Tuesday evening, bringing the total number to 1.72 million with 62 deaths.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# Coronavirus
Kim Jong Un deploys military to aid pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges
Failing to slow the virus could have dire consequences for North Korea.
# North Korea
North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak
North Korea has no Covid vaccines, antiviral treatment drugs or mass-testing capacity.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# North Korea
North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid-19
The country had previously held for more than two years to the widely doubted claim that it had kept the virus out.
# Pyongyang
North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak
Experts have warned the virus could be devastating in a country with a broken health care system.
# Pyongyang
North Korea orders national lockdown after confirming first Covid-19 cases
The country had never admitted to a case of the virus and had imposed a rigid coronavirus blockade of its borders since 2020.
# Seoul
South Korea’s president calls for peace with North in farewell speech
Moon Jae-in leaves office tomorrow following a single five-year term.
# Pyongyang
North Korea fires submarine-launched missile after US nuclear warning
The US State Department warned that Pyongyang could be preparing for a nuclear test “as early as next month”.
# North Korea
Kim Jong Un vows to bolster nuclear force capability
The North Korean leader made the remarks in a speech he delivered during a military parade.
# North Korea
South Korea says North faked launch of so-called 'monster' missile
North Korea claimed to have successfully test-fired a Hwasong-17 missile and released a promotional-style video.