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#North Korea

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

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

South Korea also claims that Pyongyang said it would consider abandoning nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea's Kim Jong-un plays host to South Korean envoys for historic talks Dinner Host

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

It is the first time the North Korean leader has met with officials from the South since taking office in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie 'Phase two may be very rough' - Trump announces heavy sanctions on North Korea Sanctions

'Phase two may be very rough' - Trump announces heavy sanctions on North Korea

“Frankly hopefully something positive can happen.”

From TheJournal.ie US vice president had secret plan to meet the North Koreans - but they cancelled last minute On Second Thoughts

US vice president had secret plan to meet the North Koreans - but they cancelled last minute

The US has accused North Korea of never being serious about the meeting.

From TheJournal.ie US warns against falling for North Korea's charm offensive as Kim offers olive branch to South Winter Olympics

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

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

From TheJournal.ie US Vice President to be in same room as North Korean head of state - but 'no intention' for meeting Tensions

US Vice President to be in same room as North Korean head of state - but 'no intention' for meeting

Mike Pence is scheduled to be in the same room as a senior North Korean official at the opening ceremony.

From The42 12 North Korean hockey players arrive South to form unified Olympic team Democratic Dozen

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

Meanwhile, state media in North Korea has called on all Koreans to ‘remove mutual misunderstanding and distrust’.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea will send 22 athletes to the South for Winter Olympics Thawing Out

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

They’ll compete in hockey, figure skating, short-track speed skating, cross-country skiing and Alpine skiing.

From TheJournal.ie Hand of friendship: North and South Korea will compete together at the Winter Olympics Unity

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

They’ll be sending a joint ice hockey team and will march under a “unification flag”.

From TheJournal.ie Japanese news agency mistakenly alerts people of imminent North Korea attack Take Cover

Japanese news agency mistakenly alerts people of imminent North Korea attack

It comes just days after another false alarm terrified residents in Hawaii.

From TheJournal.ie 'An epic failure': Fallout continues after pushing of 'wrong button' causes mass panic in Hawaii Ballistic Missiles

'An epic failure': Fallout continues after pushing of 'wrong button' causes mass panic in Hawaii

People received notices to their phones that a ballistic missile attack was imminent just after 8am local time.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea will take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea following talks Good Korea Move

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

Officials from the North and South have held their first official talks in more than two years.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea reopens hotline with South Korea in diplomatic breakthrough Hotline

North Korea reopens hotline with South Korea in diplomatic breakthrough

South Korea has offered to hold talks with the North on 9 January.

From TheJournal.ie Trump boasts that his nuclear button is 'much bigger' than North Korea's Red Button

Trump boasts that his nuclear button is 'much bigger' than North Korea's

Kim Jong-un used his annual New Year address to warn he has a “nuclear button” on his table

From TheJournal.ie South Korea offers high-level talks with North in demilitarised zone Progress

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Kim Jong-Un warns that the 'nuclear button' is always on his desk North Korea

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

The North Korean leader vowed the country would mass-produce nuclear warheads and missiles in a defiant New Year message.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea seizes ship that was allegedly selling oil in secret to North Korea Red Handed

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

It follows US President Donald Trump’s tweets about the alleged transfer of oil.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump says China has been caught 'RED HANDED' letting oil into North Korea Not Happy

Donald Trump says China has been caught 'RED HANDED' letting oil into North Korea

China has backed UN sanctions on North Korea that restrict oil supplies.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea says new UN sanctions are an 'act of war' Tension

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

The UN Security Council unanimously passed new, US-drafted sanctions that will restrict oil supplies.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve

Here’s all the news you need to know on Christmas Eve.

From TheJournal.ie 'The world wants peace, not death!' - Trump welcomes new sanctions on North Korea Nuclear Weapons

'The world wants peace, not death!' - Trump welcomes new sanctions on North Korea

The sanctions will restrict oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programmes.

From TheJournal.ie UN security council slaps North Korea with new sanctions following last month's missile tests Sanctions

UN security council slaps North Korea with new sanctions following last month's missile tests

It is the third raft of sanctions imposed on North Korea this year.

From TheJournal.ie North Korean soldier defects to South, triggers gunfire at border Tension

North Korean soldier defects to South, triggers gunfire at border

The soldier cross the border in thick fog and made his way to a guard post.

From TheJournal.ie Australian police accidentally put its plans to arrest a North Korean agent on Twitter I Don't Think He Saw

Australian police accidentally put its plans to arrest a North Korean agent on Twitter

Luckily, the man was not paying attention to their Twitter feed.

From TheJournal.ie America says North Korea carried out WannaCry malware attack Malware

America says North Korea carried out WannaCry malware attack

“The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible.”

From TheJournal.ie North Korean 'agent' charged with trying to sell WMD parts in Australia North Korea

North Korean 'agent' charged with trying to sell WMD parts in Australia

The alleged agent’s plans did not involve other governments or officials, police said.

From TheJournal.ie Rex Tillerson says US ready to talk to North Korea 'without preconditions' Progress

Rex Tillerson says US ready to talk to North Korea 'without preconditions'

Tillerson, however, remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal.

Late own goal decides tempestuous clash between North and South Korea

The result dashed any faint hopes North Korea had of winning the four-team East Asian Championship.

From TheJournal.ie Air crew over Japan saw North Korean missile re-enter atmosphere War Games

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

The airline’s general manager said crew described seeing the missile “blow up and fall apart”.

From TheJournal.ie US warns North Korean leadership will be 'utterly destroyed' if war breaks out North Korea

US warns North Korean leadership will be 'utterly destroyed' if war breaks out

“If war comes, make no mistake – The North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed.”

From TheJournal.ie North Korea says it can now hit the entire United States with its missiles Successful Test

North Korea says it can now hit the entire United States with its missiles

Donald Trump said simply that “it’s a situation we can handle”.

From TheJournal.ie After a two month gap, North Korea has fired a ballistic missile Unusual Activity

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

The South Korean military and US officials are analysing data from the missile’s course.

From TheJournal.ie Eight North Korean fishermen wash ashore in Japan Washed Up

Eight North Korean fishermen wash ashore in Japan

Dozens of North Korean fishing vessels wash up on Japan’s Sea of Japan coast every year.

From TheJournal.ie Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea Peace Talks

Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea

Minister of State John Halligan has had a briefing with the Department of Foreign Affairs about the situation.

From TheJournal.ie Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier being shot as he attempts escape across border Under Fire This post contains videos

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

The defector was shot at least four times in his desperate escape bid.

From TheJournal.ie Fifteen years after Bush's 'axis of evil', Trump puts North Korea back on US terror list State Sponsor Of Terror This post contains videos

Fifteen years after Bush's 'axis of evil', Trump puts North Korea back on US terror list

The US President has designated the country as a state sponsor of terrorism.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says that 'twisted' North Korea won't subject the world to 'nuclear blackmail' Red Carpet

Trump says that 'twisted' North Korea won't subject the world to 'nuclear blackmail'

Trump said the red carpet rolled out for him in Asia showed that “America is back”.

From TheJournal.ie North Korean soldier shot a number of times while trying to defect to the south Border Shooting

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

The soldier survived the shooting.

From TheJournal.ie 'I think I'm doing a good job': Halligan says he isn't resigning after North Korea and interview controversies Independent

'I think I'm doing a good job': Halligan says he isn't resigning after North Korea and interview controversies

His colleague Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran said that he was “embarrassed” when he heard Halligan’s comments on the radio last week.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's off': Shane Ross says that the Independent Alliance won't be going to North Korea Not The Best Idea

'It's off': Shane Ross says that the Independent Alliance won't be going to North Korea

Ross said it had “never developed into a stage where [they] were going” to North Korea.