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#Pyongyang

From TheJournal.ie North Korea detains US citizen who was trying to leave the country Detained

North Korea detains US citizen who was trying to leave the country

A total of three US citizens have now been held by North Korea in the last two weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Kim Jong Un left red-faced as North Korean 'missile test fails' one day after military parade Nuclear Threat

Kim Jong Un left red-faced as North Korean 'missile test fails' one day after military parade

The failed test comes one day after Pyongyang showed off its military strength at a parade.

From TheJournal.ie UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch Security Council

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch

The council agreed statement describing the test-firing of the missile as a “grave violation” of resolutions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Take a look inside North Korea's shiny new (and empty) airport Open For Business

Take a look inside North Korea's shiny new (and empty) airport

It’s unlikely to become a bustling hub of activity.

From TheJournal.ie North Korean defence minister 'executed for dozing off during a rally' Disloyalty

North Korean defence minister 'executed for dozing off during a rally'

South Korea’s spy agency says Hyon Yong-chol was killed last month in front of an audience of hundreds.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea is really unhappy with the US over those new sanctions Tensions

North Korea is really unhappy with the US over those new sanctions

North Korea said the US is focused on ‘inveterate repugnancy and hostility’. Ouch.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea is really struggling to stay online

North Korea is really struggling to stay online

We still don’t know who did it though…

From TheJournal.ie North Korea's internet was down for over nine hours last night Sony Hack

North Korea's internet was down for over nine hours last night

It was not clear who or what had shut down Pyongyang’s web connections.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Sony has capitulated to terrorist demands – it will have a chilling effect on freedom of speech Sony Hack

Opinion: Sony has capitulated to terrorist demands – it will have a chilling effect on freedom of speech

Pretty much any nefarious tin-pot dictator can pay hackers to go do a job for them. Will the people of the free world just throw their hands up in surrender?

From The42 North Korea official makes plea for Lionel Messi visit Wish

North Korea official makes plea for Lionel Messi visit

“[Children] read books about Messi and watch his games through the Internet.”

From TheJournal.ie Talks to resume between North and South Korea after surprise visit Dialogue

Talks to resume between North and South Korea after surprise visit

Three top-ranking North Korean officials attended the closing ceremony of the Asian Games.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea sentences American man to six years of hard labour Sentenced

North Korea sentences American man to six years of hard labour

Matthew Miller was arrested in April after he allegedly ripped up his visa and demanded asylum in North Korea.

From The42 10 pictures from inside North Korea as Pyongyang Marathon takes centre stage Marathon

10 pictures from inside North Korea as Pyongyang Marathon takes centre stage

Athletes from 27 countries took part.

From TheJournal.ie UN declares North Korea's crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge North Korea

UN declares North Korea's crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge

The head of a UN inquiry has condemned North Korea’s extensive human rights abuses – including extermination, enslavement and sexual violence.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea deports 75-year-old Australian after he signs "confession" Free

North Korea deports 75-year-old Australian after he signs "confession"

The missionary had been detained last month for distributing religious material.

From TheJournal.ie Here are just some of North Korea's human rights abuses Cult Of Personality

Here are just some of North Korea's human rights abuses

The UN has released this infographic that outlines the scale of torture in North Korean camps.

From The42 VIDEO: Dennis Rodman completely loses it with CNN reporter Angry

VIDEO: Dennis Rodman completely loses it with CNN reporter

The former NBA player is in North Korea and had a go when asked about the country’s rights record.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea confirms execution of 'traitor' uncle of Kim Jong-Un North Korea

North Korea confirms execution of 'traitor' uncle of Kim Jong-Un

Jang Song-Thaek was described as “despicable human scum” during his trial, in which he reportedly admitted to plotting a coup.

From TheJournal.ie North and South Korea hold rare talks after months of increasing tensions Tensions

North and South Korea hold rare talks after months of increasing tensions

The talks follow months of friction and threats of war by Pyongyang after its February nuclear test attracted tougher UN sanctions, further squeezing its struggling economy.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea gives US citizen 15 years' hard labour for 'hostile acts' North Korea

North Korea gives US citizen 15 years' hard labour for 'hostile acts'

Pae Jun-Ho, also known as Kenneth Bae, has been sentenced to 15 years of prison labour for “hostile acts” against the communist regime.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea puts US citizen on trial for 'trying to overthrow regime' Tensions

North Korea puts US citizen on trial for 'trying to overthrow regime'

North Korea says the man has admitted the charges and will soon face ‘judgment’.

From TheJournal.ie In Pics: Everyday life in North Korea's capital Pyongyang Hidden Lives

In Pics: Everyday life in North Korea's capital Pyongyang

From ice-skating traffic policemen to the dresses on sale, photographer David Guttenfelder has captured the everyday life of Pyongyang’s citizens.

From TheJournal.ie John Kerry pushes for talks as North Korea threatens defiant missile launch Tensions

John Kerry pushes for talks as North Korea threatens defiant missile launch

There is speculation that North Korea will try a missile test today to coincide with birthday celebrations for former leader Kim Il-Sung.

From TheJournal.ie Pentagon report says North Korea has capability of nuclear strike North Korea

Pentagon report says North Korea has capability of nuclear strike

High-ranking officials have played down the report, however, saying there is no US consensus on North Korea’s abilities.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Will a policy of deterrence quell tensions on the Korean peninsula? Opinion

Column: Will a policy of deterrence quell tensions on the Korean peninsula?

The problem with deterrence theory is that, at its root, it is based on threats which can lead states to the brink of war. North Korea’s behaviour should instead be viewed as an opportunity for engagement, writes Jason Douglas.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea raises alert as North Korea missile test looks likely Tensions

South Korea raises alert as North Korea missile test looks likely

Tensions are growing ahead of a key anniversary in North Korea this week.

From TheJournal.ie US delays missile test to cool North Korea tensions North Korea

US delays missile test to cool North Korea tensions

The United States has delayed an intercontinental ballistic missile test to avoid stoking tensions with North Korea as tensions increase in the region.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea tells European countries it cannot guarantee embassy safety North Korea

North Korea tells European countries it cannot guarantee embassy safety

European countries have been told to consider withdrawing personnel from Pyongyang if the tension there escalates further.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea moves missile to its coast, increasing tensions Escalation

North Korea moves missile to its coast, increasing tensions

“The North is apparently intent on firing missiles without prior warning,” a South Korean official said.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea deploys missiles, says 'moment of explosion is approaching fast' North Korea

North Korea deploys missiles, says 'moment of explosion is approaching fast'

North Korea has moved missiles to its east coast that are capable of hitting targets in Guam, South Korea and Japan.

From TheJournal.ie Tensions rise as North Korea blocks access to crucial industrial zone Tensions

Tensions rise as North Korea blocks access to crucial industrial zone

South Korea says it is looking at all options, including military action, to protect its citizens.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea declares 'state of war' with South North Korea

North Korea declares 'state of war' with South

North Korea has issued a warning to Seoul and Washington, saying that “any provocation” could swiftly escalate into an all-out nuclear conflict.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea readies rockets for strike on US and South Korea Korea This post contains videos

North Korea readies rockets for strike on US and South Korea

Kim Jong-un says rocket forces are ready “to settle accounts with the US”, in retaliation for more joint military drills.

From TheJournal.ie 'Combat-ready' North Korea threatens Hawaii, US mainland North Korea

'Combat-ready' North Korea threatens Hawaii, US mainland

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has launched a fresh threat to strike targets on the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam, as well as South Korea.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea threatens to strike US military bases North Korea

North Korea threatens to strike US military bases

The threat comes as tensions on the Korean peninsula are at their highest level for years.

From TheJournal.ie Column: North Korea’s pursuit of the bomb should not be ignored Opinion

Column: North Korea’s pursuit of the bomb should not be ignored

While a functioning nuclear weapon remains years away for North Korea, recent activities and statements will nevertheless have a worrying effect in Seoul, Washington and the wider world, writes Jason Douglas.