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

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump to meet South Korean leader in Washington as Kim Jong Un summit hangs in the balance North Korea

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

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

From TheJournal.ie US and South Korea to 'work closely' after North Korea threatens to pull out of summit Nuclear Weapons

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

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

From TheJournal.ie White House reacts to threats by North Korea to cancel summit - but no word yet from Trump Military Exercises

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

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea promises to shut nuclear test site next month Progress

North Korea promises to shut nuclear test site next month

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea says 'historic meeting' with the South opens 'new era for peace' Diplomacy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'No more war' - North and South Korean leaders commit to complete denuclearisation Good Neighbours?

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

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korean nuclear test site has 'partially collapsed' after massive bomb blast last year Tired Mountain Syndrome

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

Researchers have said the site is now unusable.

From TheJournal.ie South Korean actress kidnapped by Kim Jong-Il dies aged 91 Choi Eun Hee

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Disgraced former South Korea president jailed for 24 years for corruption Jailed

Disgraced former South Korea president jailed for 24 years for corruption

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

From TheJournal.ie Kim Jong-un was treated to some K-pop during a rare concert in Pyongyang Charm Offensive

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

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

From The42 Dream debut for 18-year-old supersub as Northern Ireland snatch late victory over Korea New Hero
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 North Korean general should be 'hanged in the streets' not going to Olympics, says S. Korean politician Closing Ceremony

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

Kim Yong Chol is heading to the closing ceremony but is accused of war crimes.

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 The42 Iran's Winter Olympians demand apology after mobile phone controversy Unimpressed

Iran's Winter Olympians demand apology after mobile phone controversy

Games organisers had refused to give certain athletes the Galaxy Note 8 devices from sponsor Samsung.

From TheJournal.ie Witnesses describe mass panic as dozens killed in huge hospital blaze in South Korea Miryang

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

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

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 South Korea to criminalise suicide pacts South Korea

South Korea to criminalise suicide pacts

The criminalisation of suicide pacts was among a series of measures approved by the cabinet today.

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

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

Experts said the structure was a fire trap waiting to happen.

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.

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

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

The Irish butter will be sold through a number of major Korean retailers.

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

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

Trump has been visiting a number of Asian countries.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the 90-year-old North Korean convicted spy whose sole wish is to make it back to the 'Fatherland' Unswerving Loyalty This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Enough is enough': South Korea continues military drills after North Korean nuclear test Tension

'Enough is enough': South Korea continues military drills after North Korean nuclear test

A new agreement between Washington and Seoul will allow the South to develop more powerful weapons.