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From TheJournal.ie HSE remains cut off from external networks as finger points to North Korea over cyber attack Wannacry

HSE remains cut off from external networks as finger points to North Korea over cyber attack

Ireland has remained largely unaffected by the global cyber attack, which hit more than 200,000 victims.

From TheJournal.ie US calls for tougher sanctions after North Korea fires ballistic missile Hostile

US calls for tougher sanctions after North Korea fires ballistic missile

The missile flew more than 700 kilometres before landing in the Sea of Japan (East Sea).

From TheJournal.ie New South Korean president says he'd go anywhere (including North Korea) to secure peace Open Door Policy

New South Korean president says he'd go anywhere (including North Korea) to secure peace

Moon Jae-in was striking positive chords on his first day as President today.

From TheJournal.ie Trump calls North Korean leader 'a pretty smart cookie' - but isn't sure if he's sane Kim Jong-un

Trump calls North Korean leader 'a pretty smart cookie' - but isn't sure if he's sane

The comments came as both North and South Korea tested missiles over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea reportedly test-fires another ballistic missile Tensions Rise

North Korea reportedly test-fires another ballistic missile

The South Korean military reports the firing of an unidentified missile by its northern neighbour.

From TheJournal.ie US trying to pressure North Korea into dismantling nuclear weapons Trump Card

US trying to pressure North Korea into dismantling nuclear weapons

Officials said they want to bring North Korea back to the “path of dialogue”.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea 'detains third US citizen' as tensions rise Nuclear Missiles

North Korea 'detains third US citizen' as tensions rise

US President Donald Trump has urged China to take stronger steps to press North Korea to curb its nuclear and missile programmes.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers in wake of online sex video Human Rights

South Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers in wake of online sex video

“The soldiers being investigated had consensual sex with their partners and not inside the barracks,” said a human rights expert.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea is 'ready to react to any mode of war desired by US' War Of Words

North Korea is 'ready to react to any mode of war desired by US'

When US President Donald Trump was asked for his thoughts on North Korea, he reportedly replied “Gotta behave”.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea's ex-president accused of €5.7 million bribe and 'leaking state secrets' Park Geun-Hye

South Korea's ex-president accused of €5.7 million bribe and 'leaking state secrets'

Park Geun-Hye, detained at a centre near Seoul, was officially charged today.

From TheJournal.ie Trump's secretary of state says US has 'no comment' after North Korea launches missile Hostile Relations

Trump's secretary of state says US has 'no comment' after North Korea launches missile

“The United States has spoken enough about North Korea.”

From The42 Unheralded South Korean golfer stealing the show among elite company in Houston UNSUNG HERO This post contains videos

Unheralded South Korean golfer stealing the show among elite company in Houston

Sung Kang is playing the golf of his life with a spot at the US Masters up for grabs.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea's latest missile test 'explodes' upon launch Try Try Again

North Korea's latest missile test 'explodes' upon launch

North Korea is under several sets of United Nations sanctions over its atomic and ballistic missile programmes.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly South Korean cheerleaders offer glimpse of world's longest-living women Forever Young

Elderly South Korean cheerleaders offer glimpse of world's longest-living women

“Because I come here, I don’t need to take any medicine,” said 82-year-old Oh Geum-Nyu.

From TheJournal.ie South Korean leader Park Geun-hye removed from office after historic court ruling Violent Protests

South Korean leader Park Geun-hye removed from office after historic court ruling

Park’s removal from office means that a new President must be elected by May.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea says it's launching missiles as training for real-life strikes on US bases Trump This

North Korea says it's launching missiles as training for real-life strikes on US bases

Donald Trump has described North Korea as a “big, big problem”.

From TheJournal.ie Samsung confirms faulty batteries led to exploding phones Galaxy Note 7

Samsung confirms faulty batteries led to exploding phones

The South Korean manufacturer lost billions in profit as a result of the phon

From TheJournal.ie Japan recalls South Korea ambassador after sex slave statue placed outside its consulate Military Brothels

Japan recalls South Korea ambassador after sex slave statue placed outside its consulate

Mainstream historians say up to 200,000 women were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II.

From TheJournal.ie Diplomat labelled 'human scum' by North Korea vows to expose 'gruesome' regime Defected

Diplomat labelled 'human scum' by North Korea vows to expose 'gruesome' regime

Since he defected, state media has accused him of embezzlement, rape and spying.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea impeaches its president over corruption scandal Park Geun-Hye

South Korea impeaches its president over corruption scandal

There had been massive street protests over the scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson shuts down interview when asked name of South Korea's president Tongue Tied

Boris Johnson shuts down interview when asked name of South Korea's president

Instead of answering the Sky News presenter’s questions, he invited him to go to the pub.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of thousands protest against president in South Korea capital Scandal

Hundreds of thousands protest against president in South Korea capital

The demonstration may be South Korea’s largest protest since it shook off dictatorship three decades ago.

From The42 Iran football fans banned from celebrating on holy day Clash

Iran football fans banned from celebrating on holy day

For Shiite Muslims, Ashura marks the death of Imam Hussein in the seventh century.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea calls South Korean president a 'dirty prostitute' Nuclear Weapons Test

North Korea calls South Korean president a 'dirty prostitute'

The country has sought to justify its weapons programme as a defence against US nuclear “blackmail”.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea launches three ballistic missiles as world leaders meet at G20 Flexing Muscles

North Korea launches three ballistic missiles as world leaders meet at G20

The missiles were fired into the Sea of Japan without navigational warning being given to that country.

From TheJournal.ie 'Used like disposable cups': Samsung workers affected by factory chemicals speak up South Korea

'Used like disposable cups': Samsung workers affected by factory chemicals speak up

A worker-safety group has documented more than 200 cases of serious illnesses, including leukaemia, lupus, lymphoma and multiple sclerosis.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea launched a missile that landed 250km off the coast of Japan Tensions

North Korea launched a missile that landed 250km off the coast of Japan

The launch has been met with fury by Japan.

From TheJournal.ie Mers virus transmitted from one 'super-spreader patient' in overcrowded emergency room South Korea

Mers virus transmitted from one 'super-spreader patient' in overcrowded emergency room

The 35-year-old man infected 82 people including other patients, healthcare workers and visitors.

From TheJournal.ie Your beloved dead family dog 'reborn'. Animal cloning is big business Neverending Tail

Your beloved dead family dog 'reborn'. Animal cloning is big business

At a centre in Seoul, devastated pet owners are ‘reunited’ with a twin of their deceased animal.

From TheJournal.ie Seoul brings in traffic signs telling smartphone addicts to look up more often Self(ie) Obsessed

Seoul brings in traffic signs telling smartphone addicts to look up more often

The pilot scheme will warn smartphone users to pay attention to their surroundings.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea takes major nuclear step as it test-fires two powerful missiles Shots Fired

North Korea takes major nuclear step as it test-fires two powerful missiles

The launches have sparked worldwide condemnation.

From TheJournal.ie South Koreans eat nearly 2.5 million dogs a year, but the industry is dying Rescued

South Koreans eat nearly 2.5 million dogs a year, but the industry is dying

Close to 200 dogs were freed from a farm this week.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea wants the South to prove it didn't kidnap 12 women Kidnapped

North Korea wants the South to prove it didn't kidnap 12 women

The North insists they were tricked into defecting by South Korean spies who effectively “kidnapped” them.

From TheJournal.ie South Korean men may have been given Viagra as political bribes Electile Dysfunction

South Korean men may have been given Viagra as political bribes

The country goes to the polls today.

From TheJournal.ie 'If a regular suddenly stops coming, it usually means he or she has died' Old-age Discos

'If a regular suddenly stops coming, it usually means he or she has died'

Thousands of retired South Koreans are hitting the dance floors at special discos for the elderly.

From TheJournal.ie It looks like North Korea may have executed ANOTHER military leader Execution

It looks like North Korea may have executed ANOTHER military leader

Reports suggest that the North Korean army’s chief of staff Ri Yong-Gil was executed earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie An enormous ship has been towed to Spain after it listed almost completely to one side Moving Mountain

An enormous ship has been towed to Spain after it listed almost completely to one side

The Modern Express cargo ship had been described as being like a “moving mountain” by a member of the salvage team.

From TheJournal.ie Working at Samsung factory caused woman's cancer Toxic Chemicals

Working at Samsung factory caused woman's cancer

Lee Eun-joo was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died a decade afterwards.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea fires warning shots at North after drone peeps over border Stay Away

South Korea fires warning shots at North after drone peeps over border

The unidentified aerial vehicle flew across the border and encroached into South Korean territory by some “tens of metres”, the defence ministry said.