Tue, 12 May, 2020
The trip by Shane Ross, Finian McGrath and John Halligan to North Korea is definitely off — and it was only ever a project they had talked about and had never developed to a stage where they were going, according to the transport minister.
Fri, 10 Nov, 2017
Former Irish president Mary Robinson has launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, accusing the divisive US leader of having "sullied" the name of the United Nations after threatening to "totally destroy" North Korea.
Sun, 24 Sep, 2017
South Korean troops have exchanged fire with a runaway soldier who was surrounded in a forest after he killed five comrades near his North Korea border outpost, and brought in his parents to persuade him to surrender, a defence official said.
Sun, 22 Jun, 2014
North and South Korea fired hundreds of artillery shells into each other’s waters in a flare-up of animosity that forced residents of five frontline South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters for several hours, South Korean officials said.
Tue, 01 Apr, 2014
North and South Korea have begun preparatory talks at a “truce village” on their heavily-armed border aimed at setting ground rules for a higher-level discussion on easing animosity and restoring stalled rapprochement projects.
Sun, 09 Jun, 2013
The US and Japan yesterday offered new talks with North Korea to resolve the increasingly dangerous stand-off over its nuclear and missile programmes, but said the reclusive communist government first must lower tensions and honour previous agreements.
Mon, 15 Apr, 2013
Investigators have traced a co-ordinated cyber attack that paralysed tens of thousands of computers at six South Korean banks and media companies to a Chinese internet protocol address, but it is still unclear who orchestrated the attack, authorities in Seoul said.
Fri, 22 Mar, 2013
IN one of their deadliest attacks yet, Syrian army defectors killed at least 27 government soldiers and police in clashes in the south, activists said. The escalating political unrest yesterday prompted Canada to become the latest country to urge its citizens to leave Syria.
Fri, 16 Dec, 2011
South Korea’s president compared a deadly North Korean artillery barrage to the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, saying today that the South must strengthen defences and cannot let the North “covet even an inch of our territory”.
Mon, 03 Jan, 2011
Delegates to North Korea’s biggest political meeting in decades were gathering in the country’s capital today amid speculation that leader Kim Jong Il is to appoint one of his sons and other family members to key positions as part of a succession plan.
Mon, 27 Sep, 2010