Event: Korean War
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
North Korean soldiers have shot and wounded a comrade who was crossing a jointly controlled area at the heavily guarded border to defect to South Korea, the South's military said.
Mon, 13 Nov, 2017
A Chinese invasion of North Korea or at least a forced regime change is not as unlikely as most people might think and could help ‘Make China Great Again’, writes Bill Emmott.
Wed, 06 Sep, 2017
Prohibiting Americans from visiting North Korea prevents them from being held to political ransom and sends a message that Pyongyang is out of line, says
Mon, 04 Sep, 2017
A former aide to US president John F Kennedy with strong links to West Cork has wound up his 30-year philanthropic fund with a record €100,000 donation to a domestic violence support group.
Fri, 01 Sep, 2017
Seoul will consider sending a special envoy to North Korea if Pyongyang stops its missile and nuclear tests, South Korea's president has said.
Thu, 17 Aug, 2017
America's top military officer has told his counterparts in South Korea that the United States is ready to use the "full range" of its military capabilities to defend itself and its allies from any North Korean provocation.
Mon, 14 Aug, 2017
A memorial to soldiers from the North who died fighting in the Korean War has received a facelift.
Sun, 30 Jul, 2017
Sr Philomena O'Sullivan, a Columban sister originally from North Cork, has been named June Cork Person of the Month in recognition of her fifty years work as a nursing missionary in Korea.
Mon, 26 Jun, 2017
Moon Jae-in has taken the oath of office in Seoul hours after starting work as South Korea's new president.
Wed, 10 May, 2017
Adam Shelley is the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) 70kg world champion; a three-time European champion and a three-time winner at the Irish Open.
Sat, 22 Apr, 2017
North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador has accused the United States of turning the Korean Peninsula into "the world's biggest hotspot" and creating "a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment".
Tue, 18 Apr, 2017
There has been little else but talk about North Korea’s weapons programme for almost quarter of a century. That may not be true for much longer, says
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017
As a crisis involving North Korea becomes more of a reality for the Trump administration,says that diplomacy might be the best option to neutralise any threat
Mon, 20 Mar, 2017
The post-war era saw a return to full production in Cork, but the economic path wasn’t always smooth. Some workers sailed to Dagenham, while those who stayed saw plenty of VIP guests.
Mon, 06 Mar, 2017
North Korea has made more threats against its enemies, vowing to take unspecified "powerful" measures over a US plan to deploy an advanced missile defence system in South Korea.
Mon, 11 Jul, 2016
Fri, 08 Jul, 2016
What the Leaving Cert is really all about... dreams, rich daddies, rest, Snapchat, the exam diary, heartbreak, an unforgiving media... all great preparation life, writes Colm O’Regan
Mon, 06 Jun, 2016
Mon, 15 Feb, 2016
Wed, 21 Oct, 2015
Hundreds of mostly elderly Koreans have began three days of reunions with loved ones many have had no contact with since war divided the North and South more than 60 years ago.
Tue, 20 Oct, 2015
Up to 250,000 people have been killed in the Syrian civil war so far, and more than 11m Syrians have become refugees or displaced within Syria. That’s the equivalent of twice the population of Cork City killed and twice the population of all of Ireland homeless.
Mon, 21 Sep, 2015
Landmark was not something Elizabeth ‘had ever aspired to’.
Thu, 10 Sep, 2015
South Korea says it got an apology. North Korea says its archrival learned a “serious lesson”.
Wed, 26 Aug, 2015
Propaganda broadcasts at North Korea will continue unless Pyongyang apologises for a land mine attack that maimed two soldiers, South Korea’s president said.
Mon, 24 Aug, 2015
South Korea and North Korea are holding their first high-level talks in nearly a year in a bid to defuse mounting tensions that have led to the brink of a military confrontation.
Sat, 22 Aug, 2015
North Korean officials warned the United States that another war on the Korean Peninsula would leave no Americans alive to sign a surrender document as the country marked the anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War more than six decades ago.
Tue, 28 Jul, 2015
North Korea has hurled racial slurs at President Barack Obama as the communist state blamed the US for shutting down its internet amid the Sony hacking row.
Sat, 27 Dec, 2014
The first military talks between North and South Korea in more than three years have ended with no agreement following two shooting incidents last week, South Korean officials said.
Wed, 15 Oct, 2014
Whether a victim of a coup or ill health, his absence raises fears of military action, writes .
Tue, 14 Oct, 2014
Warships from the rival Koreas have exchanged warning shots after a North Korean ship briefly crossed the disputed western sea boundary.
Tue, 07 Oct, 2014
With the release this week of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last film ‘A Most Wanted Man’,takes a look at the most influential spy films ever made
Fri, 12 Sep, 2014
The scale of civic and social collapse across the Middle East, where societies, countries, and governments fall like autumn leaves, the escalating savagery of Islamic fundamentalists, their determined genocide against Christians, the helplessness of a world equally dumbfounded and disinterested and the never-ending conflict between Israelis and Palestinians are coming together in a way that appears to have an almost unstoppable momentum.
Thu, 14 Aug, 2014
James Garner’s portrayal of Jim Rockford in ‘The Rockford Files’ left an indelible mark on young TV fans, says
Wed, 23 Jul, 2014
Actor James Garner, best known for his television roles as the wisecracking frontier gambler on Maverick and as an ex-con turned private eye on The Rockford Files, has died at age 86, police said early yesterday.
Mon, 21 Jul, 2014
North Korea is preparing to charge two American detainees for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against the country.
Mon, 30 Jun, 2014
North Korea has fired into disputed waters near a South Korean warship in the latest sign of tension rising between the bitter rivals.
Thu, 22 May, 2014
A North Korean artillery launch happened minutes before a Chinese commercial plane reportedly carrying 202 people flew in the same area, South Korean officials said.
Thu, 06 Mar, 2014
Several hundred elderly South and North Korean relatives clung to each other, rocking and weeping, as they met for the first time in 60 years at a reunion for families divided by the Korean War.
Fri, 21 Feb, 2014
Goose-stepping soldiers, columns of tanks and a broad array of ominous-looking missiles poised on mobile launchers paraded through Pyongyang’s main square today in a painstakingly choreographed military pageant.
Sat, 27 Jul, 2013
North Korea is to blame for last month’s cyberattacks on the websites of South Korean media companies and the president and prime minister’s offices, a South Korean investigation concluded today.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2013
A real life “guardian angel” from the “Gate of Heaven” saved Jacqueline Kennedy from drowning when she holidayed in Co Waterford in 1967.
Fri, 21 Jun, 2013
The US is open to talks with North Korea – but only if it complies with UN Security Council resolutions, senior officials have said.
Mon, 17 Jun, 2013
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