North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Photograph: AFP

With so much focus on China’s economic travails, there has been little space for much else in the world’s attention, even as one of the world’s most u(...)

Anti-North Korean activists shout slogans as they protest on the Unification Bridge that leads to the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea in Paju on Monday. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images 1:02

North Korea and South Korea have ended their marathon high-level talks aimed at lowering tensions across their heavily-armed border. The meeting betw(...)

South Korean soldiers ride on an armored vehicle along a road in the border county of Yeoncheon on Saturday afternoon. Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea will meet at the Panmunjom truce village straddling their border on Saturday, the South said, raising hopes for an end to a standoff that put the two sides on the brink of armed conflict. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea will meet at the Panmunjom truce village straddling their border on Saturday, the South said, raisi(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his troops onto a war footing from 5 pm on Friday after Pyongyang issued an ultimatum to Seoul to halt anti-North propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon or face military action. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters 0:36

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his front-line military units to go on a “semi-war state” on Friday after South Korea said the two countries h(...)

A South Korean military installation is seen at a field training camp in the border county of Yeoncheon. South Korea fired dozens of shells across the border into North Korea in retaliation for an apparent rocket attack, Seoul’s defence ministry said. Photograph: Yonhapyonhap/AFP/Getty

South Korea has fired artillery rounds towards North Korea after its neighbour fired a projectile towards a South Korean loudspeaker that had been bla(...)

Men in traditional outfits repeat the process of ringing a bell for photographers, which was done to mark the new time zone during a ceremony in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph: AP/Dita Alangkara 0:50

North Korea has switched to a new time zone, turning its clocks back by 30 minutes to mark its liberation from the Japanese at the end of the second W(...)

Policemen in Paju block activist as they try to stop the release of balloons carrying propaganda leaflets on Friday. North Korean defectors  were planning to release balloons carrying leaflets denouncing North Korea for mine blasts that  injured two  soldiers. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

North Korea has denied planting land mines that maimed two South Korean soldiers near their guard post. Three land mines that the South said were manu(...)

North Korea’s vice premier Choe Yong-Gon has been executed for voicing frustration at the policies of leader Kim Jong-Un, a South Korean news agency has reported.  Photograph: Getty Images

North Korea’s vice premier was executed by firing squad this year after showing discontent with the policies of the country’s leader Kim Jong Un, a S(...)

Encrypted credit card information of up to 90,000 Carphone Warehouse  customers may have been accessed during a cyber attack, the company has  warned. File photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The personal details of up to 2.4 million customers may have been accessed after a division of Carphone Warehouse was hit by a “sophisticated” cyber a(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images 0:50

North Korea is creating its own time zone, moving its clocks back by 30 minutes to mark the 70th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese rule,(...)