US citizen Kenneth Bae, accompanied by his sister Terri, speaks to the media during a news conference after he and fellow  prisoner Matthew Todd Miller landed aboard a US air force jet at McChord Field at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Photograph: Anthony Bolante/Reuters

Two Americans freed from North Korea stepped off a plane into the welcoming arms of family yesterday after the surprise involvement of the top-ranking(...)

US citizen Matthew Todd Miller (C) standing trial at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North korea, 10 days ago. Photograph:  EPA/KCNA South Korea handout. 1:05

Matthew Miller, an American held in North Korea since April for “hostile acts”, began a six-year hard labour sentence today that he said involved f(...)

Kenneth Bae, who  was arrested in North Korea 18 months ago and sentenced to 15 years hard labour for attempting to bring down the state, told CNN he was working eight hours a day, six days a week, and was the only inmate at a prison camp staffed by more than 20 officials, including a doctor. Photograph: Reuters

Three American citizens detained in North Korea have appealed to the US government for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with US media(...)

Jeffrey Fowle is being investigated for committing acts inconsistent with the purpose of a tourist visit, according to North Korea’s state media. Photograph: Reuters/City of Moraine (handout)

North Korea is preparing to charge two American detainees for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against the country.Investigations into Amer(...)

A protester in Seoul looks at a sign depicting US Christian missionary Kenneth Bae who has been held in North Korea for more than a year. A second missionary, Australian John Short, has been arrested in Pyongyang, according to his wife Karen. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters.

An Australian man has been arrested while doing missionary work in North Korea, making him the second foreign Christian missionary to be held i(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (2nd L) watches a basketball game between former US NBA basketball players and North Korean players with Dennis Rodman (R) at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters.

Retired basketball player Dennis Rodman has checked himself into an alcohol treatment programme, his spokesman said, just days after returning to the (...)

Broadcaster Matt Cooper (left) appears in the frame as Dennis Rodman is interviewed by journalists in Beijing. Image: Sky News

Irish broadcaster Matt Cooper has described North Korea as a “very grey and dull looking place”. Cooper spent four days in the hermit state this week (...)

Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman (C) takes part in a practice session with North Korean basketball players and other former NBA stars in Pyongyang earlier this week. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

Retired US basketball star Dennis Rodman has apologised for comments he made about a US missionary who is being held in North Korea, saying he had bee(...)

Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman (L) arrives at Pyongyang airport in Pyongyang. Photograph:
Kyodo/Reuters

Dennis Rodman led an auditorium of North Koreans in singing “Happy Birthday” to their leader today, a day after the former US basketball star sparked(...)

South Korean soldiers at a military checkpoint connecting South and North Korea at the Unification Bridge  in Paju, South Korea. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

North Korea sentenced US citizen Kenneth Bae to 15 years’ hard labour today for committing crimes against the state - a move that will likely s(...)