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US president Donald Trump has declared that North Korea still poses an “extraordinary threat” to the United States. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has declared that North Korea still poses an “extraordinary threat” to the United States. In an executive order on Friday,(...)

An elderly South Korean man visits the Red Cross office in Seoul on Friday to fill out applications for an expected inter-Korean family reunion programme. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Delegations from North and South Korea agreed on Friday to arrange the first reunions in three years of some of the families separated by the 1950-53 (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju (left) with Chinese president Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan in  Beijing.  Photograph: North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency

China’s president Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have agreed to bolster “strategic and tactical co-operation” amid signs that China ma(...)

The US name plate one day after the United States announced its withdrawal at the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

The United Nations Human Rights Council is far from perfect. It has inbuilt flaws and needs to be reformed. But it has also been growing more effectiv(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese president Xi Jinping making a toast at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph:  AFP Photo/KCNA via KNS

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and China’s President Xi Jinping marked their growing closeness with an exchange of “beneficial views” on the denuclea(...)

People protest in New York against the Trump administration policy of separating immigrant families suspected of illegal entry. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Donald Trump told Republicans he was “1,000 per cent” behind immigration reform efforts but did not offer a clear path forward as his administration f(...)

 A car believed to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un enters the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing, China on  June 19th, 2018. Photograph:  Kyodo/via Reuters.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met China’s president Xi Jinping on the first day of a two-day visit on Tuesday, a show of close ties between the two (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo with US general Vincent Brooks, commander of United States Forces Korea,  at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea on June 13th. Photograph:  Jung Yeon-je/Reuters

The top commander of US and allied forces in South Korea has warned about the dangers of military complacency just hours after a decision by Washingto(...)

 US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (seated) at UN headquarters in New York in June. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The US withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday after no other countries “had the courage to join our fight” to reform the “hypocritical a(...)

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A sell-off in Chinese stocks drove Asian equities to a four-month low on Tuesday, as US president Donald Trump threatened new tariffs on Chinese goods(...)

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