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US president Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un during a meeting in the Demilitarized Zone in Panmunjom, Korea in June 2019. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden’s lack of ambition in finding a diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea has left some South Koreans missing the flamboyant summitry of Dona(...)

 People watch a TV screen showing a news program reporting on North Korea’s latest missile launch with file footage at a station in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, pulling Japan’s new prime minist(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivers a speech during an event to mark the  76th anniversary of the the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

Kim Jong-un has demanded that officials boost North Korea’s living standards as his regime struggles to come to grips with a self-acknowledged “food c(...)

This photograph provided by the North Korean government shows what North Korea claims to be a new hypersonic missile launched from Toyang-ri, Ryongrim County, Jagang Province, North Korea, on Tuesday. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

North Korea test-fired a newly developed hypersonic missile this week, state news media KCNA reported on Wednesday, joining a race headed by major mi(...)

People watch a TV at the Seoul Railway Station in South Korea showing a file image of a North Korean missile launch.  The unidentified type of missiles were fired from central inland areas of the North on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph:  Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Kim Jong-un is increasing the frequency of smaller-scale weapons provocations as the North Korean dictator upgrades his nuclear and chemical weapons a(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un: Yongbyon, the country’s  main nuclear complex, was the critical bargaining chip offered in exchange for sanctions relief from Donald Trump. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

The UN’s nuclear watchdog has warned that North Korea appears to have restarted a critical reactor at its biggest nuclear materials complex, raising a(...)

There are fears that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s renewed fervour for the doctrine of self-reliance developed by his grandfather Kim Il Sung is laying the ground for years of deepening isolation. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images

For decades, Kuwait was a critical hub in North Korea’s network of foreign outposts. Every year, thousands of labourers would take an Air Koryo flight(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un: His health is “the biggest wild card” in assessing stability in North Korea, says Sue Mi Terry, a former CIA analyst. Photograph: STR/KCNA VIA KNS/AFP

The ultimate challenge for spies and analysts studying North Korea is accurately assessing the health of Kim Jong-un, the 37-year-old dictator of the (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un receives applause at Thursday’s plenary meeting of his ruling Workers’ Party’s central committee. Photograph: STR/KCNA via KNS/AFP

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un urged preparation for both dialogue and confrontation with the United States, state news agency KCNA said on Friday, (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a Workers’ Party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Tuesday. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has warned of food shortages in his country and urged officials to boost agricultural production as North Korea stru(...)

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