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Sign displays “There is no threat” in Oahu, Hawaii, after a false emergency alert said a ballistic missile was headed for Hawaii. Photograph:  Instagram/@sighpoutshrug/via Reuters

The government of Hawaii did not have reasonable safeguards in place that would have prevented the transmission of a false alert about an imminent mis(...)

Korea: A useful first step

The resumption of inter-Korean talks this week is an encouraging sign. After a year of escalating tensions on the peninsula, culminating in Pyongyang’(...)

South Korean president Moon Jae-in: “I am giving a lot of credit to President Trump . . . I am expressing my gratitude,” he said, of the US president’s role in the Korean talks.  Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji /EPA

President Moon Jae-in has said South Korea would introduce tougher sanctions if North Korea resumed nuclear tests, and credited US president Donald Tr(...)

Cho Myoung-gyon, South Korea’s unification minister (L) and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of North Korea’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, shake hands  during a meeting in the DMZ in Paju, South Korea. Photographer: KPPA/Bloomberg

North Korea has offered to send a taekwondo martial arts team, cheerleaders and high-ranking officials to the Winter Olympics in South Korea next mont(...)

People fish for trout on a frozen river during the Ice Festival in Hwacheon, south of the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters People fish for trout on a frozen river during the Ice Festival in Hwacheon, south of the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

South and North Korea will hold talks on Tuesday at the truce village of Panmunjom by the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between the two rivals, as optimism(...)

US president Donald Trump has said he would ‘absolutely’ be willing to talk on the phone to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Photographs: Nicholas Kamm and KCNA via AFP/Getty Images.

US president Donald Trump has said he would “absolutely” be willing to talk on the phone to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that he hopes a positi(...)

People walk past the mascots of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, Soohorang and Bandabi, in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Chung Sung-jun/Getty Images

North Korea’s representative at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said the country expects to send a figure-skating pair to compete at the(...)

A man watches a TV screen in Seoul, South Korea,  showing footage of a North Korean missile launch and the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un.  Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP

North Korea has agreed to hold high-level talks with South Korea next week as the détente between the two nations picks up pace. The talks – the firs(...)

US president Donald Trump has told North Korea’s Kim Jong-un that his nuclear button is bigger and more powerful than that of his rival. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images.

North Korea has reopened a vital line of communication with South Korea, raising hopes of a diplomatic thaw days after Kim Jong-un said he would cons(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un:  began rotating his vehicles and minimising outdoor activities in a bid to avoid detection, South Korean intelligence officials said. Photograph: AFP/KCNA

A recently formed South Korean hit squad tasked with eliminating Kim Jong-un in the event of war has been slammed by military analysts as inadequate a(...)

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