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 US president Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un signing documents as Mr Kim’s sister Kim Yo-jong looks on during their historic 2018 summit. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The increasingly powerful sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has dismissed the idea of another summit with Donald Trump this year, saying the(...)

A South Korean soldier at a checkpoint on the Tongil bridge, the road leading to North Korea’s Kaesong joint industrial complex, in the border city of Paju. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images

Kim Jong-un has suspended plans to increase military pressure on South Korea, in a surprise move that comes after weeks of mounting tensions on the pe(...)

North Koreans preparing propaganda leaflets to send to the South at an undisclosed location in North Korea on Saturday. Photograph: KCNA via KNS/AFP via Getty Images

North Korea’s printing shops have been working overtime to revive a favourite weapon of cold war-era psychological warfare: sending millions of propag(...)

Kim Yo-jong: In North Korea, future top leaders must build credentials as someone who can stand up against South Korea and the United States.  Photograph: Jorge Silva/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

When North Korea decided to join the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and kick off a giddy period of rapprochement on the peninsula, its charm offe(...)

South Korean soldiers gather near a guard post in a sideline of Imjingak peace park in the border city of Paju on Wednesday. Photograph:  Jung Yeon-je/AFP

North Korea on Wednesday rejected South Korea’s offer to send special envoys to ease escalating tensions over defector activity and stalled reconcili(...)

A South Korean official makes a test call with North Korea via a hotline set up at an inter-Korean liaison office in the truce village of Panmunjom, Joint Security Area, DMZ, in January 2018. Photograph:  Yonhap/EPA

North Korea said on Tuesday it will sever hotlines with South Korea as the first step toward shutting down all contact with Seoul, the North’s state (...)

Cork student Clara Hughes:  Arriving home at Dublin Airport, she is not concerned about new laws requiring people to tell the State where they will be for two weeks of quarantine. Photograph: Mark Hilliard

Pushing her luggage trolley through a near-abandoned Dublin Airport terminal on Thursday afternoon, Clara Hughes had become one of the first arrivals (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a ceremony to mark the opening  of a factory in Sunchon on May 1st. Photograph: KCNA/EPA

South Korea’s top spy doubts that Kim Jong-un had heart surgery, in the latest comments from Seoul pouring cold water on international speculation ove(...)

Mike Pompeo: ‘We think [the shots] were accidental. South Korea did exchange fire. As far as we can tell there was no loss of life.’ Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Troops exchanged gunfire in a rare skirmish inside the demilitarised zone dividing the Korean peninsula just hours after Pyongyang released images of (...)

A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attending a completion ceremony of a factory. Photograph: EPA/KCNA

After weeks of intense speculation about the health of Kim Jong-un, state news agency KCNA said on Saturday the North Korean leader attended the compl(...)

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