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 A South Korean train transports dozens of officials on rails which lead to North Korea. Photograph:  Kim Hong-Ji

South Korea has sent trains across the world’s most heavily militarised border into North Korea for the first time in a decade. It’s part of a mission(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leads the testing of a newly developed tactical weapon, in this undated photo released on November 16th. Photograph: North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency

North Korea’s leader publicly inspected a new weapon for the first time in nearly a year, state media reported on Friday, while Pyongyang also decide(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo talks with South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha before their meeting   in Seoul on Sunday. Photograph: Ahn Young-Joon-Pool/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo agreed to arrange a second leaders summit “as soon as possible”, and discussed p(...)

Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, pauses while speaking during the UN general assembly meeting in New York on Tuesday. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations general assembly on Tuesday with Mr Trump vowin(...)

The moment with the greatest potential for fireworks is tomorrow’s meeting of the UN security council, which, owing to the rotating chairmanship, will be steered by Trump himself. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Some 133 heads of state and government will be in New York this week for the United Nations general assembly, but the enduring pulling-power of the an(...)

South Korean president Moon Jae-in shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after a joint news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

North Korea has agreed to take additional steps towards denuclearisation, closing its Dongcheng-ri missile engine testing facility and launch pad, Sou(...)

South Korean president Moon Jae-in shakes hands  with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un before their summit at the Workers’ Party of Korea headquarters in Pyongyang on Tuesday. Photograph:  Pyeongyang Press Corps/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed confidence that progress would come in talks with the US about denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, as (...)

Knowing of Trump’s susceptibility to flattery, Kim Jong-un’s latest overture was a letter – “very warm, very positive”, in the words of White House press secretary Sarah Sanders – asking for a second meeting between the two men. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Three months after their landmark summit in Singapore, Kim Jong-un continues to play Donald Trump like a violin. That meeting was a coup for the dicta(...)

People perform during a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s foundation in Pyongyang. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Kim Jong-un presided over a tempered military parade on Sunday, in the latest sign that he wants to revive stalled nuclear talks with the US as he pus(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) meeting with South Korean president’s special envoy Chung Eui-yong (L) in Pyongyang on September 5th. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters

Diplomatic stalemate on the Korean peninsula appears to be wearing on Kim Jong-un, with the North Korean leader expressing “frustration” that the glob(...)

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