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June 12th, 2018: US president Donald Trump (right) meets with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un  in Singapore. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un invited US president Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August amid stalled denuclearisation talks, a(...)

Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton was a fierce opponent of the plan for the remaining US troops to leave Afghanistan  by the end of the year. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

Donald Trump’s abrupt dismissal of John Bolton, his national security adviser, may reflect the near breakdown in personal relations between the two me(...)

A woman walks past a television news screen showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

North Korea launched at least two unidentified projectiles toward the sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said. The launches came hours after the (...)

Samsung vice chairman Jay Y Lee is escorted as he leaves the Seoul central district court after   a retrial was ordered over bribery charges. Photograph: Getty Images

South Korea’s highest court ordered the retrial of Samsung vice chairman Jay Y Lee over bribery charges, reviving legal uncertainty around the country(...)

South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, at a  National Security Council meeting in Seoul on Thursday. Photograph: South Korean presidential Blue House via Getty Images

South Korea has scrapped a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, citing a “grave change” in security conditions after Tokyo placed export res(...)

Replicas of a North Korean Scud-B missile (C) and South Korea’s Hawk missiles (R) are displayed at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul on August 16, 2019. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea launched at least two projectiles into the sea on Friday, South Korea’s military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea’s pre(...)

Instead of sending signals of support to the pro-democracy activists who have taken to the city’s streets in defiance of the Beijing-backed leadership,  Donald Trump has dismissed the demonstrations as ‘riots’ while sticking closely to Communist Party talking points by stating that the issue was one ‘between Hong Kong and China’. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

After a tumultuous few weeks, Asia seems to be on the brink of multiple crises at once. India’s suspension of Kashmir’s autonomous status, continuing (...)

Six weeks on from the symbolic apogee of the current rapprochement between the leaders of North Korea and the United States, when Donald Trump crossed(...)

A handout photograph from the Sigley family showing Alek Sigley, who is one of only a handful of Western students who studies Korean literature at Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea.

An Australian student has been released after a week in detention in North Korea and is “safe and well”, Australia’s prime minister has said. Swedish(...)

If his meeting with Kim Jong-un on Sunday underlined Donald Trump’s mastery of reality television, it also highlighted his shortcomings as a strategist. Photograph: KCNA via Reuters

It was a classic piece of Trumpian stagecraft. The US president fires off a tweet inviting the North Korean dictator to drop by and “say hello” at the(...)

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