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Asian stocks wobbled on Friday, as Washington slapped tariffs on Chinese imports, a move many investors fear could be the start of a full-scale trade (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on his way to Pyongyang, North Korea at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on Thursday. Photograph:  Andrew Harnik/Reuters

In the weeks since his landmark summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump has been buoyant, maintaining that talks aimed at disarming (...)

Observers watch the demolition of a nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, North Korea, on May 24th. Photograph: AFP/KCNA via KNS

North Korea has continued to upgrade its only known nuclear reactor used to fuel its weapons programme, satellite imagery has shown, despite ongoing n(...)

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Oil prices rose on Wednesday as a supply disruption in Canada tightened the market and after US officials told importers to stop buying Iranian crude(...)

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Asian stocks struggled for direction Wednesday as concerns lingered over the impact of potential global trade restrictions. The dollar and Treasury yi(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese president Xi Jinping making a toast at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph:  AFP Photo/KCNA via KNS

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and China’s President Xi Jinping marked their growing closeness with an exchange of “beneficial views” on the denuclea(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo with US general Vincent Brooks, commander of United States Forces Korea,  at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea on June 13th. Photograph:  Jung Yeon-je/Reuters

The top commander of US and allied forces in South Korea has warned about the dangers of military complacency just hours after a decision by Washingto(...)

South Korean Maj Gen Kim Do-gyun (left) shakes hands with his North Korean counterpart Lt Gen An Ik-san during a meeting on June 14th in Panmunjom, North Korea. Photograph:   South Korean defence ministry via Getty Images

The US and South Korea are expected to announce their decision to suspend large-scale joint military drills this week, although the allies will includ(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo with Gen Vincent K Brooks, commander of United States Forces Korea, at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. Photograph:  Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

Mike Pompeo said there would be no let-up of sanctions on North Korea until the rogue regime had completed denuclearisation, contradicting Pyongyang’s(...)

A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency shows Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US president Donald Trump during a summit at Sentosa Island, Singapore. Photograph: KCNA

North Korean media hailed Kim Jong-un as the victor in “the meeting of the century” after he met US president Donald Trump for the first time and welc(...)

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