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Ambassador Harry Harris defended his choice to wear a moustache on Thursday, saying  that those who criticised it were “cherry-picking history.” Photograph:  Kat Wade/Getty Images

At a time of growing unease in the alliance between the United States and South Korea, a hairy diplomatic issue has surfaced: the American ambassador’(...)

Hyundai and Uber’s all-electric full-scale electric air taxi, S-AI, is displayed during CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show. Photograph: David Becker/Getty

The chief executive of Toyota was on familiar ground when he told CES, the world’s largest electronics show in Las Vegas, that “no one wants a crystal(...)

Samsung Electronics board chairman Lee Sang-hoon was was sentenced to 18 months in jail on Tuesday. Photograph:    Seong Joon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Samsung Electronics board chairman Lee Sang-hoon was sentenced to 1½ years in jail on Tuesday for sabotaging legitimate union activities, a South Kore(...)

US special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, left, poses with South Korea’s vice foreign minister Cho Sei-young for a photo at the foreign ministry in Seoul. Photograph: Ed Jones/Pool Photo via AP

A senior US diplomat has urged North Korea to return to the negotiating table immediately to complete stalled nuclear talks. The US special represent(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a white horse to climb Mount Paektu, North Korea. Photograph: Korea News Service/AP.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un mounted a white horse in an evocative propaganda stunt as his own deadline for US movement on nuclear talks is nearing(...)

 A handout photo made available by the Korea Football Association shows players from South Korea (white) and North Korea (red) in action during the Fifa World Cup qualifying game in Pyongang. Photograph: EPA

Long-time foes North and South Korea played a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, their first football match in the North in 30 years, but no fans were al(...)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau speaks to environmental activist Greta Thunberg in Montreal on Friday. Photograph: AP

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg hit back at critics including US president Donald Trump on Friday, saying their mockery of children shows her message (...)

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(...)

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