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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(...)

Trump’s warmth towards Kim, though consistent with his apparent affinity with autocrats everywhere, was nonetheless shocking. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AFP/Getty Images

Kim Jong-un must scarcely believe his luck. Less than nine months after he established North Korea as a nuclear power with a long-range ballistic miss(...)

 South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in  signs a guestbook as North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un looks on during their second summit at the north side of the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Photograph:  KCNA via  KNS/AFP/Getty

Kim Jong-un is committed to meeting Donald Trump and complete denuclearisation, South Korean president Moon Jae-in said a day after a surprise meeting(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (right) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands before their meeting at the northern side of the Panmunjom in North Korea on Saturday. Photograph: South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP

South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday to ensure a summit between Kim and US Pre(...)

A coin minted for the  US-North Korea summit is seen in Washington DC. The  planned June 12th landmark summit in Singapore will  not now take place. Photograph: Getty Images

The date had been set and the press accreditation process had opened, but on Thursday US president Donald Trump announced that the historic summit wit(...)

 South Korean journalists head to an aircraft at Seoul Airport on Wednesday from where they were to fly to North Korea to witness the dismantlement of the North’s key nuclear test site. Photograph: EPA

North Korea has accepted a list of South Korean reporters to visit their nuclear testing site after a days-long tug of war with Seoul, South Korea’s u(...)

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