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US vice-president Mike Pence and Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea pulled out of what would have been the highest-level meeting with US officials in almost two decades less than two hours before it was sch(...)

 US and South Korean marines during a previous joint exercise in Korea. Pyongyang regularly protests that such drills are a dress rehearsal for an invasion. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

South Korea is set to press ahead with joint military exercises with the US in a move likely to aggravate North Korea amid a period of inter-Korean de(...)

South Korean president Moon Jae-in (right) with Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, before their meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul last Saturday. Photograph:  AFP/KCNA

North Korea’s leader said he wants to boost the “warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue” with South Korea after his high-level delegation returne(...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson: “It’s really up to the North Koreans to decide when they’re ready to engage with us in a sincere way, a meaningful way.” Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/Pool photo via AP

The United States may be willing to hold talks with North Korea, vice-president Mike Pence has signalled, as he finished a week-long visit to Asia. (...)

US vice president Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, stand with Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Friday. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

When the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, decided to send a large delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea this month, the world feared he mi(...)

South Korean    embassy officials described the proposed development in Carrickmines, south Dublin as “overbearing visually”. Photograph: Getty Images

The South Korean embassy has cited the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations as part of an effort to prevent a development next to its ambassador’(...)

South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in (L) walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister Kim Yo Jong (R) and North Korea’s ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam (C) in February this year. Photograph: Yonchap/AFP/Getty

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean president Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting th(...)

 Kim Yo-jong (right), sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and Kim Yong-nam (left), the North’s ceremonial head of state, seated behind US vice-president Mike Pence during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Photograph: Yonhap/EPA

US vice-president Mike Pence made only a brief appearance at a reception marking the start of the Winter Olympics on Friday, avoiding a potentially aw(...)

In this April 13th, 2017 photo, Kim Yo Jong is pictured during the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area, a collection of more than a dozen apartment buildings, in Pyongyang, North Korea.Photograph: AP/Wong Maye-E

North Korea will send the younger sister of leader Kim Jong-un as a representative to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, making her the first member (...)

Until now, the best argument against the assumption that the Trump administration was planning a pre-emptive strike against North Korea went as follow(...)

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