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North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong Ho (centre) leaves  Swedish government buildings in central Stockholm on Friday. Photograph: Vilhelm Stokstad/AFP/Getty Images

Sweden’s foreign minister has held what she called “good and constructive” talks with her North Korean counterpart amid growing speculation about a po(...)

 Montserrat’s  St Patrick’s Day parade  features   dances that originated as a form of expression to allow slaves mock their masters without being recognised. Photograph: Frank Miller

PARIS March 17th, 1pm The first official St Patrick’s Day parade in the French capital will leave from the Irish Cultural Centre and will follow a r(...)

Chinese President Xi Jinping: State media is claiming credit for Beijing in helping to bring about the easing of tensions between Washington and Pyongyang. Photograph: Etienne Oliveau/Reuters

President Xi Jinping has said China and South Korea should improve communication and properly resolve sensitive issues, after news of a possible summi(...)

Talks between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump, should they take place, are expected to “play out over time”. Photographs: Getty Images

The US will make no concessions to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in discussions leading to potential talks between the reclusive leader and US presi(...)

A South Korean soldier walks past a television screen showing pictures of US president Donald Trump  and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a railway station in Seoul on Friday. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

The proposed meeting between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will not take place unless the United States sees “concrete(...)

US president Donald Trump  and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.  Photograph: AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS

The news that Donald Trump has agreed to meet his long-time foe Kim Jong-un represents one of the most surprising, and potentially significant, turns (...)

 The Munhwa Ilbo newspaper featuring US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in  a courier’s motorcycle in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Jean Chung/Bloomberg

The shock news that Donald Trump will meet his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un has prompted a flurry of activity in Asia, with Beijing cautiously(...)

A meeting between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump will take place after Donald Trump signalled his agreement.

US president Donald Trump has agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in a major breakthrough in relations between the two nuclear powers. T(...)

US president Donald Trump during a cabinet meeting at the White House on Thursday. Mr Trump opened the session promoting a “very big” meeting on steel and aluminium tariffs. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has confirmed plans to introduce punitive tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, but opened the door to excluding some coun(...)

A photograph  released by  North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency  shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (right) shaking hands with South Korean envoy  Chung Eui-yong ,  during their meeting in Pyongyang.

South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in said he was confident that an offer by the North to freeze its nuclear programme would satisfy US conditions for p(...)

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