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South Korean soldiers patrol along the military fences near the demilitarized zone separating North Korea from South Korea. Photograph: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

North Korea has indicated that it might be prepared to negotiate as the region seeks a way to defuse tensions on the Korean pe(...)

North Korean soldiers with military dogs take part in drills in an unknown location in this unauthenticated picture released by North Korea's official KCNA news agency. Photograph: REUTERS/KCNA RS

Concern, the only Irish non-government organisation to provide aid to North Korea, is set to return to the area after suspending operations the(...)

The UK's biggest retailer also confirmed it will exit its loss-making business in the United. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Supermarket chain Tesco has reported a 51.5 per cent fall in pre-tax profit for the year to February, the company’s first fall in profits in ne(...)

 US secretary of state John Kerry shakes hands with China's premier Li Keqiang during a meeting at the Zhongnanhai compound  in Beijing, yesterday as part of his Asiann tour. Photograph: Getty

US secretary of state John Kerry vowed today that the United States would protect its Asian allies against any provocative acts by North Korea (...)

US secretary of state John Kerry gestures before South Korea's foreign minister Yun Byung-se this morning at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. Photograph: Paul J Richards/Reuters

The US will never accept North Korea as a nuclear power and will come to the defence of the South if necessary, secretary of state John Kerry said (...)

Actress and humanitarian campaigner Angelina Jolie speaks at a news conference on sexual violence against women during the G8 meeting in central London today. Photograph: Alastair Grant/Pool/Reuters

Foreign ministers from the G8 group of rich countries condemned "in the strongest possible terms" North Korea's development of nuclear weapons (...)

A container area at Ningbo port, Zhejiang province. China saw a forecast-busting 14.1 per cent year on year surge in imports which eclipsed export growth of 10 per cent, signalling that domestic demand was gathering the steam needed to drive economic recovery. Photograph: Reuters

Brent crude futures have steadied around $106 per barrel after China's total imports surged in March, suggesting that recovery in the world's n(...)

Japan Self-Defence Forces soldiers refuel a unit of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo today. Japan has also deployed Aegis radar-equipped destroyers carrying Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors in response to North Korea's threats, according to its government. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

South Koreans braced for the "very high" chance of a North Korean missile test as soon as today as a top American military commander said the t(...)

A South Korean soldier checks media vehicles  before they go to South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas. Photograph: Lim Byong-sik/Yonhap/Reuters

North Korea intensified threats of an imminent conflict against the United States and the South today, warning foreigners to evacuate South Korea t(...)

North Korean soldiers with military dogs take part in drills in an unknown location in this unauthenticated picture taken last week and released by North Korea's official KCNA news agency. REUTERS/KCNA RS

Irish NGO Concern has temporarily suspended its aid work in North Korea due to the increasing threat of war. The suspension takes place with im(...)

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