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A photograph released by North Korea on Sunday shows rocket launchers firing during a test of weapons in an undisclosed location in North Korea on Saturday. Photograph: KCNA/KNS/AFP/Getty Images

The Trump administration played down concerns about North Korea’s weekend missile test which has raised questions about Pyongyang’s commitment to denu(...)

Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin raise their glasses for a toast at their meeting in the Russian port city of Vladivostok on Thursday.  Photograph: KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told Russian president Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the US, warning tha(...)

Cho Yonsoon’s Korean noodle stall in a Seoul market features on Street Food, a new Netflix  series

Street Food, a food documentary series from the makers of Chef’s Table, launches on Netflix today (Friday). The show explores the vibrant street food (...)

The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold smart phone has been delayed following screen failures after  a few  days of use. Photograph: AP Photo/Kelvin Chan

When Samsung showed off its folding smartphone in San Francisco, engineers in South Korea popped bottles of bubbly to celebrate the culmination of eig(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shake hands talks in Vladivostok on Thursday.  Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/EPA

Vladimir Putin hailed “fruitful” talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their first summit, which boosted Moscow’s efforts to insert itself int(...)

A gas flare on an oil production platform beside a national flag in Iran: exports have fallen to a million barrels per day. Photograph: Raheb Homavandi

Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi expect to benefit from the Trump administration’s decision to end waivers that permit key consumers – among them India, Chi(...)

Pastéis de nata on sale in Lisbon, Portugal. The pastries are now commonly seen outside Portugal - at higher prices. Photograph: Getty Images.

An unlikely dessert is on its way to becoming as ubiquitous as the croissant. Not long ago an authentic pastel de nata, the diminutive egg-custard ta(...)

South Korean women’s rights activists  outside the constitutional court in Seoul. The yellow placards read ‘Abolish punishment for abortion’. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP

South Korea’s Constitutional Court said on Thursday a law criminalising abortion was unconstitutional, a landmark ruling that will overturn a ban on a(...)

Flames are seen during a wildfire in Donghae, South Korea, April 5, 2019. Photograph: Yonhap/Reuters

A wildfire in South Korea has killed one person and forced more than 4,000 people to flee their homes on Friday. The fires broke out in eastern Gang(...)

Park Jung-ho, CEO of SK Telecom, attends a launching ceremony for its 5G service, in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

South Korea will become the first country to commercially launch fifth-generation (5G) services on Friday as it rolls out the latest wireless technol(...)

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