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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un: Unconfirmed reports of life-threatening health issues have sparked global intrigue. Photograph: KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images

As soon as Rachel Lee wakes up, she fires up her computer and starts scouring North Korean newspapers, television broadcasts, academic journals and ob(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attending a session of the 5th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang in December 2019. Photograph: STR/KCNA

South Korea has said that Kim Jong-un, is “alive and well”, downplaying rumours that that the North Korean leader was seriously ill after undergoing h(...)

A man wearing a mask walks past a TV screen reporting on North Korea’s latest projectile launch, at Seoul Station in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the ocean off its east coast on Sunday, the latest in an unprecedented (...)

A man watches a news report on the  firing of two unidentified projectiles, in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Heo Ran/Reuters

North Korea launched two short-range projectiles off its east coast on Monday in the country’s first weapons test in three months, the South Korean mi(...)

A UN honour guard carries a box containing remains believed to be from American servicemen killed during the 1950-53 Korean War after they arrived from North Korea, at Osan Air Base. Photograph:  Ahn Young-joon/ Pool/Getty Images.

North Korea has returned the remains of some US troops killed during the Korean War (1950-53), the latest stage in diplomacy since president Donald Tr(...)

“It’s unfortunate that human rights are being sidelined in a rush to rapprochement and solving security problems.” Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo/File

Lee Cheol cannot remember how many times he was forced to gather with his fellow soldiers at an airfield outside Pyongyang in North Korea and watch as(...)

 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(...)

A South Korean man watches a news broadcast on North Korea’s recent medium-range ballistic missile launch at a station in Seoul, South Korea, on May 22nd.  Photograph:  Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

North Korea has launched a salvo of surface-to-ship missiles from its east coast, which flew 200km before dropping into the sea, the South Korean mili(...)

People mark the 85th  anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) in Pyongyang. Photograph: (North) Korean Central News Agency/Reuters

North Korea has staged a giant artillery firing drill to mark the 85th founding anniversary of its military, South Korean media reported, a move seen (...)

 An undated file photo released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state news agency of North Korea, shows an ‘underwater test-fire of strategic submarine ballistic missile’ conducted at an undisclosed location in North Korea. According to media reports quoting a spokesman of the South Korean defense ministry, North Korea has test-fired several missiles in a suspected failed test on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

North Korea test-fired a missile launch from its Wonsan air base on the east coast on Wednesday, but it failed almost immediately, South Korean and US(...)