North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) meeting with South Korean president’s special envoy Chung Eui-yong (L) in Pyongyang on September 5th. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters

Diplomatic stalemate on the Korean peninsula appears to be wearing on Kim Jong-un, with the North Korean leader expressing “frustration” that the glob(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shakes hands with Xi Jinping in Beijing. Photograph: AFP/KCNA via KNS

With Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump having departed Singapore after their landmark summit, attention now turns to China to see if it will continue to up(...)

A man walks past a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US president Donald Trump at a railway station in Seoul on Wednesday. Photograph:  Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

After historic signs of warmth across the demilitarised zone and an apparent willingness to shutter key nuclear test facilities ahead of the summit be(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un waves to spectators and participants of a military parade in Pyongyang last  September as Jang Song-Thaek (third from right), who was executed yesterday, claps.  Photograph: AP

Jang Song-Thaek’s decline and fall, from powerful svengali atop the secretive Pyongyang political apparatus to his machine gunning to death as a trait(...)