Kim Yo-jong: In North Korea, future top leaders must build credentials as someone who can stand up against South Korea and the United States.  Photograph: Jorge Silva/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

When North Korea decided to join the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and kick off a giddy period of rapprochement on the peninsula, its charm offe(...)

A photo distributed on April 12th by the Korean Central News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspecting a pursuit assault plane group under. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency via The New York Times

North Korea is still sending letters and gifts to foreign leaders and domestic workers in the name of its leader, Kim Jong-un. Its news media brims, a(...)

A man watches a television news broadcast showing file footage of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, at a railway station in Seoul on Monday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off its east coast, South Korea’s military has said. Seoul’s joint chiefs of staff said the three lau(...)

Choi Soon-sil arriving at a court in Seoul, South Korea on Friday where she received a three-year jail sentence. Photograph: Park Ji-hye/News1 via Reuters

Choi Soon-sil, a close friend and confidante of South Korea’s former president Park Geun-hye, has been sentenced to three years in jail for using corr(...)