North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in at the military demarcation line that divides their countries ahead of their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom. Photograph: AFP Photo/KCNA Via KNS

Days after an historic summit between North and South Korea, Kim Jong-un has said he will close his country’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site next month (...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife are accompanied by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and his wife at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Korea News Service via AP

China’s closeness to North Korea blends communist ideology, a delicate geopolitical balance and hard cash, so it is not surprising Kim Jong-un should (...)

In this April 13th, 2017 photo, Kim Yo Jong is pictured during the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area, a collection of more than a dozen apartment buildings, in Pyongyang, North Korea.Photograph: AP/Wong Maye-E

North Korea will send the younger sister of leader Kim Jong-un as a representative to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, making her the first member (...)

Hyundai’s new Kona small SUV starts with a price of €20,995 for a Comfort model, using the 1.0-litre T-GDI petrol turbo engine

Hyundai has announced Irish prices for its new Kona small SUV, which is now on sale. The new compact crossover will start with a price of €20,995 for (...)

The North Korean town of Sinuiju, behind the Friendship Bridge, in China’s northeast Liaoning province.  China’s biggest banks have frozen financial transactions for North Koreans, employees say, in a sign Beijing is tightening the screws on its ally. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

At the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge that spans a narrow stretch of the Yalu River in Dandong in northern China, an impressive array of birds patrol (...)

US president Donald Trump: said ‘the UN has not reached its full potential because of bureaucracy and mismanagement’ but has ‘tremendous potential’. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque

US president Donald Trump toned down his criticism of the United Nations during his first appearance at the institution on Monday, pledging to help “m(...)

A South Korean official watches television news channels showing North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un yesterday. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

China expressed outrage over North Korea’s sixth nuclear test after a nuclear explosion caused a tremor in northern China and raised the prospect of t(...)

Military spending, including on testing nuclear weapons and missiles, helped buoy economic  growth in North Korea. Photograph: Getty Images

North Korea’s economy grew in 2016 at the fastest pace since 1999, helped by a recovery from a drought in 2015. Military spending, including on test(...)

US student Otto Frederick Warmbier: was arrested in North Korea and died days after being evacuated back to the US in a coma. Photograph:   AFP/KCNA/ Getty

US president Donald Trump thanked China for its efforts to rein in North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, but signalled a possible new approach by the US to(...)

South Korea’s players take part in a training session for World Cup qualifier against China on Thursday. South Korea’s embassy in Beijing has issued a safety warning to  fans planning to attend the match amid heightening tensions between the two countries. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

South Korea’s embassy in Beijing has issued a safety warning to football fans planning to attend this week’s World Cup qualifier against China, amid a(...)

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