Pier with the sun setting behind a distant lighthouse in the Sea of Japan/East Sea. Photograph: Fábio Nascimento

The battered wooden “ghost boats” drift through the Sea of Japan for months, their only cargo the corpses of starved North Korean fishermen whose bodi(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leads the testing of a newly developed tactical weapon, in this undated photo released on November 16th. Photograph: North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency

North Korea’s leader publicly inspected a new weapon for the first time in nearly a year, state media reported on Friday, while Pyongyang also decide(...)

South Korean soldiers lock the entrance to a beach on Yeonpyeong island, near the ‘northern limit line’ sea boundary with North Korea on Tuesday. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

South Korean president Moon Jae-in will greet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Friday as the latter crosses a military demarcation line to enter the(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photograph: AFP

US president Donald Trump on Wednesday said “talking is not the answer” to the tense standoff with North Korea over its nuclear missile development, b(...)

A man watches a television news programme showing US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un  at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump followed up his incendiary warning to North Korea against threatening the US with a boast on Wednesday about the strength of(...)

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 (...)

Soldiers carrying rockets march across Kim Il-sung Square during a military parade to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang, North Korea, on April 15th. Photograph: Wong Maye-E/AP

China’s president Xi Jinping again urged US leader Donald Trump to show restraint on North Korea, as nuclear tensions simmered in east Asia and satell(...)

A passenger walks past a TV screen at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, broadcasting a news report on North Korea’s submarine-launched ballistic missile fired from North Korea’s east coast port of Sinpo on Saturday. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

North Korea has warned it will take “physical actions” after South Korea and the United States agreed to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defenc(...)

A rocket is launched during a demonstration of North Korea’s new rocket launching system in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). Photograph: Reuters/KCNA

North Korea continues to register its outrage at a UN embargo over its nuclear weapons programme, as leader Kim Jong-un inspected a new multiple rocke(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) attends a mass indoor memorial rally in Pyongyang in this still image taken from video released by KRT, North Korean state TV today. North Korea’s political and military elite publicly pledged their loyalty to leader Kim Jong Un, less than a week after he ordered the execution of a powerful family ally in a rare public purge. Image: KRT via Reuters TV.

North Korea’s political and military elite publicly pledged their loyalty to leader Kim Jong Un today, less than a week after he ordered the execution(...)

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