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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 last month.  Photograph: Korea Summit Press Pool/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea has abruptly cancelled high-level talks with South Korea scheduled for Wednesday and placed a doubt over next month’s planned summit in Si(...)

This screengrab  shows a North Korea defector running  from a vehicle at the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Photograph:  Handout/AFP Getty Images

North Korean border guards were only steps behind a fellow North Korean soldier when they opened fire and one briefly crossed the border pursuing the (...)

US president Donald Trump and South Korean president Moon Jae-in toast at the start of a dinner at the Blue House in Seoul on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

US president Donald Trump has moderated his previously belligerent tone on North Korea after meeting President Moon Jae-in in Seoul, saying he “hoped(...)

A soldier at an opening to the fence of the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) during maintenance, on Gyodong, a tiny outlying island near the west of Seoul on May 9th. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

A veteran of the Korean War (1950-1953), wearing a baseball cap bearing the badge of his unit, walks slowly but with a straight back, close to the wre(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to the newly built Wisong Scientists Residential District in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang yesterday. Kim, shown using a cane for support, re-appeared in state media on Tuesday after a lengthy public absence that had fuelled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive, nuclear-capable country. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters

The first military talks between North and South Korea in more than three years have ended in stalemate, with the rivals failing to narrow their diffe(...)

South Korean soldiers patrol along a military iron fence in the border city of Paju near the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, which is 250km long, about four kilometres wide. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

A heavy machine gun points north in the direction of Pyongyang from a camouflaged bunker on the South Korean side of the demilitarised zone (DM(...)