Police officers head towards Sarang Jeil Church for a search and seizure operation. Photograph: EPA

Four months ago, South Korea was basking in international praise for containing the coronavirus pandemic. But now it stands on the brink of a second s(...)

People perform during a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s foundation in Pyongyang. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Kim Jong-un presided over a tempered military parade on Sunday, in the latest sign that he wants to revive stalled nuclear talks with the US as he pus(...)