A participant stands among cut-outs of South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un during a pro-unification rally ahead of the upcoming summit between North and South Korea in Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday. Photograph:   Jorge Silva/Reuters

Friday’s meeting between South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un will mark the culmination of whirlwind diplo(...)

 US and South Korean marines during a previous joint exercise in Korea. Pyongyang regularly protests that such drills are a dress rehearsal for an invasion. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

South Korea is set to press ahead with joint military exercises with the US in a move likely to aggravate North Korea amid a period of inter-Korean de(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People’s Army earlier this year. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters

North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence described a failed missile launch by North Korea as a “provocation” at the start of a 10-day visit to Asia that will be d(...)