South Korean president Moon Jae-in and US president Donald Trump:  Mr Trump tweeted that he sees “brilliant potential” in North Korea. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/ AFP/Getty

North Korean and US officials were continuing their preparations for a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore, after the US presiden(...)

China’s President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Ri Su Yong, one of North Korea’s highest-profile officials. Photograph: Pang Xinglei/Xinhua

China’s president Xi Jinping has stressed the importance of “friendly” ties with its ideological ally North Korea, during a visit by a high-ranking Py(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the first congress of the country’s ruling Workers’ Party in 36 years.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told a rare congress of the country’s ruling Workers’ Party that he plans to step up its nuclear weapons programme in (...)