South Korean marines participate in Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration joint military exercise with US troops in March 2005 in Pohang, South Korea. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

The United States and South Korea will resume joint military drills next month, Seoul and Washington said on Tuesday, despite US president Donald Tru(...)

Chinese President Xi Jinping: State media is claiming credit for Beijing in helping to bring about the easing of tensions between Washington and Pyongyang. Photograph: Etienne Oliveau/Reuters

President Xi Jinping has said China and South Korea should improve communication and properly resolve sensitive issues, after news of a possible summi(...)

A South Korean soldier walks past a television screen showing pictures of US president Donald Trump  and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a railway station in Seoul on Friday. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

The proposed meeting between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will not take place unless the United States sees “concrete(...)

US president Donald Trump  and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.  Photograph: AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS

The news that Donald Trump has agreed to meet his long-time foe Kim Jong-un represents one of the most surprising, and potentially significant, turns (...)

 The Munhwa Ilbo newspaper featuring US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in  a courier’s motorcycle in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Jean Chung/Bloomberg

The shock news that Donald Trump will meet his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un has prompted a flurry of activity in Asia, with Beijing cautiously(...)

A meeting between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump will take place after Donald Trump signalled his agreement.

US president Donald Trump has agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in a major breakthrough in relations between the two nuclear powers. T(...)

A photograph  released by  North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency  shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (right) shaking hands with South Korean envoy  Chung Eui-yong ,  during their meeting in Pyongyang.

South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in said he was confident that an offer by the North to freeze its nuclear programme would satisfy US conditions for p(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shakes hands with South Korean national security director Chung Eui-yong, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph: Korea News Service via AP

In a dramatic easing of tensions in Asia, North and South Korea have agreed that their two leaders will hold a summit next month to discuss the nuclea(...)

Ribbons with inscriptions calling for peace and reunification are displayed on a military fence at Imjingak peace park near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas in the border city of Paju. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

The senior national security officials of the United States and South Korea spoke for about 40 minutes on Friday after North Korea announced plans to (...)