A photo distributed on April 12th by the Korean Central News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspecting a pursuit assault plane group under. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency via The New York Times

North Korea is still sending letters and gifts to foreign leaders and domestic workers in the name of its leader, Kim Jong-un. Its news media brims, a(...)

North Korea’s ambassador to Russia Kim Hyun-joon with Russia’s president Vladimir Putin after presenting his credentials in Moscow. Mr Putin called for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional security. Photograph: EPA

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin called yesterday for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional security, a day after holding talks with a pe(...)

 North Korea’s National Defense Commission vice chairman Hwang Pyong So, North Korea’s ruling Workers Party secretaries Choe Ryong-Hae, a secretary of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party Kim Yang-Gon and South Korean unification minister Ryoo Kihl-Jae attend the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon Asiad Stadium today. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

North Korea sent its highest level delegation to South Korea today and the two sides agreed to reopen dialogue amid a flurry of diplomatic activity wh(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) attends a mass indoor memorial rally in Pyongyang in this still image taken from video released by KRT, North Korean state TV today. North Korea’s political and military elite publicly pledged their loyalty to leader Kim Jong Un, less than a week after he ordered the execution of a powerful family ally in a rare public purge. Image: KRT via Reuters TV.

North Korea’s political and military elite publicly pledged their loyalty to leader Kim Jong Un today, less than a week after he ordered the execution(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks at his uncle, North Korean politician Jang Song Thaek (L), during a parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang in July. Photograph:  Jason Lee/Reuters.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is believed to have dismissed a powerful uncle, a man key to his rise to power, from his posts, South Korean politicia(...)