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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a white horse to climb Mount Paektu, North Korea. Photograph: Korea News Service/AP.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un mounted a white horse in an evocative propaganda stunt as his own deadline for US movement on nuclear talks is nearing(...)

 A handout photo made available by the Korea Football Association shows players from South Korea (white) and North Korea (red) in action during the Fifa World Cup qualifying game in Pyongang. Photograph: EPA

Long-time foes North and South Korea played a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, their first football match in the North in 30 years, but no fans were al(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaking to an injured Chinese tourist at a hospital during a visit with Chinese ambassador to North Korea Li Jinjun (left), at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Photograph: AFP Photo/ KCNA via KNS

Kim Jong-un expressed his “bitter sorrow” over the deaths of dozens of Chinese tourists after their bus plunged off a bridge in North Korea. The sta(...)

North Korean cheerleaders arrive to participate in a welcoming ceremony for North Korea’s Olympic team at the Olympic Village in Gangneung, South Korea on Thursday. Photograph:  Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

After months of tension over North Korea’s nuclear programme, athletes and senior leaders have gathered in Pyeongchang for the Winter Olympics, which(...)

Unification flags hang on a military fence near the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea. Photograph:  Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

The last time South Korea hosted an Olympics, in 1988, the North not only refused to take part, it blew up a South Korean aircraft 10 months before th(...)

Charles Robert Jenkins: At an emotional court martial in Japan in 2004, Jenkins said he deserted to avoid hazardous duty in South Korea and escape combat in Vietnam. Photograph:  Toshiyuki Aizawa/Reuters

A US soldier who deserted to North Korea more than half a century ago, but who was eventually allowed to leave the secretive state, has died in Japan (...)

This screengrab  shows a North Korea defector running  from a vehicle at the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Photograph:  Handout/AFP Getty Images

North Korean border guards were only steps behind a fellow North Korean soldier when they opened fire and one briefly crossed the border pursuing the (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un:  desire by Finian McGrath, Shane Ross and John Halligan to attempt intervention in the most dangerous crisis currently facing the planet is a mystery. Photograph:   AFP/KCNA via KNS/STR

The proposed mission to North Korea by the three Independent Alliance Ministers may be an absurd and amusing diversion from day-to-day politics but, a(...)

Former president Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter at home:  “[Barack Obama] made some very wonderful statements, in my opinion, when he first got in office, and then he reneged on that.” Photograph: Dustin Chambers

Most people would run away screaming at the thought of working for a boss who humiliates subordinates in public, throttles them in private, demands co(...)

US B-26 Invader light bombers unleash parachute demolition bombs upon supply warehouses and dock facilities at the port city of Wonsan, in southeastern North Korea, in 1951. Photograph:  Interim Archives/Getty Images

Foreign tourists in North Korea are invariably steered to the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum in Pyongyang, which documents the isolated n(...)

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