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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(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shake hands talks in Vladivostok on Thursday.  Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/EPA

Vladimir Putin hailed “fruitful” talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their first summit, which boosted Moscow’s efforts to insert itself int(...)

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(...)

Korean People’s Army soldiers march through Kim Il-Sung square during a military parade  marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on Saturday. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea, a small and poor country facing far stronger adversaries and the perpetual threat of its own collapse, would not seem a likely state to d(...)

Combination of file photographs shows Kim Jong Nam (left) exiled half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. Photograph: AP Photos/Shizuo Kambayashi, Wong Maye-E, File

Malaysian police said on Saturday they had arrested a North Korean man in connection with the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korean le(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un: country has ratcheted up its nuclear ambitions since he took over in 2011. Photograph: Wong Maye-E/AP

1986 North Korea starts operation of a five-megawatt nuclear reactor at Yongbyon after seven years of construction with Soviet help. 1993 North Ko(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un gives a speech at the Ninth Congress of the Kim Il-Sung Socialist Youth League in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency  in Pyongyang. Photograph: KCNA/ via Reuters

North Korea publicly executed two officials in early August for disobeying leader Kim Jong-Un, a South Korean newspaper reported on Tuesday, in what w(...)

A man watches a TV news program reporting that North Korean people’s armed forces minister Hyon Yong Chol was killed by anti-aircraft gunfire. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP

The minister of the People’s Armed Forces in North Korea was recently executed as a “traitor” for showing disrespect for its top leader, Kim Jong Un, (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (2nd right) inspecting a newly built Wonsan Baby Home and Orphanage in Wonsan in Kangwon province. Since taking over North Korea’s leadership after the death of his father Kim Jong Il in 2011, Kim has removed key members of the old guard through a series of purges. Photograph: KCNA/AFP/Getty Images

South Korea’s spy agency says that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year who were accused of challeng(...)

North Korea demanded $10 billion (€8.8 billion) in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, according to former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak. Photograph: Kcna/Reuters

North Korea demanded $10 billion (€8.8 billion) in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, (...)

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