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 US and South Korean marines during a previous joint exercise in Korea. Pyongyang regularly protests that such drills are a dress rehearsal for an invasion. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

South Korea is set to press ahead with joint military exercises with the US in a move likely to aggravate North Korea amid a period of inter-Korean de(...)

South Korean president Moon Jae-in (right) with Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, before their meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul last Saturday. Photograph:  AFP/KCNA

North Korea’s leader said he wants to boost the “warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue” with South Korea after his high-level delegation returne(...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson: “It’s really up to the North Koreans to decide when they’re ready to engage with us in a sincere way, a meaningful way.” Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/Pool photo via AP

The United States may be willing to hold talks with North Korea, vice-president Mike Pence has signalled, as he finished a week-long visit to Asia. (...)

President Donald Trump  glides through the chaos he craves and conjures, while everyone around him immolates and shivers. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Donald Trump slipped into the Oval Office through a wormhole of confusion about the American identity. We weren’t winning wars anymore. They just went(...)

South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in (L) walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister Kim Yo Jong (R) and North Korea’s ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam (C) in February this year. Photograph: Yonchap/AFP/Getty

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean president Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting th(...)

 President Donald Trump saluting a military aide upon arriving  at Newark  airport in  New Jersey. The president’s  notion  of hosting a military parade in Washington is a step too far for most. Photograph: Getty Images

Another week, another controversy in Washington, as Donald Trump continues to subvert all norms of presidential behaviour and take even his most stead(...)

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un lookalikes during the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium in South Korea. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

People dressed up as US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un caused a commotion when they appeared in the stands at the opening (...)

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(...)

In this April 13th, 2017 photo, Kim Yo Jong is pictured during the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area, a collection of more than a dozen apartment buildings, in Pyongyang, North Korea.Photograph: AP/Wong Maye-E

North Korea will send the younger sister of leader Kim Jong-un as a representative to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, making her the first member (...)

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(...)

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