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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un waving to the crowd as he leaves Beijing station. Photograph:  KCNA via  KNS/AFP/Getty Images

After a surprise four-day visit North Korean leader Kim Jong-un departed China with President Xi Jinping’s backing for a second summit with US preside(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un and US president Donald Trump   meeting on June 12th, 2018: Kim has clearly looked at the economic success racked up by China and South Korea. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

In a dramatic softening of approach by Kim Jong-un, 2018 has seen the North Korean leader transformed from an evil megalomaniac who ordered the killin(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un: agreed he  would become the first North Korean leader to visit Seoul before 2018 was out. Photograph:  KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may still make a historic first visit to Seoul this year but only if stalled denuclearisation talks with the US resume(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leads the testing of a newly developed tactical weapon, in this undated photo released on November 16th. Photograph: North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency

North Korea’s leader publicly inspected a new weapon for the first time in nearly a year, state media reported on Friday, while Pyongyang also decide(...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo before a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Monday. Photograph: Andy Wong/Pool via Reuters

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi accused the US of making a direct attack on the relationship between the world’s two biggest economies as secretary (...)

South Korean president Moon Jae-in, first lady Kim Jung-sook, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju beside the Heaven Lake of Mount Paektu, North Korea. Photograph:   Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in visited the sacred Mount Paektu on the last day of a three-day summit following(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) meeting with South Korean president’s special envoy Chung Eui-yong (L) in Pyongyang on September 5th. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters

Diplomatic stalemate on the Korean peninsula appears to be wearing on Kim Jong-un, with the North Korean leader expressing “frustration” that the glob(...)

Flag-draped transfer cases with the remains of American soldiers repatriated from North Korea at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photograph: Ronen Zilberman/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for his “kind action” in returning the remains of American soldiers killed in the Ko(...)

The remains of American servicemen from the Korean War arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photograph: Hugh Gentry/Reuters

Fifty-five cases containing the remains of presumed US soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War were returned home on Wednesday and will now be analy(...)

Observers watch the demolition of a nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, North Korea, on May 24th. Photograph: AFP/KCNA via KNS

North Korea has continued to upgrade its only known nuclear reactor used to fuel its weapons programme, satellite imagery has shown, despite ongoing n(...)

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