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North Korea has expressed regret that it shot dead a missing South Korean to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: STR/KCNA via KNS/AFP via Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un apologised on Friday for the shooting death of a South Korean fishersies official, as public and political outrage ove(...)

 US president Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un signing documents as Mr Kim’s sister Kim Yo-jong looks on during their historic 2018 summit. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The increasingly powerful sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has dismissed the idea of another summit with Donald Trump this year, saying the(...)

The then US national security adviser John Bolton stands alongside Donald Trump as he speaks during a meeting  in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC in May  2018. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump was willing to halt criminal investigations to “give personal favors to dictators he liked”, according to a new book written(...)

A South Korean official makes a test call with North Korea via a hotline set up at an inter-Korean liaison office in the truce village of Panmunjom, Joint Security Area, DMZ, in January 2018. Photograph:  Yonhap/EPA

North Korea said on Tuesday it will sever hotlines with South Korea as the first step toward shutting down all contact with Seoul, the North’s state (...)

A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attending a completion ceremony of a factory. Photograph: EPA/KCNA

After weeks of intense speculation about the health of Kim Jong-un, state news agency KCNA said on Saturday the North Korean leader attended the compl(...)

Speculation about  Kim Jong-un’s health first arose following his absence from the anniversary of the birthday of its founding father and Mr Kim’s grandfather on April 15th. File photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

South Korean and Chinese officials on Tuesday cast doubt on reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is ill after media outlets said he had underg(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a meeting with President Donald Trump in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 28th, 2019. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

North Korea says it has successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that would further strengthen its “reliable(...)

Six weeks on from the symbolic apogee of the current rapprochement between the leaders of North Korea and the United States, when Donald Trump crossed(...)

People watch a television news programme showing file footage of North Korea’s projectile weapons, at a railway station in Seoul on Thursday. Photogrpah: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea has fired two projectiles, South Korean defence officials said on Thursday, just days after Pyongyang launched its most serious weapons te(...)

Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin raise their glasses for a toast at their meeting in the Russian port city of Vladivostok on Thursday.  Photograph: KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told Russian president Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the US, warning tha(...)

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