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 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(...)

A South Korean soldier at a checkpoint on the Tongil bridge, the road leading to North Korea’s Kaesong joint industrial complex, in the border city of Paju. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images

Kim Jong-un has suspended plans to increase military pressure on South Korea, in a surprise move that comes after weeks of mounting tensions on the pe(...)

Smoke rises from the Korean liaison office at the Kaesong industrial complex on Tuesday. Photograph: Yonhap/AFP via Getty Images

North Korea has blown up the inter-Korean liaison office near the country’s border with South Korea, marking a sharp escalation in hostilities by Kim (...)

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 (...)

Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, attends a wreath-laying ceremony at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam, last year. Photograph:  Jorge Silva/Reuters

Kim Yo-jong has become the focus of global attention after her brother Kim Jong-un failed to appear at a national celebration, sparking speculation ab(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) beside his wife Ri Sol-ju during the grand gymnastics and artistic performance at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on Monday.  The woman next to Ri Sol-ju appears to be Mr Kim’s sister, Kim Yo-jong. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

Kim Jong-un’s influential younger sister has appeared in public for the first time in more than 50 days, attending the “Mass Games” propaganda display(...)

 US president Donald Trump  holds up a menu card during a working lunch with Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien-loong at the Istana. Photograph: Singapore ministry of communication/EPA

US president Donald Trump plans to depart earlier than expected from his unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, with the White Hou(...)

South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un embrace at the village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas. Photograph: Korea Summit Press Pool/Pool via Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in signed a landmark peace agreement and embraced each other on Friday to end a re(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shakes hands with South Korean national security director Chung Eui-yong, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph: Korea News Service via AP

In a dramatic easing of tensions in Asia, North and South Korea have agreed that their two leaders will hold a summit next month to discuss the nuclea(...)

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. (...)

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