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The Capella Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa island, where Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are expected to meet on June 12th. Photograph:  Jonathan Choo/The Straits Times/EPA

Singapore’s foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan has gone to Pyongyang to prepare for next week’s summit between US president Donald Trump and North (...)

South Korean soldiers lock the entrance to a beach on Yeonpyeong island, near the ‘northern limit line’ sea boundary with North Korea on Tuesday. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

South Korean president Moon Jae-in will greet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Friday as the latter crosses a military demarcation line to enter the(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence and Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea pulled out of what would have been the highest-level meeting with US officials in almost two decades less than two hours before it was sch(...)

US vice president Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, stand with Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Friday. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

When the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, decided to send a large delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea this month, the world feared he mi(...)

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(...)

 Kim Yo-jong (right), sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and Kim Yong-nam (left), the North’s ceremonial head of state, seated behind US vice-president Mike Pence during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Photograph: Yonhap/EPA

US vice-president Mike Pence made only a brief appearance at a reception marking the start of the Winter Olympics on Friday, avoiding a potentially aw(...)

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 (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un followed by president of the presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly Kim Yong-nam after a military parade in Pyongyang in May 2016. Kim Yong-nam will represent the North at the Winter Olympics. Photograph:  Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea will send its ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam, to the Winter Olympics at the head of its delegation, and South Korea’s president Mo(...)

Parade participants beat drums as they march on the Kim Il Sung Square on Tuesday  in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph: Wong Maye-E/AP

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, freshly elevated to chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party, marked the conclusion of a rare congress with a mass rally(...)