Otto Warmbier told a gathering of reporters in Pyongyang before his trial that he was offered a used car worth $10,000 if he could get a propaganda banner. Photograph: Reuters

North Korea has released an American serving a 15-year prison term for alleged anti-state acts, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has said. “At the(...)

Donald Trump’s nominee for FBI director Christopher Wray headed the department of justice’s criminal division during the Enron scandal. Photograph: Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images

Christopher Wray, Donald Trump’s nominee for FBI director, headed the department of justice’s criminal division during the Enron scandal. If confirmed(...)

Buying a winter coat is a serious investment, particularly when funds are in short supply. You need to keep warm, obviously, but you also want some(...)

US citizen Matthew Todd Miller (C) standing trial at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North korea, 10 days ago. Photograph:  EPA/KCNA South Korea handout.

Matthew Miller, an American held in North Korea since April for “hostile acts”, began a six-year hard labour sentence today that he said involved f(...)

Kenneth Bae, who  was arrested in North Korea 18 months ago and sentenced to 15 years hard labour for attempting to bring down the state, told CNN he was working eight hours a day, six days a week, and was the only inmate at a prison camp staffed by more than 20 officials, including a doctor. Photograph: Reuters

Three American citizens detained in North Korea have appealed to the US government for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with US media(...)

Jeffrey Fowle is being investigated for committing acts inconsistent with the purpose of a tourist visit, according to North Korea’s state media. Photograph: Reuters/City of Moraine (handout)

North Korea is preparing to charge two American detainees for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against the country.Investigations into Amer(...)