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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) meeting in Pyongyang on Thursday. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has urged officials to stay alert over the coronavirus threat, warning that complacency risks “unimaginable and irretr(...)

Bar in Sinchon in  Seoul, South Korea,  May 10th. Photograph: Epa/Yonhap

A new cluster of coronavirus cases linked to a Seoul party district has prompted the reinstatement of social distancing measures in the capital and ra(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a ceremony to mark the opening  of a factory in Sunchon on May 1st. Photograph: KCNA/EPA

South Korea’s top spy doubts that Kim Jong-un had heart surgery, in the latest comments from Seoul pouring cold water on international speculation ove(...)

Mike Pompeo: ‘We think [the shots] were accidental. South Korea did exchange fire. As far as we can tell there was no loss of life.’ Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Troops exchanged gunfire in a rare skirmish inside the demilitarised zone dividing the Korean peninsula just hours after Pyongyang released images of (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un: Unconfirmed reports of life-threatening health issues have sparked global intrigue. Photograph: KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images

As soon as Rachel Lee wakes up, she fires up her computer and starts scouring North Korean newspapers, television broadcasts, academic journals and ob(...)

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(...)

A photo distributed on April 12th by the Korean Central News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspecting a pursuit assault plane group under. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency via The New York Times

North Korea is still sending letters and gifts to foreign leaders and domestic workers in the name of its leader, Kim Jong-un. Its news media brims, a(...)

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(...)

The cast of Kim’s Convenience. Photograph: Netflix

Kim’s Convenience – Season 4 (April 1st) For those in need of a Schitt’s Creek replacement, Kim’s Convenience offers the same genial humour and light(...)

A man wearing a mask walks past a TV screen reporting on North Korea’s latest projectile launch, at Seoul Station in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the ocean off its east coast on Sunday, the latest in an unprecedented (...)

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