Otto Warmbier

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US president Donald Trump walks with former detainees Tony Kim, Kim Hak-song and Kim Dong-chul upon their return after they were released by North Korea, at Joint Base Andrews  in Maryland on Thursday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The final obstacle to a long-awaited summit between North Korea and the United States was lifted on Thursday as three American hostages landed safely (...)

Kim Dong Chul, a US citizen who has been released after his detention in North Korea, being escorted to his trial in Pyongyang, North Korea in April 2016.  Photograph: Kim Kwang Hyon/AP

North Korea released three American detainees on Tuesday and handed them over to US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, in a goodwill gesture ahead of a p(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and US president Donald Trump at a news conference at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Photograph: AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

US president Donald Trump moved to temper expectations about a possible meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, warning that he would walk out o(...)

 CIA director Mike Pompeo, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un  and US president Donald Trump. Trump’s new-found enthusiasm for meeting a leader he once mocked as “little Rocket Man” is bewildering. Photograph: Reuters

The speed at which preparations for a possible meeting between Donald Trump and his long-time adversary Kim Jong-un have unfolded has taken seasoned f(...)

Mike Pence watches short track speed skating at Gangneung Ice Arena. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty

It is, perhaps, a question as old as athletic competition itself: who is sport’s worst spectator? Of all the absolute arses, watching all the sports i(...)

As expected, last night Donald Trump sought to strike a note of unity. He began his speech with a pledge to make America great again “for all Americans.”

As the great and the good of Washington’s political elite filed into the hallowed chamber of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night, a quiet hu(...)

Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea during his last visit in June. Photo: Kim Kwang Hyon/AP

Dennis Rodman, the American basketball star turned freelance diplomat, has urged Donald Trump to sign him up as a peace envoy to North Korea after his(...)

Republican US president-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan on  November 9th, 2016. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

NOV 2016 -JAN 2017 Nov 8th 2016 As polls close around the US, it becomes clear that Donald Trump is heading for victory. Shortly before 3am in the H(...)

 Otto Frederick Warmbier (C), a University of Virginia student  is taken to North Korea’s top court in Pyongyang in March, 2016. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

North Korea said on Thursday that American student Otto Warmbier had suffered no torture during his 17-month detention, a day after an Ohio coroner sa(...)

An  empty arrival area at Pyongyang airport in North Korea, photographed on April 17th last. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

The US government will ban Americans from travelling to North Korea due to “the serious risk of arrest” after a US student was jailed while on a tour (...)

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