US secretary of state Mike Pompeo talks with South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha before their meeting   in Seoul on Sunday. Photograph: Ahn Young-Joon-Pool/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo agreed to arrange a second leaders summit “as soon as possible”, and discussed p(...)

 South Korean journalists head to an aircraft at Seoul Airport on Wednesday from where they were to fly to North Korea to witness the dismantlement of the North’s key nuclear test site. Photograph: EPA

North Korea has accepted a list of South Korean reporters to visit their nuclear testing site after a days-long tug of war with Seoul, South Korea’s u(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in at the military demarcation line that divides their countries ahead of their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom. Photograph: AFP Photo/KCNA Via KNS

Days after an historic summit between North and South Korea, Kim Jong-un has said he will close his country’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site next month (...)

Unification flags hang on a military fence near the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea. Photograph:  Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

The last time South Korea hosted an Olympics, in 1988, the North not only refused to take part, it blew up a South Korean aircraft 10 months before th(...)

Hwasong-14 test launch in North Korea. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency

North Korea has risked provoking a confrontation with Washington after it claimed on Tuesday to have launched its first intercontinental ballistic mis(...)

South Koreans watch a television displaying news broadcasts reporting on North Korea’s recent ballistic missile launch, at a station in Seoul. Photograph: EPA

North Korea has tested a ballistic missile in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, days after the inauguration of a new leader in South(...)

South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-in talks during a telephone call with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Thursday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-in has told China he will send a special delegation to Beijing to discuss the North Korean nuclear crisis and the(...)