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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attending an emergency enlarged meeting of Political Bureau of WPK Central Committee at an undisclosed location. Photograph: KCNA/AFP via Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declared an emergency and a lockdown in a border town after a person suspected of being infected with coronavirus retu(...)

A South Korean soldier at a checkpoint on the Tongil bridge, the road leading to North Korea’s Kaesong joint industrial complex, in the border city of Paju. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images

Kim Jong-un has suspended plans to increase military pressure on South Korea, in a surprise move that comes after weeks of mounting tensions on the pe(...)

Kim Yo-jong: In North Korea, future top leaders must build credentials as someone who can stand up against South Korea and the United States.  Photograph: Jorge Silva/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

When North Korea decided to join the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and kick off a giddy period of rapprochement on the peninsula, its charm offe(...)

South Korean soldiers gather near a guard post in a sideline of Imjingak peace park in the border city of Paju on Wednesday. Photograph:  Jung Yeon-je/AFP

North Korea on Wednesday rejected South Korea’s offer to send special envoys to ease escalating tensions over defector activity and stalled reconcili(...)

South Korean president Moon Jae-in, first lady Kim Jung-sook, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju beside the Heaven Lake of Mount Paektu, North Korea. Photograph:   Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in visited the sacred Mount Paektu on the last day of a three-day summit following(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) meeting with South Korean president’s special envoy Chung Eui-yong (L) in Pyongyang on September 5th. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters

Diplomatic stalemate on the Korean peninsula appears to be wearing on Kim Jong-un, with the North Korean leader expressing “frustration” that the glob(...)

A participant stands among cut-outs of South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un during a pro-unification rally ahead of the upcoming summit between North and South Korea in Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday. Photograph:   Jorge Silva/Reuters

Friday’s meeting between South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un will mark the culmination of whirlwind diplo(...)

A South Korean soldier removes loudspeakers in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, on June 16th,  2004. South Korea has again halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border at North Korea. Photograph: Jin-Hee Park/ EPA

South Korea halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border at North Korea on Monday ahead of their first summit in a decade, as US pres(...)

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang answers questions about the in North Korea during a news conference in Beijing on Monday. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans have died in a bus crash in North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday, with two Chinese(...)

South Korean president Moon Jae-in: “I am giving a lot of credit to President Trump . . . I am expressing my gratitude,” he said, of the US president’s role in the Korean talks.  Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji /EPA

President Moon Jae-in has said South Korea would introduce tougher sanctions if North Korea resumed nuclear tests, and credited US president Donald Tr(...)

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