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The then US national security adviser John Bolton stands alongside Donald Trump as he speaks during a meeting  in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC in May  2018. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump was willing to halt criminal investigations to “give personal favors to dictators he liked”, according to a new book written(...)

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(...)

Smoke rises from the Korean liaison office at the Kaesong industrial complex on Tuesday. Photograph: Yonhap/AFP via Getty Images

North Korea has blown up the inter-Korean liaison office near the country’s border with South Korea, marking a sharp escalation in hostilities by Kim (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un  meeting US president Donald Trump on Sentosa Island,  Singapore on June 12th, 2018. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

North Korea on Friday said that two years of diplomacy with US president Donald Trump had “faded away into a dark nightmare” and vowed to increase its(...)

A South Korean official makes a test call with North Korea via a hotline set up at an inter-Korean liaison office in the truce village of Panmunjom, Joint Security Area, DMZ, in January 2018. Photograph:  Yonhap/EPA

North Korea said on Tuesday it will sever hotlines with South Korea as the first step toward shutting down all contact with Seoul, the North’s state (...)

A pedestrian walks past a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: EPA

US stock futures and European equities slid on concern that the blistering rally in risk assets has overshot the economic recovery. Treasuries advance(...)

Cork student Clara Hughes:  Arriving home at Dublin Airport, she is not concerned about new laws requiring people to tell the State where they will be for two weeks of quarantine. Photograph: Mark Hilliard

Pushing her luggage trolley through a near-abandoned Dublin Airport terminal on Thursday afternoon, Clara Hughes had become one of the first arrivals (...)

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 (...)

A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attending a completion ceremony of a factory. Photograph: EPA/KCNA

After weeks of intense speculation about the health of Kim Jong-un, state news agency KCNA said on Saturday the North Korean leader attended the compl(...)

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