North Korea

China, Russia not invited to summit on North Korea in Canada

Beijing is North Korea's key trading partner and its only ally. It has called the summit "meaningless". China wants gentle diplomacy to work first instead of tougher measures.

North Korea

Two Koreas play nice ahead of Pyeongchang Winter Games

Officials from the culture ministries of rival countries hold talks at the demilitarised zone of Panmunjom.

North and South Korea discuss troupe's Olympics visit

Reporter's Notebook

Olympic torch stops in Seoul in advance of Winter Games

Despite landmark talks between North and South Korean officials, and and an elaborate torch relay in Seoul, many Koreans have still expressed a lackluster interest in the games.

Olympic torch stops in Seoul before 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games

Opinion

Trump wants war, Moon wants peace

By entering talks with Seoul, Pyongyang is trying to make it difficult for Washington to start a war.

Se-Woong Koo

by Se-Woong Koo

Se-Woong Koo

North Korea

Why North Korea decided to play nice

In a surprising bit of rapprochement, South and North Korea held a set of meetings that seemed to go swimmingly.

North Korea

'Diplomatic breakthrough' in North-South Korea talks

Officials from the two sides met for 11 hours and eventually agreed Seoul would lift sanctions temporarily, so North Korean athletes could visit the South for next month's Winter Olympics.

North Korea

North and South Korea to hold high-level talks

While the talks are being greeted enthusiastically by Seoul, many doubt they will lead to a significant curb in tensions between the neighbouring governments that have been in a state of conflict for decades.

Opinion

The geopolitics behind the Korean Peninsula talks

Talks between South and North Korea come after increasing international pressure Pyongyang spearheaded by the US.

Ross Darrell Feingold

by Ross Darrell Feingold

Ross Darrell Feingold

North Korea

What will come of talks between the two Koreas?

Upcoming talks are expected to focus on the PyeongChang Olympics and improving ties between North and South Korea.

What will come of talks between the two Koreas?

Asia Pacific

Trump 'absolutely' willing to talk to Kim Jong-un

US president describes inter-Korean talks as a 'big start', says they would not be happening without his 'tough stance'.

Trump 'absolutely' willing to talk to Kim Jong-un

North Korea

North Korea 'likely' to join Winter Games: IOC official

Japanese media quotes North Korean Olympic representative as saying his country 'likely' to take part in South Korea.

North Korea 'likely' to join Winter Games: IOC official

Inside Story

Korean Peninsula: Will upcoming talks ease tensions?

North and South Korean officials are set to meet for the first time in two years.

North Korea

North and South Korea agree to open dialogue

Meeting, set for January 9 inside DMZ, to focus on North's participation in Winter Olympics next month in South Korea.

North and South Korea to hold high-level talks

United States

US, South Korea suspend contentious war games

Joint military drills called off until after Winter Olympics as North and South Korea get set for talks.

US, South Korea suspend contentious war games

North Korea

North Korea opens border hotline with South

Seoul says Pyongyang made preliminary contact after the border hotline was restored following a two-year suspension.