North Korea

North Korea, trade top Trump's agenda in China

Despite Donald Trump's love of walls, his visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping is not expected to include a tour of the Great Wall, instead focusing on North Korea and US-China trade deals.

Asia

Trump in China for trade and North Korea talks

Beijing seen as Pyongyang's closest ally and most important trade partner, but how much influence does it really have?

Donald Trump to talk trade and N Korea on China visit

Nuclear weapons

Trump invites N Korea to 'come to the table' for talks

In unusually conciliatory comments, US president urges Pyongyang's leaders to 'make a deal' on abandoning its nukes.

Trump: North Korea must 'come to the table' for talks

Inside Story

What can Trump offer Asia?

The US president is in Asia, where one country dominates talks: North Korea.

Opinion

For South Koreans, Trump is a headache

Trump has done little to make South Koreans trust him.

Se-Woong Koo

by Se-Woong Koo

Se-Woong Koo

South Korea

North Korea threat overshadows Trump's Seoul visit

A shift in Washington's strategic focus has opened fissures in the US-South Korea alliance.

North Korea threat overshadows Trump's Seoul visit

Asia

Abe and Trump urge 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

Japanese PM says now is not the time for dialogue as US president declares 'era of strategic patience is over'.

Abe and Trump call for 'maximum pressure' on N Korea

Nuclear weapons

Korean schools in Japan receive bomb threats

Korean schools in Japan are receiving bomb threats as North Korea continues its missile tests and threatens to destroy the country in the event of a nuclear war.

Donald Trump

Trump in Asia: Conundrum over N Korea's nuclear threat

Alarms raised globally over both Kim and Trump's unpredictability - and relative inexperience on the world stage.

Trump in Asia: Conundrum over N Korea's nuclear threat

Japan

Japan PM Abe: 'All options on the table' with N Korea

As President Trump arrives in Tokyo, Japan's conservative leader manoeuvres to rewrite the pacifist constitution.

Japan PM Abe: 'All options on the table' with N Korea

Nuclear weapons

North Korea denounces American 'nuclear strike drill'

Stealth bomber mission over South Korea shows the US is 'seeking to ignite a nuclear war', official news agency says.

North Korea denounces American 'nuclear strike drill'

Opinion

Don't expect war with North Korea to be gentlemanly

Current defence systems in place might not be fully effective against a North Korea attack.

Alexander Gillespie

by Alexander Gillespie

Alexander Gillespie

North Korea

North Korea: Nuclear deterrent prevents US invasion

As three aircraft carrier strike groups head towards the Korean Peninsula, state media denounces US 'muscle-flexing'.

North Korea: Nuclear deterrent prevents US invasion

North Korea

'Massive military response' if N Korea fires nukes: US

Defence Secretary James Mattis warns Kim Jong-un's regime 'many military options' in play if it launches an attack.

'Massive military response' if N Korea fires nukes: US