South Korea

Moon in US amid uncertainty over Trump-Kim summit

South Korean leader to meet US president after Pyongyang threatens to cancel planned nuclear talks with Donald Trump.

United States

S Korean president arrives in US amid fears for Kim-Trump summit

President Moon is hoping to convince President Trump to accept a compromise that will allow the summit to go forward as planned.

Asia Pacific

South Korea, plastic surgery and the meaning of beauty

Experts say demand for high-risk surgeries wanes as more opt for simpler procedures to pursue 'individualised beauty'.

The rise of non-invasive plastic surgeries in South Korea

Opinion

Trump should not listen to Bolton on North Korea

The Trump administration should not take John Bolton's advice to pursue the 'Libya model'. It simply won't work.

Michael Pembroke

by Michael Pembroke

Michael Pembroke

Asia Pacific

South Korea determined to keep talks with the North

North Korea has cited the current US-South Korean military exercises as the reason to call off a meeting on Wednesday.

North Korea

N Korea threatens to cancel Trump-Kim summit

US State Department says it's moving ahead with planned Trump-Kim meeting in Singapore in June despite North's warning.

North Korea

North Korea starts dismantling nuclear test site: report

Researchers say satellite pictures show several buildings near North Korea's only nuclear test site have been razed.

North Korea starts dismantling nuclear test site: report

Asia Pacific

South Korea labour law cuts working week to 52 hours

South Koreans work longer hours than people in most other developed countries.

South Korea

One year on: How has President Moon fared?

South Korean president has managed to hold an inter-Korean summit but has he improved the economy and job market?

Reporter's Notebook

Time for Shinzo Abe to enter the spotlight

First summit with China and South Korea in years offers Japan's prime minister a chance to take focus off declining popularity.

Time for Shinzo Abe to enter the spotlight

Asia Pacific

N Korea clocks set 30 minutes ahead to sync with South

Decision to adjust time zone described as 'first practical step' for unity on the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea syncs clocks with South in show of reconciliation

United States

Trump: Time and place set for meeting with Kim

Plans for summit follow months of angry exchanges over testing of North Korean atomic weapons and long-range missiles.

Donald Trump: Time and place set for North Korea meeting

Opinion

Great aspirations: Inter-Korea relations going forward

The future of the Korean Peninsula remains opaquer than the ebullience displayed at last month's inter-Korea summit.

J Berkshire Miller

by J Berkshire Miller

J Berkshire Miller

Asia Pacific

China's foreign minister heads to North Korea for talks

A possible visit by China's Xi to Pyongyang and the recent Koreas summit to dominate discussion of Wang's two-day visit.

Asia Pacific

South, North Korea remove propaganda loudspeakers

Dismantling of sound equipment used to broadcast competing propaganda is part of goodwill effort between rival states.

South, North Korea remove propaganda loudspeakers as ties thaw