Japan to ease North Korean sanctions

Move follows breakthrough with Pyongyang over investigations

Xi’s Seoul visit leaves Pyongyang in the cold

State trip reflects Beijing’s new stance towards Korean peninsula

North Korea fires two missiles into sea

China’s president plans to visit Seoul before Pyongyang

Japan and N Korea plan talks on abductees

First substantive discussions for more than a decade

Koreans drawn to unification-linked funds

Rosy talk of economic ‘jackpot’ triggers big flows

North Korea in rare public apology

Officials reveal collapse of Pyongyang apartment block

Obama aims to revive ‘pivot to Asia’

US president visits region anxious over China’s rise

Japan orders strikes against N Korea missiles

Navy on alert after Pyongyang fires medium-range missile

Tensions rise as Koreas exchange fire

S Korea scrambles jets after Pyongyang fires shells

North Korea fires medium-range missiles

US, Japan and South Korea meet to discuss Pyongyang threat

North Korea in fresh rocket launch

Pyongyang fires 16 rockets in protest at US military drills

West looks for meaning in N Korean rockets

Test-firing of missiles coincides with joint S Korea-US exercises

North Korea: Glimmer of hope

Growing trade with China is gradually opening up the economy and giving the population a taste of freedom

N Korea leader wins 100% of assembly vote

North Korea frees Australian missionary

John Short issues confession and apology

North Korea fires missiles off east coast

Launch an apparent response to S Korean-US military exercises

Reunions revive issue of Korean abductees

Claims that up to 200,000 kidnapped by Pyongyang

North Korea detains Australian missionary

75-year-old arrested on Sunday

China hits back over N Korean refugees

UN urges Beijing to end its forced repatriations policy

UN panel urges action on N Korea abuses

Call for leader to be prosecuted at ICC