Chinese president Xi Jinping at the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, in Beijing. Photograph: Kenzaburo Fukuhara/AFP/Getty Images

President Xi Jinping has said China will never allow chaos and war on the Korean peninsula and reiterated his call for North Korea to rein in its nuc(...)

 North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un during the inspection of an underwater test-fire of a strategic submarine ballistic missile. Afterwards, he urged scientists to step up the North’s nuclear programme so it could launch attacks on the US and South Korea, whenever it wanted. Photograph:  AFP/KCNA/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea’s submarine-launched ballistic missile test had been an “eye-opening success” that had been guided by the country’s leader Kim Jong-un, th(...)

The Musudan rocket is understood to have a range of at least 1,864 miles, long enough to strike, among other targets, US military bases in Guam.  EPA/KCNA SOUTH KOREA OUT

The test launch by North Korea last Friday of a Musudan intercontinental-ballistic missile – albeit unsuccessful as it exploded a few seconds after li(...)

UK justice secretary Michael Gove has accused the Remain side of running an overwhelmingly negative and pessimistic Brexit campaign, portraying Britain as “beaten and broken”. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A British vote to leave the European Union could prompt other member states to follow suit, ushering in “the democratic liberation of a whole contine(...)

North Koreans attend a rally held to gather their willingness for a victory in a possible war against the United States and South Korea in Nampo, North Korea – the country is a state actor of some concern

Cyberterrorism features high in the public mind. In a recent Gallup poll, 79 per cent of Americans ranked a cyberterrorism attack on essential infrast(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the test of a new anti-air guided weapon system at an unknown location in a photo released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency. Photograph: KCNA/AFP/Getty Images

Thirteen North Koreans who worked at a restaurant run by the isolated state in a third country are seeking political asylum in South Korea, the South(...)

Mossack Fonseca is the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers leak, which lifted the lid on how offshore companies are used by the global elite to conceal the ownership and control of assets and property worth billions. Photograph: Carlos Jasso/Reuters

1. Twelve national leaders are among 143 politicians, their families and close associates from around the world known to have been using offshore tax(...)

A man carries bread as he walks past damaged buildings in Aleppo’s al-Ansari al-Sharqi neighborhood December 2, 2013. Photograph: Mahmoud Hebbo/Reuters.

One morning in mid-2014, before the summer sun had reached its peak, two elderly men in Aleppo, Syria, sat on plastic chairs, chatting quietly and dr(...)

The Panama Papers consist of millions of files leaked from the database of the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonesca. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

The Panama Papers consist of millions of files leaked from the database of the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca. Below is the company’s response(...)

A Baifu pet cemetery worker  decorates a new pet tomb ahead of the Qingming festival on the outskirts of Beijing. Millions honoured their ancestors on Sunday as part of tomb sweeping day. Photograph:   Jason Lee/Reuters

The first day of China’s traditional Qingming holiday, or tomb sweeping day, saw millions of Chinese visit burial sites to honour their ancestors by p(...)