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(...)

Calry Court Stephen’s St, Sligo facebook.com/misosligo €€ Korean food boasts some of the most profoundly delicious flavours on the planet. My l(...)

 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(...)

It’s Monday morning in Busan, South Korea. I’m sitting at my desk in the staff office of Gaya Girls’ Middle School, preparing the day’s lessons. Sudde(...)

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(...)

An internet cafe in Beijing. Data shows that nearly 29 per cent of China’s 650 million internet users used a Virtual Private Network to get online during the last three months of 2015. Photograph: Sim Chi Yin/The New York Times

He is the architect and perennial defender of the system of internet controls known as the Great Firewall of China, on which searches for controversi(...)

Rachel Rothwell: ‘The “home” that you carry with you abroad will always differ from the island you return to.’

A drive to explore sends us out into the world, to experience new things and learn about what is foreign to us. Yet we are analytical creatures, and w(...)

Maynooth University ranked the best of the Irish universities (68th place) in the “Times Higher Education” 150 under 50, which ranks colleges that have been established in the past half century

Carl O’Brien Three Irish universities have ranked in the top 150 best “young universities” league table. The Times Higher Education “150 under 50” r(...)

Republican candidate Ted Cruz arrives for a Wisconsin primary night rally at the American Serb Banquet Hall in Milwaukee. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton stepped up her attacks on rival Bernie Sanders aiming to blunt his momentum after his big win in Wisco(...)