File photo of the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP) run Wolsong Nuclear Power Plant in Gyeongju, South Korea. Photograoh: Jean Chung/Bloomberg

Computer systems at South Korea’s nuclear plant operator have been hacked, but only non-critical data has been lost and there is no risk to the safety(...)

 An undated picture released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) from  July 2014 showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) surrounded by  soldiers as he tours a front-line military detachment in the East Sea, North Korea.

North Korea has proposed a joint investigation with the US into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment and warned of “serious” conseq(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to Moscow next year, a Kremlin spokesman said. Photograph: Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe reacts during a news conference at an election night event at the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) headquarters in Tokyo. Photo: Issei Kato/Reuters

Japan’s right-wing government has won a two-thirds majority victory in a snap general election that swept aside the largely unprepared and divided op(...)

Cho Hyun-ah, also known as Heather Cho, daughter of Korean Air  chairman Cho Yang-ho, outside the offices of the Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board in Seoul yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Song Eun-seok

A former Korean Air Lines executive who delayed a flight because she was unhappy with being served macadamia nuts in a bag rather than on a dish apolo(...)

Korean Air apologised for Friday’s incident at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport in which Heather Cho, a vice president of the airline, took issue with a crew member for serving nuts in a bag and not on a plate. File photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Korean Air has apologised for inconveniencing passengers after the daughter of its chairman ordered a crew member off a flight for serving bagged nut(...)

Stephanie Meadow of Ireland is three off the lead at Daytona Beach. Photograph: Getty Images

Stephanie Meadow’s bid to secure a 2015 LPGA Tour card gathered real momentum on Day Two of the final weekend of Q-school as she shot a 66 at Daytona (...)

South Korean students: About 2,500 students from Korea go to Ireland to study every year.  Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Barry Eustace, who has been teaching in South Korea since 2002 and represents Dublin City University language services there, is staging the first Ir(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker talks to MEPs before his speech about the jobs, growth and investment package at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Economics returned to the EU agenda this week as the European Commission unveiled its much-feted €300 billion-plus investment plan. As sceptics were q(...)

Katie Taylor exchanges punches with Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, during their 60kg lightweight final at the  Women’s World Boxing Championships in  Jeju, Korea. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

After her hand was raised, she was nudged into position, the sponsor’s brands on the backdrop framing the old and the new world title-holder. “(...)