Cambodia’s opposition leader Sam Rainsy  and prime minister Hun Sen: acrimony between the two threatens to plunge the country back into political conflict. Photograph: Samrang Pring/Reuters

Wanted Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy delayed his return home from South Korea as tension mounts between his supporters and those of prime m(...)

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan believes the recent WHO report on meat links to cancer was “misinterpreted”. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A controversial report putting various meat products in the same category of cancer risk as tobacco and asbestos will not impact on Irish exports, EU (...)

Irish Ambassador to Republic of Korea Aingeal O’Donoghue:  launched Concern Worldwide’s new fundraising office in South Korea

Concern Worldwide opened a fundraising office in South Korea, last Thursday, which agency chief executive Dominic MacSorley said offered an exciting o(...)

South Korean resident Kim Bok-Lack hugs his North Korean  sister Kim Jeon-Soon, during the reunions of separated families in North Korea. Photograph: KPPA pool/EPA

As the husband she last saw 65 years ago hugged her on Tuesday, Lee Soon-kyu, an 85-year-old grandmother from South Korea, smiled shyly, like the youn(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Keane applauds the fans after losing the European Championship Qualifying match at the National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland. Photograph:  Tony Marshall/PA Wire

The Republic of Ireland will face Bosnia-Herzegovina in the Euro 2016 play-offs. Martin O’Neill’s men missed the chance of automatic qualificat(...)

A sculpture at the Memorial Hall of Victims in the Nanjing Massacre in Nanjing, China. Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images

Japan took its long war with China over history into unchartered territory this week when it threatened to stop funding Unesco. The trigger was a deci(...)

North Korean soldiers in historic uniforms march during the  parade marking the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers’ Party. Photograph: Wong Maye-E/AP

Isolated North Korea marked the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers’ Party on Saturday with a massive military parade overseen by leader Kim Jong U(...)

The pope’s new prog-rock-infused album will be out in November. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

A new album featuring hymns and speeches by Pope Francis set to pop-rock music will be available on iTunes in November. Wake Up!, the pope’s first fo(...)

Paper tiger money: there is a plausible, if not universally accepted, understanding that China’s growth is overstated by official statistics and may be as low as 4 per cent.  Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Is a global economic recession likely? If so, what might trigger it? Willem Buiter, Citi’s chief economist and the Financial Times’ erstwhile Mavereco(...)

A file satellite handout image from DigitalGlobe from 2004 showing the Yongbyon complex nuclear facility, some 100kms north of Pyongyang, North Korea.  Photograph: EPA

North Korea said on Tuesday its main nuclear complex was operating and it was working to improve the “quality and quantity” of its weapons which it c(...)