North Korean leader Kim Jong-un  arriving with his wife Ri Sol-ju  at a train station in Beijing this week. Photograph: North Korean Central News Agency/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un broke with practice in bringing his wife Ri Sol-ju on his first diplomatic outing to China, delighting many Chinese wh(...)

‘Our biggest competitive advantage is our pool of talent’

In the niche but lucrative world of aircraft leasing the question isn’t why establish in Ireland, but how could you not? Ireland invented the business(...)

Souvenir plates with images of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong and Chinese President Xi Jinping in a shop during the congress of the Communist Party. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Some leading cadres could be surprise omissions from China’s top tier of power as President Xi Jinping prepares to reshuffle the leadership at the Com(...)

Rooney Mara at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills in February. Photograph: by JB Lacroix.Wireimage

By her own admission, Rooney Mara has always been a rather serious young woman. As a youngster, between devouring the works of the Brontë sisters, she(...)

Swedish journalist Kim Wall: Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been charged with her killing. Photograph: TT News Agency/Reuters

Police have identified a headless female torso washed ashore in Copenhagen as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who they believe was killed by a D(...)

An Audi AG RSQ concept automobile stands on display during a launch event. File photograph: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg

Online commentators in China have objected strongly to a car advertisement where a woman is examined like an animal by her future mother-in-law at a g(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence described a failed missile launch by North Korea as a “provocation” at the start of a 10-day visit to Asia that will be d(...)

Carrie Lam signs autographs during  campaigning in Hong Kong this week. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Carrie Lam, the favourite to be named Hong Kong’s chief executive on Sunday in a limited poll heavily weighted in favour of pro-Beijing candidates, ha(...)

Donald Tsang,  former leader of Hong Kong, walks out of court after being convicted of corruption. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP Photo

A former leader of Hong Kong has been convicted of corruption over a luxury apartment in mainland China, according to reports. The South China Mornin(...)

Three of the police officers  charged in connection with the beating of a protester arrive at  court in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

A Hong Kong court has jailed seven police officers for two years each for beating a handcuffed protester at the height of the Occupy pro-democracy pro(...)

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