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Russian president Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shake hands talks in Vladivostok on Thursday.  Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/EPA

Russian president Vladimir Putin said after holding talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Thursday that he thought US security guarantees wou(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attends a welcome ceremony as he arrives at the railway station in the Russian far-eastern city of Vladivostok on Wednesday. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

The Kremlin threw down the welcome mat for Kim Kong-un on Wednesday as the North Korean leader arrived in Russia for his first ever face-to-face talks(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for talks with Vladimir Putin this month, the Kremlin said. Photograph: Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is to visit Russia and meet president Vladimir Putin, state media has said. The Korean Central News Agency released a(...)

 The North’s official Korean Central News Agency did not specify what type of weapon was involved in the test. File Photograph: KCNA/EPA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will travel to Russia this month for talks with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Thursday, announcing th(...)

Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong (C)  is escorted by Malaysian police officers at the Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Photograph: Fazry Ismail/EPA

A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un escaped the death penalty on Monday, after Malaysian prosec(...)

A Spanish police car is seen outside North Korea’s embassy in Madrid. Photograph: Reuters

A break-in at the North Korean embassy in Spain last month was “a grave terrorist attack”, a representative from North Korea’s foreign ministry said o(...)

In 2017 Fintan O’Toole won a European Press Prize for his Brexit columns, and he was a finalist in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish Times journalist Fintan O’Toole has been shortlisted for the European Press Prize. O’Toole, a previous winner of the award, was shortlisted for(...)

US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their meeting in Vietnam last month, at which they failed to reach an agreement. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

US president Donald Trump announced he was reversing sanctions on companies related to North Korea on Friday, a day after the treasury department unve(...)

Fr George Rutler said the state of the Catholic Church in Ireland was “a warning to Catholics in the United States, because such is what happens when religion is only a political and ethnic sentiment”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was “elected while publicly living in perverse contempt of the sacrament of Holy Matrimony”, and “Druids returned and defiantly(...)

Leaders at the summit will discuss the EU’s most important relationship of the next decade: China. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

One cautious step at a time. EU leaders, diplomats in Brussels were insisting, can only consider what is formally put in front of them. If Theresa Ma(...)

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