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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(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo  in Washington on Friday. North Korea’s vice-foreign minister has blamed top US officials including Mr Pompeo for the breakdown of last month’s summit  between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a ban on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessi(...)

 Doan Thi Huong, who is a suspect in the murder  of the North Korean leader’s half brother Kim Jong-nam, at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Malaysia’s attorney general on Thursday rejected Vietnam’s request to free a woman accused of the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Ko(...)

 Indonesian Siti Aisyah after a press conference in Jakarta on Monday. Photograph: Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images

The Indonesian woman accused of killing Kim Jong-nam – the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un – was unexpectedly freed from cus(...)

North Korea: The Sohae Satellite Launching Station launch pad features what researchers  describe as showing the partially rebuilt rail-mounted rocket transfer structure. Photograph: CSIS/Beyond Parallel/DigitalGlobe 2019/Reuters

US president Donald Trump said he would be very disappointed in Kim Jong-un if reports are accurate that North Korea has begun rebuilding a missile te(...)

Otto Warmbier on his way to North Korea’s top court in Pyongyang. Photograph: Kyodo/via Reuters

The parents of Otto Warmbier, the American student who died after being detained in North Korea, have said that Kim Jong-un’s regime was responsible f(...)

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho (R) and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son-Hui (L)  during a press conference following the second US-North Korea summit, in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photograph: Bui Lam Khanh/ EPA

North Korea proposed closing part of its Yongbyon nuclear complex in exchange for the lifting of all UN sanctions except those directly targeting thei(...)

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