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North Korean soldiers watch a fireworks display to celebrate the North’s declaration on November 29th it had achieved full nuclear statehood. Photograph:  Kim Won-Jin/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea can indeed reach Washington with its latest ballistic missile, but it still needs to develop critical technology to deliver a nuclear warh(...)

This picture taken on Wednesday  and posted to the Twitter account of Marc Knapper shows NKorean workers digging on the North side of the border line while N Korean soldiers stand guard as seen from the South side in the DMZ. Photograph: Getty

North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected last week, whi(...)

This screengrab  shows a North Korea defector running  from a vehicle at the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Photograph:  Handout/AFP Getty Images

North Korean border guards were only steps behind a fellow North Korean soldier when they opened fire and one briefly crossed the border pursuing the (...)

(second from left) Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed:  it is critical that we build these new markets for premium Irish dairy products

Ornua, the State’s largest exporter of dairy products, has launched its flagship Kerrygold brand in South Korea, one of the biggest per capita import(...)

United Airlines Boeing 747: the aircraft was retired from service last week after a final trip to Hawaii. Photograph: Getty

Jumbo adieu It was the beginning of a new era of mass travel and tourism in 1969 when the illustrious jumbo jet made its first appearance. The Boeing(...)

US president Donald Trump boards Air Force One to return home from the  Philippines: takes a transactional, deal-making approach to policy, whatever the moral or ethical costs.  Photograph: Jonathan Ernst

US president Donald Trump returns to the United States on Tuesday at the end of the second major foreign trip of his presidency. In many ways, the 1(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit gala dinner in Manila. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

For the last week on the road, US president Donald Trump had been measured, disciplined and studiously scripted as he picked his way through the geopo(...)

Wexford farmer Liam Byrne and his water buffalo. Photograph: Ramona Farrelly

Irish water buffalo Wexford farmer Liam Byrne swapped cattle for water buffalo a couple of years ago, and now has the first meat from his own herd fo(...)

Niall Wynn, owner of Proper Order Coffee Co, is representing Ireland at the World Barista Championships in Seoul this week. Photograph: Al Higgins

As you drink your first brew of the day this morning – spare a thought for the coffee experts from almost 60 countries competing at the World Barista (...)

US president Donald Trump speaks at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

President Donald Trump warned North Korea not to underestimate America’s military capabilities and said Kim Jong-un’s nuclear weapons programme was ma(...)

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