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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leads the testing of a newly developed tactical weapon, in this undated photo released on November 16th. Photograph: North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency

North Korea’s leader publicly inspected a new weapon for the first time in nearly a year, state media reported on Friday, while Pyongyang also decide(...)

  HaiYing Huang: “For the foreseeable future Ireland is my home.” Photograph:   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

HaiYing Huang was a teenager when her mother left the family home in the small town of Dongfu in northeastern China and moved to South Korea for work.(...)

The K-pop group BTS, who are currently on a huge tour of the UK

On August 27th 2017, Taylor Swift’s video for Look What You Made Me Do debuted at the MTV Video Music Awards. The setting was significant - the same V(...)

The vehicles affected by the recall – diesels with four- and six-cylinder engines – were produced between 2010 and 2017, BMW said.  Photograph: iStock

BMW is recalling about 10,384 cars in Ireland as part of a global recall of 1.6 million diesel cars to fix a potential fire hazard in their engines. (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo talks with South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha before their meeting   in Seoul on Sunday. Photograph: Ahn Young-Joon-Pool/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo agreed to arrange a second leaders summit “as soon as possible”, and discussed p(...)

South Korean president Moon Jae-in, first lady Kim Jung-sook, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju beside the Heaven Lake of Mount Paektu, North Korea. Photograph:   Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in visited the sacred Mount Paektu on the last day of a three-day summit following(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) meeting with South Korean president’s special envoy Chung Eui-yong (L) in Pyongyang on September 5th. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters

Diplomatic stalemate on the Korean peninsula appears to be wearing on Kim Jong-un, with the North Korean leader expressing “frustration” that the glob(...)

South Korean women protest against sexism and hidden camera pornography on August 4th in Seoul. Photograph: Jean Chung/Getty Images

Amid anger over “spycam porn”, authorities in Seoul have pledged to conduct daily checks in public toilets, but campaigners on Monday called for stron(...)

US president Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea taking a walk after their lunch on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12th. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

North Korea is continuing to develop its nuclear weapons programme, according to a report by the UN atomic watchdog, raising questions over the countr(...)

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea’s Mount Kumgang resort, near the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas. Photograph: Yonhap via Reuters

Siblings long assumed dead and parents who were separated from their children have come face to face for the first time in more than six decades as 89(...)

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