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Meth was sent across the  border into China or handed off at sea to criminal organisations like Chinese triads or the Japanese yakuza. Photograph: Kim Won Jin/AFP/Getty Images

Like many across east Asia, North Koreans have been exchanging presents this month to celebrate the lunar new year. But rather than tea, sweets or clo(...)

Stephen Biegun (R) shakes hands with South Korea’s special representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon (L) prior to their meeting at the foreign ministry in Seoul. Photograph: Kim Min-Hee/Getty Images

The top US envoy for North Korea returned from three days of talks in Pyongyang and will meet again with his North Korean counterpart before the secon(...)

Kim Jong-un talking with Kim Yong-chol, vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee and delegation leader of the second US-North Korea high-level talks to be held in Washington. Photograph:  KCNA VIA KNS/AFP

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un praised US president Donald Trump’s “unusual determination and will” to settle their nuclear arms dispute through a s(...)

Course director of the Smurfit MBA, Prof Cal Muckley.

Graduates of the globally ranked UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School MBA enjoy salary uplifts of 63 per cent with three years while 90 per ce(...)

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qanun posing for a photo at the UNHCR office in Bangkok before her departure for Canada. Photograph: Khaled Ibrahim/UNHCR/AFP/Getty Images

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home has left Thailand for Canada, which has(...)

Samsung’s shares closed 1.7 per cent lower in Seoul.

Samsung’s quarterly profit and revenue missed estimates on sputtering demand for memory chips during the last three months of 2018, the same period wh(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un and US president Donald Trump   meeting on June 12th, 2018: Kim has clearly looked at the economic success racked up by China and South Korea. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

In a dramatic softening of approach by Kim Jong-un, 2018 has seen the North Korean leader transformed from an evil megalomaniac who ordered the killin(...)

 A South Korean train transports dozens of officials on rails which lead to North Korea. Photograph:  Kim Hong-Ji

South Korea has sent trains across the world’s most heavily militarised border into North Korea for the first time in a decade. It’s part of a mission(...)

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.(...)

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