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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe defended the Republic’s trade relationship with the US. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The US Treasury included Ireland on its economic watchlist on Tuesday as it broadened the range of nations it is reviewing for signs of unfair economi(...)

Patrick Conway from Co Derry lives in  south Korea

Patrick Conway works as an English instructor at The Republic of Korea Naval Academy in the port city of Jinhae, near Busan in South Korea. He mainly (...)

Child aggression directed at parents came first in a study carried out by Parentline into the top 10 reasons for calls to its helpline. Photograph: iStock

Six years ago, this problem wasn’t even on its radar – but last year research by the parent support group Parentline found aggression in children to b(...)

Bob Woodward: ‘I think there’s a lot of pomposity, particularly on television’. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty

He may still be associated in the public mind with the investigative reporting of the Watergate scandal which ultimately brought down US president Ric(...)

People watch a television news programme showing file footage of North Korea’s projectile weapons, at a railway station in Seoul on Thursday. Photogrpah: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea has fired two projectiles, South Korean defence officials said on Thursday, just days after Pyongyang launched its most serious weapons te(...)

A photograph released by North Korea on Sunday shows rocket launchers firing during a test of weapons in an undisclosed location in North Korea on Saturday. Photograph: KCNA/KNS/AFP/Getty Images

The Trump administration played down concerns about North Korea’s weekend missile test which has raised questions about Pyongyang’s commitment to denu(...)

Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin raise their glasses for a toast at their meeting in the Russian port city of Vladivostok on Thursday.  Photograph: KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told Russian president Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the US, warning tha(...)

Cho Yonsoon’s Korean noodle stall in a Seoul market features on Street Food, a new Netflix  series

Street Food, a food documentary series from the makers of Chef’s Table, launches on Netflix today (Friday). The show explores the vibrant street food (...)

The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold smart phone has been delayed following screen failures after  a few  days of use. Photograph: AP Photo/Kelvin Chan

When Samsung showed off its folding smartphone in San Francisco, engineers in South Korea popped bottles of bubbly to celebrate the culmination of eig(...)

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

Vladimir Putin hailed “fruitful” talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their first summit, which boosted Moscow’s efforts to insert itself int(...)

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