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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.(...)

US president Donald  Trump arrives at the Elysee Palace amid rain to meet with French president Emmanuel Macron  in Paris, France. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

President Donald Trump could not attend a commemoration in France for US soldiers and marines killed during the first World War on Saturday because ra(...)

Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

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(...)

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Asian stocks turned up on Wednesday as fresh signs of stimulus from China propped up sentiment despite Wall Street’s overnight losses, while crude oil(...)

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. (...)

 Chinese premier Li Keqiang, Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe and German chancellor Angela Merkel, who delivered a blistering critique on Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ vision.   Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

Fifty one EU and Asian leaders on Friday sent out a defiant alternative vision championing global co-operation and commitment to common international (...)

The rolling crisis of climate change was underscored by recent and disturbing data from the intergovernmental panel on the problem. File photograph: Getty Images

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) compiled by the world’s leading climate scientists has warned there is onl(...)

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Strong workers’ rights, institutions and a dynamic business environment have helped the Republic to maintain its competitiveness ranking for the secon(...)

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