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New Zealand landscape. In 1971 Wellington and the EEC agreed a special arrangement for New Zealand’s butter, cheese and lamb sectors, which were all vital to the national economy.

Brexiteers might not deem it a parallel befitting their wildly inflated sense of national self-importance, but the UK’s best hope is that Brexit turns(...)

  Former US president Bill Clinton and Irish businessman Denis O’Brien shake hands at the Concern Worldwide 50 years Tackling Extreme Poverty Conference in Dublin Castle on Friday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

In 1968, John O’Loughlin Kennedy, his wife and a legion of like-minded volunteers launched an appeal to help hungry Biafrans in west Africa who were s(...)

Danny Mullins on Riven Light wins the Mile Handicap race at the  Galway  Festival. Photograph: Inpho

 It will be a small weekend world for Willie Mullins who flies the flag for Ireland in Seoul on Sunday morning. The Mullins-trained Riven Light (...)

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 waves a red card as he  meets  FIFA president Gianni Infantino in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters.

US president Donald Trump lashed out at Google on Tuesday, accusing the internet search engine of prioritising negative news stories about him. In tw(...)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: Washington abruptly cancelled his visit to North Korea. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/Pool/ Reuters

North Korea’s state-controlled newspaper on Sunday accused the United States of “double-dealing” and “hatching a criminal plot” against Pyongyang, aft(...)

Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye   is escorted to a courtroom to stand trial on alleged bribery, abuse of power and leaks of government secrets, in Seoul, South Korea, in  August 2017. Photograph: EPA

A South Korean court has raised Park Geun-hye’s sentence by one year to 25 years, after prosecutors sought a tougher sentence for the former president(...)

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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