Greville Stockil (right of centre at back) with his class after a recent presentation of colour belt promotion certificates in Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Greville Stockil teaches children and adults taekwondo classes in Thurles, Co Tipperary as part of the World Taekwondo Association. Initially, le(...)

Mr Moon, a liberal human rights lawyer, won the presidency in an election in May 2017, ending nine years of conservative rule. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

A petition calling for South Korean president Moon Jae-in to be impeached had gathered more than 217,000 signatures as of Monday, passing a threshold(...)

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(...)

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(...)

A member of Humane Society International with a dog in a cage at a dog farm during a rescue in Namyangju on the outskirts of Seoul in 2017. Photograph:Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

The South Korean government is considering changing the law to remove dogs from the list of livestock in response to growing calls to ban the eating (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Hanoi, Vietnam, on July 8th, 2018: said he had pushed North Korea on a promise to destroy a missile engine test site and wanted it “soon”. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AFP/Getty

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean accusations of “gangster-like” diplomacy during negotiations in Pyongyang, saying on Sunday(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in at the military demarcation line that divides their countries ahead of their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom. Photograph: AFP Photo/KCNA Via KNS

Days after an historic summit between North and South Korea, Kim Jong-un has said he will close his country’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site next month (...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife are accompanied by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and his wife at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Korea News Service via AP

China’s closeness to North Korea blends communist ideology, a delicate geopolitical balance and hard cash, so it is not surprising Kim Jong-un should (...)

In this April 13th, 2017 photo, Kim Yo Jong is pictured during the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area, a collection of more than a dozen apartment buildings, in Pyongyang, North Korea.Photograph: AP/Wong Maye-E

North Korea will send the younger sister of leader Kim Jong-un as a representative to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, making her the first member (...)

Hyundai’s new Kona small SUV starts with a price of €20,995 for a Comfort model, using the 1.0-litre T-GDI petrol turbo engine

Hyundai has announced Irish prices for its new Kona small SUV, which is now on sale. The new compact crossover will start with a price of €20,995 for (...)

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