North Korea has carried out missile tests in defiance of UN resolutions

North Korea hits back at UN condemnation

28 Aug North Korea has hit back at a UN Security Council statement condemning its latest test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, and threatened to take further steps as "a full-fledged military power".

Sigmar Gabriel said the EU was in danger if Brexit is badly handled

German minister in warning over Brexit

28 Aug German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that if Britain's exit from the European Union was badly handled and other countries followed its lead, Europe would go "down the drain".

Daithí McKay admitted that he had 'inappropriate and wrong contact with a witness'

Foster welcomes McKay resignation from Assembly

26 Aug The DUP leader, Arlene Foster, said Sinn Féin's Daithí McKay did the right thing by resigning from the Stormont Assembly last week because he had given a witness "lines to take" during an inquiry he was chairing.

Nigel Farage said he would not vote for Hillary Clinton if she paid him

Farage tells rally Trump can beat Clinton

25 Aug Nigel Farage, the divisive politician at the heart of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, has thrown his support behind Donald Trump's bid to become US president.

The Olympic Council of Ireland has said it will co-operate fully with the judge-led investigation

OCI appoints firm to secure electronic data

24 Aug The Olympic Council of Ireland has said it has appointed a data security firm to secure, copy and seal the OCI server and all OCI electronic data following the Rio tickets controversy.

Johannesburg is South Africa's largest city, and key to its economy

ANC loses control of Johannesburg council

23 Aug South Africa's ruling ANC has lost control of the economic hub of Johannesburg for the first time since the end of apartheid, after local government councillors elected an opposition candidate as mayor.

Images released by Virgin Trains show empty seats on the train Jeremy Corbyn was on

CCTV footage casts doubt over Corbyn train claim

23 Aug CCTV footage has been released appearing to show British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn walking past empty train seats before he was filmed sitting on the floor complaining about the "completely ram-packed" carriages.

Francois Hollande, Matteo Renzi and Angela Merkel discussed Brexit among other issues

EU leaders discuss challenges to unity

22 Aug The leaders of the eurozone's biggest economies held talks today in the aftermath of Britain's decision to leave the EU and said Europe had to turn its back on populists who blamed Brussels for all its problems.

Protesters near the US embassy in Seoul call for an end to the drills

Tensions high as South Korea and US begin drills

22 Aug Tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops have begun a military exercise simulating an all-out North Korean attack, as the North threatened a pre-emptive strike on forces participating in the drill.

Enrique Pena Nieto's poll numbers are at all-time lows

Mexican president accused of plagiarising thesis

22 Aug Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto plagiarised nearly a third of his 1991 undergraduate law thesis, according to a report published by one of Mexico's leading investigative journalists.

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said he would 'co-operate readily and fully with any investigation'

SF minister denies knowledge of Bryson contacts

22 Aug Stormont Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has insisted he knew nothing of a party colleague's controversial contact with a witness to an inquiry into Northern Ireland's largest-ever property deal.

Donald Trump has branded the Clinton Foundation a 'corrupt enterprise'

Trump demands closure of Clinton Foundation

22 Aug US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump  has demanded that Hillary Clinton shut down the charitable foundation run by her husband, former US president Bill Clinton, branding it a "corrupt enterprise".

Since its inception in 2011 JobBridge has been dogged by accusations it contributed to the displacement of real jobs

High-risk concerns over employers using JobBridge

21 Aug Internal auditors at the Department of Social Protection have found high-risk concerns over the manner in which employers were allowed to sign up to the controversial JobBridge internship scheme.

The president said he may even look to set up another international organisation

President of Philippines threatens UN withdrawal

21 Aug President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, as he launched another profanity-laced tirade against the organisation for criticising his bloody war on crime.