The Korean Peninsula may be the most dangerous place in the world with the threat swapping between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un ratcheting up tensions in the region. Brian Keane is chairperson of Seoul Gaels GAA club which lies 35 miles from the border with North Korea. He tells about life — and gaelic games — in the Far East in these tense times
Sat, 30 Sep, 2017
As the clock approached 1am on Sunday morning celebrations were well under way back at "the local". Players, friends and well-wishers had packed the place out to the extent that one could not move without bumping into someone as they did.
Fri, 11 Jul, 2014
We gathered outside McDonalds, in Seoul Station, many of us bleary-eyed from the morning’s early rise. It was 6.50am and rather predictably some of our finely tuned athletes were already delving into McMuffin breakfasts to set them up for the long day ahead.
Fri, 16 May, 2014
The International Olympics Committee has urged the BBC to hand over any further evidence it may have regarding allegations that large amounts of money were paid out in an attempt to ensure boxers from Azerbaijan received gold medals at the 2012 Olympics.
Fri, 23 Sep, 2011
Asia-Pacific leaders including US president George Bush and China’s Hu Jintao sought to breathe life into stalled global trade negotiations at an annual summit today with a statement calling for a breakthrough in a stalemate with Europe over agricultural subsidies.
Sat, 19 Nov, 2005
Asia-Pacific leaders called on Europe to be more flexible at world trade negotiations as they opened an annual summit today, warning crucial talks next month on freeing markets could be a last chance to make progress toward that goal.
Fri, 18 Nov, 2005
Asia-Pacific leaders will pledge to cooperate in developing a vaccine against a possible bird flu-spawned pandemic, an official said, as the European Union’s health commissioner headed to Indonesia today to discuss ways to boost the country’s fight against the virus.
Mon, 14 Nov, 2005
Australia would consider shutting its borders if bird flu triggered a lethal human pandemic in the region, Australia’s foreign minister said today as disaster co-ordinators from Pacific rim countries gathered in Brisbane to discuss ways to head off such a crisis.
Mon, 31 Oct, 2005