South Korea’s senior unification ministry official and head of working-level delegation Chun Hae-Sung (right) shakes hands with his North Korean counterpart Kim Song-Hye (left) during their meeting at Freedom House in Panmunjom, South Korea today. The sides  have agreed to hold working-level talks to prepare for a Cabinet-level meeting between the two divided countries. Photograph: South Korean Unification Miniatry via Getty Images

North and South Korea have agreed to hold a minister-level meeting on Wednesday as the two sides seek limited rapprochement following ratcheted-up (...)

President Barack Obama has named Samantha Power to replace outgoing US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

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President Barack Obama with his national security adviser Tom Donilon.

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Lawyer Sergei Magnitsky: allegedly beaten to death in a Moscow jail cell.

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