People look out from the observation platform in front of a fence at N Seoul Tower, located at the top of Mt Namsan in central Seoul. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

As the war of words continues between US president Donald Trump and North Korea, the people who might ultimately pay the price of their posturing, sho(...)

Donald Trump speaks to reporters, as Vice President Mike Pence looks on at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

President Donald Trump has defended his handling of the North Korea nuclear crisis , saying many people are happy with the rhetoric he is using to cha(...)

US president Donald Trump with  vice-president Mike Pence  after a briefing with his national security team at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Thursday. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

US president Donald Trump renewed his attack on North Korea last night, warning that the country should be “very, very nervous” if it does anything t(...)

A man watches a television news programme showing US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un  at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump followed up his incendiary warning to North Korea against threatening the US with a boast on Wednesday about the strength of(...)

Traders work at the Closing Bell after the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 22,000 last week. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The Dow edged up to its ninth record closing high in a row while the S&P ended slightly higher on Monday, with consumer and technology sector gain(...)

 President Donald Trump  with his son Donald Trump Jr: the president  personally intervened to draft a misleading initial statement by his son, according to a report. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Republicans in Congress are demonstrating an increasing willingness to defy Donald Trump, in a sign of the uphill battle the US president faces as he (...)

Jared Kushner’s counsel to Trump has been flawed, to say the least. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

On Monday, Jared Kushner is set to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, but not so we can listen. Not so we can watch. It’s a closed-door (...)

New Jersey governor Chris Christie at a 2014 press conference. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters/File Photo

New Jersey’s picturesque Island Beach State Park was closed over on Sunday due to a budget standoff, except for governor Chris Christie, his family an(...)

President Donald Trump gestures during the ‘Celebrate Freedom’ event in Washington, DC. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump again attacked the news media during an event to honour military veterans in Washington on Saturday. Part of his strategy (...)

Primark’s  newest store, at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Massachusetts, encompasses 41,000sq ft of retail space and is expected to create almost 200 jobs in the local community

Primark, which trades as Penneys in Ireland, has opened its eighth store in the US. This latest addition marks the company’s third store in Massachuse(...)