Joshua Boyle speaks to the media after arriving at the Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Friday. Photograph: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP

A US-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, returned to Canada on Friday where the husban(...)

John Kelly, the White House chief-of-staff, said that US president Donald Trump  was “deep in thought, to say the least, about the way ahead in Iran”. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump will announce his decision on the Iran nuclear deal on Friday as the president comes under mounting pressure not to abandon (...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson  with President Donald Trump last month. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has denied he has considered resignation and pledged loyalty to Donald Trump in the wake of a report that he had c(...)

The Cuban Embassy on 16th Street in Washington, DC. Photograph: EPA

The Trump administration expelled 15 Cuban diplomats from the embassy in Washington in an escalating response to mysterious illnesses afflicting US eE(...)

A classic car passes in front of the American embassy in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

The United States has ordered more than half of its diplomatic personnel to leave Cuba, amid growing concern about a spate of illnesses and maladies t(...)

 Workers raise the Cuban flag at a plaza in front of the US Embassy in Havana, in 2015. File photograph: Meridith Kohut/The New York Times

The US is cutting its diplomatic presence in Havana by more than a half and will warn US citizens not to visit Cuba because of targeted attacks that h(...)

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: ‘We’ve not declared war on North Korea and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd.’ Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Tensions between North Korea and the US escalated yesterday after North Korea’s foreign minister accused president Donald Trump of declaring war. In (...)

In an allusion to Donald Trump, Emmanuel  Macron said: “While some would like to stop, we must continue to advance, to go farther. Because global warming does not stop.” Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Without once naming Donald Trump, French president Emmanuel Macron staked his claim to being the anti-Trump in his first address to the United Nations(...)

A Ukrainian serviceman stands guard at his position on the front line in the town of Maryinka, east Ukraine, on September 3rd. Photograph: Oleksandr Klymenko/Reuters

The United States has said it would back the deployment of United Nations peacekeepers to eastern Ukraine, as long as they had a broad mandate and ac(...)

A man reads the last and final issue of the Cambodia Daily Newspaper at a bookstore in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photograph: EPA

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen vowed on Monday to resist foreign interference, following international criticism of the arrest of his main rival for(...)