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 Polish president Andrzej Duda and Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

The presidents of Ukraine and Poland have pledged to overcome bitter historical disputes and strengthen their strategic partnership, which both see a(...)

Democratic senator  Kirsten Gillibrand, who described a tweet about her by US president Donald Trump as a “sexist smear”.  Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand has accused Donald Trump of a “sexist smear” after the US president attacked her personally following her call for(...)

Republican candidate for the US Senate Roy Moore has secured the backing of president Donald Trump. Photograph: Bloomberg

Voters in Alabama go to the polls on Tuesday in a closely-watched election to fill the Senate seat vacated by attorney general Jeff Sessions as former(...)

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and President Donald Trump: “I know that he was elected. But, you know, women should always feel comfortable coming forward. And we should all be willing to listen to them.” Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

A senior member of the Trump administration said on Sunday that women who accuse the president of sexual harassment or assault “should be heard”. Nik(...)

Palestinian protesters gather beside  a heap of barbed wire and  burning tyres during clashes with Israeli forces near the Israel-Gaza border east of the southern Gaza strip city of Khan Younis.  Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem’s main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the US embassy in Bei(...)

A further 53 UN peacekeepers were injured in the attack in North Kivu province. Image: Google Maps

Rebels killed at least 14 UN peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in Congo and UN secretary general Antonio Guterres said on Friday the attack that targ(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspecting a launching drill of medium and long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location, in an undated photograph released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16th.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in has described North Korea’s nuclear threat as “real and advanced”, as efforts continued to find a diplomatic solu(...)

A Palestinian seeks cover during clashes at Huwwara checkpoint, near the West Bank City of Nablus. Clashes erupted after an announcement of a general strike and day of rage in protest at US president Donald  Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital. Photograph: EPA

Ireland’s Muslims have condemned in unequivocal terms the decision of US president Donald Trump to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jeru(...)

A Congolese fashion designer is promoting safe sex with a collection of clothes made of condoms. File photograph: Pederk/E+/Getty

A Congolese fashion designer is promoting safe sex with a collection of clothes made of condoms that she hopes will help combat HIV/AIDS in the centra(...)

A missile described by the North Korean government as the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile being launched at an undisclosed location in North Korea on November 29th. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

With US-South Korean joint military exercises still ongoing, a Chinese newspaper in a province bordering North Korea has caused controversy by publis(...)

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