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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin. They  appear to have made progress on the sale of an advanced Russian S-400 air missile defence system to Turkey. Photograph: Getty Images

When Donald Trump took office in January, a popular question was who among world leaders would fill the vacuum created by Washington’s inward turn. Wh(...)

Most of the wind and solar energy powering Georgetown in Texas is travelling halfway across a state on a par with France in terms of physical size.

Georgetown in the state of Texas is one of the only cities in the United States powered entirely by renewable energy sources. As the city is overwhelm(...)

President Donald  Trump holds up the  Space Policy Directive 1 executive order after signing it  in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

President Donald Trump announced on Monday that the moon would be the next destination for US astronauts, putting the Oval Office’s imprimatur on what(...)

A well-known political and human rights activist, Jim Cullen served as Sinn Féin’s legal representative in the US and took over as president of Friends of Sinn Féin in 2012. He stepped down from the role this year. File photograph: Simon Carswell

The death has taken place of Jim Cullen, a former president of Friends of Sinn Féin, the political party’s US organisation, and a prominent member of (...)

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in a scene from 'Star Wars'. Photograph: LucasFilm

Let me bring you back to early 1978 and the release of George Lucas’s Star Wars. No, I haven’t got that wrong. Hard though it may be to believe, that (...)

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Friday. Photograph: Musa al Shaer/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated, scores were hurt and at least one killed in clashes with Israeli troops on a “day of rage” on Friday against (...)

UN political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman (right) in  Beijing  International Airport  before taking   a flight to North Korea. Photograph: Getty Images

The United Nations’ political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman is visiting Pyongyang in North Korea this week in a bid to ease growing tensions following(...)

Republican congressman Joe Barton has apologised to constituents after a photograph   showing him naked with his private parts obscured was circulated online. Photograph: Todd Heisler/New York Times

The heightened scrutiny of sexual impropriety on Capitol Hill in Washington has swept up a senior House Republican who has apologised for a sexually e(...)

President Donald Trump speaks to the media during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/EPA

US president Donald Trump has declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism. The designation on Monday allows the United States to impose additio(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron is received by Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, earlier in November 2017. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/AFP/Getty

President Emmanuel Macron has invited the embattled Lebanese Sunni leader Saad Hariri, his wife and three children to lunch at the Élysée Palace on Sa(...)

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