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Angela Merkel  and Mike Pence (L) leave after a photo call during the 55th Munich Security Conference this weekend. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a strong rejoinder Saturday to US demands that European allies pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and gave a (...)

A girl walks near her house destroyed in an air strike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in Faj Attan village, Sana’a, Yemen in December. Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

Starvation, disease and a lack of aid are killing 300 babies a day in warzones around the world, with the number of children caught up in conflicts ne(...)

US soldiers attend a training session for the Afghan army in  Afghanistan,  February 2nd, 2019 Photograph: EPA/Jalil Rezayee

Zhou Enlai’s supposed judgment on the French Revolution has always looked unbeatable for magisterial long-termism. “Too soon to tell,” the Chinese pre(...)

US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un first met  in Singapore last June. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet for a second time on February 27th and 28th in Vietnam, the president announce(...)

Macedonia’s foreign minister Nikola Dimitrov (left) and Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg after the signing ceremony of the accession protocol at Nato headquarters in Brussels. Photograph:  Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Nato states have signed an accession agreement with Macedonia, after Athens lifted its veto on the move as part of a deal to change the country’s name(...)

US president Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington. Photograph: Doug Mills/ pool /AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump appealed to Congress to end “decades of political stalemate” as he made a call for unity in his annual State of the Union ad(...)

Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai arrives for the opening of the two-day talks between the Taliban and Afghan opposition representatives in Moscow on Tuesday. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images

Senior Afghan politicians, including former president Hamid Karzai, began a meeting with Taliban representatives in Moscow on Tuesday, weeks after the(...)

Insurgents stormed a checkpoint in northern Baghlan province. Photograph: Google Maps

At least 21 people including 11 police officers have been killed in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan, provincial officials said. Insurgents stormed a (...)

A  statue of Alexander the Great in Skopje, Macedonia: has 28 years of prevarication and chicanery come to an end?  Photograph Akos Stiller/The New York Times

The “Prespes agreement”, which brings into existence the newly named state of the “Republic of North Macedonia”, has been ratified by both the Skopje (...)

Trekkers and porters hike down the Baltoro glacier in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. File photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

At least a third of the ice in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush will thaw this century as temperatures rise, scientists said on Monday. Vast glaciers(...)

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