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Donald Trump’s reprieve for telecoms group ZTE has paved the way for a Chinese delegation’s arrival in Washington for at least three days of talks aimed at averting a trade war. Photograph: EPA

US president Donald Trump’s surprise reprieve for telecoms group ZTE has paved the way for a Chinese delegation’s arrival in Washington for at least t(...)

US president Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the international nuclear deal with Iran and his threat to reimpose sanctions on firms doing business with the country have cast fresh doubt over Ireland’s trade with it. Photograph: Getty Images

More than €143 million worth of Irish exports to Iran are under threat from US president Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the international nucl(...)

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arriving at a poll station in the capital Baghdad’s Karrada district, as the country votes in the first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State  group

Prime minister Haider al-Abadi appears to be on course to retain office in Iraq’s parliamentary election, followed by influential Shia cleric Moqtada (...)

Whatever you imagine could happen in Trumpworld. Photograph: Tom Brenner/New York Times

Once I would have rolled my eyes at a season of Homeland in which the Russians deftly manoeuvred to control whether a Democratic woman, an increasingl(...)

An advertisment in Jerusalem, Israel, pictured on Wednesday, celebrates US president Donald Trump. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner will next week join hundreds of luminaries in contested East Jerusalem to stand around a tiny plaque and applaud the lo(...)

Men  stand in line to cast their votes during a special voting day for members of the security forces on Thursday, ahead of Iraq’s parliamentaryh elections this weekend. Photograph: Ali Abbas/EPA

Iraqis go to the polls on Saturday to elect their fourth parliament since the US-led invasion and occupation 15 years ago. The election was originally(...)

A bazaar in Tehran on Wednesday, the day after President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear accord. Photograph:  Arash Khamooshi/The New York Times

It was a day like any other. The evening rush hour heralded the weekend, which in Iran starts on Thursday. People crowded the pavements of a west Tehr(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: the  North Korean leader hailed a planned meeting with US president Donald Trump as a “historic” opportunity. Photograph: AFP Photo/KCNA VIA KNS

Donald Trump and his one-time foe Kim Jong-un will meet for a historic summit on June 12th in Singapore, the US president announced yesterday. Mr Tru(...)

France’s Emmanuel Macron and German’s Angela Merkel at the Charlemagne Prize ceremony on Thursday in Aachen. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

The dangerous events of the week loomed over the ceremony in Aachen, Germany, where chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday gave French president Emmanue(...)

Missile fire  over Daraa, Syria, on Thursday. Photograph: Alaa al Faqir/Reuters

Israel claims to have destroyed dozens of Iranian military targets across Syria in one of its biggest air operations in recent decades. Thursday morn(...)

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