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Former US president Barack Obama and Thailand’s prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in 2012. Photograph: Jason Reed

Looking back, “pivot” was always a silly word for the transfer of American attention to Asia. Minted by Barack Obama’s administration almost a decade (...)

US president Donald Trump poses with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit. Photograph: Saul Loeb / AFP

US president Donald Trump has said he expects next week’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to be “very successful,” as he raised the prospe(...)

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, pictured in July 2017 when he was acting director of the agency. Photograph: Aaron P  Bernstein/Reuters

Donald Trump renewed his attack on Andrew McCabe on Monday, in response to an interview in which the former deputy FBI director discussed his new book(...)

Former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe: “The president may have been engaged in obstruction of justice in the firing of Jim Comey,” he said. Photograph:  Aaron P Bernstein/Reuters

A former FBI acting director has alleged that Donald Trump dismissed advice from his own security agencies on the threat posed by North Korea’s missil(...)

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 (...)

US president Donald Trump speaks on Friday in the Rose Garden of the White House, where he lamented that he will probably never be given the Nobel Peace Peace Prize, in spite of deserving it. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/New York Times

US president Donald Trump made the case on Friday that he deserves to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on North Korea and Syria, but comp(...)

Meth was sent across the  border into China or handed off at sea to criminal organisations like Chinese triads or the Japanese yakuza. Photograph: Kim Won Jin/AFP/Getty Images

Like many across east Asia, North Koreans have been exchanging presents this month to celebrate the lunar new year. But rather than tea, sweets or clo(...)

Stephen Biegun (R) shakes hands with South Korea’s special representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon (L) prior to their meeting at the foreign ministry in Seoul. Photograph: Kim Min-Hee/Getty Images

The top US envoy for North Korea returned from three days of talks in Pyongyang and will meet again with his North Korean counterpart before the secon(...)

US president Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un at their summit in Singapore last June. Photograph: Kevin Lim/ EPA

Donald Trump appears to be lowering expectations in advance of his meeting in Vietnam later this month with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. That’s (...)

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(...)

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