Fighters on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier participating in a drill with South Korean warships in the East Sea on Thursday. Photograph: EPA/Yonhap

The South Korean army has said it is developing a missile powerful enough to destroy North Korea’s underground military facilities and command centre(...)

Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Developmenton, said: “What becomes more obvious day-by-day is that the Brexiteers are hooked on brinkmanship – and have been since the beginning”. File photograph: Alan Betson

Britain’s so-called Brexiteers are “hooked on brinkmanship” and their only approach is “the tough-guy approach”, Ireland’s EU Commissioner Phil Hogan (...)

A pamphlet featuring Shinzo Abe at  a campaign rally in Sapporo, Hokkaido, on Sunday, October 15th: Mr Abe looks set to retain his coalition’s dominant position in parliament. Photograph: Eiji Ohashi/Bloomberg

A few months ago, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was on the political ropes, fighting accusations of cronyism and corruption. Now, the Liberal Dem(...)

Readers who plan to visit the US are required to apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) under the visa waiver system. You can (...)

EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini: said Mr Trump has promised to consult allies on the agreement and to take account of their strategic interests. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

EU foreign ministers have strongly defended the Iran nuclear deal as key to preventing the global spread of nuclear weapons. Following US president D(...)

US ambassador the the UN Nikki Haley with US president Donald Trump. She said on Sunday: ‘What we’re saying now with Iran is don’t let it become the next North Korea.’ Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The United States for the time being will stay in an international nuclear deal with Iran, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Sunday. She a(...)

Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, attends an opening ceremony of a newly constructed residential complex in Ryomyong street in Pyongyang, North Korea, April 13th, 2017. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

The family resemblance is definitely there, although Kim Yo-jong is much thinner than her brother, the North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un. In pho(...)

China’s import and export growth accelerated in September, suggesting the world’s second-biggest economy is still expanding at a healthy pace despite (...)

A US air force B-1B bomber taking off from Andersen air force base, Guam, on Tuesday. Photograph: Joshua Smoot/AFP/Getty Images

The US air force has flown two B-1B strategic bombers over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force against North Korea, amid simmering tensions in th(...)

Oval Office: pressed as he met Henry Kissinger about his relationship with Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump said he had confidence in his secretary of state. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Donald Trump escalated his feud with senior Republicans on Tuesday, mocking the chairman of the foreign-relations committee on Twitter and challenging(...)