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 US rapper Kanye West (C) speaks to members of the press during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

US rapper Kanye West has effusively praised president Donald Trump in an expletive-ridden speech in the Oval Office. West made the speech as he atte(...)

Children wait to receive food rations in Sana’a, Yemen. War-torn Yemen is one of six countries identified in a new report as having ‘alarming’ levels of hunger. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/ EPA

Hunger is a persistent threat to the lives of almost 70 million forcibly displaced people across the globe – the highest number since records began, a(...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo before a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Monday. Photograph: Andy Wong/Pool via Reuters

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi accused the US of making a direct attack on the relationship between the world’s two biggest economies as secretary (...)

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: “I hope that both sides can contribute their wisdom and at least avoid a so-called disorderly Brexit.”

Japan would welcome Britain to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal “with open arms”, said prime minister Shinzo Abe, as he urged compromise to av(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo talks with South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha before their meeting   in Seoul on Sunday. Photograph: Ahn Young-Joon-Pool/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo agreed to arrange a second leaders summit “as soon as possible”, and discussed p(...)

 Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, joint winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Photographs:  Lucas Jackson/Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Two leaders of the struggle against sexual violence in war have won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, a choice that will hearten campaigners fighting for(...)

US president Donald Trump calls on reporters at his press conference in New York on Wednesday. Photograph:  John Moore/Getty Images

Sometime after he doubted the character of George Washington (“Didn’t he have a couple things in his past?”), urged a wire-service reporter to ask a t(...)

It was the  vignette that millions took from Donald Trump’s address to the United Nations general assembly – the sound of hundreds of politicians and diplomats breaking into murmurs of laughter as the US president proclaimed his administration’s supposed accomplishments with characteristic bluster. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The world was laughing at the United States, Donald Trump frequently told his supporters in the 2016 election campaign. It wasn’t true then, but it is(...)

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is shown on a large screen as he addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, this week. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Tehran is the Trump administration’s choice for primary external target rather than North Korea, the 2017 favourite. During his address to the UN Gene(...)

US president Donald Trump chairing a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Wednesday. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has accused China of trying to meddle in November’s midterm elections. Chairing his first meeting of the UN Security Counci(...)

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