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Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and US president Donald Trump at a news conference at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Photograph: AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

US president Donald Trump moved to temper expectations about a possible meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, warning that he would walk out o(...)

 CIA director Mike Pompeo, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un  and US president Donald Trump. Trump’s new-found enthusiasm for meeting a leader he once mocked as “little Rocket Man” is bewildering. Photograph: Reuters

The speed at which preparations for a possible meeting between Donald Trump and his long-time adversary Kim Jong-un have unfolded has taken seasoned f(...)

Tourists look towards North Korea as they visit Dora Observatory inside the fortified demilitarised zone (DMZ) in Paju, South Korea. Photograph: Jean Chung/Getty Images

Less than four months ago North and South Korea teetered on the precipice of conflict. Now officials in Seoul are openly discussing a peace treaty to (...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump during a dinner with Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has pledged to meet the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, “in the coming weeks” but warned that he was prepared to walk away if the tal(...)

CIA director Mike Pompeo  travelled to the North Korean capital to meet Kim Jong-un in recent weeks. File photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Preparations are under way for a groundbreaking summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea as the White House confirmed CIA direc(...)

Protesters chant with placards as US secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo  arrives to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Thursday. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state vowed to make the US a world leader in global diplomacy and help a demoralised state department find “it(...)

Barbara Ehrenreich almost revels in explaining how little control we actually have over our lives. Photograph: David Scull/The New York Times

The day I was due to talk to Barbara Ehrenreich to discuss her new book, Natural Causes: Life, Death and the Illusion of Control, a beloved uncle died(...)

A Syrian man carries a bag at a camp for displaced people in al-Bal, east of the rebel-held town of Azaz in northern Syria. Photograph: Nazeer al-Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol has warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch o(...)

 Tom Bossert’s resignation as Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser  has been linked to the arrival of John Bolton as new national security chief. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser has become the latest official to leave the White House prematurely, a day after John Bolton joined the presi(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: no sitting US president has ever met with a leader from North Korea. Photograph: Reuters

North Korea has for the first time publicly acknowledged the prospect of talks with the US as momentum builds before a summit between the leaders of t(...)

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