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At a live televised address from the Capitol, US president Joe Biden sets out the achievements of his first 100 days in office. Photograph: Melina Mara-Pool/Getty

President of the United States Joe Biden urged the US Congress to support a “once-in-a-generation” investment in America as he delivered his first add(...)

Lee Yong-soo, who was forced to serve as a sex slave for Japanese troops during the second World War, speaks to the media after Seoul Central District Court dismissed the ‘comfort women’ case against Japan over wartime sex slavery. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP via Getty

A South Korean court has dismissed a lawsuit against Japan to compensate women forced to work in its second World War-era brothels. The ruling repres(...)

 Ukrainian health minister Maksym Stepanov speaks with Anna Ilina, a member of the Ukrainian Olympic shooting team as she receives a dose of Chinese-developed CoronaVac vaccine in Kiev. Photograph: Volodymyr Petrov

The Olympic Games and IOC are rarely far from controversy. Rio had its fair share and from the polluted water and the doping scandals to the US swimme(...)

The BBC set up then later removed an online complaints form for people  who thought its blanket coverage of Prince Philip’s death was too much. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Shortly after noon on Friday, BBC Radio 1 Dance, a digital station spin-off from Radio 1, was doing what it does best: playing a techno anthem. But as(...)

The Japanese government has denied reports Olympic athletes may get vaccines early. Photo: Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images

Japan’s government moved to cool a social media furore by saying it was not looking to prioritise Covid-19 vaccines for Olympic athletes, dismissing a(...)

Defence Forces chief of staff Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett at McKee Barracks in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Most people remember when they first had a shiver of concern about Covid-19. For Defence Forces chief of staff Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett, it was when(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during the ground-breaking ceremony of a construction project in Pyongyang. Photograph: STR/KCNA VIA KNS/AFP via Getty Images

By carrying out two provocative weapons tests in the past week, North Korea appears to be seeking to project a sense of strength just at a moment when(...)

 A man watches a television screen showing news footage of North Korea’s latest tactical guided projectile test. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je /AFP/ Getty Images

The North Korean government has snapped back at US president Joe Biden’s criticism of its ballistic missile tests. Officials in Pyongyang called the (...)

Citizens watch news on North Korea’s missile firing at Suseo Station in Seoul, South Korea, March 25th 2021. Photograph: EPA

North Korea’s claim on Friday that it had launched a new type of tactical short-range ballistic missile highlighted military advances by the nuclear-a(...)

US president Joe Biden smiles during the first news conference of his presidency in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

US president Joe Biden said he expects to run for a second term as president, as he held his first formal press conference at the White House on Thurs(...)

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