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A chavist supporter holds a sign that reads “Out of Venezuela. Trump will not pass” during the “march for the peace and unity of the peoples” on July 27th in Caracas. Photograph: Rayner Pena/EPA

US president Donald Trump has announced a near total economic embargo on Venezuela in an effort to force president Nicolás Maduro out of office. Mr T(...)

US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty in the White House on December 8th, 1987. Photograph: Reuters

The US has withdrawn from a critical 1987 nuclear arms control treaty with Russia after Moscow refused to destroy a new intermediate-range missile tha(...)

Lucas Bachmann (19), a 6th year student at Glenstal Abbey in Co Limerick, was one of 621 contestants from 112 countries who competed in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Bath, England.

A Co Limerick-based student has become only the second person to win a silver medal for Ireland at the world’s most prestigious second-level mathemati(...)

A man watches a TV news programme showing an image of a  Russian A-50  aircraft at  Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea on  Wednesday. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP

Russia’s embassy in Seoul on Wednesday said that Moscow had not apologised for an alleged airspace violation the previous day, after South Korea said(...)

Donald Trump’s  aggression, and his ability to turn his multitudinous flock of voters on enemies, causes lawmakers to fold. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP

It was said of John Updike that he could review a book at great length without mentioning whether he liked it or not. In his diplomatic correspondence(...)

A handout photograph from the Sigley family showing Alek Sigley, who is one of only a handful of Western students who studies Korean literature at Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea.

An Australian student has been released after a week in detention in North Korea and is “safe and well”, Australia’s prime minister has said. Swedish(...)

If his meeting with Kim Jong-un on Sunday underlined Donald Trump’s mastery of reality television, it also highlighted his shortcomings as a strategist. Photograph: KCNA via Reuters

It was a classic piece of Trumpian stagecraft. The US president fires off a tweet inviting the North Korean dictator to drop by and “say hello” at the(...)

US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un standing on North Korean soil  in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Panmunjom, Korea. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean state media celebrated Kim Jong-un’s latest meeting with Donald Trump, underlining concerns that the US president has helped burnish the (...)

US president Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque

Donald Trump has become the first sitting US president to visit North Korea after crossing from the demilitarised zone that divides the Korean Peninsu(...)

US president Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the demilitarised zone. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea after briefly crossing the border in the demilitarised zone after shakin(...)

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