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Poland’s president Andrzej Duda visited the  US president Donald Trump  at the White House in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters/Leah Millis

The United States is to send 1,000 additional troops to Poland, US president Donald Trump announced on Wednesday as he met with Polish president Andrz(...)

Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who was killed at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017. Photograph: Shizuo Kambayashi, Wong Maye-E/AP

Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, had been an informant for the US Central Intell(...)

Health officials spraying disinfectant on a dead pig at a farm in Hanoi before burying it in an isolated quarantined pit to stop the spread of African Swine Fever. Photograph:  AFP

South-east Asia is battling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, known as “pig Ebola”, which has already led to the culling(...)

In the real world, many children would probably spend every waking moment on their mobile device if they could. Photograph: iStock/file

All of my 12-year-old daughter’s classmates have a smartphone. Every single one. Over the past month, the final few who weren’t already attached (phys(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) beside his wife Ri Sol-ju during the grand gymnastics and artistic performance at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on Monday.  The woman next to Ri Sol-ju appears to be Mr Kim’s sister, Kim Yo-jong. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

Kim Jong-un’s influential younger sister has appeared in public for the first time in more than 50 days, attending the “Mass Games” propaganda display(...)

US president Donald Trump and wife Melania: “Kim Jong-un made a statement that Joe Biden is a low-IQ individual . . . I think I agree with him on that.” Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo

US president Donald Trump arrived back in Washington after a four-day trip to Japan to face a storm of criticism over comments he made about former vi(...)

US first lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako listen to national anthems during a welcome ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Monday. Photograph: Nicolas Datiche/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump said he would welcome efforts by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe to help improve relations between Washington and Tehran,(...)

Mr Moon, a liberal human rights lawyer, won the presidency in an election in May 2017, ending nine years of conservative rule. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

A petition calling for South Korean president Moon Jae-in to be impeached had gathered more than 217,000 signatures as of Monday, passing a threshold(...)

 Chinese vice premier Liu He, second left,  says goodbye to US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, centre,   and US trade representative Robert Lighthizer as they break from meetings  in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images

China vowed to take retaliatory action after the United States slapped tariffs on Chinese exports on Friday, escalating the growing trade war between (...)

 Handout photo  showing the North Korean ship ‘M/V Wise Honest’ which the US department of justice  announced had been seized by the US government. Photograph: US department of justice/EPA

The US seized a North Korean ship which was carrying coal that violated United Nations sanctions, the justice department announced on Thursday. The mo(...)

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