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 Kim Jong-un shakes hands with US president Donald Trump after taking part in a signing ceremony at the end of their historic  summit  in Singapore on Tuesday. Photograph:  Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has touted his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as so great a breakthrough that Pyongyang is no longer a nuclear threat to t(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo with Gen Vincent K Brooks, commander of United States Forces Korea, at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. Photograph:  Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

Mike Pompeo said there would be no let-up of sanctions on North Korea until the rogue regime had completed denuclearisation, contradicting Pyongyang’s(...)

US president Donald Trump steps off Air Force One on return from Singapore: “Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office,” he tweeted. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty

The United States hopes to see “major disarmament” in North Korea by 2020, secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday as President Donald Trump (...)

 A South Korean man reads a newspaper reporting the US president Donald Trump meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday in Seoul, South Korea.  Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

South Korea has reacted with a mix of optimism and confusion to the historic summit between Donald Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, aft(...)

Trump’s warmth towards Kim, though consistent with his apparent affinity with autocrats everywhere, was nonetheless shocking. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AFP/Getty Images

Kim Jong-un must scarcely believe his luck. Less than nine months after he established North Korea as a nuclear power with a long-range ballistic miss(...)

A photo released on Twitter by the German government spokesman Steffen Seibert on Saturday, and taken by the German government’s photographer Jesco Denzel, shows US president Donald Trump talking with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and surrounded by other G7 leaders during a meeting of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec. Photograph: Jesco Denzel/ Bundesregierung/ AFP photo/Getty Images

Even before the unprecedented summit between US president Donald Trump and the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un began in Singapore overnight, it was (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Tánaiste Simon Coveney at the launch of the Global Ireland 2025 plan in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government will open embassies in Ukraine, Morocco, the Philippines and Liberia in the coming years and consulates in Cardiff, Frankfurt and Los A(...)

US president Donald Trump meets Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 summit in Quebec.  Photograph: Christinne Muschi

The G7 meeting of global leaders descended into open acrimony after US president Donald Trump withdrew his support for the joint communique, hours aft(...)

Donald Trump walks towards members of media as he departs the G7 summit in Charlevoix in Canada. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

US president Donald Trump said on Saturday any agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at next week’s summit would be “spur of the moment,” und(...)

“It’s unfortunate that human rights are being sidelined in a rush to rapprochement and solving security problems.” Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo/File

Lee Cheol cannot remember how many times he was forced to gather with his fellow soldiers at an airfield outside Pyongyang in North Korea and watch as(...)

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