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 South Korean journalists head to an aircraft at Seoul Airport on Wednesday from where they were to fly to North Korea to witness the dismantlement of the North’s key nuclear test site. Photograph: EPA

North Korea has accepted a list of South Korean reporters to visit their nuclear testing site after a days-long tug of war with Seoul, South Korea’s u(...)

US president Donald Trump and South Korean president Moon Jae-in shake hands during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has appeared to cast doubt about whether next month’s planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will go ahead, fo(...)

In a major speech in Washington on Monday, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo warned Iran would face “the strongest sanctions in history” if it did not adhere to a dozen requirements. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The United States escalated tensions with Iran on Monday, threatening new sanctions on the country if it does not meet a strict set of demands. In a (...)

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Wildlife Where Harry took Meghan? Well, not exactly, but those who caught the engagement interview might remember Harry’s favourite place in the world(...)

A portrait of author Ian McEwan at the Soho Hotel in London. Photograph: Lauren Fleishman/The New York Times

Ian McEwan’s bananas arrive at the table. “I had a craving for a banana,” he says, half-apologetically: “Would you like one?”  Having just spent(...)

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg listens to US President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Cabinet Room at the White House. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump sought to reassure North Korea about US intentions on Thursday as he said that the “Libya model” of denuclearisation propose(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un  and US president Donald Trump. Photograph:  Getty

It is not unusual for North Korea to abruptly cancel a meeting – it has done so several times in recent months and years. But its decision to cancel(...)

TV  news screen showing US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a railway station in Seoul: “We do not hide our feelings of repugnance towards him,” said a  North Korean statement of US national security adviser John Bolton. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty

The White House said it is continuing to prepare for a planned summit with North Korea next month, despite the North Koreans warning that they may can(...)

A man walks past a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US president Donald Trump at a railway station in Seoul on Wednesday. Photograph:  Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

After historic signs of warmth across the demilitarised zone and an apparent willingness to shutter key nuclear test facilities ahead of the summit be(...)

 Malaysian former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim shakes hand with prison officials before a press conference at his house in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Photograph:  Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s longtime opposition leader, walked free from jail on Wednesday, as the country moved towards a new political era following l(...)

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