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On two wheels in Hanoi: “There are five million motorbikes in the Vietnamese capital 2030.” Photograph: Getty Images

Like taking off your shoes inside and bottles of sweet chilli sauce on the dinner table, it seems that dodging and weaving through scooters and motorb(...)

US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their meeting in Vietnam last month, at which they failed to reach an agreement. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

US president Donald Trump announced he was reversing sanctions on companies related to North Korea on Friday, a day after the treasury department unve(...)

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and her husband George Conway: Mr Trump called Mr Conway a “whack job”  after he questioned the US president’s mental health in a tweet.  Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US president Donald Trump doubled down on his criticism of the late senator John McCain on Tuesday in a speech in Ohio, saying he “wasn’t a fan”. Spea(...)

 Doan Thi Huong, who is a suspect in the murder  of the North Korean leader’s half brother Kim Jong-nam, at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Malaysia’s attorney general on Thursday rejected Vietnam’s request to free a woman accused of the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Ko(...)

A SilkAir Boeing 737 Max 8 plane (behind) sits on the tarmac near a hangar after suspended operations for all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes at Changi Airport in Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued instructions to stop any Boeing 737 Max 8 commercial passenger flights arriving, departing or overf(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney during the Government’s launch of A Better World, February 28th. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A ban on the use of Irish government aid money to fund abortion services in developing countries is likely to be set aside as a consequence of the cha(...)

Otto Warmbier on his way to North Korea’s top court in Pyongyang. Photograph: Kyodo/via Reuters

The parents of Otto Warmbier, the American student who died after being detained in North Korea, have said that Kim Jong-un’s regime was responsible f(...)

Indian soldiers stand next to the wreckage of an Indian Air Force helicopter after it crashed in Budgam district in Kashmir on Wednesday. Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters

The Hanoi summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un may have ended in failure, but at least it distracted the US president for a few days from invol(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on during a news conference after a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi on Thursday. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

Two days after predicting a “very tremendous summit” with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US president Donald Trump left Hanoi early and empty-handed(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is seeking a fourth consecutive term in office. File photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israel’s attorney general has called for prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu to face charges in all three of the corruption investigations against him, (...)

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