US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. File photographs:  AFP Photo/KCNA/Getty

World View is a weekly foreign affairs podcast from The Irish Times. Subscribe on Android, on Apple Podcasts, on Stitcher or on Soundcloud. President(...)

CIA director Mike Pompeo testifying before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington on April 12th. The   committee  on Monday approved the confirmation of Mr Pompeo to be the next secretary of state. Photograph: Lawrence Jackson/The New York Times

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly endorsed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state after Republican Rand Paul withdrew his opposition on Monda(...)

Venezuelans line up to cross into Colombia at the border in Paraguachon, Colombia, on February 16th. Photograph: Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters

On a rainy Wednesday before Easter, hundreds of Venezuelan migrants shuffled into the brick-walled courtyard of the Divine Providence Shelter in the C(...)

 Tom Bossert’s resignation as Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser  has been linked to the arrival of John Bolton as new national security chief. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser has become the latest official to leave the White House prematurely, a day after John Bolton joined the presi(...)

Former president Mary McAleese addressing the Voices of Faith conference in Rome last week. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

In his speech to the Brookings Institution in Washington on Tuesday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar described the impasse in Northern Ireland as “corrosive an(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will call for a US ambassador to Ireland to be appointed when he meets US president Donald Trump in the White House on Thursday(...)

Once the trendy cafes with blackboards move in, it’s probably too late to make a canny property investment. Photo: Getty

Every house buyer knows the drill: when it comes to choosing a location to buy, and to stand any chance of spending one’s money well, it helps to see (...)

Construction in the Israeli settlement of Brushin in the West Bank, in March  2015. A plan that the Saudi crown prince was said to be foisting on the Palestinians would offer them limited sovereignty and deny them Jerusalem as the capital. Photograph: Tomas Munita/New York Times

In a mysterious trip last month, Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, travelled to Saudi Arabia’s capital for consultations with the hard-chargin(...)

Men suspected of being Islamic State fighters are searched at a security screening centre near Kirkuk, Iraq, on October 1st. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

Its de facto capital is falling. Its territory has shrivelled from the size of Portugal to a handful of outposts. Its surviving leaders are on the run(...)

Markets are closely watching Mario Draghi, ECB president, for any indication that he is preparing to withdraw the eurozone’s $2tn bond-buying programme

Leading central banks own a fifth of their governments’ total debt, a sign of the scale of the challenge they face in unwinding unprecedented stimulus(...)

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