China’s foreign ministry has said the US needs to stop the ‘unreasonable suppression’ of Chinese companies like Huawei. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

China’s foreign ministry said on Saturday the US needed to stop the “unreasonable suppression” of Chinese companies like Huawei. The Trump administra(...)

A member of the US secret service wears a surgical mask as  President Donald Trump arrives for a news conference on the  coronavirus in the White House on Monday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

When the history is written of how the United States handled the global era’s first real pandemic, March 6th will leap out of the timeline. That was (...)

Just how the ECB’s incoming boss, Christine Lagarde, resolves the arguments over what to do about Europe’s under-performing economy will be of far greater significance than Brexit

One of the distortions caused by Brexit is the way it obscures what is happening in the real world. This week, for instance, the US central bank cut i(...)

US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty in the White House on December 8th, 1987. Photograph: Reuters

The US has withdrawn from a critical 1987 nuclear arms control treaty with Russia after Moscow refused to destroy a new intermediate-range missile tha(...)

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: “We consider this as part of our rights under the nuclear deal.” Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Iran has breached internationally-agreed limits on its enriched uranium stocks in a further blow to a landmark nuclear deal US president Donald Trump (...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald was guest speaker at Friends of Sinn Féin’s big fundraising event at the Sheraton Hotel Times Square. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Sinn Féin’s US fundraising arm spent $23,312 (€20,800) on expenses for the party in Northern Ireland in the period leading up to the local and Europea(...)

A think tank has suggested that for the first time a combined ‘grand coalition’ of the EPP and the left-wing bloc will not have a majority in the European Parliament.

Anti-EU parties are likely to form the second largest bloc in the European Parliament after next month’s elections, a study of polling trends by a Eur(...)

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The euro dipped towards a near two-year low on Friday after a top European Central Bank official floated the possibility of another round of long-term(...)

Men hang up pennants outside a hospital in Chongqing, China to  celebrate the first Chinese Doctors’ Day last month. Photograph: Reuters

It’s a humid yet clear day in Beijing, and outside the Capital Children’s Hospital, on the west side of the elegant Ritan Park, traffic is intense and(...)

US president Donald Trump owes his grip on eminent Republicans to cravenness on their part and ruthlessness on his. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Consider some headlines from the serious press over the past year. “Why Americans should fight Donald Trump’s isolationism.” “Trump’s Neo-isolationism(...)

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