US Republican senator  Lindsey Graham  dines at the Palace of Princes restaurant in Manbij, Syria, in July 2018. Photograph: Charlie Savage/New York Times

For US troops posted in the dusty flatlands of northern Syria, the Palace of the Princes restaurant in Manbij offered a pleasant place to stop for gri(...)

 White House senior adviser Jared Kushner remains a person of interest to  investigations related to Russia links by special counsel Robert Mueller and congressional committees, according to a source with knowledge of the inquiries. File photograph:  Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images

A lawyer for President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner failed to give the US Senate Judiciary Committee documents Mr Kushne(...)

An  undated image from a video distributed on Sunday by North Korean broadcaster KRT, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivering a speech in Pyongyang. Photograph: AP

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Sunday that the isolated nuclear capable country was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic mi(...)

President-elect Donald Trump following his meeting with Mitt Romney at the weekend. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

President-elect Donald Trump, working to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on January 20th, was scheduled to hold talks in New (...)

Three new Trump appointments: US Representative from Kansas Mike Pompeo, retired Lt Gen Michael Flynn, and Senator Jeff Sessions. Composite: AFP/Getty Images

President-elect Donald Trump has announced the nomination of Alabama senator Jeff Sessions as US attorney general and Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo a(...)

Hans-Christian Stroebele, a member of the German Greens Party and the Bundestag, holds up a letter from Edward Snowden, former contractor with the National Security Agency (NSA), that Mr Snowden gave him  in Moscow yesterday. Photograph: Getty

US whistleblower Edward Snowden has said he regrets nothing of his actions to expose surveillance programmes operated by the National Security Agency (...)

US secretary of state John Kerry gestures before South Korea's foreign minister Yun Byung-se this morning at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. Photograph: Paul J Richards/Reuters

The US will never accept North Korea as a nuclear power and will come to the defence of the South if necessary, secretary of state John Kerry said (...)