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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspecting a launching drill of medium and long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location, in an undated photograph released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16th.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in has described North Korea’s nuclear threat as “real and advanced”, as efforts continued to find a diplomatic solu(...)

 Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Republican Senator from Arizona John McCain (L) and Democratic Senator from Rhode Island Jack Reed (R) attend an Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, . Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The push by Republicans to reform the US tax code was thrown into turmoil on Thursday evening as new rulings on the fiscal implications of a Senate bi(...)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC. Photograph: J David Ake/Associated Press

The FBI failed to notify scores of US officials Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at(...)

Angela Merkel in the German Parliament on Tuesday. She says  she’s ready to face voters again to break the country’s political stalemate. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

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

Trump and Putin: “We don’t have the slightest intention to do harm to the United States,” says Russia’s new ambassador to Ireland. Photograph: Vietnam News Agency/AFP/Getty

Russia’s new ambassador to Ireland has described allegations that Moscow is interfering in other countries’ democratic processes as ridiculous and lud(...)

Al Franken: the senator apologised for groping the broadcaster Leeann Tweeden in 2006, on a military flight back from the Middle East, where they had been entertaining US troops

Senator Al Franken is facing calls to resign over inappropriate behaviour towards a radio host in 2006, as the scandal over politicians’ sexual miscon(...)

 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(...)

Susanna Ceccardi of the right-wing Northern League, who is mayor of Cascina, in Tuscany. “I think that regulating immigration is a moderate position,” she says. Photograph: Facebook

In September 1944 African-American soldiers from the US Army’s “Buffalo” division helped liberate Cascina from German forces retreating north into the(...)

Virginia governor-elect Ralph Northam walks onstage to celebrate his election at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Photograph: Cliff Owen/AP

Voters delivered their first forceful rebuke of President Donald Trump and his party on Tuesday night, with Democrats exploiting Mr Trump’s deep unpop(...)

A file image of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. New reports allege he went to great lengths to prevent the publication of stories including allegations of sexual harassment and assault against him. Photograph: Steve Crisp/Reuters.

The disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein used a web of private detectives, lawyers and even undercover former Mossad agents in a failed effort to st(...)

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