North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shakes hands with Xi Jinping in Beijing. Photograph: AFP/KCNA via KNS

With Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump having departed Singapore after their landmark summit, attention now turns to China to see if it will continue to up(...)

A poster outside a restaurant, Harmony Nasi Lemak, in Singapore, promotes a special Trump Kim-Chi dish on  its menu. Photograph: Ore Huiying/Getty Images

Next week’s Singapore summit between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be the first step in a long process, with the US president (...)

The  Kremlin:  trying to penetrate their computer networks in the West.  Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

The United States and Britain on Monday issued a first-of-its-kind joint warning about Russian cyberattacks against government and private organisatio(...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘Sometimes it’s time to come back home, and we’re thinking about that very seriously.’ Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The White House on Wednesday said the US fight against Islamic State in Syria is “coming to a rapid end” as Donald Trump reportedly agreed to keep tro(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife are accompanied by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and his wife at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Korea News Service via AP

China’s closeness to North Korea blends communist ideology, a delicate geopolitical balance and hard cash, so it is not surprising Kim Jong-un should (...)

New national-security adviser: John Bolton at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

Shortly before 4pm on Thursday, John Bolton, the unmistakable mustachioed former US ambassador to the United Nations, was spotted entering the West Wi(...)

 Russian diplomats and family members leaving the   Russian embassy in central London on Tuesday, March 20th.  British Prime Minister Theresa May ordered the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation for the poisoning of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal  and his daughter Yulia  who  were found suffering from exposure to a rare nerve agent in Salisbury on  March 4th.  Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Britain has stepped up checks on private flights entering the country but has held back from taking further retaliatory action in response to the poi(...)

 British ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow  was summoned to the Russian foreign ministry amid escalating tension over the alleged poisoning case. Photograph: EPA/Yuri  Kochetkov

As Tuesday night’s deadline approached, nobody in Westminster expected Russia to offer any explanation of last week’s attack in Salisbury that would s(...)

Police officers get dressed in protective suiting at a car recovery depot in Norton Enterprise Park, where Sergei Skripal’s car was originally transported, in Salisbury on Tuesday. Photograph:  Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Police made a fresh plea on Tuesday for information about last week’s poisoning of a Russian spy and his daughter as a deadline approached for Moscow(...)

Police officers  at The Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury where a man and woman were found critically ill on March 4th. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Russian state TV has accused Britain of poisoning former double agent Sergei Skripal in southern England as part of a special operation designed to sp(...)

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