French president Emmanuel Macron: ‘You have partners together in the same part of the world, and you have no co-ordination whatsoever of strategic decision-making between the United States and its Nato allies – none.’  Photograph:   Ludovic Marin/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron has opened a rift with Germany and other Nato allies weeks ahead of a vital summit after he warned that the transatla(...)

The UK has warned Huawei that it needs to improve its cyber security standards and software engineering. Photograph: Reuters

One of the UK’s most senior intelligence chiefs has said he is confident British cyber security authorities can manage any risk posed by the Chinese t(...)

Imran Khan after casting his vote in the general election, in Islamabad, on Wednesday. As prime minister his top challenges will be to strengthen institutions and stamp out corruption. Photograph: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images

Imran Khan doesn’t do self doubt. When the former cricketer claimed victory in Pakistan’s election in a live address to the nation, he appeared typica(...)

Civilians return to their village after it was liberated from Islamic State militants, in Qayyara, south of Mosul, Iraq. Photograph:  Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

The sky is dark and heavy at noon in Qayyara, where oil wells have been burning since Iraqi forces pushed Islamic State out weeks ago. The jihadi mili(...)

British  prime minister David Cameron   with Russian  president Vladimir Putin   in  2014: “We are not facing a cold war but we are definitely facing an entrenched position from both sides,” Dr Jonathan Eyal, international director at the Royal United Services Institute has said. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

The revelations of the Litvinenko inquiry will be “potentially very damaging” for relationships between Britain and Russia and make any chance of “bu(...)

Reporters  outside flats in west London believed to be where Mohammed Emwazi used to live. Photograph: PA

The British man named as the extremist glorying in the beheading of journalists and aid workers had been known to intelligence agencies for five years(...)