German chancellor Angela Merkel and US president Joe Biden, during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times/Bloomberg

Angela Merkel hailed the German-US relationship as she met Joe Biden in the White House in what is likely to be her final trip to the United States as(...)

League party leader Matteo Salvini during an anti-government demonstration in Rome last October. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

When Alan Fabbri was growing up near the northern Italian city of Ferrara in the 1990s he engaged in an act of teenage rebellion that surprised his fr(...)

Yan’an, in the Shanbei region of China’s Shaanxi province: “the dusty birthplace of an epochal story of social change, where an agrarian, inward-looking country evolved into the world’s second-biggest economy”. Photograph:  Getty Images

The sun is setting above Yan’an, where the 1949 revolution in China that swept the communists to power under the leadership of chairman Mao Zedong spr(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un discussing a nuclear weapons programme with officials  in a photograph released in  September 2017.  Photograph: KCNA via Reuters

North Korea has already made considerable progress in dismantling its nuclear test site at Punggye-ri as promised, according to a report on the 38 No(...)

North Korea, which conducted its fourth nuclear test in January, vowed in 2013 to restart all nuclear facilities, including the main reactor and the smaller plant at Yongbyon, which was shut down in 2007 as part of an international disarmament-for-aid deal that later collapsed. Photograph: Getty Images

North Korea has restarted production of plutonium fuel, a senior US state department official said on Tuesday, showing that it plans to pursue its nu(...)