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Smoke rises after an airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

Children travelling on a bus were among dozens of people killed on Thursday by Saudi-led coalition air strikes in northern Yemen. The vehicle was hit(...)

People outside  a currency exchange shop in the Iranian capital Tehran. US president Donald Trump has warned the world  against doing business with Iran. Photograph:  Getty Images

China and Germany defended their business ties with Iran on Wednesday in the face of US president Donald Trump’s warning that any companies trading wi(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting a trial operation of a new type of trolley bus at an undisclosed location in North Korea.  Photograph: KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea and the US have exchanged strong words at a regional summit in Singapore, with North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong-ho accusing Washingt(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting a trial operation of a new type of trolley bus at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Photograph: KCNA VIA KNS/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programmes and is violating sanctions including by “a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship tra(...)

Every day we can see and hear carefully curated information about Leo Varadkar, yet it all adds up to a curious nothingness.  File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

A while ago there was a bit of a stink when Leo Varadkar said he empathised with Donald Trump. At least that’s what was reported: this was at a priva(...)

Nato and trade: President Trump’s increasing demands have shown the true resilience of the European Union.  Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

“The times in which we could rely fully on others – they are somewhat over,” Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, reflected ruefully after Donald Trum(...)

Fayez and Muna al-Taneeb meet local farmer John O’Connell in Carrigaline, Co Cork, ahead of the Occupied Territories Bill going to the Seanad. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A Palestinian farming couple have urged Irish politicians to back a Bill by Independent Senator Frances Black which would prohibit Ireland purchasing (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Hanoi, Vietnam, on July 8th, 2018: said he had pushed North Korea on a promise to destroy a missile engine test site and wanted it “soon”. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AFP/Getty

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean accusations of “gangster-like” diplomacy during negotiations in Pyongyang, saying on Sunday(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has  brushed off North Korean accusations of ‘gangster-like’ diplomacy during negotiations in Pyongyang. Photograph: Reuters

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean accusations of “gangster-like” diplomacy during negotiations in Pyongyang, saying on Sunday(...)

 Fianna Fáil justice spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan outside Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The State urgently needs to ratify a protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture to convince international colleagues that it should have a seat on (...)

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