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US president Donald Trump speaks at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

President Donald Trump warned North Korea not to underestimate America’s military capabilities and said Kim Jong-un’s nuclear weapons programme was ma(...)

Samantha Power: President Trump “is way more divisive and more of a purveyor of hate towards different groups and trying to pit different parts of American society against each other than I expected.” Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc

It’s mid-afternoon in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Samantha Power is in reflective mode. Sitting in the mid-October sun in the gardens of Harvard’s (...)

US secretary of defence James Mattis with South Korean defence minister Song Young-moo at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Korean  Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Friday. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun-Pool/Getty Images

US secretary of defence James Mattis has accused North Korea of using nuclear weapons to threaten others with “catastrophe” but said the US remained (...)

A Syrian child receiving treatment at a hospital  following a chemical attack in Khan Sheikhun. Photograph: Mohamed al-Bakour/AFP

The Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad is to blame for a chemical attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun that killed dozens of people (...)

Fighters on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier participating in a drill with South Korean warships in the East Sea on Thursday. Photograph: EPA/Yonhap

The South Korean army has said it is developing a missile powerful enough to destroy North Korea’s underground military facilities and command centre(...)

A US air force B-1B bomber taking off from Andersen air force base, Guam, on Tuesday. Photograph: Joshua Smoot/AFP/Getty Images

The US air force has flown two B-1B strategic bombers over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force against North Korea, amid simmering tensions in th(...)

As early as next week, Donald Trump will make a decision on the US’s commitment to the deal. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

The announcement that the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize is to be awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons could not at come at a more(...)

The North Korean and Chinese flags: The Korean nuclear crisis has put China in an awkward position and Beijing repeatedly emphasises its stance calling for talks. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

China has ordered North Korean companies in the country to close as it implements United Nations sanctions, stepping up pressure on Pyongyang to aband(...)

A Rohingya Muslim refugee mourns beside the body of his child near Inani beach in Cox’s Bazar district. File photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

More than 60 people are feared dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh, the UN(...)

The North Korean town of Sinuiju, behind the Friendship Bridge, in China’s northeast Liaoning province.  China’s biggest banks have frozen financial transactions for North Koreans, employees say, in a sign Beijing is tightening the screws on its ally. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

At the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge that spans a narrow stretch of the Yalu River in Dandong in northern China, an impressive array of birds patrol (...)

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