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China’s president Xi Jinping and US president Donald Trump reviewing Chinese honour guards during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9th. File photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

President Xi Jinping said removing nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula was China’s “unswerving goal” after Pyongyang dramatically raised tension(...)

In this undated photograph provided by the North Korean government,  leader Kim Jong Un watches  the  missile test  on Wednesday.

The United States has warned the North Korean leadership that it would be “utterly destroyed” if war were to break out, after Pyongyang test fired its(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a missile: The EU, China and Japan, and many regional powers in Asia, have called on him to abandon his nuclear ambitions. Photograph: KCNA via Reuters

North Korea’s nuclear weapons are aimed solely at the US, a senior member of the North’s government said, and other countries should not feel threaten(...)

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(...)

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