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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 (...)

China announced on Saturday that it will limit its oil supply to North Korea and will stop its purchases of North Korea’s textiles. Photograph: EPA

China has announced that it will limit energy supplies to North Korea and stop buying its textiles under UN sanctions imposed over its nuclear and mis(...)

In an allusion to Donald Trump, Emmanuel  Macron said: “While some would like to stop, we must continue to advance, to go farther. Because global warming does not stop.” Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Without once naming Donald Trump, French president Emmanuel Macron staked his claim to being the anti-Trump in his first address to the United Nations(...)

US president Donald Trump: said ‘the UN has not reached its full potential because of bureaucracy and mismanagement’ but has ‘tremendous potential’. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque

US president Donald Trump toned down his criticism of the United Nations during his first appearance at the institution on Monday, pledging to help “m(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspecting a launching drill of the  strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12. Photograph: AFP Photo/KCNA

Establishing trust and ensuring verification is crucial to resolving the Korean nuclear crisis, especially to achieve a solution similar to the one in(...)

Ethnic cleansing: the UN has condemned Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority; these Rohingya children are begging for food after fleeing to Bangladesh. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty

World attention will turn to New York next week when the General Assembly of the United Nations meets for its 72nd session. Representatives from more(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un: Friday’s test was a calibrated response to fresh sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council, following the last nuclear test. Photograph: Wong Maye-E/AP

Breakfast television in Tokyo is normally a frothy mélange of children’s cartoons, variety shows and soft news. Now for the second time in less than a(...)

Ambassadors to the UN vote during a United Nations Security Council meeting on North Korea in New York. Photograph: Reuters/Stephanie Keith

The United Nations Security Council’s unanimous vote to widen sanctions on North Korea is a welcome signal that world powers are united in their exasp(...)

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