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US president Donald Trump ‘Elections have consequences’. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP

US president Donald Trump has said he has “no idea” whether he can get a deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for his border wall as the partial US go(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping  and US president Donald Trump: Stock markets have risen on optimism  the two sides are making progress on trade talks.  Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP

The Trump administration has vowed to come up with ways to ensure that China complies with trade commitments it makes to the United States, after thre(...)

Staff workers take  stands apart before the end of the final session of the COP24 summit on climate change in Katowice, Poland, on December 15th. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski

The backdrop coming into the UN annual climate summit was dire; from where the world is at in responding to global warming to scientific indications o(...)

New  report shows  average world temperatures  on course to far exceed  goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Photograph: Matt Alexander/PA

Negotiations at the UN summit in Poland, now entering their final political phase, continue to be dominated by issues around the strictness of a ruleb(...)

Rapper Oxxxymiron performs during a concert in support of then jailed rapper Husky at a Moscow club on November 26th. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/AFP/ Getty

Dmitry Kuznetsov, better-known by his stage name Husky, was a minor star on Russia’s flourishing hip hop scene until police arrested him last month fo(...)

Robert Mueller: his inquiry into Donald Trump’s election campaign team links with Russia is set to lodge documents in courts in Washington and New York. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP

Further insight into special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into contacts between Donald Trump’s election campaign team and Russia is expected(...)

Russian jet fighters fly over a bridge connecting the Russian mainland with the Crimean peninsula with a cargo ship beneath it after three Ukrainian navy vessels was stopped by Russia from entering the Sea of Azov via the Kerch Strait in the Black Sea, Crimea. File photograph: Pavlishak Alexey/Reuters

Ukraine accused Russia of illegally seizing three of its ships in the Black Sea after opening fire on them on Sunday, a charge that if confirmed coul(...)

In formally affirming his support for Riyadh, Donald Trump defied his own intelligence services and a vast amount of evidence suggesting that the killing of Khashoggi, the journalist murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month, was done with the knowledge of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (above). Photograph:  Amir Levy/Reuters

In a 633-word statement filled with exclamation marks and the unmistakably disjointed rhetoric that characterises his speech, US president Donald Trum(...)

US president Donald  Trump walks off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/EPA

US president Donald Trump has said his administration will release a full report in the next two days about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khasho(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leads the testing of a newly developed tactical weapon, in this undated photo released on November 16th. Photograph: North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency

North Korea’s leader publicly inspected a new weapon for the first time in nearly a year, state media reported on Friday, while Pyongyang also decide(...)

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