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The US Consulate in Jerusalem. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

Palestinian leaders have reacted angrily to Washington’s closure of the US consulate in Jerusalem and its merger with the newly opened US embassy in t(...)

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho (R) and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son-Hui (L)  during a press conference following the second US-North Korea summit, in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photograph: Bui Lam Khanh/ EPA

North Korea proposed closing part of its Yongbyon nuclear complex in exchange for the lifting of all UN sanctions except those directly targeting thei(...)

After four years as the European Union’s top diplomat in Washington, David O’Sullivan will soon leave the US capital – as well as the EU’s civil service. His role as EU ambassador has given him exposure to many of DC’s famous residents, including Barack and Michelle Obama. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

High on the 10th floor of the EU delegation building overlooking Washington Circle in downtown DC, David O’Sullivan is preparing to leave the office t(...)

Hoda Muthana, who left Alabama in 2014 to join the Islamic State terror group in Syria. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/New York Times

An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State terror group in Syria will not be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because sh(...)

Tánaiste and  Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: held meetings in New York on Tuesday as Ireland continues its efforts to secure a seat on the United Nations Security Council. File Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has arrived in Washington for talks with senior administration officials and members of Congress, amid increasing concern among(...)

US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un first met  in Singapore last June. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet for a second time on February 27th and 28th in Vietnam, the president announce(...)

The letter, which has been signed by 40 senior figures including Gary Hart, comes ahead of Tanaiste Simon Coveney’s visit to Washington this week. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A group of prominent Irish-Americans, including former US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Gary Hart and five former US ambassadors, have written to (...)

Venezuela’s general prosecutor, Tarek William Saab, speaks to reporters in Caracas on Tuesday. Photograph: Marco Bello/Getty Images

Venezuela’s government moved against self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó on Tuesday, seeking a travel ban and a freeze on his bank accounts(...)

US Republican senator  Lindsey Graham  dines at the Palace of Princes restaurant in Manbij, Syria, in July 2018. Photograph: Charlie Savage/New York Times

For US troops posted in the dusty flatlands of northern Syria, the Palace of the Princes restaurant in Manbij offered a pleasant place to stop for gri(...)

North Korean official Kim Yong-chol prepares to leave the Beijing International Airport on Thursday. Photograph: Kyodo News/AP

High-level talks aimed at finalising a second summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are planned for this week i(...)

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