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A South Korean soldier removes loudspeakers in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, on June 16th,  2004. South Korea has again halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border at North Korea. Photograph: Jin-Hee Park/ EPA

South Korea halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border at North Korea on Monday ahead of their first summit in a decade, as US pres(...)

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang answers questions about the in North Korea during a news conference in Beijing on Monday. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans have died in a bus crash in North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday, with two Chinese(...)

Winning ways: Emmanuel Macron at his victory rally in Paris after being elected president, in May 2017. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty

President Emmanuel Macron likes to convince people. In manner and method, he is unlike his predecessors. Nicolas Sarkozy cajoled and bullied. François(...)

In April 1943, the Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann accidentally  ingested a small amount of a compound he was analysing, LSD

Much as I enjoy cycling, I didn’t participate in the global event known as Bicycle Day, the 75th anniversary of which fell on Thursday. There wasn’t m(...)

Michael Brown: ‘You never switch off in this job but I love it’

The “Big Fella” peeps over Mick Browne’s shoulder – he has his back. Standing tall, the statuette of Michael Collins rests on a table behind the desk (...)

 Russian soldiers and Syrian government forces oversee the evacuation of rebel fighters from the Army of Islam and their families from the town of Dumayr, northeast of Damascus, on Thursday. Photograph Sana (official Syrian news agency)/via AP)

The Syrian government stepped up its efforts on Thursday to retake the opposition’s last besieged enclaves, as rebels prepared to withdraw from one an(...)

Kurdish people living in Greece  protesting at    EU offices in Athens on April 11th,  They were calling for international intervention for Kurds in the Syrian city of Afrin.  Photograph: Getty Images

Turkey has castigated the Arab League for demanding the withdrawal of the Turkish army and allied Syrian militias from the Kurdish Afrin district in S(...)

Suspected Islamic State fighters captured during fighting in Mosul are detained at an abandoned home that became a makeshift courthouse, in Qaraqosh, Iraq, on June 15th, 2017. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

The 42-year-old housewife had two minutes to defend herself against charges of supporting Islamic State. Amina Hassan, a Turkish woman in a flowing bl(...)

A Canadian group is seeking to monitor the abortion referendum campaign. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Canadian organisation is seeking to fundraise 7,000 Canadian dollars (€4,500) to send up to 24 independent electoral observers to Ireland for the re(...)

An RAF Tornado takes off from a base in Akrotiri, Cyprus, to participate in joint operational strikes  by the US, France and Britain in Syria. Photograph: Mod via AP

British prime minister Theresa May has defended her decision to launch air strikes against Syria without prior parliamentary approval, describing the (...)

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