French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel: Critics say the treaty lacks ambition and does not address the euro zone, migrants or social and environmental policy. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay

French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel will meet on Tuesday morning in the coronation room of the town hall in the Germa(...)

A missile described by the North Korean government as the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile being launched at an undisclosed location in North Korea on November 29th. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

With US-South Korean joint military exercises still ongoing, a Chinese newspaper in a province bordering North Korea has caused controversy by publis(...)

Air China aircraft in Beijing. The airline told Reuters that the decision was made because “business was not good” and did not comment on when the flights would resume.   Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

China’s flag carrier Air China has indefinitely suspended flights to Pyongyang, deepening North Korea’s isolation as it faces tougher sanctions from (...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un:  North Korea has staged many  missile tests and  five nuclear tests as it tries to develop  technology to reach the US mainland with its missiles. Photograph: AP Photo

Satellite images of a North Korean nuclear weapons facility from last week show that pumping activity has resumed as the east Asian region remains ten(...)

 Mahmoud Abbas with  Binyamin Netanyahu in  2016. Mr Mahmoud will meet French leaders, but Mr Netanyahu has refused to attend the conference. Photograph: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images

The French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will host representatives of more than 70 countries and international organisations at the Paris Confere(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin. In interviews on Monday, French president Francois Hollande said he was “still asking himself” whether he should receive Mr Putin. “Is it useful? Is it necessary?” he said. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin has cancelled his visit to Paris next week, as relations deterioriated further over what France calls “war crimes” co(...)

Chinese vice-president Li Yuanchao and US vice-president Joe Biden listen to their national anthems during a welcoming ceremony inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Reuters

Relations with China need to be based on trust, US vice-president Joe Biden said as he emerged from a meeting with president Xi Jinping, with neither (...)

Iraqis examine damage inflicted on their house by a car bomb attack in AL-Mashtal district in Baghdad last Tuesday. Car bombs and a suicide blast hit Shi'ite districts of Baghdad and south of Iraq’s capital, killing at least 50 people on the 10th anniversary of the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen

On March 19th, 2003, the United States, under President George W Bush, and with the support of Britain and a number of other states, led an inv(...)