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Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello. Photograph: La Forteleza de Puerto Rico/Reuters

Puerto Ricans danced among the brightly coloured houses of San Juan on Thursday after governor Ricardo Rosselló capitulated to 12 days of protests an(...)

US president Donald Trump said on Thursday the drone had flown to within 914 metres (1,000 yards) of the USS Boxer and had ignored “multiple calls to stand down” in the latest episode to stir tensions in the Gulf. Photograph: MCSN Craig Z Rodarte/EPA.Handout

Iranian deputy foreign minister Abbas Aragchi denied on Friday that Iran had lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said that a(...)

A handout photo made available by Iran’s official state TV (IRIB) allegedly shows the crude oil tanker Front Altair on fire in the Gulf of Oman, June 13th 2019. Photograph: IRIB/EPA

Two oil tankers were severely damaged by attacks in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that sparked a 4 per cent surge in crude prices and put the energy in(...)

Chinese leader Xi Jinping toasted the Russian leader  Vladimir Putin as his 	‘best friend’.   Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

As China pivots towards Russia amid its escalating trade war with Washington, military tensions have been ratcheted up in the region on a number of fr(...)

A makeshift memorial  left in tribute to  victims at the Borderline Bar and Grill parking lot in Thousand Oaks, California, after a mass shooting by Ian David Long. Photograph: Apu Gomes/AFP/Getty Images

Authorities trying to make sense of why a gunman killed 12 people at a southern California bar are not publicly discussing what they have learned, but(...)

Lauren Coe as Emma in Landmark Productions and The Everyman’s stage production of ‘Asking for It’ by Louise O’Neill. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Picture the scene. It’s hot and busy with oh, say, 800 US navy crew crowded into the hall. Is it an assumption to say there is a lot of testosterone a(...)

“The only known function of sleep is to cure sleepiness,” the Harvard sleep scientist Dr J Allan Hobson once joked. This isn’t quite true, but the que(...)

The USS Decatur in the South China Sea. The US and China traded angry accusations after the Decatur and a Chinese warship nearly collided on September 30th. File photograph:  Diana Quinlan/US Navy via the New York Times

A Chinese destroyer came within 40m of the bow of a US Navy warship performing manoeuvres in a disputed section of the South China Sea, the latest esc(...)

The Irish Derby hero Latrobe will skip this Saturday’s Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris and instead appear at York’s Ebor festival next month. Joseph O’(...)

Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz listens to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani during a joint press conference  in Vienna on Wednesday. Photograph: Robert Jaeger/AFP/Getty Images

A potential confrontation between the US and Iran is brewing in the Strait of Hormuz after Tehran threatened to block the Gulf passageway in retaliati(...)

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