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US president Donald Trump speaks to the media about Iran,  prior to departing for Camp David. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has defended his decision to cancel a planned air strike on Iran on Thursday night, claiming that he could help “make Iran g(...)

Gen Amir Ali Hajizadeh,  Iran’s head of the Revolutionary Guards’ aerospace division, looks at debris from a downed US drone  in  capital Tehran on Friday. Photograph: Meghdad Madadi/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has said he cancelled a planned military strike on Iran on Thursday night because it was “not proportionate to shooting down(...)

Right, Gen Douglas MacArthur, commander in chief visits  the front in Korea. Photograph: Bettmann Archive

Six years after US Democrats used atomic force to end the second World War, it was permissible, even normal, to question their firmness abroad. Dougl(...)

Ohio businessman Ed Crawford.

Ohio businessman Edward Crawford is to become the next US ambassador to Ireland, after the US senate endorsed his nomination in a vote on Thursday. (...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden  at a presidential campaign event in Ottumwa, Iowa, on Tuesday. Photograph: Rachel Mummey/The New York Times

Tensions between US president Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the frontrunner to become the Democratic presidential nominee, erupted on Tuesday as both me(...)

Higher Ground: Barack Obama and Michelle Obama want to ‘foster productive dialogue’ through their Spotify podcasts. Photograph: Jim Young/AFP

Drop the mic: Spotify has signed up the most sought-after couple in the media industry today. Barack and Michelle Obama, who already have an agreement(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar greets US president Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, at Shannon Airport. Photograph: Arthur Ellis

Donald and Melania Trump departed Shannon Airport on Friday afternoon bringing to a close the first visit to Ireland by the 45th president of the Unit(...)

 Donald Trump and Boris Johnson are self-declared champions of national sovereignty. File photograph: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama’s view of Britain is soured by the former US president’s part-Kenyan ancestry. African states would gain from the return of white colonia(...)

US President Donald Trump and Britain’s prime minister Theresa May during a dinner at Winfield House on Tuesday. The question of the tech giant Huawei came up during Trump’s state visit to the UK. Photograph: Chris Jackson/AFP/Getty Images

A populist is someone who abhors the metropolis and demands its respect. According to the cultural right, big cities are teetering Babels, lawless and(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden campaigning  in Berlin, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, as he unveiled a climate plan. Photograph: Elizabeth Frantz/The New York Times

When Joe Biden was Barack Obama’s vice-president, their administration brokered the landmark Paris climate accord and imposed the nation’s first feder(...)

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