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Denmark’s prime minister Mette Frederiksen (left) and US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz and Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump described the Danish prime minister as “nasty” after she dismissed his notion of the US buying Greenland as an “absurd” idea, which promp(...)

James Mattis, US secretary of defence: his decision to quit  came after the US president Donald Trump confirmed he is ending all US military operations in Syria and Afghanistan. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Europe responded with a mixture of panic, disorientation and frantic steps to limit the damage after the resignation of US defence secretary James Mat(...)

Young people fishing reading sunbathing on dock at Piran Slovenia on the Adriatic Sea coast with Church of St Clement at Punta Lighthouse. Photograph: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images

Slovenia is so small, bigger ex-Yugoslav republics like to joke, that the capital Ljubljana’s marathon is actually a lap of the entire country, and pl(...)

‘Month two of this presidency needs to produce a capacity to speak with one voice.’ Above, US president Donald Trump at a news conference in the White House.   Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

This Munich Security Conference was different. A Frenchman defended Nato against the US president. The Russian foreign minister was here but the phant(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on Saturday, during which he appeared to suggest that a terrorist attack had taken place in Sweden the previous night. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

On Friday night, Fox News aired an alarming six-minute segment in which the host Tucker Carlson interviewed a documentary filmmaker about a crisis of (...)

US president Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Orlando Melbourne International Airport, in Florida where he suggeste something terrible had occurred in Sweden. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump escalated his attack on Sweden’s migration policies Monday, doubling down on his suggestion – based on a Fox News report – t(...)

Foreign ministers  Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo of Spain, Belgium’s  Didier Reynders,  Boris Johnson of Britain and Malta’s George Vella talk during an EU council meeting in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Stephane Lecocq/EPA

Boris Johnson will be hoping some of his fabled charm rubbed off on EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Sunday night when he met the former (...)

Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu leaves  a press conference  on Thursday. Photograph: Burhan Ozbilici/AP

Turkish politics and a deal with the European Union on migrants are likely to face testing weeks following the announcement that prime minister Ahmet (...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaks during a special session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

British prime minister David Cameron has increased pressure on his European counterparts to come up with a deal to keep Britain in the EU as he warned(...)

Attendees rest on seating between sessions during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Photograph: Bloomberg

Fear of a severe weakening of the European Union is the hot topic in the corridors and executive suites of Davos this year with business leaders and (...)

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