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 Russian president Vladimir Putin with US actor Steven Seagal  at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool

Steven Seagal has just been appointed by Vladimir Putin as special representative for Russian-US humanitarian ties, which means, either I’m having som(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un  shaking hands with US president Donald Trump  in Singapore. Photograph: AFP/the Straits Times/ Kevin Lim

It was so surreal it almost looked like a special effect, or a stunt staged by the Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump impersonators doing the rounds in Sing(...)

Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea during his last visit in June. Photo: Kim Kwang Hyon/AP

Dennis Rodman, the American basketball star turned freelance diplomat, has urged Donald Trump to sign him up as a peace envoy to North Korea after his(...)

Antonio Inoki on the canvas in his wrestling-boxing match against Muhammad Ali in 1976. They fought 15-rounds, ending in a draw. Inoki seemed angry afterwards that he hadn’t won. Photograph: Bettmann Archive

Over his 74 years, Antonio Inoki has built up an unconventional resume. A wrestler-turned parliamentarian who once set up his own political party call(...)

North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un at last Friday’s missile test launch, which some analysts believe may put the entirety of the United States within range. Photograph: EPA/Korean Central News Agency

A mystery has long surrounded North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes. Conventional wisdom holds that the North’s weapons are intended to address(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and and Ri Sol-ju. Photograph: AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service

Ri Sol-ju, the elusive wife of North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un, has reappeared after a four-month absence at a celebration of the launch of t(...)

Otto Warmbier told a gathering of reporters in Pyongyang before his trial that he was offered a used car worth $10,000 if he could get a propaganda banner. Photograph: Reuters

North Korea has released an American serving a 15-year prison term for alleged anti-state acts, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has said. “At the(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un with his wife, Ri Sol-ju, at a concert in Pyongyang in 2012. She has not been seen at public events for over seven months. Photograph: AP/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service

Ri Sol-ju, the wife of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, has not been seen at public events for more than seven months, prompting speculation that sh(...)

Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has won the favour of a number of current and former US sports stars. Photograph: Ralph Fresco/Getty Images.

It is ordinarily around this time that John Daly generates his annual smidgen of media coverage when he hauls his RV into a Hooters’ parking lot just (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un  and former NBA player Dennis Rodman

It is two years since Paddy Power uncharacteristically bit off more publicity than it could chew in North Korea. Remember it agreed to sponsor forme(...)

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