Harry Truman

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US president Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque

Donald Trump has become the first sitting US president to visit North Korea after crossing from the demilitarised zone that divides the Korean Peninsu(...)

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(...)

US president Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/File Photo/Reuters

The US president and those around him are set on a showdown with China for mastery of the century. There is assent – even enthusiasm – from other quar(...)

 Queen Elizabeth and US President Donald Trump attend the D-Day 75 Commemorations on June 5th, 2019 in Portsmouth, England. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

When US president Donald Trump visited Britain in 2018 and met Queen Elizabeth, he caused a social media stir by walking in front of the British monar(...)

Foreign policy: The Democratic presidential hopeful  most steeped in such policy, former vice-president Joe Biden, hardly brings it  up. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty

Towards the end of an almost-great career, which did not include his dream assignment as secretary of state, the US diplomat Richard Holbrooke confide(...)

US president Donald Trump at a roundtable discussion on immigration and border security in Calexico, California, on April 5th. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

“Poor Ike,” said Harry Truman of Dwight Eisenhower, his successor-elect as US president in 1952. “He’ll sit here and he’ll say ‘Do this! Do that!’ And(...)

Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg with vice-president Mike Pence and House speaker Nancy Pelosi: Nato is “the most successful alliance in history”.  Photograph:  Erin Schaff/New York Times

Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg launched a passionate defence of the north Atlantic alliance on Wednesday as he addressed Congress on the eve (...)

US president Donald Trump picks up a bowl of shamrocks in the White House on St Patrick’s Day last year as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US vice-president Mike Pence look on. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Rituals matter. Next week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will present a bowl of shamrock to US president Donald Trump in the White House, continuing a tradi(...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

US President Donald Trump as he plays a round of golf on the Ailsa course at Trump Turnberry. Photo: Andy Buchanan/Getty Images

Once Chequers was done with, and Windsor out of the way, Donald Trump turned to the more pressing presidential business of addressing a golf ball. Tru(...)

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