British prime minister Theresa May at the Élysée Palace in Paris with French president Emmanuel Macron. Photograph: Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images

Receiving British prime minister Theresa May at the Élysée Palace in Paris on June 13th, French president Emmanuel Macron twice emphasised that he wan(...)

French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault: “This method [of production] bears the signature of the regime and that is what allows us to establish its responsibility in this attack.” Photograph:  Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

Analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month “bears the signature” of President Bashar Assad’s government and (...)

US army tanks conduct a military exercise in Paju, near the border with North Korea, in South Korea on Friday, April 14th. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon

As tensions simmer in the Korean peninsula, with US warships steaming into the region and alarm at the likelihood of another North Korean nuclear test(...)

Britain’s defence secretary Michael Fallon, pictured giving a news conference with his US counterpart James Mattis in London on March 31st, offered support for the US air strike on Syria. Photograph: Matt Dunham/Reuters

Britain and Australia offered strong backing to the US missile strike on Syria, ordered in response to a deadly chemical attack in the country this we(...)

A Syrian child received treatment  at a field hospital in Saraqib, Idlib province in northern Syria after a chemical attack. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

US officials dismissed Russia’s assertion on Wednesday that Syrian rebels were to blame for a poison gas attack rather than president Bashar al-Assad,(...)

 Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte whose  governing centre-right VVD party easily beat the anti-immigration party of Geert Wilders in an election. Photograph: EPA

Dutch centre-right prime minister Mark Rutte scored a resounding victory over anti-Islam and anti-EU Geert Wilders in an election on Wednesday, offeri(...)

 EU commissioner Phil Hogan has warned against talk of treaty changes for which the weary public has no appetite. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

In the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote last summer Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi invited German chancellor Angela Merkel and French presi(...)

 The Minster for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan with the French foreign minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault at Iveagh House. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The French foreign minister has further acknowledged the State’s unique economic challenges in relation to Brexit during talks on Wednesday. Jean-Ma(...)

‘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(...)

Nikki Haley: The new US ambassador to the United Nations prepares to address the security council, where she said “the dire situation in eastern Ukraine is one that demands clear and strong condemnation of Russian actions”. Photograph: EPA/Jason Szenes

Kiev has accused Russia of sending more troops and weapons into eastern Ukraine as the US renewed pressure on the Kremlin to defuse a resurgent confli(...)

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