Julian Borger

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Ben Wallace, the UK defence secretary, and his opposite number, Florence Parly, had been due to hold a bilateral meeting in London and address the two-day Franco-British Council. Photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

A Franco-British defence ministers’ summit due to take place this week has been cancelled as Paris steps up its protests over the loss of a multi-bill(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and then Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull (centre) standing on the deck of HMAS Waller, a submarine operated by the Royal Australian Navy, at Garden Island in Sydney in 2018. Photograph: Brendan Esposito/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

China has hit out at Australia, the UK and US for playing “geopolitical games” after they struck a new security pact to let Canberra acquire nuclear-p(...)

Fiona Hill, born in northern England, hadhad gone to work for Donald Trump in the spirit of non-partisan public service, but  was emerging – unwillingly but inexorably – as his nemesis. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Long before Fiona Hill arrived to testify on Capitol Hill, there was a long line for public seats and a crackling sense of anticipation for one of the(...)

The FBI Wanted Poster for Monica Elfriede Witt (Fatemah Zahra, Narges Witt).

Whatever turned Monica Witt from the US air force and the world of Washington defence contractors and took her to Iran as an alleged defector and spy,(...)

 House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes: called off a critical hearing scheduled for Tuesday. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The House intelligence committee investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged links with Moscow looks in danger of unravelling as a result of the une(...)

 Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and  US secretary of state John Kerry at the talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, Britain, China, Russia, USA) and Iran in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Roland Schlager/EPA

Iran and six powers failed for a second time this year to resolve a 12-year dispute over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions and gave themselves seven more mo(...)

Bakir Izetbegovic of the Party of Democratic Action at a news conference in Sarajevo. Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Nationalists from rival ethnic groups have claimed victory in the Bosnian elections, a result which, if confirmed, will deepen divisions and fuel inst(...)

US president Barack Obama: his team is reportedly  looking at the 1999 Kosovo conflict for precedents. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

If the US, Britain and their allies carry out punitive air strikes against the Syrian regime because of the use of chemical weapons they will most pro(...)