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Meth was sent across the  border into China or handed off at sea to criminal organisations like Chinese triads or the Japanese yakuza. Photograph: Kim Won Jin/AFP/Getty Images

Like many across east Asia, North Koreans have been exchanging presents this month to celebrate the lunar new year. But rather than tea, sweets or clo(...)

Roger Stone has been released on bail on a $250,000 bond, and his movements have been restricted to Florida, New York and Washington DC. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Roger Stone, a long time ally of US president Donald Trump, has pleaded not guilty at a court appearance in Washington to criminal charges relating to(...)

North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un: “But if the counterpart [US] continues with its past habits, it won’t be good, but I hope they stop this.”  Photograph: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said on Tuesday that he was willing to have a second summit with US president Donald Trump, but he paired the offer wi(...)

Podge, Rodge and Doireann Garrihy (God love her)

Irish talk shows generally trade on a heady mix of light entertainment, personal tragedy and local gossip. You know, the kind of stuff that only makes(...)

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: “I hope that both sides can contribute their wisdom and at least avoid a so-called disorderly Brexit.”

Japan would welcome Britain to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal “with open arms”, said prime minister Shinzo Abe, as he urged compromise to av(...)

Senator Lindsey Graham  speaks to reporters after the final vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Saturday. The process brings to completion Graham’s transformation from Trump critic to Trump lackey. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

The battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was an especially ugly episode of a reality-show presidency that degrades almost eve(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo talks with South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha before their meeting   in Seoul on Sunday. Photograph: Ahn Young-Joon-Pool/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo agreed to arrange a second leaders summit “as soon as possible”, and discussed p(...)

By the time you read this, unless I’ve had another wobble, I’ll be up a mountain. Photograph: Getty Images

I once did a questionnaire that tests your personality with the aim of assessing whether your leadership style is more Margaret Thatcher or Kim Jong-u(...)

US president Donald Trump chairing a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Wednesday. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has accused China of trying to meddle in November’s midterm elections. Chairing his first meeting of the UN Security Counci(...)

Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, pauses while speaking during the UN general assembly meeting in New York on Tuesday. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations general assembly on Tuesday with Mr Trump vowin(...)

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