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US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump during a dinner with Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has pledged to meet the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, “in the coming weeks” but warned that he was prepared to walk away if the tal(...)

CIA director Mike Pompeo  travelled to the North Korean capital to meet Kim Jong-un in recent weeks. File photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Preparations are under way for a groundbreaking summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea as the White House confirmed CIA direc(...)

Donald Trump has made norms of unconventional modes of communication. Photograph: Getty

When news broke last weekend that ‘senior US officials’ had travelled to North Korea for discussions about a potential meeting of the two countries’ l(...)

Military footing: Donald Trump salutes coastguards shortly after firing FBI head James Comey. Photograph: Getty

From the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency there has been a question: when he runs out of phoney wars will he have to start a real one? President(...)

Protesters chant with placards as US secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo  arrives to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Thursday. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state vowed to make the US a world leader in global diplomacy and help a demoralised state department find “it(...)

 Tom Bossert’s resignation as Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser  has been linked to the arrival of John Bolton as new national security chief. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser has become the latest official to leave the White House prematurely, a day after John Bolton joined the presi(...)

US president Donald Trump said ‘major decisions’ would be made on a Syria response in the next day or two. Photograph: AFP

After pictures of dead bodies and wounded children hooked up to respirators in the besieged Syrian town of Douma went viral, Russia was thrust into th(...)

At the end of March, President Donald Trump signed into law the Cloud Act, which removed the ambiguity over whether a US court could demand data held extraterritorially. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The Microsoft Dublin email case has ended with a whimper rather than a bang. The case, which concerns whether the United States government may use a (...)

New national-security adviser: John Bolton at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

Shortly before 4pm on Thursday, John Bolton, the unmistakable mustachioed former US ambassador to the United Nations, was spotted entering the West Wi(...)

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The turmoil within the Trump administration intensified on Tuesday as the US president fired his secretary of state, raising fears among allies about (...)

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