US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un following a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi. Photograoh: by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have begun their two-day summit in Hanoi, as the US president tries to revive efforts to persuade the North Korean leader(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit gala dinner in Manila. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

For the last week on the road, US president Donald Trump had been measured, disciplined and studiously scripted as he picked his way through the geopo(...)

Vietnamese female soldiers of Liberation Force march during a military parade as part of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City. Photograph: Kham/Reuters

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, was decked out in hammer-and-sickle banners as soldiers marched through the nation’s financial center, 40 (...)