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 Lionel Loueke: ‘I didn’t go to Paris to play African music, I got to Paris to play jazz’.   Photograph:  Jalal Morchidi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

At first glance, Lionel Loueke’s early life looks like an African musical boyhood straight out of central casting: banging on anything that made a noi(...)

North Korea has been a thorn in the side of the foreign policy of the United States since 1950 when it launched an invasion of South Korea in the beli(...)

US ambassador to the UN and UN Security Council president Nikki Haley at a United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria in New York last week. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

When US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley took to the floor at an emergency session of the United Nations last Wednesday holding photograph(...)

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley sought to link the military strikes to the chemical attack and insist that there had been no change in US policy. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The United States is prepared to “do more” if necessary in Syria, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday. She said the main pr(...)

Trigger-happy Trump?: USS Porter fires a Tomahawk missile at Syria from the Mediterranean. Photograph: Seaman Ford Williams/US Navy/PA Wire

Donald Trump’s sudden decision to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase is a classic case of doing the right thing for the wrong reasons. In(...)

A man watches US president Donald Trump announcing US strikes in Syria, on a television screen in Moscow, Russia.  Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Amidst the day-to-day crises and chaos that characterise the Trump presidency, this week will stand out as the moment Donald Trump came to grips with (...)

US president Donald Trump:  In the hours preceding the missile strike on the Shayrat airfield in western Syria, the Trump administration delivered its strongest criticism yet of Russia’s involvement in the Syrian civil war. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

US lawmakers from both parties backed US president Donald Trump’s decision to launch a military strike against Syria, but demanded further details on(...)

Judge Neil Gorsuch during his confirmation hearing on March 22nd. He was confirmed on Friday by 54 votes to 45, after three Democrats voted in favour of the Republican president’s nominee. Photograph: Eric Thayer/The New York Times

Neil Gorsuch, the 49-year-old federal judge nominated by President Donald Trump as supreme court justice, was confirmed to the life-long position on F(...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson with Chinese president Xi Jinping after he arrived at Palm Beach International Airport today. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson warned Russia to “carefully consider” its continued support for the Assad regime, amid growing signs that the Unit(...)

US president Donald Trump speaking at a press conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump gave his strongest warning yet that he is prepared to take action in Syria as he said that “many many lines” had been crosse(...)

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