US president Donald Trump speaks during an Oval Office announcement  at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has defended his decision to part ways with national security adviser John Bolton, telling reporters that the hawkish defenc(...)

Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton was a fierce opponent of the plan for the remaining US troops to leave Afghanistan  by the end of the year. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

Donald Trump’s abrupt dismissal of John Bolton, his national security adviser, may reflect the near breakdown in personal relations between the two me(...)

 The North’s official Korean Central News Agency did not specify what type of weapon was involved in the test. File Photograph: KCNA/EPA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will travel to Russia this month for talks with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Thursday, announcing th(...)

Workers make a North Korean and  US flag with paper flowers in Hanoi as US president Donald Trump gets set to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photograph: Jewel Samad

US president Donald Trump left Washington on Monday for Hanoi ahead of his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The two-day summit, wh(...)

Stephen Biegun (R) shakes hands with South Korea’s special representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon (L) prior to their meeting at the foreign ministry in Seoul. Photograph: Kim Min-Hee/Getty Images

The top US envoy for North Korea returned from three days of talks in Pyongyang and will meet again with his North Korean counterpart before the secon(...)

US president Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un at their summit in Singapore last June. Photograph: Kevin Lim/ EPA

Donald Trump appears to be lowering expectations in advance of his meeting in Vietnam later this month with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. That’s (...)

US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un first met  in Singapore last June. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet for a second time on February 27th and 28th in Vietnam, the president announce(...)

President Donald Trump  in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/Pool via Bloomberg

Details of a second summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be announced early next week, Mr Trump said on T(...)

President Donald Trump and   North Korean leader Kim Jong-un  during their summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. The two sides have clashed over just what their agreement at the summit meeting means. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump said on Friday he had cancelled secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s planned trip to North Korea because “we are not making suff(...)