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Protesters against Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk on Monday. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Belarus jailed two opposition leaders for 10 days on Tuesday as the government pursued a crackdown on the few figures still at large, while schooltea(...)

Belarusian opposition figure  Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya speaks to US deputy secretary of state Stephen Biegun during their meeting in Vilnius on Monday. Photograph: Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya campaign office via AP

Several prominent opposition activists have been detained in Belarus as its autocratic president, Alexander Lukashenko, tries to ride out an unprecede(...)

 US president Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un signing documents as Mr Kim’s sister Kim Yo-jong looks on during their historic 2018 summit. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The increasingly powerful sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has dismissed the idea of another summit with Donald Trump this year, saying the(...)

US special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, left, poses with South Korea’s vice foreign minister Cho Sei-young for a photo at the foreign ministry in Seoul. Photograph: Ed Jones/Pool Photo via AP

A senior US diplomat has urged North Korea to return to the negotiating table immediately to complete stalled nuclear talks. The US special represent(...)

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 (...)

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