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A coin minted for the  US-North Korea summit is seen in Washington DC. The  planned June 12th landmark summit in Singapore will  not now take place. Photograph: Getty Images

The date had been set and the press accreditation process had opened, but on Thursday US president Donald Trump announced that the historic summit wit(...)

The then US president Barack Obama presents the National Humanities Medal to Philip Roth at the White House in March 2011. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

“If I’m not an American, I’m nothing,” the writer Philip Roth once said. Roth, one of the giants of American literature, passed away on Tuesday night (...)

Donald Trump: “I hope it’s not so, because if it is, there’s never been anything like it in the history of our country.” Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Donald Trump escalated his attack on his intelligence services on Wednesday, warning that the FBI’s alleged covert contact with his 2016 election camp(...)

US president Donald Trump and South Korean president Moon Jae-in shake hands during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has appeared to cast doubt about whether next month’s planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will go ahead, fo(...)

In a major speech in Washington on Monday, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo warned Iran would face “the strongest sanctions in history” if it did not adhere to a dozen requirements. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The United States escalated tensions with Iran on Monday, threatening new sanctions on the country if it does not meet a strict set of demands. In a (...)

North Korea summit: the White House was unnerved by the sudden change of tone from Pyongyang last week. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty

The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, will meet Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday amid concern in Washington about next month’s proposed s(...)

Zachary Faden makes drinks at a royal wedding-themed pop-up bar in Washington, DC as part of celebrations for the upcoming royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

The elderflower cakes are for sale in Georgetown’s famous cupcake store; a royal pop-up bar has opened in the trendy Shaw neighbourhood in DC; and the(...)

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg listens to US President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Cabinet Room at the White House. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump sought to reassure North Korea about US intentions on Thursday as he said that the “Libya model” of denuclearisation propose(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un  and US president Donald Trump. Photograph:  Getty

It is not unusual for North Korea to abruptly cancel a meeting – it has done so several times in recent months and years. But its decision to cancel(...)

TV  news screen showing US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a railway station in Seoul: “We do not hide our feelings of repugnance towards him,” said a  North Korean statement of US national security adviser John Bolton. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty

The White House said it is continuing to prepare for a planned summit with North Korea next month, despite the North Koreans warning that they may can(...)

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