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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photograph: AFP

US president Donald Trump on Wednesday said “talking is not the answer” to the tense standoff with North Korea over its nuclear missile development, b(...)

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud welcomes US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump during a reception ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US has reached a $6 billion (€5.35bn) deal for Saudi Arabia to buy four littoral combat ships made by Lockheed Martin in a package of major arms p(...)

Dublin-based design and innovation consultancy Dolmen won the equivalent of five Oscars at the international Red Dot awards.

Irish product design and innovation companies are punching well above their weight in international markets, yet their success goes largely unrecognis(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel and  Mike Pence at the Munich conference, where the US vice president  pledged “unwavering” support for Nato. Photograph: Guido Bergmann /Bundesregierung via Getty Images

For five decades, western political leaders have gathered at an annual security conference in Munich to grapple with crises in the unstable, violent w(...)

Democratic senator Chris Murphy  speaks to reporters after waging an almost 15-hour filibuster on the US Senate floor in order to force a vote on gun control. Photograph:  Pete Marovich/Getty Images

The massacre at a Florida nightclub has given fresh impetus to seek legislation that would prevent suspected terrorists buying weapons and expanding (...)

Barack Obama: said the deal with Iran was the “strongest non-proliferation agreement ever signed”. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Barack Obama criticised opponents of the nuclear agreement with Iran yesterday, accusing them of using many of the same arguments that had been made t(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

President’s  choice: Kevin O’Malley is a political donor and Obama supporter. Photograph: AP Photo

President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next US ambassador to Ireland, Missouri lawyer Kevin O’Malley, will be questioned today by a Senate commit(...)

Protesters hold red hands up as US secretary of state John Kerry speaks before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

A US Senate committee approved limited US military intervention in Syria, setting the stage for a contentious debate in the full Senate next week o(...)

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