Soldiers gather in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on July 6th, to celebrate the test launch of North Korea’s first intercontinental ballistic missile two days earlier. Photograph: Jon Chol Jin/AP

North Korea’s threat on Thursday to test-fire ballistic missiles soon near the US territory of Guam deepened the challenge confronting the Trump admin(...)

 Donald Trump,  Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel chat at  the G20 meeting in Hamburg. Photograph: John MacDougall/Getty Images/AFP

It is often said that the global order is weakening and American power in particular is on the wane. But what should or can be done to arrest the decl(...)

 A tank runs over cars on a road in Istanbul during the coup last July. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu

Can Cumurcu is the elected chief of Çengelköy, an affluent neighbourhood on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait. He remembers the evening of Jul(...)

Police secure the street outside the Turkish embassy during a visit by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 16th, 2017 in Washington, DC, after Mr Erdogan’s security detail had clashed with pro-Kurdish protesters. Photograph: Dave Clark/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington prosecutors have charged a dozen Turkish security and police officers with assault after an attack on protesters during Turkish president R(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron’s main priority in meeting Donald Trump is “to reaffirm the cohesion, unity and solidity” of Nato, an adviser said. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump’s abrasive manner and erratic behaviour are posing fresh challenges to multilateral institutions, as will be clear at a meet(...)

American president Donald Trump gets a pat on the back from senior Republicans. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

After seven years of trying to repeal Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms, Republicans in the House of Representatives marked Thursday’s passage of a bi(...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson holds a press conference on Iran at the State Department in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has described a landmark nuclear deal with Iran as a failure, only hours after the State Department said Tehran wa(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde: “After six years of disappointing growth, the world economy is gaining momentum.” Photograph: Rolf Schulten/Bloomberg

Almost a decade after the world economy was hit by financial crisis, the global recovery has finally become “broad-based and stable”, according to a t(...)

The minority Government faces existential threats from Brexit and a Trump presidency. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Next Friday, Donald Trump becomes president of the United States and on Tuesday Theresa May will make her long-awaited speech setting out her prioriti(...)

US president-elect Donald  Trump takes questions from reporters at Trump Tower  in New York on Wednesday. Photograph: Damon Winter/New York Times

An escalating civil war between incoming president Donald Trump and the US intelligence community is presenting America’s spies with their biggest cr(...)

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