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A man watches a television news programme showing US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un  at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump followed up his incendiary warning to North Korea against threatening the US with a boast on Wednesday about the strength of(...)

US president Donald Trump warning North Korea of a  “fire and fury like the world has never seen”  at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Tuesday. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

First it was a hamburger; now it is “fire and fury like the world has never seen”. US president Donald Trump’s overtures to his North Korean counterp(...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi and Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte at the ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting in Manila on Tuesday. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

China will bear the main burden of enforcing sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear programme, foreign minister Wang Yi told an Asian securit(...)

A file photo distributed by the North Korean government on Saturday, July 29th, 2017, showing what it said was the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile at an undisclosed location. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

North Korea is ready to give the United States a “severe lesson” with its strategic nuclear force, if it takes military action against it, and will no(...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin visits the Nizhne-Bureiskaya Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Bureya river near the Novobureisky, about 175km east of the city of Blagoveshchensk in Amur region. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/ EPA

Vladimir Putin visited a vast new gas project on Thursday that will reinforce his country’s prowess as a global energy power, just days after the US e(...)

This picture from KCNA shows North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile, Hwasong-14 being lauched at an undisclosed place in North Korea. Photograph: KCNA//Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said the second test of an intercontinental ballistic missile has demonstrated his country can hit the US mainland(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters about North Korea’s missile launch. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

North Korea test-fired its second intercontinental missile (ICBM) within a month on Friday, a provocation that heightens pressure on the US and China(...)

An  empty arrival area at Pyongyang airport in North Korea, photographed on April 17th last. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

The US government will ban Americans from travelling to North Korea due to “the serious risk of arrest” after a US student was jailed while on a tour (...)

Liu Xia: wife of veteran Chinese pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo remains under house arrest. Photograph:  Reuters/David Gray

International pressure is growing to allow Liu Xia, the wife of the late Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo, to leave the country if she wants to go (...)

Saudi King, Salman bin Abdel Aziz (right) meeting with US secretary of state Rex Tillerson  in July. Photograph: EPA/Saudi Press Agency

The crisis between Qatar and three other members of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) undermines the unity of the organisation and could implode it.(...)

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