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UK-US carry-on electronic device bans come into force

A ban on large electronic devices in aeroplane cabins has come into effect on several airlines flying into the UK and US.

A ban on large electronic devices in aeroplane cabins has come into effect on several airlines flying into the UK and US.

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Trade and NATO to top Trump and Merkel talks

The last time Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel went to Washington it was at the behest of her close friend and ally Barack Obama.

The last time Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel went to Washington it was at the behest of her close friend and ally Barack Obama.

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Tillerson starts key Asia tour facing US foreign budget cuts

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has started his first trip to Asia in Japan, a country in the frontline of the North Korean nuclear threat.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has started his first trip to Asia in Japan, a country in the frontline of the North Korean nuclear threat.

Europe

EU split on multi-speed Europe

Poland has hit out at plans for a “multi speed” EU, arguing it will sideline some of the newer member states.

Poland has hit out at plans for a “multi speed” EU, arguing it will sideline some of the newer member states.

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Our man in Moscow - US appoints key ambassador to Russia

Republican Jon Hunstman served as ambassador to China under Democratic President Barack Obama before launching an unsuccessful bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Republican Jon Hunstman served as ambassador to China under Democratic President Barack Obama before launching an unsuccessful bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

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North Korea-Malaysia: political 'hostage-holding'

The fallout between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur over the murder of Kim Jong-nam has stepped up a gear with each country banning the other’s citizens from leaving.

The fallout between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur over the murder of Kim Jong-nam has stepped up a gear with each country banning the other’s citizens from leaving.

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'Diplomatically rude' North Korean envoy to Malaysia expelled

North Korea’s ambassador to Malaysia has been expelled from the country after he criticised an investigation into the murder of leader Kim Jong-un’s estranged half…

North Korea’s ambassador to Malaysia has been expelled from the country after he criticised an investigation into the murder of leader Kim Jong-un’s estranged half…

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Trump's 'power' handshake

With world leaders almost dislocating their shoulders after meeting President Trump, we decipher some of the body language around handshakes and have a look at a few of Trump's worst.

With world leaders almost dislocating their shoulders after meeting President Trump, we decipher some of the body language around handshakes and have a look at a few of Trump's worst.

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Slovenia offers to host first Trump - Putin meeting

Slovenia, the birthplace of America's new first lady, has offered to host the first meeting between her husband, Donald Trump, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Slovenia, the birthplace of America's new first lady, has offered to host the first meeting between her husband, Donald Trump, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Trumps's potential ambassador to the EU calls out the bloc's 'blatant anti-Americanism'

Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, US President Donald Trump’s frontrunner to become ambassador to the European Union, has commented in an interview with Associated Press that the bloc is anti-American and t

Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, US President Donald Trump’s frontrunner to become ambassador to the European Union, has commented in an interview with Associated Press that the bloc is anti-American and t

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View: Donald Trump’s chaos theory of government

The ideological project that Trump and Bannon will seek to carry out could have far-reaching geopolitical and economic implications that should worry not only progressives, but also dyed-in-the-wool conservatives like me. To understand how far they are willing to go, one must understand their ultima

The ideological project that Trump and Bannon will seek to carry out could have far-reaching geopolitical and economic implications that should worry not only progressives, but also dyed-in-the-wool conservatives like me. To understand how far they are willing to go, one must understand their ultima

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A rocky ride: US-Iranian relations since 1979

There are no formal diplomatic relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States of America.

There are no formal diplomatic relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States of America.

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Man tipped to be US ambassador to EU faces block in Brussels

The man tipped to be President Trump's pick as US ambassador to the European Union is faced with being blocked by EU politicians

The man tipped to be President Trump's pick as US ambassador to the European Union is faced with being blocked by EU politicians

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US sanctions 25 over Iran's 'destabilizing activities in the region'

The US sanctions 25 individuals and entities under its Iran sanctions authority in response to alleged 'destabilizing activities in the region.'

The US sanctions 25 individuals and entities under its Iran sanctions authority in response to alleged 'destabilizing activities in the region.'

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The White Paper wish-list: what the UK's Brexit negotiators want

Free trade, customs, immigration, budget payments and security. Find out what the UK has on its wish-list as it prepares for divorce talks with Brussels.

Free trade, customs, immigration, budget payments and security. Find out what the UK has on its wish-list as it prepares for divorce talks with Brussels.

Europe

EU foreign policy chief criticises Trump travel ban, Farage trolled

The EU’s foreign policy chief has underlined opposition to Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, saying no-one should be deprived of their fundamental rights.

The EU’s foreign policy chief has underlined opposition to Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, saying no-one should be deprived of their fundamental rights.

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Trump's UK state visit fuels heated exchanges in parliament

Donald Trump's invitation to the UK has split the country, with rival petitions both in support of and against the new US president's state visit to Great Britain.

Donald Trump's invitation to the UK has split the country, with rival petitions both in support of and against the new US president's state visit to Great Britain.

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Will wrestling beat the Trump travel ban?

US wrestlers say they plan to be at next month's World Cup in Iran despite Tehran's claim that it is banning US visitors. The freestyle team's participation had been in doubt, given the fallout from T

US wrestlers say they plan to be at next month's World Cup in Iran despite Tehran's claim that it is banning US visitors. The freestyle team's participation had been in doubt, given the fallout from T

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Did the US State Department managers resign over Trump?

Some say the abrupt departures are in protest against Donald Trump's presidency. But for others, it is routine procedure in the wake of a change of political administration.

Some say the abrupt departures are in protest against Donald Trump's presidency. But for others, it is routine procedure in the wake of a change of political administration.