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A Trump Visit to Ireland Is Now Up in the Air

DUBLIN — Irish officials were surprised two weeks ago to learn that President Trump planned to stop by their country in November when he visited France. On Tuesday, they were surprised to learn that he might not. By the end Read more…


Kim Jong-un Says He Wants Denuclearization Before Trump’s Current Term Ends

SEOUL, South Korea — Offering an olive branch to President Trump, Kim Jong-un told a South Korean envoy that he wanted to denuclearize North Korea before Mr. Trump’s current term ends in early 2021, the envoy said on Thursday. Expressing Read more…


She Gambled on Her Claim to Link Russians and Trump. She Is Losing.

PATTAYA, Thailand — Caught in a Thai police raid on her group’s seduction seminar, a Belarusian escort grabbed the world’s attention in February when she claimed to have audio recordings that might show a link between Russian officials and the Read more…


The U.N.’s Palestinian Refugee Agency: What It Does and Why It Matters

The United Nations agency that assists Palestinians who are classified as refugees has received more than $6 billion in American funding since its creation nearly seven decades ago, making the United States the agency’s single most important donor. But over Read more…


Maureen Dowd, in Australia, Explains Trump’s ‘Ego Arithmetic’

“He’s thinking of this as a reality show and he will get those ratings,” Maureen said. “He’s an attention addict.” ‘We’re the Selfie Stick’ What about the role of the media covering President Trump? When asked about this last night, Read more…


Canada Reels as It Tries to Imagine Its Economy Without Nafta

TORONTO — First the American president started a trade war with Canada, one of the United States’ closest allies and trading partners, imposing tariffs on the country’s steel and aluminum. Then, he called Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “very dishonest Read more…


North Korean State Media Denounce U.S. as Diplomacy Stalls

WASHINGTON — North Korean state media criticized the United States over the weekend for “extremely provocative and dangerous military moves” in Pacific waters and warned that the diplomacy forged between the two countries’ leaders during their Singapore summit meeting in Read more…


Iran’s Parliament Gives President a Rare Summons and Rebuke

LONDON — Iran’s Parliament summoned President Hassan Rouhani to answer questions on Tuesday about the country’s economic crisis, and then voted to reject his explanation, in a remarkable rebuke of a sitting leader. Mr. Rouhani blamed United States sanctions, not Read more…


Trump’s Cancellation of Pompeo Trip Dashes Hopes in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — The past few days have been a roller-coaster ride for President Moon Jae-in of South Korea. On Thursday, the United States secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, announced that he would travel to Pyongyang, the North Korean Read more…


Trump Cites False Claims of Widespread Attacks on White Farmers in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — President Trump waded into South Africa’s proposal to seize land from white farmers, saying in a post on Twitter late Wednesday that he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “closely study” the “the Read more…