Mike Pence backs Boris Johnson over Brexit in awkward Dublin visit

US vice-president urges taoiseach and EU to negotiate with UK in good faith The US vice-president and the taoiseach have clashed over Brexit, with Mike Pence urging Leo Varadkar and the EU to work with Boris Johnson to protect the United Kingdoms sovereignty and limit trade chaos. Pence also asked Varadkar to support the US […]

Donald Trump and China on dangerous collision course, say experts

Report says ties between the two nuclear-armed countries could deteriorate into an economic or military confrontation A highly combustible cocktail of Donald Trumps volatility and Xi Jinpings increasingly aggressive and autocratic rule threatens to plunge already precarious US-China relations into a dangerous new era, some of the worlds leading China specialists say in a new […]

UN envoy Nikki Haley criticises Russian aggression in Ukraine

New ambassador uses maiden speech to the security council to deliver the Trump administrations first rebuke to Moscow The Trump administration has severely criticised Russia for the first time with its newly appointed ambassador to the United Nations lambasting Moscow for its military intervention in Ukraine. Making her maiden address to a session of the […]

Obama set to hit Russia with further sanctions before leaving office

Outgoing president to impose sanctions over claims dismissed by Trump of hacking and interference in US election The outgoing US administration is poised to hit Russia with further sanctions before Barack Obama leaves office next month, in response to allegations of Russian hacking and interference in the US electoral process. The Obama administration has had […]