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Trump claim raises eyebrows: North Korea no longer a nuke threat?
by Josh Lederman - June 14, 2018 - 8:25am
America and the world can "sleep well tonight," President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday, boasting that his summit with Kim Jong Un had ended any nuclear threat from North Korea though the meeting produced no...
Trump sees 'new future' for North Korea, but path unclear
by Josh Lederman - June 13, 2018 - 8:26am
President Donald Trump wrapped up his five-hour nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with surprisingly warm words and hope for "a bright new future" for Kim's isolated and impoverished nation.
Top North Korean official lands in US for talks with Pompeo
by Josh Lederman - May 31, 2018 - 8:36am
A senior North Korean official arrived in New York on Wednesday in the highest-level official visit to the United States in 18 years, as President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un sought to salvage prospects for a high-stakes...
US anti-IS office gets reprieve as Syria pullout accelerates
by Josh Lederman - May 21, 2018 - 2:06am
The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at least six month more months, reserving an administration plan for the unit's imminent downgrade even as...
North Korea tells US that Kim Jong Un ready to discuss nukes
by Josh Lederman - April 9, 2018 - 8:30am
North Korea's government has communicated with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear weapons program with President Donald Trump, officials said Sunday, increasing the likelihood...
Saudi crown prince to meet with Trump amid marathon US tour
by Josh Lederman - March 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Saudi Arabia's young crown prince has an ambitious list of to-dos: modernize his conservative kingdom, weaken Iran's hand across the Mideast and, this week, rehabilitate his country's image in the eyes of Ameri...
US: Pence ready to talk to NKorea, but they canceled meeting
by Josh Lederman - February 21, 2018 - 8:34am
The Trump administration says Vice President Mike Pence was ready to meet with representatives from North Korea during his visit to the Olympic Games in South Korea but that North Korea canceled at the last min...
Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run
by Josh Lederman - February 18, 2018 - 9:45am
Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.
US officials say lethal weapons headed to Ukraine
by Josh Lederman - December 23, 2017 - 6:16pm
Ukraine will soon have more lethal American-made weapons to help it fight Russian-backed separatists.
Obama re-emerges on global stage with trip to Asia, France
by Josh Lederman - November 29, 2017 - 12:50am
Now a private citizen, former President Barack Obama re-emerged on the global stage Tuesday as he opened a three-country tour that includes meetings with the leaders of China and India, just as President Donald Trump...
Analysis: US options on North Korea narrow further after test
by Josh Lederman - September 5, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sanctions on North Korea have been tried, and failed. Serious negotiations seem like a pipedream. And any military strike would almost surely bring mass devastation and horrific civilian casualties.
Nations race to prevent backsliding on North Korea sanctions
by Josh Lederman - August 7, 2017 - 12:50pm
Armed with extraordinary new UN sanctions, nations raced Monday to ensure that North Korea's biggest trading partners actually carry them out, an elusive task that has undercut past attempts to strong-arm Pyongyang...
Tillerson meets top Russian diplomat after new US sanctions
by Josh Lederman - August 6, 2017 - 11:17am
The top American and Russian diplomats are meeting for the first time since President Donald Trump reluctantly signed into law a package of new sanctions targeting Moscow.
US, North Korea envoys to cross paths in Manila, but won't meet
by Josh Lederman - August 3, 2017 - 12:53am
The top American and North Korean diplomats may cross paths during a regional summit in the Philippines, but have no plans to meet, as the United States sought to further isolate the North over its nuclear weapons...
Tillerson concedes Russia ties are sour, but holds out hope
by Josh Lederman - August 1, 2017 - 11:53pm
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he plans to meet Russian Foreign Minister  Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Manila.
When US and Russian leaders meet, rest of the world watches
by Josh Lederman - July 8, 2017 - 3:14am
When U.S. and Russian presidents meet, the rest of the world stops to watch.
When Muslims are attacked, Trump often slow to speak out
by Josh Lederman - June 20, 2017 - 12:00am
President Donald Trump has yet to condemn an attack on Muslim worshippers in London, the latest instance in which he has appeared slower to speak out about violence when Muslims are the victims.
Senior diplomat resignations accepted as Trump team enters
by Josh Lederman - January 27, 2017 - 4:11am
A number of senior career diplomats are leaving the State Department after the Trump administration accepted their resignations from presidentially appointed positions.
Several senior diplomats resign as Trump admin takes shape
by Josh Lederman - January 26, 2017 - 11:44am
A handful of senior U.S. diplomats are resigning their posts during President Donald Trump's first week on the job, creating more high-level openings that the new president must fill.
If Trump ends America's world leadership, who will step up?
by Josh Lederman - January 24, 2017 - 8:42am
President Donald Trump's pursuit of an "America first" foreign policy is raising questions about who, if anyone, will fill the void if the U.S. relinquishes its traditional global leadership role. China and Russia...
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