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North Korea Reportedly Executes Special Nuclear Envoy Over Failed U.S. Summit

May 30, 2019           |                                       

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly executed his special envoy on nuclear talks with the United States in the wake of a failed summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Hanoi in February. Envoy Kim Hyok Chol and four unidentified Foreign Ministry employees were executed in March at Pyongyang’s Mirim Airport after being […]

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Saudi King Opens Summit With Attack On Iran, Call For Unity

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman opened an emergency summit of Arab leaders in Mecca with a call for the international community to use “all means to stop the Iranian regime from interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.” The king, in his May 30 speech, accused Iran of “harboring global and regional terrorist entities and […]

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Patrick Lawrence eyes the U.S. president’s difficulties with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton as he tries to resume peace talks with Pyongyang. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Moon Jae-in’s Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump last Thursday marked an important step forward for both leaders. The […]

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has raised the possibility that a congressional hearing Democrats arranged with his former personal attorney may have contributed to the lack of results of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump left the summit in Vietnam with the North Korean leader without reaching an agreement last week. […]

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North Korea’s Kim Leaves Vietnam After Summit Breakdown

March 2, 2019           |                                       

DONG DANG, Vietnam—Smiling and holding up his clasped hands in a victorious pose, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday boarded his private train at the Vietnam-China border for a 60-plus-hour ride home, ending a trip to Vietnam that saw a summit breakdown with President Donald Trump. He spent his last day in Hanoi […]

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HANOI, Vietnam — Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un collapsed Thursday after the two sides failed to bridge a standoff over U.S. sanctions, a dispiriting end to high-stakes meetings meant to disarm a global nuclear threat. Trump blamed the breakdown on North Korea’s insistence that all the punishing sanctions the […]

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Trump, Kim Begin Talks With One-on-One Meeting

February 27, 2019           |                                       

HANOI, Vietnam — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are beginning the second day of their high-stakes nuclear summit with a one-on-one discussion. Trump and Kim met Thursday, the morning after they opened the summit in Vietnam. Trump told reporters that “a lot of great ideas” are “being thrown about.” He […]

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HANOI, Vietnam — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, leaders of nations with a long history of hostilities, opened their second summit Wednesday with smiles and friendly banter before sitting down for a dinner that will set the stage for difficult talks about North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. “I think […]

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Trump, Kim Facing Big Challenges After Big Welcome in Hanoi

February 26, 2019           |                                       

HANOI, Vietnam— After long journeys to Vietnam, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are in place for their second summit to address perhaps the world’s biggest security challenge: Kim’s pursuit of a nuclear program that stands on the verge of realistically threatening targets around the planet. Although many experts are […]

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Bolton: No Trump-Putin Meeting While Russia Holds Ukrainian Ships, Sailors

December 13, 2018           |                                       

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton says there will be no meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin while Moscow still holds the Ukrainian ships and sailors it seized near Crimea. “I don’t see circumstances in the foreseeable future where such a meeting could take place until the ships and the crews […]

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Putin Says He And Trump Briefly Discussed Ukraine Naval Confrontation

December 1, 2018           |                                       

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he and U.S. President Donald Trump briefly discussed the recent naval confrontation in the Black Sea between Ukrainian and Russian naval ships. Putin gave few details of the conversation, which happened December 1 on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Argentina. “We spoke in passing. I […]

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G20 Summit Opens In Argentina Amid Ukraine Crisis

November 30, 2018           |                                       

World leaders are meeting in Argentina for their annual Group of 20 (G20) summit amid new tensions between Russia and Ukraine. U.S. President Donald Trump announced ahead of the summit that he was canceling his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Russia’s recent seizure of Ukrainian vessels. Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri opened the summit […]

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APEC Leaders Recognize 'Growing Tensions,' Fail To Agree On Summit Communique

November 18, 2018           |                                       

Asia-Pacific leaders meeting in Papua New Guinea this weekend have been unable to agree on the final communique of a summit overshadowed by trade disputes between the United States and China. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the standoff on November 18, saying the 21 countries in APEC could not agree on the joint communique […]

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Istanbul Summit Ends With Call For UN-Backed Process To End Syrian War

October 27, 2018           |                                       

The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France, and Germany have reiterated calls for a UN-backed political process to end the war in Syria that has killed hundreds of thousands of people. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after a summit in Istanbul on October 27 that “the meeting demonstrated there is common determination to solve the problem. […]

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Turkey Hosts Syria Summit With Russian, French, German Leaders

October 27, 2018           |                                       

The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France, and Germany are holding a summit on October 27 in Istanbul to discuss security and political issues in Syria, hoping to find a lasting political solution to Syria’s seven-year civil war, which has killed over 400,000 people and displaced millions more. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hosting Russian […]

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