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Pompeo talks N.Korea with Tokyo and Seoul

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks on North Korea with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts ahead of a summit between Pyongyang's leader and the US president, the State Department said Monday.

Location of next summit with Kim chosen, says Trump

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Saturday that the location has been decided for his next summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, around the end of February."We picked a country," Trump told reporters, without giving more details.

Real progress needed at Trump-Kim II: analysts

Seoul - The planned second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un needs to make tangible progress on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons if it is to avoid being dismissed as "reality TV", analysts say.

World must save imperilled nuclear arms pact: Nobel-winner ICAN

Geneva - The world needs to "stop being passive" while the US and Russia decide whether to let a crucial nuclear arms control treaty collapse, the head of the Nobel prize-winning group ICAN told AFP.

Germany urges Russia to destroy missile to save nuclear treaty

Moscow - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Friday called on Russia to destroy a controversial missile system Washington says breaches a key arms control treaty.

Vietnam 'willing' to host Trump-Kim summit: report

Vietnam's premier has said his country is willing to host a much-anticipated second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump, Kim to meet anew in February after N.Korean visits White House

Washington - President Donald Trump will meet for the second time with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in February, the White House said Friday, after a top general from Pyongyang paid a rare visit to Washington.

Japan's Hitachi freezes British nuclear project

London - Hitachi on Thursday froze construction of a nuclear power station in Wales due to financing difficulties, dealing a major blow to Britain's energy strategy and leaving the Japanese firm with a huge bill.

Russia, US in war of words over arms treaty

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday accused Washington of being uncooperative on efforts to save a crucial arms control treaty, only to be accused by the US of dishonesty.

Russia ready to work with US to 'save' INF arms treaty: Lavrov

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday Moscow was ready to work with Washington to save a key arms control treaty, calling on Europe to help in the talks.

Nuclear arms treaty faces collapse after failed US-Russia talks

Geneva - The survival of a key nuclear arms control treaty was cast further in doubt Tuesday after the US and Russia blamed each other for pushing the agreement to the brink of collapse.

Russia in 'material breach' of key nuclear treaty: US

Geneva - Russia remains "in material breach" of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the US said Tuesday, raising the prospect that Washington will follow through on threats to ditch the agreement over alleged violations by Moscow.

Kim seeks to up ante with Xi summit: analysts

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's surprise trip to China could herald a new round of summitry on and about the peninsula, analysts say, but may also be an attempt to pressure US President Donald Trump as negotiations between them falter.

Trump says US, N.Korea 'negotiating' on location for next Kim summit

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Sunday negotiations are underway on the location of his next summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, while remaining evasive on its timing.

US hopes for Kim-Trump summit in early 2019

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced hope Thursday that a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can be scheduled for early 2019.

Putin lays out plans to develop missiles if US leaves treaty

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday laid out plans for Moscow to develop mid-range missiles banned under a Cold War treaty with the United States if Washington abandons the deal.

North Korea warns on US sanctions

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea condemned the United States over its latest sanctions measures, warning Washington's approach could "block the path to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula forever".

N. Korea warns US sanctions may 'block path to denuclearisation'

Seoul - North Korea has condemned the United States over its latest sanctions measures, warning the policy could "block the path to denuclearization on the Korean peninsula forever".

Putin threatens to develop nuclear missiles banned by US-Russia treaty

Moscow - A defiant Vladimir Putin on Wednesday threatened to develop nuclear missiles banned under a treaty with the United States after Washington gave Moscow a deadline to comply with the key arms control agreement.

Save US-Russia nuclear treaty, EU urges

Apo - EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday urged Russia and the US to save a Cold War arms control treaty after Washington issued a 60-day ultimatum to Moscow.

US gives Russia 60 days to comply with nuclear treaty

Apo - The United States warned Russia on Tuesday it will withdraw from a major Cold War treaty limiting mid-range nuclear arms if Moscow does not dismantle missiles that Washington says breach it within 60 days.

US urges UN to condemn Iran missile test

New York - The United States on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to condemn Iran's ballistic missile test, which it described as "dangerous and concerning" and a violation of a UN resolution.

S.Korea's Moon still hopes to host Kim this year

Auckland - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could still visit Seoul for the first time in the next few weeks, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday, describing the possible trip as a major boost in efforts to make the peninsula nuclear-free.

S.Korea's Moon still hopes to host Kim this year

Auckland - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could still visit Seoul for the first time in the next few weeks, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday, describing the possible trip as a major boost in efforts to make the peninsula nuclear-free.

UN Security Council to meet on Iran missile test

New York - The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday at the request of France and Britain after they accused Iran of test-firing a medium-range missile at the weekend, diplomats said.

US calls for EU sanctions on Iranian ballistic program

Washington - The United States urged the European Union on Monday to apply sanctions targeting Iran's ballistic missile program, calling it a "grave and escalating threat.

Trump to grant Kim Jong Un's wishes after denuclearisation: South Korea president

Seoul - US President Donald Trump will grant North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un his wishes if he delivers on denuclearisation, the South Korean president said Sunday, following talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

Trump says hopes to meet N.Korea's Kim in January or February

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Saturday he hoped to organize a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in early 2019, perhaps as soon as January or February.

Trump says hopes to meet N.Korea's Kim in January or February

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Saturday he hoped to organize a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in early 2019, perhaps as soon as January or February.

US intel chief to brief NATO on US withdrawal from INF treaty

Washington - US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday that he is heading to Europe to explain to allies Washington's decision to pull out of a major nuclear weapons treaty because of Russian violations.
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