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Diplomatic duels: what now for the Trump-Kim summit?

Seoul - Events around the Korean peninsula have been moving at a dizzying pace over the last few days, with a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un that was on, then off, then apparently on again.

Trump and Kim raise summit hopes after days of brinkmanship

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is committed to "complete" denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and to a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump, South Korea's leader said Sunday, as Trump announced that plans for the meeting are moving alon...

Korean leaders meet to salvage Trump-Kim summit

Seoul - North and South Korea's leaders held surprise talks on Saturday to get a historic summit between Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump back on track after a head-spinning series of twists and turns.

North and South Korea's leaders meet inside DMZ

Seoul - South Korea said President Moon Jae-in met with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday inside the Demilitarised Zone dividing the two nations, a day after US President Donald Trump said his summit with Pyongyang could still go ahead.

Iran nuclear deal 'in intensive care' as signatories meet in Vienna

Vienna - Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal met in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement, as Iran warned the deal had been put "in intensive care" by Washington's dramatic withdrawal earlier this month.

Trump welcomes 'productive' N.Korea reaction on talks

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed North Korea's response to his decision to call off a high-stakes summit next month, after Kim Jong Un's regime said it was still willing to talk "at any time.

Trump's North Korea U-turn: Art of the deal or a boon for regime?

Seoul - Donald Trump's abrupt cancellation of his summit with Kim Jong Un will strengthen the hand of the reclusive state's leader, analysts say, re-invigorating Pyongyang's relationship with China and driving the two Koreas closer together.

Iran nuclear deal 'in intensive care' as signatories meet in Vienna

Vienna - Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal met in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement, as Iran warned the deal had been put "in intensive care" by Washington's dramatic withdrawal earlier this month.

Iran's first female manufacturer, a victim of Trump

Tehran - She fought through a male-dominated world to become perhaps Iran's first female manufacturing boss, and was on the cusp of major success with the help of a European investor.Until Donald Trump brought her crashing back to earth.

N. Korea says still open to talks with US

Seoul - North Korea on Friday said it was still willing to talk to the United States after President Donald Trump cancelled a summit between the two countries, a decision Pyongyang described as "extremely regrettable".

Despite scrapped summit, door still open between US, North Korea

Washington - President Donald Trump's cancellation of a summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un dashed hopes for a quick denuclearization deal Wednesday, but the door remains open for talks between the two countries.

Pentagon 'ready to respond' to any N. Korea provocations

Washington - The Pentagon is ready to respond to any "provocative actions" from North Korea, an official said Thursday after President Donald Trump canceled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Twists and turns of US-NKorean diplomatic rollercoaster

Washington - Donald Trump's decision to cancel a June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un is the latest dramatic twist in relations between two leaders who traded insults before laying the groundwork for what would have been a stunning rapprochement.

US says Europeans did nothing to counter Iran missiles

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Europeans Thursday of having done nothing to counter Iran's program to develop ballistic missiles."The Europeans have told us ...

UN chief calls for 'total elimination' of nuclear weapons

Geneva - The UN chief said Thursday the "total elimination" of nuclear weapons remained a UN priority, warning against a burgeoning new arms race.

Trump cancels Singapore summit with Kim

Washington - US President Donald Trump informed Kim Jong Un Thursday he is canceling their nuclear summit next month in Singapore, blaming "anger" and "hostility" from the North Korean regime for the collapse of the historic event.

North Korea still open to US talks despite Trump summit cancellation

Seoul - North Korea said Friday it was still willing to talk to the United States after President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled a summit between the two countries, a decision that has thrown the Korean Peninsula once more into uncertainty.

US-Europe compromise on Iran a long way off: German FM

Washington - The United States and European countries remain "a long way from a compromise" on a new Iran nuclear deal after the US's withdrawal from the 2015 agreement, Germany's foreign affairs minister said Wednesday.

Russia's top diplomat planning North Korea visit: ministry

Moscow - Russia said its foreign minister was planning a trip to North Korea, after a media outlet said Wednesday Sergei Lavrov could visit the reclusive state next week.

Pompeo: North Korea wants US economic help

Washington - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants economic help from the United States and security guarantees in exchange for denuclearization, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday.

N. Korea slams 'ignorant and stupid' Pence, renews summit threat

Seoul - North Korea called US Vice-President Mike Pence "ignorant and stupid" for his warnings over a planned summit with Donald Trump, renewing a threat to cancel as the US president said the fate of the historic talks will be decided next week.

Speculation mounts over US push for Iran regime change

Washington - Speculation is swirling over the prospect of US willingness to push regime change in Tehran, as US officials including Washington's top diplomat urge Iranians to "choose for themselves" their government.

Foreign media head to N. Korea to see nuclear site destruction

Bejing - Foreign journalists headed to North Korea on Tuesday to watch the promised destruction of its nuclear test site, a move seen as a goodwill gesture before a planned summit with the United States.

Foreign media head to N. Korea to witness nuclear site destruction

Bejing - Foreign journalists headed to North Korea on Tuesday to witness the promised destruction of its nuclear test site, a move seen as a goodwill gesture before a planned summit with the United States.

'No alternative' to Iran deal, EU's Mogherini tells US

Apo - The EU's foreign policy chief warned Monday there was "no alternative" to the Iran nuclear deal, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed unprecedented sanctions against Tehran following Washington's withdrawal from the pact.

US to impose 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Tehran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history" and cautioned European firms against continuing to do business with it, toughening up Washington's policy line after its withdrawal from th...

US will put 'unprecedented financial pressure' on Iran: Pompeo

Washington - The United States will increase the financial pressure on Iran with the "strongest sanctions in history," after Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.

World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

Murmansk - To meet its growing electricity needs in its drive to develop oil resources in remote Arctic regions, Russia has built a floating nuclear power station, a project that detractors deride as a "Chernobyl on ice".

US trying to move forward after quitting Iran nuclear deal

Washington - After leaving the Iran nuclear deal, Washington wants to move forward by offering to build a "coalition" to counter the multiple "threats" posed by the Tehran regime -- but Europeans intent on saving the 2015 accord may thwart that effort.

EU moves to shield EU firms from US sanctions against Iran

Apo - The EU launched formal steps Friday aimed at sparing European firms fallout from US sanctions on Iran as part of efforts to preserve the nuclear deal with Tehran.
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