During those same five days, the Treasury Department imposed sanctions on a Russian bank accused of helping North Korea with weapons-related activities.
SINGAPORE — In a day of personal diplomacy that began with a choreographed handshake and ended with a freewheeling news conference, President Donald Trump deepened his wager on North Korea’s leader Tuesday, arguing that their rapport would bring the swift demise of that country’s nuclear program.
SINGAPORE — President Donald Trump shook hands with Kim Jong Un of North Korea on Tuesday and hailed the start of a “terrific relationship,” a momentous step in an improbable courtship that has opened a new chapter for the world’s largest nuclear power and the most reclusive one.
SINGAPORE — President Donald Trump concluded a historic meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, on Tuesday, saying that denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula would begin “very quickly.”
If Pompeo could win a few more days for negotiations, he told the Europeans in a conference call May 4, there was a chance.
But the gauzy images and vows of peace by Kim Jong Un and his counterpart from the South, Moon Jae-in, have complicated Trump’s task as he prepares for his own history-making encounter with Kim.
President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he would scrap a planned summit meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, or even walk out of the session while it was underway, if his diplomatic overture was not heading toward success.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump dispatched CIA Director Mike Pompeo to meet with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, over Easter to lay the groundwork for a summit meeting between Kim and Trump, people briefed on the secret trip said Tuesday.
PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump’s decision to send his CIA director, Mike Pompeo, on a secret trip to North Korea to meet its leader, Kim Jong Un, reflects the president’s trust in Pompeo.
“I want to get out,” Trump said of the United States’ military engagement in Syria, at a news conference Tuesday with leaders of the Baltic States. “I want to bring our troops back home.”
WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump complained that the $1.3 trillion spending bill he grudgingly signed Friday did not pay for his border wall, he kept alive an issue that has poisoned relations between the United States and Mexico from the day he took office.
WASHINGTON — The White House has created a working group to prepare for the landmark meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un of North Korea. But Trump’s sudden ousting Tuesday of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson could delay critical elements of the planning until the Senate confirms his successor, Mike Pompeo.
The Trump administration is putting the finishing touches on its long-awaited Middle East peace plan, three senior officials said Sunday, and President Donald Trump is likely to present it soon…
North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, has invited President Donald Trump to meet for negotiations over its nuclear program, an audacious diplomatic overture that would bring together two strong-willed, idiosyncratic leaders who have traded threats of war.
A few weeks after Steve Bannon left the White House in August, he was invited to a dinner at the Council on Foreign Relations to discuss U.S. policy toward China. With his unbridled China bashing and dark talk of a looming conflict in the Pacific, Bannon expected to be roughed up by the group, which included China scholars, writers and veterans from past Republican and Democratic administrations.
President Donald Trump, who spent months belittling charges that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, has managed to revive questions about how his predecessor, President Barack Obama, handled suspicions about Russia in the months before the election.
Vice President Mike Pence, dispatched to Asia to blunt a North Korean charm offensive at South Korea’s Olympic Games, said Wednesday that the United States planned to levy the toughest sanctions yet on the North over its nuclear and missile programs.