International Relations

US, North Korean top diplomats exchange pleasantries, barbs

Aug 4, 2018

Roller-coaster nuclear diplomacy between the United States and North Korea has hit highs and lows as the countries' top diplomats traded polite words and barbs, leaving efforts to rid the North of its atomic weapons at an uncertain juncture

North Korea's foreign minister shoots back at U.S. warning on sanctions, says recent moves by the U.S. are "alarming."

Aug 4, 2018

North Korea's foreign minister shoots back at U.S. warning on sanctions, says recent moves by the U.S. are "alarming."

State Department: Trump response to Kim Jong Un letter delivered to N. Korean foreign minister in Singapore by US envoy

Aug 4, 2018

State Department: Trump response to Kim Jong Un letter delivered to N. Korean foreign minister in Singapore by US envoy

Pompeo calls on Myanmar to release 2 Reuters journalists

Aug 4, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he spoke with Myanmar's foreign minister and urged him to immediately release two Reuters journalists held on charges of possessing secret documents

Pompeo: Despite tensions, Turkey remains a key US ally

Aug 4, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that despite tensions, Turkey remains a key NATO ally

Pompeo says US 'confident' North Korea will denuclearize

Aug 3, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that while there's "still a ways to go," the United States remains "confident" in North Korea's commitment to denuclearize

China, ASEAN navies stage 1st emergency drills amid feud

Aug 3, 2018

Chinese and Southeast Asian naval forces have staged their first computer-simulated drills so they can jointly respond to emergencies and to build trust amid the long-seething disputes in the South China Sea

US art collector returns 12 ancient artifacts to Thailand

Aug 3, 2018

A private American collector has returned a dozen ancient artifacts to Thailand as the Southeast Asian country presses for other treasures that were taken abroad to be given back

Pompeo presses Turkey on detained US pastor after sanctions

Aug 3, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed Turkey on Friday for the release of a detained American pastor, whose case has led the Trump administration to hit senior Turkish officials with sanctions and badly strained ties between the NATO allies

China says US tariff threat runs against trend of the times

Aug 3, 2018

China's foreign minister says US threats to hike tariffs run against the trend toward globalization and will hurt US businesses and consumers