Stories tagged: Diplomacy
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Tillerson’s offer of talks with North Korea left hanging
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has softened America’s stance on possible talks with North Korea, calling it “unrealistic” to expect the nuclear-armed country to come to the table ready to …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Amid low morale, Tillerson says changes coming to State Dept
Seeking to reassure American diplomats amid low morale, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson unveiled changes Tuesday to the State Department that he said would help workers perform better and position …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
U.S., Russia seek understanding on next steps in Syria
As the Islamic State group nears defeat, the United States and Russia are discussing next steps that could prevent the two military powers from inadvertently clashing in Syria and improve …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Russia takes on Mideast diplomacy as U.S. retreats
After watching for years as the United States called the shots in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin is seizing the reins of diplomacy in the Middle East, establishing footholds …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Questions loom as Mattis visits South Korea: Can diplomacy work?
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting the Korean Peninsula at a momentous juncture in the faltering effort to persuade Pyongyang to halt and dismantle its nuclear weapons program. Ominous …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Tillerson: North Korea diplomacy continues until 1st ‘bomb drops’
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the North Korean crisis “will continue until the first bomb drops.”
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Tillerson is toast, so is diplomacy
Even if Tillerson stayed in place, it’s unclear that he could counter his boss’s deepest instincts. Nor is it clear that any successor to Tillerson can convince Trump that diplomacy …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Trump’s latest nickname: Rocket Man
With President Donald Trump, a good enemy deserves a good nickname. In his debut appearance before the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, Trump embraced his latest label – calling North Korean …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Trump nominee says Russia’s election meddling led to low level of trust
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, told Congress on Tuesday that Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
At U.N., Trump threatens ‘total destruction’ of North Korea
President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the “total destruction“’ of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
How Trump’s advisers schooled him on globalism
On a sweltering Washington summer day, President Donald Trump’s motorcade pulled up to the Pentagon for a meeting largely billed as a briefing on the Afghanistan conflict and the fight …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Trump’s week anchored by speech to U.N. General Assembly
President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Monday, using his first moments at the world body to urge the 193-nation organization to reduce bureaucracy and costs …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Tillerson vows ‘peaceful pressure campaign’ against North Korea
The U.S. seeks a peaceful resolution but is prepared to use military force if diplomatic efforts cannot end the standoff with North Korea over its nuclear-weapons program, Secretary of State …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Tillerson’s State Department plan slashes envoys for climate, Muslims, Syria
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined a major reorganization of the State Department, eliminating a raft of special envoy posts established to reach out to Muslim communities, support anti-government fighters …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
South Korea looks to jumpstart diplomacy in North Korea standoff
In an effort to jumpstart diplomacy, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he would consider sending a special envoy to North Korea for talks if the North stops its …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 9:16 a.m.
Both Korean leaders, U.S. signal turn to diplomacy amid crisis
North Korea’s military on Tuesday presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and “wring the windpipes of the Yankees,” even as both Koreas …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Beyond bluster, U.S., North Korea in regular contact
Beyond the bluster, the Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, addressing Americans imprisoned in the communist country and deteriorating relations …
Thu., Aug. 10, 2017
Trump’s nuclear threat unnecessary, unsettling
Credibility, the essence of deterrence, means the other side has to believe the threat is real. It flows from maintaining a modern and capable force, not from boasts or threats.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Russia urges U.S. to fix ties as it cuts U.S. diplomatic staff
Russia urged the United States Monday to show “political will” to mend ties even as it ordered sweeping cuts of U.S. embassy personnel unseen since Cold War times.
Sat., July 8, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Tillerson slowly embraces traditional diplomacy amid crises
Six months into a job he didn’t seek or particularly want, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears to be slowly embracing a more traditional approach to American diplomacy after …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Parts of Hamburg ablaze as thousands of G-20 rioters clash with police
Police were struggling to contain violent protests late Friday as thousands of far-left rioters gathered in the city of Hamburg, where Germany is hosting the Group of 20 summit.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
German host tells G-20 leaders they must reach compromises
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told leaders of the Group of 20 economic powers Friday that millions of people are hoping they can help solve the world’s problems, and warned them …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
President Trump welcomed by cheering, flag-waving supporters in Warsaw
Donald Trump was welcomed Thursday by an enthusiastic crowd in Warsaw that chanted his name and waved U.S. and Polish flags when he delivered an address – just as Poland’s …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
South Korea’s president seeks talks with Kim Jong Un
South Korea’s new liberal president said he’s willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid heightened animosities in the wake of the North’s first intercontinental ballistic missile test-launch.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 6:26 a.m.
North Korea claims successful ICBM test, defying international condemnation
North Korea on Tuesday claimed it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile, a potential milestone in its campaign to develop a nuclear-tipped weapon capable of hitting the mainland United …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 1 p.m.
Otto Warmbier, student detained in North Korea, is mourned at hometown funeral
Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
McCain: Americans ‘stupid’ to still want to travel to North Korea
Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that Americans who are “stupid” enough to still want to travel to North Korea should be required to sign a waiver absolving the U.S. government …
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Trump restores some Cuba penalties, rejecting ‘oppressors’
President Donald Trump declared Friday he was restoring some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba that were lifted as part of the Obama administration’s historic easing. He challenged the communist …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Macron promotes pro-Europe views with other leaders in Paris
French president Emmanuel Macron promoted his pro-European views in a series of meetings Friday with leaders of The Netherlands, Spain and Estonia in Paris, as Brexit negotiations are set to …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Trump to announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military
The White House says President Donald Trump plans to announce a revised Cuba policy that’s aimed at stopping the flow of U.S. cash to the country’s military and security services. …