Stories tagged: Diplomacy
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
U.S. opens door to possible Trump-Putin White House meeting
An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump invited the Russian leader to the White House when they spoke by telephone last month, but …
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Trump is hopeful, but some skeptical ahead of U.S.-North Korea talks
President Donald Trump said Wednesday there’s “a good chance” that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will “do what is right for his people and for humanity” and make moves …
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Kim, Xi portray strong ties after North Korea leader’s China trip
With smiles and firm handshakes, North Korea and China used a surprise summit this week to show that despite recent tensions, Pyongyang still has a powerful backer and Beijing will …
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
U.S. officials say no added conditions for North Korea talks
Trump administration officials said Sunday there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before a first-ever meeting of the two nation’s leaders beyond the North’s promise not to …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
White House will see if North Korea is serious about talks
The White House said Sunday it would take a wait-and-see approach to a new overture by North Korea for talks with the United States, a rare step toward diplomacy after …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 4:26 p.m.
Seoul: North Korea to send nominal head of state to South Korea
North Korea will send its nominal head of state and other senior officials to South Korea this week, Seoul officials said Sunday, as the rivals push through with rare rapprochement …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 2:05 p.m.
Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team
The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
Trump open to U.S.-N. Korea talks ‘under right circumstances’
President Donald Trump threw his weight behind the Olympics-inspired diplomatic opening with North Korea, telling South Korea’s leader Wednesday that the U.S. was open to talks with Kim Jong Un’s …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 9:23 p.m.
After Olympic deal, S. Korea floats summit with NKorea’s Kim
South Korea’s president said Wednesday he’s open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if certain conditions are met, as he vowed to push for more talks and …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Ray of hope, then deep hostility between U.S. and North Korea
In the first month of Donald Trump’s presidency, an American scholar quietly met with North Korean officials and relayed a message: The new administration in Washington appreciated an extended halt …
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 …