Pompeo says N.Korea sanctions to remain until complete denuclearisation

By Christine Kim and David Brunnstrom SEOUL, June 14 : Tough sanctions will remain on North Korea until its complete denuclearisation, the U.S. secretary of state said on Thursday, apparently contradicting the North’s view that the process agreed at this week’s summit would be phased and reciprocal. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader […]

Trump and North Korea’s Kim in Singapore for historic summit

By Steve Holland and Jack Kim SINGAPORE, June 10 : U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that could lay the groundwork for ending a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and the transformation of the isolated Asian nation. Trump flew into […]

Iran says will not renegotiate nuclear deal, warns against changes

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, May 3 : Iran’s foreign minister said on Thursday U.S. demands to change its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers were unacceptable as a deadline set by President Donald Trump for Europeans to “fix” the deal loomed. Trump has warned that unless European allies rectify the “terrible flaws” in the international […]

US hopes for success in talks with Europeans on “fixing” Iran nuclear deal

By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, April 19 : The United States hopes to reach agreement with Britain, France and Germany to address President Donald Trump’s concerns about the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Washington’s disarmament ambassador said on Thursday. The crux of the accord between Iran and six major powers – Britain, China, France, […]

U.S. pastor denies allegations of coup links as Turkey trial begins

By Ezgi Erkoyun ALIAGA, Turkey, April 16 : A U.S. pastor denied allegations of links to a group accused of orchestrating a failed military coup in Turkey as he went on trial on Monday in a case that has compounded strains in U.S.-Turkish relations. Andrew Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina who has lived […]