Trump: N.Korea blowing up test sites, ‘total denuclearization … has already started’

By David Brunnstrom and James Oliphant WASHINGTON, June 21 : U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that North Korea was blowing up four of its big test sites and that a process of “total denuclearization … has already started taking place” without providing any details. Speaking at a meeting of his Cabinet at the […]

Trump’s consumer watchdog pick draws criticism from left and right

By Jeff Mason and Michelle Price WASHINGTON, June 17 : The White House said on Saturday that President Donald Trump will pick Kathy Kraninger, an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) official, to head the U.S. consumer watchdog, drawing criticism from consumer advocates and dividing conservatives. Kraninger will succeed her boss, the interim head of […]

U.S. judge sends Trump’s former campaign chief Manafort to jail

By Sarah N. Lynch and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, June 15 : A federal judge on Friday sent President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to jail pending trial, after Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged him last week with witness tampering. Manafort, who has been a focus of Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the […]

Trump says N.Korea no longer a nuclear threat; North highlights concessions

By Christine Kim SEOUL, June 13 : North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat, nor is it the “biggest and most dangerous problem” for the United States, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday on his return from a summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The summit was the first between […]

Iran warns N.Korea: Trump could cancel deal before getting home

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON, June 12 : Iran warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday against trusting U.S. President Donald Trump, saying he could cancel their denuclearisation agreement within hours. Tehran cited its own experience in offering the advice to Kim a month after Washington withdrew from a similar deal with Iran. Trump […]

Iran warns N.Korea: Trump could cancel deal before getting home

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON, June 12 : Iran warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday against trusting U.S. President Donald Trump, saying he could cancel their denuclearisation agreement within hours. Tehran cited its own experience in offering the advice to Kim a month after Washington withdrew from a similar deal with Iran. Trump […]