WASHINGTON —Jan 02, 2019— On his first working day in charge of the Pentagon, Pat Shanahan got a taste of President Donald Trump‘s scattershot way of looking at the world. As Shanahan sat to Trump’s left at a Cabinet meeting at the White House, the president denounced U.S. allies as freeloaders, expressed disgust with U.S. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump gives new Pentagon chief a taste of his world view
SEOUL, South Korea— U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons. But there was no immediate indication whether Pompeo had managed to arrange a much-anticipated second summit between Kim and President … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Pompeo cites progress made with Kim Jong Un on N. Korea trip
SEOUL, South Korea — The United States and its Asian allies worked Thursday to paper over any semblance of disagreement over President Donald Trump’s concession to Kim Jong Un that the U.S. would halt military exercises with South Korea, with Trump’s top diplomat insisting the president hadn’t backed down from his firm line on North … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | US seeks to assuage Asian allies after North Korea summit
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s triumphant assertions about the success of the unprecedented Singapore summit are being met with skepticism and outright derision from critics seizing on the contradiction between his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and his willingness to accept vague pledges from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. White House officials have … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Iran deal comparisons cloud Trump’s North Korea summit
SINGAPORE — President Donald Trump cast his Tuesday summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as a “one-time shot” for the autocratic leader to ditch his nuclear weapons and enter the community of nations, saying he would know within moments if Kim is serious about the talks. Trump said Saturday he was embarking on a … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Trump casts North Korea summit as ‘one-time shot’ for Kim
WASHINGTON — The United States and South Korea are laboring to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track, even after President Donald Trump abruptly said “there’s a very substantial chance” it won’t happen as scheduled. South Korean President Moon Jae-in reminded Trump Tuesday of the sky-high stakes, saying, “The fate and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US, South Korea work to keep North Korea summit on track
WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before his planned North Korea summit, President Donald Trump is staring down a dealmaker’s worst nightmare: overpromising and under-delivering. As the Singapore meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un draws near, the president and his allies are growing increasingly anxious about how he can score a win on the world … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Can the ‘dealmaker’ president deliver on North Korea?