Government And Politics

US, North Korean top diplomats exchange pleasantries, barbs

Aug 4, 2018

Roller-coaster nuclear diplomacy between the United States and North Korea has hit highs and lows as the countries' top diplomats traded polite words and barbs, leaving efforts to rid the North of its atomic weapons at an uncertain juncture

North Korea's foreign minister shoots back at U.S. warning on sanctions, says recent moves by the U.S. are "alarming."

Aug 4, 2018

North Korea's foreign minister shoots back at U.S. warning on sanctions, says recent moves by the U.S. are "alarming."

Pompeo calls on Myanmar to release 2 Reuters journalists

Aug 4, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he spoke with Myanmar's foreign minister and urged him to immediately release two Reuters journalists held on charges of possessing secret documents

Pompeo: Despite tensions, Turkey remains a key US ally

Aug 4, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that despite tensions, Turkey remains a key NATO ally

Pompeo says US 'confident' North Korea will denuclearize

Aug 3, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that while there's "still a ways to go," the United States remains "confident" in North Korea's commitment to denuclearize

Senators' Stone, Ceci get new deals in arbitration

Aug 3, 2018

The Ottawa Senators avoided salary arbitration with Mark Stone, signing the winger to a one-year, $7.35 million, while defenseman Cody Ceci was awarded $4.3 million for the coming season

China, ASEAN navies stage 1st emergency drills amid feud

Aug 3, 2018

Chinese and Southeast Asian naval forces have staged their first computer-simulated drills so they can jointly respond to emergencies and to build trust amid the long-seething disputes in the South China Sea

Pompeo presses Turkey on detained US pastor after sanctions

Aug 3, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed Turkey on Friday for the release of a detained American pastor, whose case has led the Trump administration to hit senior Turkish officials with sanctions and badly strained ties between the NATO allies

AP Interview: New Zealand leader finds new focus as a parent

Aug 3, 2018

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says focusing on the basic needs of her baby girl has helped her appreciate why people with young families may not find time for politics

China calls draft pact on territorial feud a 'breakthrough'

Aug 2, 2018

China's top diplomat says an initial draft of a proposed pact with Southeast Asia aimed at preventing fighting in the disputed South China Sea was a "breakthrough," and that talks can accelerate without outside interference

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