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U.S. ambassador expects 'frank' exchanges in China dialogue on Friday

09 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON A "frank" exchange of views can be expected in top-level diplomatic and security talks between the United States and China on Friday, including on issues such as human rights and the South China Sea, the U.S. ambassador to China said.

Trump expects Kim summit early next year despite Pompeo postponement

08 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he expects to meet again with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un early next year and that a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials supposed to have taken place this week would be rescheduled.

Frost thaws in U.S.-China ties ahead of G20 meeting

06 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON/SINGAPORE The United States and China will hold a delayed top-level security dialogue on Friday, the latest sign of a thaw in relations, as China's vice president said Beijing was willing to talk with Washington to resolve their bitter trade dispute.

Pompeo to meet North Korean official in New York on Thursday

06 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will hold a new round of talks with a senior North Korean official in New York on Thursday, hoping to open the way for a second summit of the two countries' leaders and make progress on denuclearisation.

U.S., China to hold delayed diplomatic, security dialogue Friday

06 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON The United States and China will hold a top-level diplomatic and security dialogue that was supposed to be held in Beijing in October in Washington on Friday, amid moves to try to resolve a damaging trade war.

North Korea readies nuclear, missile sites for international inspectors - Yonhap

31 Oct 2018

SEOUL/WASHINGTON South Korea's spy agency has observed preparations by North Korea for international inspections at several of its nuclear and missile test sites, the Yonhap news agency said on Wednesday, citing a South Korean lawmaker.

Pompeo says U.S. trying to convince China 'to behave like a normal nation'

31 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the United States was engaged in a "multi-pronged effort ... to convince China to behave like a normal nation on commerce" and respect international law after Washington indicted 10 Chinese nationals for stealing aviation secrets.

Trump to nominate former Air Force general as top Asia diplomat

18 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate former Air Force General David Stilwell to be the State Department's top diplomat for East Asia, a post that has remained unfilled for more than a year despite major challenges in the region.

U.S. says China spy charged with trying to steal aviation secrets

11 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it had arrested and indicted a spy for China's Ministry of State Security on charges of economic espionage and attempting to steal trade secrets from several U.S. aviation and aerospace companies.

REFILE-Trump says S.Korea will not lift N.Korea sanctions without U.S. approval

11 Oct 2018

SEOUL/WASHINGTON, Oct 11 U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday South Korea will not lift sanctions on Pyongyang without U.S. approval, after the South Korean foreign minister softened earlier comments that some of its unilateral sanctions were under review.

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