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U.S. says North Korea diplomacy 'very much alive,' but it's watching rocket site

U.S. says North Korea diplomacy 'very much alive,' but it's watching rocket siteStephen Biegun told a conference in Washington that although U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un parted on good terms after their Feb. 27-28 summit in Hanoi, big gaps remained between the two sides and North Korea needed to show it was fully committed to giving up its nuclear weapons. Biegun, the U.S. special representative for North Korea, stressed that U.S.-led sanctions, which Pyongyang wants dropped, would stay in place until North Korea completed denuclearization.



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US, South Korea end spring military drills to back diplomacy

US, South Korea end spring military drills to back diplomacySEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the U.S. are eliminating their massive springtime military drills and replacing them with smaller exercises in what they call an effort to support diplomacy aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis.



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After summit diplomacy collapse, what's Donald Trump's North Korea Plan B?

After summit diplomacy collapse, what's Donald Trump's North Korea Plan B?In the aftermath of the scrapped Hanoi summit, it's time to formulate a new plan for dealing with the strategic challenge posed by the Kim regime.



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Hailing diplomacy, Trump announces new N.Korea summit in Vietnam

Hailing diplomacy, Trump announces new N.Korea summit in VietnamUS President Donald Trump, boasting of a new style of diplomacy aimed at ending perpetual conflicts, announced Tuesday that his second summit with North Korea will take place this month in Vietnam and reported headway in talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban. Delivering his annual State of the Union address to Congress after being politically battered by a partial government shutdown, Trump hailed the fruits of his outreach to North Korea and seized on the drama of the nationally broadcast speech to reveal his long-planned second meeting with Chairman Kim Jong Un. Trump said he would meet the elusive young leader on February 27 and 28 in Vietnam, although he did not specify the venue.



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Trudeau’s Venezuela Diplomacy Is a Bright Spot Amid China Furor

Trudeau’s Venezuela Diplomacy Is a Bright Spot Amid China FurorThe Canadian prime minister’s top diplomat, Chrystia Freeland, is working behind the scenes to sound the alarm over the authoritarian government of Nicolas Maduro — all while she tries to douse other fires abroad. To pressure Maduro, the Canadians hosted meetings of Venezuela’s neighbors expressing joint concern, offered early support for National Assembly leader Juan Guaido and rallied other countries to speak up.



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North Korea tests new weapon amid stalled nuclear diplomacy

North Korea tests new weapon amid stalled nuclear diplomacySEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of an unspecified "newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon," state media reported Friday, in an apparent bid to apply pressure on the United States and South Korea.



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High-stakes diplomacy as battle for Syria's Idlib looms

High-stakes diplomacy as battle for Syria's Idlib loomsTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran and Russia on Friday backed a military campaign to retake the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria as Turkey pleaded for a cease-fire, narrowing the chances of a diplomatic solution to avoid what many say would be a bloody humanitarian disaster.



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Dinner diplomacy: Netanyahu's unusual run-in with UAE envoy

Dinner diplomacy: Netanyahu's unusual run-in with UAE envoyWASHINGTON (AP) — Officially, their governments don't speak. The United Arab Emirates doesn't even formally recognize that Israel exists.



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Coll: U.S. needs diplomacy to complement military in Afghanistan

Coll: U.S. needs diplomacy to complement military in AfghanistanSteve Coll, award-winning journalist and author of "Directorate S," talks with Rachel Maddow about Mike Flynn's path from Afghanistan to indicted former Trump official, and the need for a robust State Department to be the diplomatic counterpart.



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Koreas try out Olympic diplomacy at North Korean ski resort

Koreas try out Olympic diplomacy at North Korean ski resortMASIK PASS, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's only luxury ski resort is getting a taste of the Olympic spotlight, though it is a long way from hosting any events.



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