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Trump halts new North Korea sanctions despite lack of progress in talks

Trump halts new North Korea sanctions despite lack of progress in talksThe president reverses a decision by the Treasury Department to impose additional sanctions on North Korea.



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Russian and U.S. diplomats to hold Venezuela talks in Italy this week

Russian and U.S. diplomats to hold Venezuela talks in Italy this weekUnited States Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov are due to meet in Rome this week to discuss the situation in Venezuela, diplomats from the two countries said. Venezuela, a close ally of Moscow, is in political turmoil. The United States and many other Western countries back Juan Guaido, head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly who invoked the constitution in January to assume an interim presidency, while Russia says President Nicolas Maduro remains the country’s only legitimate leader.



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South Korea Says It's Considering Holding Talks With North Korea

South Korea Says It's Considering Holding Talks With North KoreaSouth Korea’s Blue House presidential office confirmed a Yonhap News Agency report that it’s mulling a meeting with its reclusive neighbor. Both the U.S. and North Korea “absolutely don’t want” to revert to the situation before 2017 when there was conflict and confrontation, Yonhap cited an unidentified high-level official at the Blue House as saying. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walked away from the negotiation table in February without a plan to denuclearize Pyongyang.



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North Korea may suspend talks with 'gangster-like' U.S., rethink nuclear test freeze

North Korea may suspend talks with 'gangster-like' U.S., rethink nuclear test freezeU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States wished to continue talks with North Korea and had “every expectation” that its leader, Kim Jong Un, would stick to pledges not to resume nuclear and missile testing. Pompeo gave no sign of U.S. willingness to soften its stance in demanding that North Korea give up its nuclear weapons. North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui blamed top U.S. officials for the breakdown of last month’s summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump in Hanoi, Russia’s TASS news agency and the Associated Press reported.



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Michael Cohen ‘could have been clearer’ on pardon talks, attorney says

Michael Cohen ‘could have been clearer’ on pardon talks, attorney saysMichael Cohen's attorney said he "could have been clearer" while testifying about whether he sought a pardon from President Trump.



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NY attorney says feds probing his pardon talks with Cohen

NY attorney says feds probing his pardon talks with CohenNEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have requested copies of communications Michael Cohen had with a New York attorney who broached the possibility of a pardon from President Donald Trump, the attorney said Wednesday.



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S. Korea's Moon urges new US-North denuclearisation talks

S. Korea's Moon urges new US-North denuclearisation talksSouth Korea President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged the US and North Korea to quickly resume denuclearisation talks after their Hanoi summit last week ended without a deal. Moon, who has adopted a dovish approach to Pyongyang and brokered the US-North Korea talks process, urged his officials to find out what exactly had gone awry at the high-stakes meeting, and predicted a deal would ultimately be reached. “We hope that both countries will continue their dialogue and that their leaders meet again quickly to reach an agreement that was held off this time,” Moon said during a security meeting in Seoul.



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Seoul calls for three-way talks after Trump-Kim collapse

Seoul calls for three-way talks after Trump-Kim collapseSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has proposed semiofficial three-way talks with the United States and North Korea as it struggles to put nuclear diplomacy back on track after the collapse of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.



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Exclusive: Pompeo on the failed North Korea talks, Otto Warmbier and his own trip to Iowa

Exclusive: Pompeo on the failed North Korea talks, Otto Warmbier and his own trip to IowaSecretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to say if he believes that Kim Jong Un did not know about Otto Warmbier's mistreatment.



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Adviser says Trump 'gave nothing away' in North Korea talks

Adviser says Trump 'gave nothing away' in North Korea talksWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House national security adviser on Sunday described President Donald Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a success despite the lack of an agreement providing for the verifiable dismantling of the North's nuclear sites.



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