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Trump to nominate former Air Force general as top Asia diplomat

Oct 17 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

Oct 11 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

Oct 10 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.

Pompeo hails 'significant' North Korea progress; experts skeptical

Oct 09 2018

SEOUL/WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday hailed "significant progress" in talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the weekend and said the sides were "pretty close" to agreeing details for a second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. | Video

War-end declaration 'slippery slope' for U.S. Korea presence: U.N. Command general

Oct 05 2018

WASHINGTON A declaration to end the 1950-53 Korea War could be a "slippery slope" to questioning the need for the U.S. troop presence in South Korea, the deputy head of the U.N. Command overseeing the Korean armistice said on Friday, ahead of new talks between Washington and Pyongyang.

Pence accuses China of 'malign' campaign to undermine Trump

Oct 05 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence intensified Washington's pressure campaign against Beijing on Thursday by accusing China of "malign" efforts to undermine President Donald Trump ahead of next month's congressional elections and reckless military actions in the South China Sea. | Video

Pompeo optimistic Pyongyang trip will yield U.S.-North Korea progress

Oct 03 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he was optimistic his planned visit to Pyongyang this weekend would bring progress toward a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and in building a path to North Korea's denuclearization.

Pompeo to visit North Korea again at weekend despite negative signals

Oct 03 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to North Korea at the weekend for denuclearization talks with the country's leader Kim Jong Un, the State Department said on Tuesday, calling this "forward progress," despite negative signals from Pyongyang. | Video

North Korea says 'no way' will disarm unilaterally without trust

Sep 30 2018

UNITED NATIONS North Korea's foreign minister told the United Nations on Saturday continued sanctions were deepening its mistrust in the United States and there was no way the country would give up its nuclear weapons unilaterally under such circumstances. | Video

China says 'no cause for panic' over U.S. ties, but won't be blackmailed

Sep 28 2018

UNITED NATIONS/NEW YORK The Chinese government's top diplomat, Wang Yi, said on Friday there was "no cause for panic" over friction between Beijing and Washington, but warned that China would not be blackmailed or yield to pressure over trade. | Video

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