Edition:
United States

David Brunnstrom

U.S. says signs Syria may be using chemical weapons, warns of quick response

May 21 2019

WASHINGTON The United States sees signs the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on Sunday in northwest Syria, the State Department said on Tuesday, warning that Washington and its allies would respond "quickly and appropriately" if this were proven.

U.S. places sanctions on Chechen group, Russians, suspected of human rights abuses

May 16 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Chechen group and five people, including at least three Russians, over allegations of human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings and the torture of LGBTI people.

North Korea fires more missiles, U.S. announces ship seizure as tensions mount

May 09 2019

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week, and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries. | Video

UPDATE 9-N. Korea launches more missiles; U.S. seizes coal ship as tensions mount

May 09 2019

* Launches come days after North Korea fired missile, rockets

Trump discusses North Korea with Japan's Abe after tests

May 06 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had spoken with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about North Korea and trade after North Korea raised doubts about the future of denuclearization dialogue with new weapons tests.

Trump says sees possibility of U.S.-Japan trade deal by May

Apr 28 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday it is possible that the United States and Japan could reach a new bilateral trade deal by the time he visits Tokyo in May, but he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cited areas where they differ on trade. | Video

Pompeo sees 'bumpy' North Korea talks, but hopes for several more chances

Apr 24 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that U.S. talks with North Korea would be "bumpy," but expressed hope there would be several more chances to discuss how to move forward to the country's denuclearisation.

Pompeo sees 'bumpy' North Korea talks, but hopes for several more chances

Apr 24 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that U.S. talks with North Korea would be "bumpy," but expressed hope there would be several more chances to discuss how to move forward to the country's denuclearization.

Pompeo says nothing's changed on North Korea talks: 'It'll be my team'

Apr 19 2019

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said U.S. diplomatic efforts will continue toward the goal of denuclearization of North Korea, a day after a North Korean official said it no longer wanted to deal with him in talks. | Video

North Korea urges Trump to drop Pompeo from talks; U.S. plays down weapons test

Apr 19 2019

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down. | Video

World News

India's Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security.