David Brunnstrom

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25 Apr 2019 | 7:28 AM

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

19 Apr 2019 | 11:45 PM

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

18 Apr 2019 | 9:59 PM

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

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

17 Apr 2019 | 6:30 AM

Satellite images may show reprocessing activity at North Korea nuclear site - U.S. researchers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite images from last week show movement at North Korea's main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel, a U.S. think tank said on Tuesday.

16 Apr 2019 | 6:14 AM

Trump, Pompeo brush aside Kim's deadline for nuclear talks flexibility

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday brushed aside North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's demand for Washington to show more flexibility in nuclear talks by year-end, with Pompeo saying Kim should keep his promise to give up his nuclear weapons before then.

6 Apr 2019 | 12:39 AM

Pompeo hopes North Korea's Kim does 'right thing' on nuclear weapons in parliament speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday he hoped North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would use a meeting of the country's parliament next week to state publicly "it would be the right thing" for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

4 Apr 2019 | 11:51 PM

Pompeo calls on NATO to adapt to new threats from Russia, China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called on NATO allies to adapt to confront emerging threats, including Russia's military interventions in places such as Venezuela, Chinese strategic competition and cyber threats.

4 Apr 2019 | 6:48 AM

NATO chief says Brazil, other Latin American countries could become 'partners'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NATO can look at the possibility of other Latin American states joining Colombia in becoming alliance partners, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday, while appearing to rule out U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that Brazil could one day become a full member of the North Atlantic security body.

3 Apr 2019 | 8:20 AM

U.S. says will not send high-level officials to China's Silk road summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not send high-level officials to attend China's second Belt and Road summit in Beijing this month, a spokesperson for the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, citing concerns about financing practices for the project.

30 Mar 2019 | 1:51 PM

Exclusive: With a piece of paper, Trump called on Kim to hand over nuclear weapons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On the day that their talks in Hanoi collapsed last month, U.S. President Donald Trump handed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a piece of paper that included a blunt call for the transfer of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and bomb fuel to the United States, according to the document seen by Reuters.