David Brunnstrom

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16 Nov 2018 | 5:28 PM

North Korea tests new 'tactical' weapon, releases U.S. prisoner

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's leader witnessed the test of a newly developed high-tech weapon, the country's state media reported on Friday, while Pyongyang also released a U.S. prisoner, sending conflicting signals at a time of sensitive negotiations.

15 Nov 2018 | 7:43 AM

China appears to relax North Korea sanctions - report to U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional commission said on Wednesday that China appears to have relaxed enforcement of sanctions on North Korea and called on the Treasury Department to provide a report on Chinese compliance within 180 days.

9 Nov 2018 | 6:48 AM

U.S. ambassador expects 'frank' exchanges in China dialogue on Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A "frank" exchange of views can be expected in top-level diplomatic and security talks between the United States and China on Friday, including on issues such as human rights and the South China Sea, the U.S. ambassador to China said.

7 Nov 2018 | 4:30 PM

Trump expects Kim summit early next year despite Pompeo postponement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he expects to meet again with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un early next year and that a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials supposed to have taken place this week would be rescheduled.

6 Nov 2018 | 10:59 AM

U.S., China to hold delayed diplomatic, security dialogue Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and China will hold a top-level diplomatic and security dialogue that was supposed to be held in Beijing in October in Washington on Friday, amid moves to try to resolve a damaging trade war.

1 Nov 2018 | 6:54 AM

North Korea readies nuclear, missile sites for international inspectors - Yonhap

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Korea's spy agency has observed preparations by North Korea for international inspections at several of its nuclear and missile test sites, the Yonhap news agency said on Wednesday, citing a South Korean lawmaker.

1 Nov 2018 | 6:39 AM

Pompeo says U.S. trying to convince China 'to behave like a normal nation'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the United States was engaged in a "multi-pronged effort ... to convince China to behave like a normal nation on commerce" and respect international law after Washington indicted 10 Chinese nationals for stealing aviation secrets.

11 Oct 2018 | 4:10 PM

U.S. says China spy charged with trying to steal aviation secrets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

8 Oct 2018 | 2:08 PM

U.S.' Pompeo hails 'significant' North Korea progress; experts sceptical

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

6 Oct 2018 | 5:27 AM

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.