David Brunnstrom

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19 Jun 2018 | 6:19 AM

U.S.' Pompeo expects to return to North Korea 'before terribly long'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he would likely travel back to North Korea "before too terribly long" to try to flesh out commitments made at a landmark summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore last week.

14 Jun 2018 | 7:37 AM

Factbox - Next steps in U.S.-North Korea diplomacy, including new engagement

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have given few details about North Korea's pledge to work towards denuclearisation, American plans to end "war games" with South Korea or security guarantees Washington has promised Pyongyang.

13 Jun 2018 | 11:57 PM

U.S. aims for 'major' North Korea disarmament in 2-1/2 years - Pompeo

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States hopes to achieve "major disarmament" by North Korea within the next 2-1/2 years, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, seeking to give assurances after a summit this week that Pyongyang will eventually give up its nuclear weapons.

13 Jun 2018 | 7:41 PM

Trump says summit removed North Korean nuclear threat, but Democrats doubtful

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that North Korea no longer posed a nuclear threat and his top diplomat offered a hopeful timeline for "major disarmament," despite scepticism at home that Pyongyang will abandon its nuclear weapons following this week's summit.

12 Jun 2018 | 8:30 PM

Trump, in trade feud with allies, say won't let them take advantage of U.S

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday kept up his feud with America's closest allies over trade, saying he could not allow them to continue taking advantage of the United States.

12 Jun 2018 | 6:41 PM

Trump's North Korea summit falls short of Nixon-goes-to-China moment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's dramatic meeting with North Korea's leader may have been choreographed to look like a Nixon-goes-to-China moment, but the summit appears to have failed to secure any concrete commitments by Pyongyang for dismantling its nuclear arsenal.

11 Jun 2018 | 11:39 PM

'Fair trade, fool trade', Trump's tweets spew ire on NATO allies, Trudeau

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump fired off a volley of tweets on Monday venting anger on NATO allies, the European Union and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the wake of a divisive G7 meeting over the weekend.

7 Jun 2018 | 7:50 AM

Bolton takes back seat, but remains looming North Korea summit presence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just weeks after John Bolton’s hardline rhetoric infuriated North Korea and nearly derailed a planned summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, the U.S. national security adviser appears to have taken a back seat to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for the historic meeting.

6 Jun 2018 | 12:02 AM

Trump's North Korea summit may bring peace declaration - but at a cost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If Donald Trump’s summit next week with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un produces a peace declaration formally ending the Korean War as he has suggested, it could give the U.S. president a big headline-grabbing, made-for-TV moment on the world stage.

24 May 2018 | 11:36 PM

Trump cancels summit with North Korea's Kim, warns that military ready

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called off a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, citing Pyongyang's "open hostility," and warned that the U.S. military was ready in the event of any reckless acts by North Korea.