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24 Jun 2019 | 4:39 PM

Trump to visit South Korea as Pompeo raises hope for new North Korea talks after letter

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will visit South Korea this weekend after an exchange of letters with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un boosted hopes for a resumption of talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear programme.

23 Jun 2019 | 9:52 PM

Pompeo says hopes Trump letter to North Korean leader can restart talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he hopes a letter sent by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can pave the way for new talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear programme.

21 Jun 2019 | 11:44 PM

Trump says he aborted retaliatory strike to spare Iranian lives

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike to retaliate for Iran's downing of an unmanned U.S. drone because it could have killed 150 people, and signalled he was open to talks with Tehran.

13 Jun 2019 | 6:41 AM

U.S. will deploy 1,000 troops to Poland; Warsaw may call them 'Fort Trump'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to Polish President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday that he will deploy 1,000 U.S. troops to Poland, a step sought by Warsaw to deter potential aggression from Russia.

27 May 2019 | 9:51 PM

Trump presses Japan over trade gap, expects 'good things' from North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and said he was happy with how things were going with North Korea despite its recent missile and rocket launches.

27 May 2019 | 6:03 PM

Trump says Iran nuclear deal possible as sanctions bite

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday a deal with Iran on its nuclear programme was possible, crediting economic sanctions for curbing activities Washington has said are behind a spate of attacks in the Middle East.

27 May 2019 | 5:21 PM

From Japan, Trump doubles down on Biden criticism and embrace of Kim Jong Un

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump doubled down on his support for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's scathing view of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday, dismissing criticism that he was siding with a dictator over a fellow American.

26 May 2019 | 5:56 PM

Trade beef aside, Trump and Abe bond over burgers, sumo and golf

TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday played golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and presented a trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament, turning to personal diplomacy for the second day of a Japan visit shadowed by tough trade talk.

26 May 2019 | 7:30 AM

Trump says not disturbed that North Korea has 'fired off some small weapons'

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday dismissed concerns about recent missile launches from North Korea and said he was confident that the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, would keep promises that he had made.

25 May 2019 | 10:27 PM

Trump urges greater Japanese investment in U.S., criticises trade advantage

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged Japanese business leaders on Saturday to increase their investment in the United States while he chided Japan for having a "substantial edge" on trade that negotiators were trying to even out in a bilateral deal.