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16 Jul 2019 | 4:37 AM

U.S., Russia to discuss nuclear arms limits in Geneva on Wednesday - officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Representatives from the United States and Russia are set to meet in Geneva on Wednesday to explore the concept of a new accord limiting nuclear arms that could eventually include China, senior U.S. officials said on Monday.

9 Jul 2019 | 11:21 PM

Trump defends cabinet member Acosta embroiled in Epstein sex-abuse case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, who is under pressure from Democrats to resign over his handling of a decade-old sex abuse case against financier Jeffrey Epstein, but said he, too, would look into it.

30 Jun 2019 | 11:58 PM

After surprise Trump-Kim meeting, U.S. and North Korea to reopen talks

PANMUNJOM/SEOUL, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader, Kim Jong Un, in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks.

30 Jun 2019 | 7:59 PM

Trump holds historic meeting with Kim with a tweet, handshake and 'flowers of hope'

PANMUNJOM, South Korea (Reuters) - U. S. President Donald Trump took a historic step into North Korea on Sunday, drawing on his penchant for showmanship and surprise to pull off talks with Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that divides the two Koreas.

30 Jun 2019 | 7:13 AM

Trump to make first visit to DMZ in hope of meeting North Korea's Kim

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is set to visit the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea on Sunday, hoping for a third encounter with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to revive stalled nuclear talks.

29 Jun 2019 | 11:20 PM

Trump offers North Korea's Kim weekend meeting in demilitarized zone

OSAKA/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday proposed a weekend meeting with Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, an encounter North Korea said would be meaningful if it goes ahead.

29 Jun 2019 | 7:32 PM

Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. will not impose sanctions over Russian missile deal

OSAKA/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday the United States did not plan to impose sanctions on Ankara for buying Russian defence systems, after the U.S. president said Turkey had not been treated fairly over the contract.

29 Jun 2019 | 10:22 AM

Trump says he appreciates Saudi purchase of U.S. military equipment

OSAKA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Saturday he appreciated Saudi Arabia's purchase of U.S. military equipment, calling Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman a "friend of mine" who had worked to open up the country with economic and social reforms.

29 Jun 2019 | 8:58 AM

Trump administration targets Maduro's son 'Nicolasito' with sanctions

(Reuters) - The Trump administration turned up the pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by targeting his son Nicolas "Nicolasito" Maduro with sanctions, the U.S. Treasury Department said.

28 Jun 2019 | 7:40 PM

Trump prepares for 'productive' talks with Xi on trade war

OSAKA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he hoped for productive talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a trade war that is casting a shadow on global growth, but said he had not made any promises about a reprieve from escalating tariffs.