WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to travel to North Korea next week to discuss the country’s denuclearization plans, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing four people familiar with his plans. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing...
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European leaders promised to help Chancellor Angela Merkel tackle a crisis in the bloc’s migration policies on Thursday, offering the weakened German leader vital support before a high-stakes EU summit. FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the...
SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday assured South Korea of an “ironclad” commitment to its security, including keeping U.S. troop levels unaltered, even as diplomats seek an agreement with North Korea on denuclearization. Mattis, during a brief visit to Seoul, defended U.S. President Donald...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday praised the tone of this week’s visit to Beijing by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, saying it had achieve positive results and that Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe would go to Washington this year. China's Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and U.S. Defense Secretary...
ARSAL, Lebanon (Reuters) - Nearly 400 refugees began leaving the Lebanese border town of Arsal to cross into Syria on Thursday, a rare case of returns which Lebanon’s government wants to encourage. A child looks out of a window as Syrian refugees prepare to return to Syria from the...
BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has rejected U.S. requests for talks over how U.S. airlines and their websites refer to Chinese-claimed Taiwan, according to sources, including a U.S. official, adding to tensions in a relationship already frayed by a major trade dispute. FILE PHOTO: Delta planes line up at their...
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, 92, is feeling unwell and will not attend a special service on Thursday at St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace said. FILE PHOTO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex pose for a picture with some of Queen's Young Leaders...
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday that a top-level strategic dialogue with India will take place as soon as possible, after Washington put off the meeting for a second time in months. Nikki Haley addresses a gathering on advancing India-U.S....
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Under severe pressure from conservative allies at home, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on European leaders on Thursday to forge a common approach to migration, calling it a “make or break” issue for Europe. FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by European Commission President...
SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday assured South Korea of an “ironclad” commitment to its security, including keeping U.S. troop levels unaltered, even as diplomats seek an agreement with North Korea on denuclearization. U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis (L) shakes hands with South...