SEOUL—The United States and its Asian allies today worked to paper over any semblance of disagreement over President Donald Trump's concession to Kim Jong Un that the U.S. would halt military exercises with South Korea, with Trump's top diplomat insisting the president hadn't backed down from his firm line on North Korea's nukes.
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WASHINGTON—In ordering the largest mass expulsion of Russian diplomats ever, the U.S. and its allies have upped the ante in an East-West spy game that dates to the Cold War and cast light on an unspoken but widespread practice in the cloak-and-dagger world: sending operatives abroad under diplomatic cover.
WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today and said he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him, putting an ardent foe of the Iran nuclear deal in charge of U.S. diplomacy as Trump also dives into high-stakes talks with North Korea.
“We disagreed on things,” Trump said of Tillerson just after announcing the firing on Twitter.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned yesterday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska.
WASHINGTON — For six and a half years, the White House has had a quick comeback to questions about its yet-to-be-announced decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline: Talk to the State Department.