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11.06.2018 - 13:03 [ CNBC ]

Asian shares edge higher amid trade tensions and ahead of central bank meetings

Trump is set to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a summit on Tuesday.
U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew his support for the final G-7 communique.
The Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and Bank of Japan are also due to meet later in the week.

10.06.2018 - 14:54 [ Ministerpräsident von Singapur ]

MFA Press Statement: Meeting between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un, 10 June 2018

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un today. This is the first meeting between the two leaders.

22.05.2018 - 13:16 [ theHill.com ]

Pence: North Korea will ‚end like the Libyan model‘ if Kim does not cooperate

„You know, there was some talk of the Libyan model last week. And as the president made clear, this will only end like the Libyan model ended if Kim Jong Un doesn’t make a deal,“ Pence told Martha MacCallum on Fox News.

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„It would be a great mistake for Kim Jong Un to think he could play Donald Trump,“ Pence said, adding that there is no question Trump would be willing to walk away from the talks if they prove unproductive.

20.05.2018 - 07:43 [ Al Jazeera ]

Mueller probe: Kirill Dmitriev’s ties to Putin and the UAE

(6.4.2018) George Nader, a convicted child molester and adviser to the UAE’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan – often called MBZ – who attended the Seychelles gathering, has reportedly testified to a grand jury that Dmitriev met Prince in Seychelles.

The testimony came in relation to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s election campaign team and Russian officials.

20.05.2018 - 07:20 [ Vox.com ]

The secret Seychelles meeting Robert Mueller is zeroing in on, explained

(10.4.2018) That’s big because Nader helped organize, and attended, that curious Seychelles meeting on January 11, 2017, shortly before Trump’s inauguration. The meeting brought together Erik Prince, Trump donor and founder of the private security company Blackwater, with Kirill Dmitriev, who manages a Russian sovereign wealth fund and is thought to be close to Vladimir Putin.

16.05.2018 - 08:31 [ Mehr News ]

EU, Iran regret US withdrawal, recall commitment to continued implementation of JCPOA

According to the official website of Iran’s Foreign Ministry, following the US announcement of its withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iran nuclear deal, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini held talks with the Foreign Ministers of France (Jean-Yves Le Drian), Germany (Heiko Maas), the United Kingdom (Boris Johnson) and of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Mohammad Javad Zarif) on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

According to the press release, the top diplomats attending the meeting:

16.05.2018 - 08:27 [ Washington Post ]

Europe adopts defiant stance in attempt to save Iran nuclear deal

“We are operating in a very difficult context,” Mogherini said after an intense day of diplomacy that included meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany. All of those countries were signatories of the deal that aimed to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon in exchange for economic incentives. She said European leaders hoped to have a firm plan within a few weeks.

11.05.2018 - 15:31 [ Noa Landau / Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Meets Confidant Sheldon Adelson, Owner of Newspaper at Center of Corruption Probe Against Him, in N.Y. Event

(8.5.2018) The premier warmly shares his appreciation for Adelson, the owner of the paper he allegedly tried to use in a quid-pro-quo exchange seeking better media coverage, while investigations continue in Israel

08.05.2018 - 17:07 [ Xinhua ]

Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un hold talks in Dalian

DALIAN, May 8 (Xinhua) — Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese president, met Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers‘ Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Dalian, northeast China’s Liaoning Province, on May 7-8.

18.04.2018 - 08:07 [ Japan Today ]

Trump, Abe discuss N Korea, trade issues

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States is engaged in direct talks at „extremely high levels“ with North Korea to try to set up a summit between him and its leader, Kim Jong Un.

Trump made the comment as he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe opened two days of talks at the president’s Mar-a-Lago retreat in Palm Beach, Florida, meetings that are to include a round of golf.

13.04.2018 - 16:19 [ Yonhap ]

Trump says meeting with Kim will be ‚terrific‘

At a meeting with governors and lawmakers at the White House, Trump acknowledged the preparations were under way.

„Meetings are being set up right now between myself and Kim Jong-un,“ he said. „I think it will be terrific. I think we’ll go in with a lot of respect and we’ll see what happens, but China has really helped us at the border and we appreciate it.“