Josh Lederman

  • Donald Trump Dec 27, 2018

    Triple balacera

    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said there will not be a military operation or mass deportations of immigrants, despite President Donald Trump calling deportation attempts a “military operation” earlier in the day.

  • Associated Press Jun 24, 2018

    As Driving Ban Lifted, Saudi Women in Crosshairs of Change

    Outside a sprawling mall in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, young single men and women walk through an open-air exhibit where Saudi women and traffic police explain the ins and outs of handling a car. Children take a lap around a makeshift course in tiny electric cars as clowns appear on a small stage, dancing for the crowd. A song with...

  • Donald Trump Jun 16, 2018

    Trump Searches for Credit on North Korea Nuclear Deal

    President Donald Trump credits his accord with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions of people from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic opponents and skepticism from allies and the media, Trump made a stop Friday on the North Lawn of...

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2018

    Inside the Summit: Talks With ‘Aliens', Familiar Frustrations

    President Donald Trump got the history-making handshake he wanted with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Now, with the smiling snapshot a part of history, new details are emerging about the bizarre behind-the-scenes negotiations that led up to the summit — and about the president’s post-summit frustrations with how it’s being portrayed. Setting up the Singapore meeting was no easy feat...

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2018

    Inside the Summit: Talks With ‘Aliens', Familiar Frustrations

    President Donald Trump got the history-making handshake he wanted with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Now, with the smiling snapshot a part of history, new details are emerging about the bizarre behind-the-scenes negotiations that led up to the summit — and about the president’s post-summit frustrations with how it’s being portrayed. Setting up the Singapore meeting was no easy feat...

  • Donald Trump Jun 14, 2018

    US: No Sanctions Relief Before North Korea Denuclearizes

    The United States and its Asian allies worked Thursday 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. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, meeting...

  • Donald Trump Jun 14, 2018

    US: No Sanctions Relief Before North Korea Denuclearizes

    The United States and its Asian allies worked Thursday 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. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, meeting...

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2018

    Trump Meets Kim Jong Un for Summit, Halts ‘War Games' With Ally South Korea

    Clasping hands and forecasting future peace, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un committed Tuesday to “work toward complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula during the first meeting in history between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. Yet as Trump hailed the summit’s results, he faced mounting questions about whether he got too little and gave away...

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2018

    Read the Document Trump and Kim Jong Un Signed

    President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed to the following: The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S.-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity....
    The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on...

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2018

    North Korea Pact Falls Flat by Trump's Own Yardstick: Analysis

    After all the hype, all the vows to tackle what’s perhaps the world’s most urgent crisis, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell short of the kind of deal the U.S. president himself has long said is needed to settle the North’s decadeslong pursuit of nuclear weapons. For months, Trump has been railing against presidents past,...

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2018

    Read the Document Trump and Kim Jong Un Signed

    President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed to the following: The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S.-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity....
    The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on...

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2018

    North Korea Pact Falls Flat by Trump's Own Yardstick: Analysis

    After all the hype, all the vows to tackle what’s perhaps the world’s most urgent crisis, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell short of the kind of deal the U.S. president himself has long said is needed to settle the North’s decadeslong pursuit of nuclear weapons. For months, Trump has been railing against presidents past,...

  • China Jun 7, 2018

    Mystery Ailment Leads US to Evacuate More From China

    A U.S. medical team was screening more Americans who work at the consulate in southern China as the State Department confirmed evacuating a number of government employees who experienced unexplained health issues like those that have hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba and China. The evacuations of workers in Guangzhou followed medical testing that revealed they might have been affected. State...

  • Associated Press Jun 5, 2018

    First Saudi Women Receive Driving Licenses, But Some Advocates Are Jailed

    Saudi Arabia issued its first driver’s licenses to 10 women on Monday as the kingdom prepared to lift the world’s only ban on women driving in three weeks, but some who campaigned for the right to drive remain under arrest. A government statement said the 10 women who were issued licenses already held driving licenses from other countries, including the...

  • Donald Trump Jun 1, 2018

    US-North Korea Letter Diplomacy Is a Throwback to a Different Era

    A North Korean envoy is coming to Washington bearing a letter for President Donald Trump from Kim Jong Un. This has been going on for days. Like in the old days. Kim Yong Chol was spotted Wednesday at Beijing’s airport, where he boarded a commercial flight to the U.S. On Thursday, he met Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New...

  • Donald Trump Jun 1, 2018

    After Embassy Move, Trump Weighs Jerusalem Consulate Changes

    President Donald Trump is considering giving U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman more authority over the U.S. outpost that handles Palestinian affairs, five U.S. officials said, a shift that could further dampen Palestinian hopes for an independent state. Any move to downgrade the autonomy of the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem — responsible for relations with the Palestinians — could...

  • Associated Press May 24, 2018

    China Says No Reason Found for US Staffer's Sonic Condition

    No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee’s report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, China said Thursday, as the incident in southern Guangzhou city recalled the experiences of illness-stricken American diplomats in Cuba. “China is already conducting a careful investigation, and we have already given the U.S. preliminary feedback,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang...

  • Donald Trump May 21, 2018

    US Demands Wholesale Changes in Iran Policies Post-Nuke Deal

    The Trump administration on Monday demanded that Iran make wholesale changes in its military and regional policies or face “the strongest sanctions in history,” as it sought to turn up heat on Tehran after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal. In speech that called Iran out for a wide range of “malign activities” apart from...

  • Donald Trump May 12, 2018

    US Hopes North Korea Will Become Close Partner, Pompeo Says

    The United States aspires to have North Korea as a “close partner” and not an enemy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, noting that the U.S. has often in history become good friends with former adversaries. Pompeo said he had told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un of that hope during his brief visit to Pyongyang earlier this week, during...

  • Donald Trump May 9, 2018

    Trump Warns of ‘Severe Consequence' If Iran Resume Nuclear Program

    President Donald Trump warned Iran on Wednesday against resuming its nuclear weapons program, a day after announcing that he was withdrawing the U.S. from the landmark Iran nuclear deal. “I would advise Iran not to start their nuclear program,” Trump told reporters at the start of a Cabinet meeting when asked about the potential consequences. “I would advise them very...

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