The decision by President Trump came after recent threats from North Korea that it might skip the June 12 summit in Singapore. “I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting,” Trump wrote to Kim Jong Un.
But Trump held open the possibility that the two leaders could meet at a later date to discuss denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Pyongyang had used the remote site in a mountainous area to detonate six increasingly large nuclear bombs over 11 years.
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The withdrawal from the June summit came after Kim’s regime called Vice President Pence a “political dummy” when Pence warned North Korea it could “end like the Libya model ended.”
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The White House previously said that only two GOP lawmakers would be briefed on the FBI source. But after negotiations, the administration set up a second briefing that will include Democrats.
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The league’s new policy represents some of the richest men in the country caving to political pressure placed upon them by the president.
When pressed for her position on immigration enforcement during a House committee hearing, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the question of whether school administrators could call ICE was a local community decision.
Democratic candidates in several states are campaigning on higher taxes on millionaires to pay for the robust social programs. But the unexpectedly rocky reaction to the plan in New Jersey underscores the difficulty of raising taxes, even when Democrats are in full control.
The Kremlin could be found culpable for the deaths of 298 civilians, worsening tensions between Russia and the West.
In the final stages of negotiations for a new North American trade deal, U.S. officials are considering invoking national security considerations to impose new tariffs on imported vehicles.
As the Jumbotron at Capital One Arena displayed Washington's Game 7 win over Tampa Bay, fans hugged and danced, cheered and cried. Then they took to the streets.
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