North Korean diplomat open to U.S. talks 'under the right conditions'

Choe Son Hui, North Korea's foreign ministry director general for US affairs, made the announcement to journalists in Beijing, a South Korean news agency reported. China has vigorously opposed the deployment of a US anti-missile system in South Korea, saying it threatens Chinese security and will do nothing to resolve tensions with North Korea.

Talks between U.S. and North Korea possible

When asked if North Korea was also preparing to talk with the new government in South Korea, of liberal President Moon Jae-in, Choe said: "We'll see". The comments by Choe, who is a veteran member of the North's team of nuclear negotiators, came amid worldwide efforts to ease tension over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear arms.

Trump suggests 'good chance' for Mideast peace

Trump suggests 'good chance' for Mideast peace

Abbas may claim that Palestinians are raising their children in a " culture of peace ", but overwhelming evidence shows that the PA and other Palestinian factions systematically promote violence against Jews and Israelis. "It's time for Israel to end its occupation of our people and of our land", Abbas said. Since taking office in 2005 after the death of Yasser Arafat, Abbas has been publicly and organizationally working on what he calls "cleaning up" Palestinian TV.

Tillerson: US Reviewing Climate Policies, Will Not Be Rushed into Decision

In his remarks at the close of the conference, Tillerson noted that the administration is "reviewing" a variety of US policies, including on climate change. An anonymous State Department official noted that the Fairbanks Declaration does not mean that the Trump administration will work to curb carbon emissions.

Iraqi forces resume Mosul operation

Haider al-Abadi remarks came in a statement Friday morning following a report by The Associated Press that talks are ongoing between Iraq and the USA on maintaining American forces in Iraq. But Iraq's government "has not expressed any jurisdiction regarding the [American] military role for the stage beyond the decisive victory over terrorism", the statement said, according to Task and objective.

UN Security Council wants more details of deal creating Syria safe zones

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told reporters the Syrian government rejects any role for global forces in patrolling potential safe zones. The borders of the safe zones are "still being worked out", among other things, Mattis said, though "the general locations are well understood ". The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said around 1,500 people were expected to leave the Damascus neighborhood of Barzeh on Monday, and more in the coming weeks.