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US Urges China to Change Calculus on N. Korea Ahead of Security Talks

The United States is urging China to play a more prominent role in combating global terrorism and help “change the calculus” on North Korea, ahead of high-level security talks with Beijing. The first round of the U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue kicks off in Washington Wednesday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host a Chinese delegation led by State Councilor Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui, chief of the People’s Liberation Army’s Joint Staff Department. Senior U.S. officials say China has “taken a fairly…

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Trump adds nuance to pro-Israel approach ahead of Netanyahu visit

Top Stories WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – During his election campaign, Donald Trump signaled his presidency would be a boon for Israel and tough on Palestinians. The U.S. Embassy would move to Jerusalem, he would name an ambassador who backs Israeli settlements on land Palestinians seek for a state and there would be no pressure for peace talks. Trump adds nuance to pro-Israel approach ahead of Netanyahu visit

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