Pompeo hints optimism as US, DPRK discussions in Sweden end

Pompeo hints optimism as US, DPRK discussions in Sweden end

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday (January 22) that the series of discussions in Sweden between representatives of the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) was further progress made by the two countries. (50 minutes ago)

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World News in Brief: January 22

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EU, ASEAN Foreign Ministers meet on furthering cooperation

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Lao People’s Army celebrates 70th founding anniversary

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Philippines holds referendum for Muslim autonomy in troubled south

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World News in Brief: January 21

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Arab economic summit in Beirut urges Syrian refugee returns

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World News in Brief: January 20

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