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POLITICO Playbook: Shutdown Day 16: Zero progress

Presented by */ ]]> President Donald Trump, en route to Camp David, speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House on Sunday. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo DRIVING THE DAY NEW: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP spoke to reporters as [...]

Pete Buttigieg, Jeff Merkley and Eric Swallwell to headline Progress Iowa Holiday Soiree

A liberal group in Iowa announced Thursday that a few of the lesser-known potential 2020 presidential contenders will be headlining their holiday bash next month. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Rep. [...]

Mike Pompeo: North Korea talks progress

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday trumpeted progress in U.S.-North Korean relations on a slew of issues, from efforts to persuade Pyongyang to abandon nuclear weapons to closing in on details for a second Trump-Kim Jong-un summit. Mr. [...]

Pompeo Cites ‘Good Trip’ to North Korea and Progress on a Deal

SEOUL, South Korea — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had a “good trip” to North Korea, meeting with its leader, Kim Jong-un, on Sunday and making progress in diplomatic efforts to denuclearize the country. Mr. Pompeo posted [...]

Donald Trump touts North Korea progress, seizes initiative at U.N. General Assembly

NEW YORK — President Trump swept into this year’s U.N. General Assembly on a positive note, claiming credit during initial meetings Monday that “tremendous progress” has been made in nuclear talks with North Korea and asserting that [...]

SKorea’s Moon wants ‘irrevocable’ progress on nuke diplomacy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea’s president says he’s pushing for “irrevocable” progress on efforts to denuclearize North Korea by the end of this year. President Moon Jae-in made the comments in an interview with Indonesian [...]

Thailand Cave Rescuers Report Some Progress in Search for Soccer Team

[unable to retrieve full-text content] After days of heavy rain, rescuers made their way further into the flooded cave complex where a dozen boys and their soccer coach were trapped. Source: NYT > World
Gay in India, Where Progress Has Come Only With Risk
“Why are we invisible?” she asked. “Because we have made ourselves invisible? Or have we been made invisible? I don’t want to be seen as a criminal. That is what this is about.” In Bilaspur, a sun-cracked city in central India, [...]
Judge Reports Progress in Hammarskjold Crash Inquiry
The list of countries to be approached to appoint officials, the statement said, “might well be augmented to include Zambia, Portugal, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.” In addition, it said, “independent observers will [...]
Budget talks progress, as Senate Dems drop Dreamer demand
Senate Democrats are willing to drop their demand that relief for Dreamers be tied to any long-term budget agreement — a potential boost for spending talks, but one that could face opposition from their House counterparts. The shift comes [...]