Trump cryptic about contacts with North Korea's Kim

The tough sanctions designed to cripple trade between North Korea and its main trading partner came after Pyongyang carried out a series of nuclear and ballistic missile tests last year

Meanwhile, top nuclear envoys of South Korea and the United States held a meeting in Washington for two days from Wednesday to share the outcome and the inter-Korean talks, according to the foreign ministry.

In November, China stopped exporting oil products to North Korea, after the U.N. Security Council that month imposed new caps on trade with North Korea, including limiting oil product shipments.

As such, North Korea's neighbors China and Russian Federation are not invited, and many have questioned the utility of a conference where such influential regional players are absent.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sidestepped questions Friday about the lack of an invitation to China for the Vancouver meeting, which some have suggested will limit whatever progress can be achieved.

The so-called Vancouver Group is formed by the countries that fought in the 1950-53 Korean War. She said the US helped bring the results of the inter-Korean talks by firmly maintaining its principles for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The official said Canada never got to the "juncture" of inviting China to the actual summit because there was an awareness that Chinese views on the way to move forward are different than those in North America. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang has said the event will not be helpful in reducing tensions on the Korean peninsula because key regional powers won't be there.

The Chinese customs agency said Friday that imports from the North shrank 81.6 per cent to $54 million while exports to the isolated, impoverished country contracted 23.4 per cent to $260 million.

More news: Julia Louis-Dreyfus receives support from sons on last day of chemotherapy

He also said the meeting does not involve all the key countries related to the North Korean nuclear issue.

The ministers will discuss steps to thwart North Korea's evasion of sanctions, including through maritime interdiction, State Department Director of Policy Planning Brian Hook said in a press briefing.

"China is working with us", he said.

North Korea's first talks with South Korea in more than two years turned tense Tuesday, after representatives of President Moon Jae-in proposed discussions with Kim about giving up his nuclear weapons program. "This is not an alternative to everything that we are doing", Hook said.

The meeting comes after a flurry of diplomacy between North and South Korean and fresh openness from President to the prospect of talks with Pyongyang, although USA officials emphasized Thursday that 's provocations can not be tolerated by the global community.

Related News:

  • Paige's In-Ring Career Is Over

    Paige's In-Ring Career Is Over

    PWInsider was first to report the news this afternoon and we've confirmed the information to be accurate with multiple sources. Paige has had an extremely turbulent year as she was suspended in August 2016 after failing the company's wellness policy.
    HUD Awards $45.9 Million to New Jersey Homeless Programs

    HUD Awards $45.9 Million to New Jersey Homeless Programs

    Across the country, HUD has launched "Continuums of Care" composed of volunteers trying to count the homeless population. Officials say the funding will help move the state one step closer to ultimately eliminating homelessness.
    Kaalakaandi Review and Ratings, Twitter Live Updates, Hit or Flop

    Kaalakaandi Review and Ratings, Twitter Live Updates, Hit or Flop

    Some of the posters of the film unveiled by the makers have garnered a lot of attention from the audience. The film is directed and written by Akshat Verma, the one who was the writer of Delhi Belly as well.
  • Boss still in dark over January budget

    Boss still in dark over January budget

    The 57-year-old told reporters: "We have a lot of people working, talking to agents, giving us names and options". I have to concentrate on games and Saturday is an important game for us.
    Former staffer accuses Jeff Klein of forcing a kiss

    Former staffer accuses Jeff Klein of forcing a kiss

    Her friend, who chose to remain anonymous, said, "She was hysterically crying, not able to breathe, couldn't catch her breath". Vladimer worked for Klein from 2013 to 2015, starting as a fellow and later becoming a policy analyst and counsel for the IDC.
    Halliburton Company (HAL) VP Anne L. Beaty Sells 1245 Shares

    Halliburton Company (HAL) VP Anne L. Beaty Sells 1245 Shares

    It turned negative, as 84 investors sold HAL shares while 297 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 259 raised stakes. Robert Boucai increased its stake in Take (TTWO) by 37.43% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.
  • German Leaders Agree On New Coalition Talks, But Hurdles Remain

    German Leaders Agree On New Coalition Talks, But Hurdles Remain

    Merkel ruled with the SPD in two of her three terms in office, including in the last parliament from 2013-2017. They agreed to limit the number of refugees entering the country to between 180,000 and 220,000 per year.
    Macron condemns dairy giant Lactalis over tainted baby food

    Macron condemns dairy giant Lactalis over tainted baby food

    Some of the retailers concerned have accepted joint responsibility, but it's still not clear how the recall was bungled. Salmonella symptoms include diarrhoea, fever, vomiting and abdominal pain, and are extremely risky for infants.

    Today's Brokerage Rating: Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI), PNM Resources, Inc. (PNM)

    Finally, Sawtooth Solutions LLC grew its position in shares of Scripps Networks Interactive by 3.3% in the second quarter. PA now owns 2,378 shares of the company's stock worth $163,000 after buying an additional 776 shares in the last quarter.
  • Are Analysts Bullish about Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (NASDAQ:LNCE) after last week?

    The performance of firm for the quarter recorded as 2.09% and for year stands at 10.33%, while the YTD performance was -2.48%. Media coverage about Snyder's-Lance (NASDAQ: LNCE ) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports.
    Afzal Guru's son passes Class XII with distinction, wants to pursue medicine

    Afzal Guru's son passes Class XII with distinction, wants to pursue medicine

    According to education board officials, 55,163 candidates appeared for class XII examinations, out of which 33,893 qualified. Galib secured 88 per cent in the examination, the results for which were announced today.
    JJ Peterson commits to Tennessee during US Army All-American Bowl

    JJ Peterson commits to Tennessee during US Army All-American Bowl

    Pruitt was the Crimson Tide's director of player development in 2007-09 and was promoted to defensive backs coach in 2010-12. So, it was an easy transition for them to continue to implement the same thing for the players.


Most liked

(VLO) Holdings Reduced by Weaver C. Barksdale & Associates Inc
Principal Finance Group Inc holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 1.82 million shares. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, January 17 by Citigroup.

Bryan Fuller is working on the Vampire Chronicles TV series
Added Christopher Rice: "The first great day for me on this project was when my mother asked me to partner with her on it". The most recent book in the series, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis , was released in 2016.

Satyam scam: SEBI bans PwC from auditing listed firms for 2 years
However, to avoid operational difficulties, SEBI has not stopped the ongoing assignment of PwC India. The strict action came nine years after the Satyam scam came out.

Theresa May says 'I'm no quitter' as she prepares Cabinet reshuffle
David Lidington, the justice secretary, replaced Green on Monday but was not given Green's title of first secretary of state. United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May will switch up her Cabinet on Monday, Downing Street has confirmed.

Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) Given a $78.00 Price Target at Jefferies Group
Schlumberger Limited (SLB ) have shown a high EPS growth of -18.90% in the last 5 years and has earnings decline of -176.50% yoy. Arizona State Retirement Sys, Arizona-based fund reported 21,800 shares. 7,565 were accumulated by Naples Glob Advisors Ltd Llc.

Leonardo DiCaprio & Quentin Tarantino Reunite For 1969 Movie
After this film, Tarantino next plans to helm an R-rated Star Trek movie, a fact we're all still having a hard time believing. Business Insider contacted DiCaprio and Tarantino's representatives for confirmation but did not get an immediate response.

President Trump reportedly refers to Haiti, African nations as s***hole countries
The policy change could affect almost 60,000 Haitians who fled to the US following a devastating natural disaster in 2010. Made up by Dems. "I want a merit-based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level.

Big Ten basketball power rankings: New team at the top
The sophomore had developed into a dependable shooter for the young Terps, a sidekick to leading-scoring Kaila Charles . Michigan State coach Tom Izzo talks about team's overtime win against Rutgers on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.

TCS shares fall almost 2% after Q3 results
The shares also quoted a high of Rs 2,820.10 and a low of Rs 2,781.90 during the intra-trading sessions on the BSE. Total headcount stood at 3,90,880, with gross addition of 12,534 employees and net addition of 1,667 employees.

Tully Teaser Trailer: Charlize Theron Gets a Helping Hand
A screengrab from upcoming comedy " Tully " that stars Charlize Theron and Mackenzie Davis among others. Check out the Tully trailer below.

US Could 'Conceivably' Return to Paris Climate Deal
Trump said the Paris agreement was very unfair to the United States because it imposed penalties and took away many US asset values.

John Williams Confirms Return For Star Wars Episode IX
In The Last Jedi , Luke's failings as a teacher resulted in him turning his back on the Jedi and seeking exile on Ahch-To. There's an argument to be made that Luke's projection is just a major enhancement of a previously seen Force ability.

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Upgraded to Sell by Vetr
To measure price-variation, we found TSLA's volatility during a week at 3.51% and during a month it has been found around 2.9%. Tiaa Cref Investment Management Llc bought 25,348 shares as the company's stock declined 29.35% while stock markets rallied.

Reliance Jio is Planning Their Own Cryptocurrency Named JioCoin
As it stores the information on a cloud and not on physical servers, it can be shared and accessed in real time. Blockchain is a digital laser, which stores data, includes financial transactions, but it is not limited.

Kris Bryant gets record first-year arbitration deal
He more than did his part in leading the Cubs to 103 wins while capturing an NL Central Division title and a World Series ring. Arbitration hearings are set up for next month, though the two sides could reach an agreement before then.