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For Tillerson, Diplomatic Breakthrough With Trump Proves Elusive

October 6, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Even if he stays, Mr. Tillerson is now a wounded figure, his credibility at home and abroad diminished by the perception that he does not have a close alignment with the president.
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U.S. Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats, in Latest Sign Détente May Be Ending

October 4, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Gardiner Harris, Ernesto Londoño | The New York Times
President Trump on Tuesday expelled 15 Cuban diplomats, escalating his response to a mysterious affliction that has stricken American Embassy personnel in Havana in a move that cast a Cold War chill over relations between the two countries.
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U.S. in Direct Communication With North Korea, Says Tillerson

September 30, 2017
David Sanger | The New York Times
The Trump administration acknowledged on Saturday for the first time that it is in direct communication with the government of North Korea over its missile and nuclear tests.
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In Tillerson’s China Stop, Questions on North Korea but Slim Chance of Clarity

September 29, 2017
David Sanger | The New York Times
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is scheduled to arrive in Beijing early Saturday for a brief visit, amid confusing signals about President Trump’s position on two questions looming over the confrontation with North Korea: Is America’s long-term goal to overthrow its leader, Kim Jong-un, or just try to change his behavior? And what would it take to get negotiations with Pyongyang started?
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War of the words: Rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea

September 27, 2017
Take a look at the recent exchange of words between the two countries.
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North Korea says it has the right to shoot down U.S. warplanes

September 26, 2017
David Sanger, Rick Gladstone | The New York Times
North Korea threatened on Monday to shoot down American warplanes even if they were not in the country’s airspace, stating that President Trump’s comments suggesting he would eradicate North Korea and its leaders were “a declaration of war.”
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White House Weighs Response to North Korea’s Threats

September 23, 2017
Peter Baker, David Sanger | The New York Times
The war of words between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, raised concerns on Friday that it could escalate into a new and more volatile phase as the White House weighed its next steps in response to a threat by Pyongyang to conduct the world’s first atmospheric nuclear test in 37 years.
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