As tensions with Iran reach a boiling point and Washington looks ready to walk away from trade talks with China, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo apparently wanted to make sure the US's European 'allies' know their place. According to Bloomberg, Pompeo scrapped plans for a Tuesday meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, citing unspecified "pressing issues." "Unfortunately, we must reschedule the Berlin meetings due to pressing issues. We look forward to...Zero Hedge
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has canceled a planned visit to Berlin on Tuesday, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said, citing scheduling reasons.U.S.
State Department gives no further explanation for last-minute cancellationThe Independent
North Korea and China are separated by the Yalu River, which is so narrow that people on both sides can see each other. It's the only glimpse of the outside world many North Koreans will ever get, as it's illegal in North Korea to leave the country without the government's permission. The two cities bordering the Yalu River — Dandong, China, and Sinuiju, North Korea — are vastly different. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un likely passed by both of them during his train journey from North Korea to...Business Insider
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A popular show gives “defector beauties” a chance to tell stories from the North. It’s loud and gaudy — and changing the conversation about reunification.www.nytimes.com
The U.S. State Department says a planned meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chancellor Angela Merkel has been canceled.Fox News