US top diplomat's meeting with North Korea postponed


CNBC—A meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials set for Thursday in New York has been postponed and will be rescheduled "when our respective schedules permit," the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.

High-level US-North Korea meeting postponed without reason. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Friday meeting with a key aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been postponed, the State Department said, a potential setback in the seemingly stalled talks between Washington and Pyongyang. The State Department announced the decision to reschedule the meeting in the middle of the night as results from the US midterm elections were coming in. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert did not offer an explanation as to why the talks would be postponed,...