{FD} Russian foreign minister meets with Kim Jong Un as Pompeo meets with North Korean official

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday in Pyongyang just hours before North Korean intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol was set to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York.

{FD} Trump welcomes statement from North Korea, says talks to reinstate summit ‘productive’

President Trump kept the diplomacy door open with North Korea on Friday, welcoming the regime's latest “productive” statement and saying the two sides are still talking following the administration’s decision to cancel a planned summit with Kim Jong Un.