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    Tillerson Proposes US-North Korea Talks — Again

    No takebacks? In a major policy shift, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has offered direct talks with North Korea “without preconditions.” America had previously required Pyongyang to accept that its nuclear disarmament would be on the table — though Tillerson added that talks must follow a period without nuclear weapons or missile tests. The overture came as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised his nation would become “the world’s strongest nuclear power” — and despite President Trump’s October tweet deriding Tillerson as “wasting his time” with a similar opening.

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