After being strongly criticized for questioning US intelligence findings of Russian meddling, President Trump delivered a rare admission of error, but later defended his overall performance.
The US had previously only been open to talks with the Taliban if they included the Afghan government. The goal of any future discussion would be to encourage negotiations between the Afghan government and the militant group, US officials said.
French President Emmanuel Macron quickly disputed President Trump's claim made during a surprise pivot in which he declared the alliance a "fine-tuned machine" but Mr. Trump did not give details on the agreement.
President Trump's Middle East policy team is soon to roll out, headed by Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt. The team will be responsible for Mr. Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, a delicate diplomatic venture that would need to unite a divided Middle East.
Pigs are seen standing in a pen at a farm near Brussels, Belgium, on Sept. 18.
National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday the United States has a plan for the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear program. But the timeline comes amid reports the North Koreans are lying about committing to full denuclearization.
The July summit in Finland will also offer the Russian president a chance to persuade Washington to lift some of the sanctions it imposed on Russia and to restore 'full-fledged relations based on equality and mutual respect.'
Although President Trump cancelled the June 12 summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore, Secretary Pompeo met with North Korea's former military intelligence chief to discuss restoring plans.