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Stephen Biegun: American businessman and diplomat
Stephen Edward Biegun is an American businessman and diplomat who is the United States Special Representative for North Korea. Biegun was previously vice president of international governmental affairs for the Ford Motor Company, and was a staffer on the National Security Council as well as national security adviser to Senator Bill Frist.

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U.S. envoy meets second senior China diplomat as NK tensions rise

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng met U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun on Friday, China's foreign ministry said, Biegun's second high-level meeting in Beijing in two days amid..
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U.S. envoy for North Korea to visit China this week: State Department

The U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, will visit Beijing on Thursday and Friday, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, after China and Russia proposed lifting some U.N. sanctions..
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U.S. envoy Biegun to North Korea: 'We're here, you know how to reach us'

U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, urged Pyongyang on Monday to return offers of talks, dismissing leader Kim Jong Un's year-end deadline while highlighting Washington's willingness to..
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U.S. envoy Biegun urges North Korea to respond to calls for talks

U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, called on Pyongyang to return its offer of talks, saying Washington is willing to discuss "all issues of interest"
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U.S. envoy arrives in South Korea as Pyongyang ramps up pressure

Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, arrived in South Korea on Sunday as Pyongyang stepped up pressure on Washington to make concessions to revive stalled denuclearization talks..
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Biegun confident on Korea, Japan troops talks, but no 'free ride'

President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next number two at the State Department said on Wednesday he was confident agreements could be reached with South Korea and Japan over the costs of hosting..
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Year-end could see return to North Korea 'provocations,' says U.S. envoy Biegun

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday a year-end deadline North Korea has set for Washington to show more flexibility in nuclear talks was an artificial one, but..
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U.S. says window for talks still open but North Korea must 'seize the moment'

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday the window was still open for Pyongyang to negotiate with the United States over its nuclear program, but it needed to seize..
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U.S. State Department nominee Biegun says China action against Muslims 'unacceptable'

The nominee for the U.S. State Department's number-two position said on Wednesday he had no reason to doubt reports about China's treatment of ethnic minorities, including the Uighurs, and the..
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U.S. envoy Biegun still believes North Korea can decide to denuclearize

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday there had been no concrete evidence that North Korea had made a decision to give up its nuclear weapons, but he still..
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U.S. North Korea envoy Biegun nominated for No. 2 job at State Department

President Donald Trump has nominated U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun to become the next deputy secretary of state, the White House said on Thursday.
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Top U.S. negotiator in Stockholm ahead of North Korea talks

The U.S. top negotiator on North Korea, Stephen Biegun, met Sweden's special envoy to the isolated country in Stockholm on Friday before expected talks with North Korean officials at the weekend.
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U.S. envoy Biegun says will focus on denuclearizing North Korea, dismisses Russian post

U.S. envoy on North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday he will not take up the post of ambassador to Russia but will remain focused on making progress on the denuclearization of North Korea amid..
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U.S. envoy Biegun turns down Russia post to focus on North Korea denuclearization

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday he will not take up the post of ambassador to Russia in order to focus on making progress on the denuclearization of North..
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U.S.'s North Korea envoy to visit Japan, South Korea next week

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to coordinate efforts to secure the denuclearization of North Korea, the State Department said..
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