North Korea’s Kim arrives in Russia before summit with Putin

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Russia on Wednesday morning for his much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok. North Korean media published photos of Kim saluting an honor guard and waving to people carrying flowers at a rail station before boarding […]

Trump disappointed by activity at North Korea missile sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he’s a “little disappointed” by reports of new activity at a North Korean missile research center and long-range rocket site and that time will tell if U.S. diplomacy with the reclusive country will be successful. South Korea’s military said it is carefully monitoring North Korean nuclear […]

Trump says denuclearization means economic growth for NKorea

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump says Vietnam, the site of his second round of nuclear talks with Kim Jong Un, is thriving economically and that North Korea could, too, if it would give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Before sitting down with Kim later Wednesday in Hanoi, Trump tweeted that “North Korea would […]

North Korea says it has tested ‘ultramodern tactical weapon’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of an unspecified “newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon,” state media reported Friday, in an apparent bid to apply pressures on the United States and South Korea amid a stalemated nuclear diplomacy. It didn’t appear to be a nuclear device or […]

Trump revisits wargames with SKorea as NKorea talks stall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said that there’s no reason to spend a lot of money on military wargames with South Korea, but he warned he could “instantly” relaunch the exercises again and they would be “far bigger than ever before.” Trump made the comment Wednesday in a series of tweets that primarily took […]

White House says North Korea returns remains of US war dead

PYEONGTAEK, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday returned the remains of what are believed to be U.S. servicemen killed during the Korean War, the White House said, with a U.S military plane making a rare trip from a U.S. base in South Korea to a coastal city in the North to retrieve the […]

Pompeo shrugs off NKorea’s ‘gangster’ rebuke, cites progress

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday brushed aside North Korea’s accusation of “gangster-like” demands, maintaining that his third visit to the country was producing results but vowing that sanctions would remain until Pyongyang follows through on leader Kim Jong Un’s pledge to get rid of his nuclear weapons. Pompeo downplayed North […]

Pompeo seeks clarity in denuclearization talks with NKorea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opened a second day of talks with senior North Korean officials on Saturday, with both sides saying they need clarity on the parameters of an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. On his third trip to Pyongyang since April and his first since last month’s historic […]

2 Koreas discuss holding new reunions of war-split families

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korean officials met Friday for talks on resuming reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as the rivals boost reconciliation amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. Seoul’s Unification Ministry said the meeting will discuss ways to carry out an agreement […]

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