‘Let’s do it:’ 3 hours at the DMZ and a made-for-TV moment

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — “Ok, let’s do it.” With those words, a deliberate step and a pat on the arm of Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump became the first sitting American leader to step into North Korea on Sunday as the two made history at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone. The made-for-television moment was unthinkable […]

North Korea says it won’t surrender to US-led sanctions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday it won’t surrender to U.S.-led sanctions and accused Washington of trying to “bring us to our knees.” The statement is yet another reminder that North Korea keeps mistrust of the U.S. though its leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump recently exchanged letters. Their second […]

China’s Xi heads for North Korea for talks with Kim Jong Un

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping departed Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to North Korea, where he’s expected to talk with leader Kim Jong Un about the stalled negotiations with Washington over North Korea’s nuclear weapons. China’s official Xinhua news agency reported that Xi was accompanied by his wife, Peng Liyuan, and […]

South Korean military: North Korea’s latest launches were missiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean military official says the two projectiles North Korea flew across its country toward the sea on Thursday were evaluated as short-range missiles.The official said Friday that the U.S. and South Korean militaries share the assessment and are jointly analyzing more details from the launch. He didn’t want […]

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 […]