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China's Xi holds talks with Kim Jong Un in North Kora

Jun. 20, 2019 4:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The leaders of China and North Korea were talking in the North Korean capital Thursday, with stalled nuclear negotiations with Washington expected to be on the agenda. Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sat down for talks in Pyongyang, China's official Xinhua...

The Latest: China, North Korean leaders hold talks

Jun. 20, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to North Korea (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The leaders of China and North Korea are holding talks in the North Korean capital. China's official Xinhua News Agency said President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sat down...

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has departed for his state visit to North Korea

Jun. 19, 2019 9:31 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has departed for his state visit to North Korea.

Democrats demand answers on Trump's approach to Iran

Jun. 19, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers demanded clarity Wednesday about the Trump administration's position on the use of military force as they sought answers on how the White House plans to address rising tensions with Iran. The lawmakers specifically pointed to what they called tenuous links between...

UN envoy: Goal now must be Afghan-Taliban peace negotiations

Jun. 19, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — All peace efforts in Afghanistan including a new initiative by Germany and Qatar for talks among Afghans must be aimed at starting formal negotiations between the government and the Taliban, the U.N. envoy for the war-torn country said Wednesday. Tadamichi Yamamoto told the Security...

Trump's UN envoy nominee defends climate record

Jun. 19, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next U.S. envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday defended her record on climate change, saying it is a "real risk to our planet" that must be addressed. Kelly Knight Craft told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that she believes human...

South Korea to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea

Jun. 19, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday it plans to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea through the World Food Program, in its second aid package announced in past weeks as it seeks to help with North Korean food shortages and improve bilateral relations. South Korean Unification Minister...

Russia, China block UN from saying NKorea violated sanctions

Jun. 19, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China have blocked the U.N. Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea from declaring that Pyongyang breached the annual limit for importing refined petroleum products which are key for its economy, two U.N. diplomats said Tuesday. The diplomats...

UN aid chief says 'humanitarian disaster' unfolding in Idlib

Jun. 18, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief declared Tuesday that "a humanitarian disaster" is unfolding in Syria's last rebel-held territory where Bashar Assad's forces have launched an offensive, ending a cease-fire negotiated by Turkey and Russia in September. Mark Lowcock told the Security...

Venezuelan prosecutor: Opposition leader linked to crimes

Jun. 18, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Tuesday accused opposition leader Juan Guaidó of being the author of an alleged public corruption scheme stemming from a call for security forces to abandon President Nicolás Maduro. Attorney General Tarek William Saab said his office is...