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China's Xi Jinping holds talks with Kim Jong Un in N. Korea

Jun. 20, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The leaders of China and North Korea met in the North's capital on Thursday, their fifth meeting in 15 months, with stalled nuclear negotiations with Washington expected to be on the agenda. China's official Xinhua news agency reported that the talks in Pyongyang between Chinese President Xi...

Xi's NKorea visit a chance to strengthen ties, influence US

Jun. 20, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — In the highly formalized world of China-North Korea relations, Xi Jinping's trip to Pyongyang carries enormous symbolic significance. Although less certain, it may also yield outcomes that could influence both countries' relations with the U.S. With tensions over trade, Taiwan and Hong Kong...

N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un's months of ambitious summitry

Jun. 19, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's fifth meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping continues his ambitious diplomatic outreach that has included summits with the leaders of the United States, South Korea and Russia in the past year and a half. Experts say Kim is attempting to form a united front with North Korea's...

China, North Korea look to strengthen ties amid US disputes

Jun. 18, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to North Korea to meet leader Kim Jong Un this week looking to strengthen their sometimes shaky bond at a time when both are locked in dispute with the United States — Xi over trade and Kim over nuclear weapons. Here's a look at what...

EU fights to keep nuclear deal alive amid US, Iran pressure

Jun. 18, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A year after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear agreement, the pact is at severe risk of collapse and the European Union is caught in the middle, struggling to keep supply lines open to the Islamic Republic's wilting economy under the threat of U.S. sanctions. With few real...

Tensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, US sends troops

Jun. 17, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raising pressure on Europeans trying to save the accord a year after the U.S. withdrawal lit the fuse for the heightened tensions now between Tehran and Washington. Hours...

Former UN chief says risks of nuclear conflict 'are higher'

Jun. 12, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday that the risks of nuclear conflict "are higher than they have been in several decades" and said it is past time for the five nuclear powers to take steps toward disarmament. Ban told the Security Council the failure of the...

European officials frustrated over faltering Iran nuke pact

Jun. 11, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The foreign ministers of Germany and Sweden expressed frustration Tuesday over the possible demise of the Iran nuclear deal, warning Tehran that withdrawing would bring "international isolation" and criticizing the United States for jeopardizing a decade of diplomatic efforts. Speaking at...

The Latest: Putin says no plan for Belarus merger

Jun. 7, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin at an investment forum (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says there is no plan for a full merger of Russia and Belarus. Speaking Friday at an investment forum in St. Petersburg, Putin said the two...

US sanctions on Iran felt in Iraqi Shiite tourist districts

May. 26, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — For years, Karar Hussein has sold sweets in his shop near the entrance to one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, accepting whatever currency was offered to him by his clients, many of them religious tourists from neighboring Iran. But lately, when Iranian pilgrims ask about prices, he tells...