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North Korea's Kim to meet Putin at crucial diplomatic moment

Apr. 22, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea confirmed Tuesday that leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin in a summit that comes at a crucial moment for tenuous diplomacy meant to rid the North of its nuclear arsenal. North Korea has so far not gotten what it wants most...

Pompeo dismisses NKorea's rejection of him as US negotiator

Apr. 19, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rejected a North Korean demand that he be replaced as President Donald Trump's top negotiator, as the United States and Japan vowed to continue to enforce tough sanctions on North Korea until it dismantles its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile...

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

Apr. 18, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn't appear to be of a banned mid- or...

Study: US plutonium plan comes with budget, scheduling risks

Apr. 17, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Every option considered by the U.S. government to ramp up production of a key component for the nation's nuclear arsenal will have cost and scheduling risks, according to a study by a nonprofit research center that specializes in national security issues. The findings compiled by...

US halts recent practice of disclosing nuclear weapon total

Apr. 17, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has halted, without explanation, the recent U.S. government practice of disclosing the current size of the nuclear weapons stockpile. The decision was revealed in a recent Department of Energy letter to the Federation of American Scientists, a private group that...

South Korean president calls for 4th summit with Kim Jong Un

Apr. 15, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday he's ready for a fourth summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to help salvage faltering nuclear negotiations between the North and the United States. Moon's comments came after Kim issued his harshest criticism yet of South...

US-Russia chill stirs worry about stumbling into conflict

Apr. 14, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It has the makings of a new Cold War, or worse. The deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in danger of stumbling into an armed confrontation that, by mistake or miscalculation, could lead to nuclear war. American and...

Kim open to another summit with Trump, with conditions

Apr. 13, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is open to a third summit with President Donald Trump, but set the year's end as a deadline for Washington to offer mutually acceptable terms for an agreement to salvage the high-stakes nuclear diplomacy, the North's state-run media said...

Trump wants to keep NKorea sanctions, won't rule out summit

Apr. 12, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. wants to keep economic sanctions in place to pressure North Korea to give up nuclear weapons, but isn't ruling out a third summit with Kim Jong Un or taking steps to ease food or other shortages in the repressive nation. "We want sanctions to remain in...

Trump, South Korea's Moon look for way to curb NKorea nukes

Apr. 12, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in comes amid uncertainty over whether the leader of North Korea is considering backing out of nuclear negotiations or restarting nuclear and missile tests. Trump, in his first meeting with Moon since the unsuccessful...