Latest Peace treaties News

The Latest: S. Korean diva sings at North Korean volcano

Sep. 20, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 8 p.m. A South Korean pop singer has belted out a beloved Korean folk song in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in...

Moon to carry private message from Kim Jong Un to Trump

Sep. 20, 2018 8:50 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in, freshly returned home Thursday from a whirlwind three-day summit with Kim Jong Un, said the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes for a quick follow-up to his...

Report: South Sudan troops raped, killed while peace pursued

Sep. 19, 2018 5:16 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — With "staggering brutality," South Sudan government soldiers and allied militia targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armored vehicles and hanging them in trees even as the government pursued a new peace deal to end a civil war, a new Amnesty...

Leaders take big gambles in visiting 'enemy' territory

Sep. 18, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

It's a rare and highly symbolic occurrence that history marks with reverence: A leader of a nation, once at hot or cold war with the other, ventures into enemy territory. Every effort is made to lay on a glittering welcome — and the hosts' intelligence services might also enjoy a tangible boon. The...

Kim, Moon start possibly most challenging Korean summit yet

Sep. 18, 2018 2:15 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for his third and possibly most challenging summit yet with leader Kim Jong Un in which he hopes to break an impasse in talks with the United States over the North's denuclearization and breathe energy into...

AP looks at the Koreas' push for formal end to Korean War

Sep. 18, 2018 12:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — At the heart of the nuclear impasse with North Korea is a seemingly straightforward demand by both North and South for a formal end to the Korean War. It appears reasonable, on its face. While there's been occasional, sometimes serious violence since the war ended in 1953,...

S. Korea's Moon wants 'heart-to-heart' summit talks with Kim

Sep. 17, 2018 3:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that he will push for "irreversible, permanent peace," and for better dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington, during "heart-to-heart" talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week. His chief of staff, however, played down...

Militants free 3 Indonesian hostages in southern Philippines

Sep. 16, 2018 6:40 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Muslim militants have freed three Indonesian men they kidnapped at sea early last year off Malaysia then brought them to their jungle hideouts in the southern Philippines, officials said Sunday. The Indonesians were freed Friday with the help of the Moro National Liberation...

Colombia's president says dissident rebel leader injured

Sep. 15, 2018 2:56 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's President Ivan Duque said the nation's most-wanted criminal fugitive has been injured in combat along the border with Ecuador. Walter Artizala is better known by his alias Guacho. He leads a holdout faction of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia that didn't lay...

UN condemns 'direct attack' on peacekeepers in South Sudan

Sep. 15, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The United Nations condemned a "direct attack" on its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan after a government soldier shot and wounded a Nepalese peacekeeper on Saturday. The shooting came three days after South Sudan's rival sides signed a peace deal to end the five-year civil war...