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Chronology of key events in the killing of Kim Jong Nam

Apr. 1, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two Southeast Asian women were the only suspects charged with murder after an outcast from North Korea's ruling family was poisoned with VX nerve agent at a Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, airport two years ago. The trial ended abruptly Monday after a Vietnamese woman, Doan Thi Huong,...

Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam's killing seeking release

Mar. 13, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Just four days ago, the future for Indonesia's Siti Aisyah looked bleak — she was two years into her detention in Malaysia and faced a possible death sentence if convicted of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader. Then the charges were unexpectedly dropped. With...

Vietnam says fishing boat rammed and sunk by Chinese ship

Mar. 8, 2019 6:16 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese fishing boat capsized after being rammed by a Chinese vessel in the South China Sea's contested Paracel Islands, a Vietnamese official said Friday. China said its boat came upon the fishing vessel after it started sinking and sought help for the crew. The boat was fishing...

US, North Korea offer dueling accounts of talks breakdown

Feb. 28, 2019 10:27 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The U.S. and North Korea offered contradictory accounts Thursday of why the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un broke down, though both pointed to punishing American sanctions as a sticking point in the high-stakes nuclear negotiation. President Trump, who returned to the...

The Latest: NK state media says summit deepened trust

Feb. 28, 2019 8:23 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Friday North Korea's state media says the second summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump helped deepen "mutual respect and trust" between...

The Latest: NKorea disputes Trump account of summit collapse

Feb. 28, 2019 12:53 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Friday North Korea is disputing President Donald Trump's account of why the summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon)...

North Korean foreign minister says the North asked for partial sanction relief at summit with US President Donald Trump

Feb. 28, 2019 12:46 PM EST
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — North Korean foreign minister says the North asked for partial sanction relief at summit with US President Donald Trump.

The Latest: NK media: Kim shared sincere opinions with Trump

Feb. 27, 2019 7:49 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Thursday North Korean state media says leader Kim Jong Un exchanged "sincere and deep opinions" with U.S. President Donald Trump at their dinner meeting. The Korean...

The Latest: NKorea: Kim to stay in Vietnam through Saturday

Feb. 26, 2019 7:46 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit in Vietnam between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Wednesday North Korea's state media says leader Kim Jong Un will follow his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump with an "official goodwill...

Trump and Kim to have dinner before series of official talks

Feb. 26, 2019 12:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Redefining success, President Donald Trump headed to his second meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, determined to tamp down expectations that he'll achieve big strides toward denuclearization. Yet he was still eager to claim an attention-grabbing victory to offset the political...