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The Latest: Trump wants North Korea sanctions to remain

Apr. 11, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 12:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. wants to see sanctions against North Korea continue for now. In an Oval Office meeting with the leader of South Korea on Thursday,...

US underground nuclear waste dump explained

Mar. 23, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It wasn't long after the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan and World War II ended that the United States began to realize it had to do something with the waste that was being generated by defense-related nuclear research and bomb-making that would continue through the Cold War...

Trump says he's bucking Treasury, reversing NKorea sanctions

Mar. 23, 2019 3:59 AM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he has reversed his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, with his press secretary explaining that the president "likes" leader Kim Jong Un and doesn't think they're necessary. It's unclear, however, which...

US envoy: NKorea denuclearization must not be incremental

Mar. 11, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will insist North Korea follow through on its commitment to completely eliminate its nuclear weapons before the U.S. agrees to the lifting of international sanctions, the State Department's special envoy for North Korea said Monday. In his first public comments...

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)...

Trump, Kim share smiles, dinner before nuke talks

Feb. 27, 2019 3:14 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un projected optimism Wednesday as they opened high-stakes talks about curbing Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons, a problem that has bedeviled generations of leaders. The second summit between Trump and Kim came against...

Vietnam vows 'maximum level' security for Trump-Kim summit

Feb. 25, 2019 1:31 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — With North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on an armored train barreling through China toward Vietnam's capital, and U.S. President Donald Trump en route to Hanoi, Vietnamese officials scrambled Monday to finish preparations for a rushed summit that will capture global attention. Officials...