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Swedes keep room ready for US diplomats in Pyongyang

Mar. 24, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Swedish diplomats are keeping a room ready for the U.S. to use if it ever decides to have an official presence in the North Korean capital. The unmarked, slightly musty room next to the Swedish ambassador's office in Pyongyang's diplomatic quarter has been kept in an odd state...

The Latest: Trump reversing new sanctions on North Korea

Mar. 23, 2019 4:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States sanctions on North Korea (all times local): 2:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is reversing his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, ordering them withdrawn. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump "likes...

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...

North Korea abruptly withdraws staff from liaison office

Mar. 22, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea abruptly withdrew its staff from a liaison office with South Korea on Friday, a development that is likely to put a damper on ties between the countries and further complicate global diplomacy on North Korea's nuclear program. The North Korean action came a week after...

Concern raised over SKorean treatment of Bloomberg reporter

Mar. 19, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — International journalists' organizations are criticizing the status of press freedom in South Korea after the country's ruling party singled out a Bloomberg reporter with South Korean nationality over what it claimed was a "borderline traitorous" article insulting President Moon...

White House aide says 'absurd' to link mosque shooter, Trump

Mar. 17, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official said Sunday that President Donald Trump "is not a white supremacist" and attempts to tie him to the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter are "absurd." Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, described the New Zealand shooter as a "disturbed individual" and "evil...

US expects NKorea to live up to moratorium on nuclear tests

Mar. 15, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the U.S. expects North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to honor his promise to keep his missile launches and nuclear tests on hold, speaking after a top North Korean official suggested the moratorium was under review and could be lifted. Pompeo...

NKorean official: Kim rethinking US talks, launch moratorium

Mar. 15, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon decide whether to continue diplomatic talks and maintain his moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests, a senior North Korean official said Friday, adding that the U.S. threw away a golden opportunity at the recent summit...

10 Things to Know for Today

Mar. 15, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SCORES KILLED IN NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE SHOOTINGS Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers that killed at least 49 people attending prayers are described by Prime Minister Ardern as "one of New...

Trump aide: Xi 'afraid' Trump may walk away from trade deal

Mar. 14, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser says China's president is "afraid" to sit down with Trump until their countries finalize a trade deal. Larry Kudlow, director of the White House's National Economic Council, says Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) wants everything agreed to before...