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The Latest: Indonesian to testify when murder trial resumes

Aug. 16, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of two Southeast Asian women in the assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother (all times local): 2.35 p.m. Indonesian Siti Aisyah will be the first witness to testify when her murder trial in the killing of Kim Jong Nam resumes in...

Moscow bristles at US sanctions on Russian company

Aug. 16, 2018 2:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has warned that the latest U.S. sanctions against a Russian company accused by Washington of breaching international restrictions on North Korea could undermine denuclearization talks with Pyongyang. The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday imposed sanctions on three companies from...

Judge orders women to begin defense in Kim Jong Nam's murder

Aug. 16, 2018 6:18 AM EDT

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after the judge found evidence of a "well-planned conspiracy," extending their murder trial until next year. Indonesia's Siti Aisyah and Vietnam's...

Through hoops: Combined Koreas set tone for Asian Games

Aug. 16, 2018 4:01 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — One win into the Asian Games and the bigger picture is already clear for the combined Koreas basketball team. Three North Korean players, including top-scorer Ro Suk Yong, and nine South Koreans combined for a 108-40 win over host Indonesia on the opening night of the women's...

Nuke talks uncertain, US hits shippers with NKorea sanctions

Aug. 15, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With little apparent progress in denuclearization talks with North Korea, the Trump administration on Wednesday stepped up pressure on the isolated nation by punishing three foreign companies accused of helping the North evade international sanctions. The Treasury Department imposed...

North Korea marks war anniversary, preps for big spectacle

Aug. 15, 2018 4:09 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea marked the anniversary of the end of World War II and its liberation from Japanese colonial rule with a series of ceremonies ahead of what is expected to be a much bigger event next month — the 70th anniversary of its national foundation day. The...

Judge may acquit women or call defense in Kim Jong Nam trial

Aug. 14, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Southeast Asian women on trial in Malaysia for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother could be acquitted Thursday or called to enter their defense in a case that has gripped the world. Indonesia's Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnam's Doan Thi Huong,...

The Latest: Rival Koreas to meet in Pyongyang; date not set

Aug. 13, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on talks between officials from North and South Korea (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The rival Koreas have agreed to hold a third summit between their leaders in Pyongyang sometime before the end of September. The agreement comes amid an ongoing nuclear standoff between...

Rival Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

Aug. 13, 2018 6:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas announced Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang sometime in September, while their envoys also discussed Pyongyang's nuclear disarmament efforts and international sanctions. The push for what...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 13, 2018 5:48 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SMALL TURNOUT FOR WHITE NATIONALIST RALLY Only a few dozen turned out for a march near the White House, while thousands of counterprotesters vastly outnumbered them. 2. WHO IS DRAWING FIRE FROM TRUMP ALLIES...