Latest North Korea News

US official: Trump likely to meet with Kim early next year

Oct. 19, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will likely have his second meeting with Kim Jong Un early next year to continue charting a way for the North Korean leader to give up his nuclear weapons in a verifiable way. A senior administration official told White House reporters Friday that a meeting is...

US and South Korea again call off a major military exercise

Oct. 19, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — The United States and South Korea are scrapping another major military exercise this year, a Pentagon official said Friday, citing a push for diplomatic progress with North Korea. The top Pentagon spokeswoman, Dana W. White, said Washington and Seoul are suspending an air exercise known as...

Pope indicates willingness to visit North Korea

Oct. 18, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis indicated a willingness to visit North Korea during a private audience Thursday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, according to Vatican and South Korean officials. Moon "conveyed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's desire for a papal visit to North Korea," the South...

Biden: Trump 'coddles' autocrats like Kim, Putin, Saudis

Oct. 18, 2018 7:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not "know what he's doing" and coddles dictators. The potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told CBS "This Morning" Thursday he's concerned Trump "seems to have a love affair with autocrats" and "coddles"...

At Vatican, South Korean leader says he's certain of peace

Oct. 17, 2018 8:51 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — South Korea's president said he was certain peace could be achieved on the Korean Peninsula as he prepared for an audience Thursday with Pope Francis where he's expected to extend an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for Francis to visit. South Korean President Moon Jae-in...

Read the transcript of AP's interview with President Trump

Oct. 17, 2018 7:52 AM EDT

A transcript of an Oval Office interview Tuesday with President Donald Trump by AP White House reporters Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire. "OFF THE RECORD" indicates where portions of the interview occurred that were not for publication. ___ President Donald Trump: How is the business of the news?...

Read the transcript of AP's interview with President Trump

Oct. 17, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

A transcript of an Oval Office interview Tuesday with President Donald Trump by AP White House reporters Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire. "OFF THE RECORD" indicates where portions of the interview occurred that were not for publication. ___ President Donald Trump: How is the business of the news?...

Koreas, US-led UN Command discuss disarming border area

Oct. 16, 2018 4:47 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas and the U.S.-led United Nations Command met Tuesday to discuss efforts to disarm a military zone the rivals control within their shared border under a peace agreement between the two countries. The talks at the Panmunjom border village mark the first meeting...

US envoy for NKorea to hold talks in Russia, France, Belgium

Oct. 15, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's envoy for North Korea is traveling to Russia, France and Belgium for talks with counterparts there as the U.S. prepares for a second leadership summit with the North. The State Department says envoy Stephen Biegun will hold "working level" meetings in Moscow,...

South Korean President meets Macron on state visit to France

Oct. 15, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has met with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss inter-Korean talks and bilateral issues. Moon, on a state visit to France, said he considers France, a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, as a key partner in efforts toward peace with North...