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US, South Korean diplomats attending NKorea talks in Sweden

Jan. 20, 2019 1:20 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden said Sunday diplomats from South Korea and the U.S. will attend "small-format" talks in the Nordic country with a North Korean colleague along with "a small group of international experts." Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Buster Mirow Emitslof told The Associated Press that Lee...

Trump says 'things are going very well' with North Korea

Jan. 19, 2019 12:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that "things are going very well with North Korea" and he plans a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal that would entice the North to give up its nuclear weapons. "We've agreed to meet sometime probably the end of February....

The Latest: US, North Korea plan 2nd round of talks

Jan. 19, 2019 1:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-North Korea talks (all times local): 9:30 p.m. South Korea says it expects the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be "a turning point in firmly establishing a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula." Yonhap News Agency...

North Korean diplomat arrives for meeting in Sweden

Jan. 18, 2019 10:10 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A North Korean diplomat has arrived in Sweden to take part in an unannounced meeting in Stockholm, officials said Friday. Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Vilhelm Rundquist said Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui has landed in Sweden "to take part in talks in a minor format...

Trump says US will develop space-based missile defense

Jan. 17, 2019 5:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to protect the U.S. from advanced missile threats from China and Russia, President Donald Trump on Thursday laid out plans for a new array of space-based sensors and other high-tech systems designed to more quickly detect and defeat attacks. Trump, in a speech at the Pentagon,...

US and North Korea to hold talks on 2nd Trump-Kim summit

Jan. 17, 2019 2:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington, U.S. officials said Thursday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong Chol at...

Trump administration to roll out new missile defense plan

Jan. 16, 2019 9:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy Thursday for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being developed by Russia and China. Details about the administration's...

South Korea stops paintings brought from North Korea

Jan. 16, 2019 5:58 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials said Wednesday they have stopped businessmen from bringing North Korean paintings into the country that a report said were purchased at an art studio under U.N. sanctions. Observers say similar incidents could occur frequently as South Korea's liberal...

South Korea defense report doesn't refer to North as enemy

Jan. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is no longer South Korea's "enemy," though Pyongyang's nuclear program still poses a security threat, according to Seoul's biennial defense document published Tuesday. It's the first time since 2010, the same year 50 South Koreans were killed in attacks blamed on the...

UN expert: N.Korea nuclear talks should include human rights

Jan. 11, 2019 5:18 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.N. rights investigator said Friday that negotiations on North Korea's denuclearization must also include its abysmal human rights situation. Tomas Ojea Quintana told reporters that he wants North Korea to accept his call for a dialogue on its rights conditions. He said North...