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North Korea: US should consider consequences of ship seizure

May. 21, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday the Trump administration should consider the possible consequences that the recent U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship could have on relations between the two countries and immediately return the vessel. Kim Song said at a news...

North Korea urges UN chief to act against US ship seizure

May. 20, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea denounced the United States as "a gangster country" for seizing one of its cargo ships and urged U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take "urgent measures" to contribute to stabilizing the Korean peninsula. North Korea's U.N. ambassador, Kim Song, said in a letter...

South Korea vows to send aid to North quickly, may send food

May. 20, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea vowed Monday to move quickly on plans to provide $8 million worth of medical and nutritional aid for North Korean children through U.N. agencies while it also considers sending broader food aid to the country, which says it is suffering its worst drought in decades....

S. Korea allows businesspeople to visit North factory park

May. 17, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has decided to allow its businesspeople to visit their factories at an industrial park in North Korea that was shut down by Seoul's previous conservative government in 2016 following a North Korean nuclear test. The announcement on Friday came as South Korea...

Trump to visit South Korea in June for talks on North

May. 15, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will travel to South Korea in June for talks on the North Korean nuclear program, three months after a failed summit with North Korea's leader in Vietnam. The White House says Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in conjunction with his trip to...

Arms control a top issue at Russia-US talks Tuesday in Sochi

May. 14, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's first trip to Russia is scheduled to start Tuesday in the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi, where he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are sitting down for talks and then having a joint meeting with President Vladimir Putin. A look at the top...

North Korea demands return of cargo ship seized by US

May. 14, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday called the U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship involved in banned coal exports a "robbery" and demanded that the vessel be returned immediately. The North's official Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA, carried a statement by an unnamed foreign...

Arms control a top issue at Russia-US talks Tuesday in Sochi

May. 13, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's first trip to Russia is scheduled to start Tuesday in Black Sea coastal city of Sochi, where he and Russian Foreign Minister are sitting down for talks and then having a joint meeting with President Vladimir Putin. A look at the top issues Pompeo and...

North, South Korean musicians hold rare joint performance

May. 12, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — South Korean violinist Won Hyung Joon took the stage, nodded once to his North Korean soprano partner, and placed his instrument on his shoulder. With a flick of the conductor's wrist, she began to sing, and he began to bow — the beginning of a rare joint performance Sunday that they...

Otto Warmbier's father calls Kim Jong Un 'criminal Kim'

May. 10, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The father of American college student Otto Warmbier who died soon after being sent home from North Korea in a vegetative state said Friday that Kim Jong Un should be called "criminal Kim" — not "chairman Kim" which "makes me sick." Fred Warmbier told a U.N. symposium promoting...