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Japan's charm campaign ready to roll: Golf, sumo await Trump

May. 24, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego. Offering high honors, golf and the chance to present...

NKorea says talks won't resume unless US changes position

May. 24, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that nuclear negotiations with the United States will never resume unless the Trump administration moves away from what Pyongyang described as unilateral demands for disarmament. The statement by an unnamed North Korean foreign ministry spokesman published...

North Korea: US should consider consequences of ship seizure

May. 21, 2019 11:34 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...

Japan, China agree to boost relations ahead of Xi visit

May. 17, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and China agreed Friday to boost their relations ahead of a planned visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Japan in June, his first since coming to power in 2013. China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the timing is appropriate for the two sides to...

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...

US abstains from global pledge to curb online violence

May. 15, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The White House is not endorsing a global pledge to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks, citing respect for "freedom of expression and freedom of the press." The statement came Wednesday after World leaders...

Brazil cancels another UN climate change event

May. 14, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After backing out of hosting the 2019 U.N. climate summit, Brazil has now canceled a United Nations climate change event that was to be held in August in the city of Salvador. The decision that came to light Tuesday was the latest blow to climate change consensus by the new government...

China retaliates on tariffs, stock markets go into a slide

May. 13, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Sending Wall Street into a slide, China announced higher tariffs Monday on $60 billion worth of American goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump's latest penalties on Chinese products. Duties of 5% to 25% will take effect on June 1 on about 5,200 American products, including...

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...