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US envoy: NKorea denuclearization must not be incremental

Mar. 11, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will insist North Korea follow through on its commitment to completely eliminate its nuclear weapons before the U.S. agrees to the lifting of international sanctions, the State Department's special envoy for North Korea said Monday. In his first public comments...

The Latest: NKorea disputes Trump account of summit collapse

Feb. 28, 2019 12:53 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Friday North Korea is disputing President Donald Trump's account of why the summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon)...

Trump, Kim share smiles, dinner before nuke talks

Feb. 27, 2019 3:14 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un projected optimism Wednesday as they opened high-stakes talks about curbing Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons, a problem that has bedeviled generations of leaders. The second summit between Trump and Kim came against...

Vietnam vows 'maximum level' security for Trump-Kim summit

Feb. 25, 2019 1:31 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — With North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on an armored train barreling through China toward Vietnam's capital, and U.S. President Donald Trump en route to Hanoi, Vietnamese officials scrambled Monday to finish preparations for a rushed summit that will capture global attention. Officials...

Trump says he's in no rush to see North Korea give up nukes

Feb. 19, 2019 4:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, but adds he's not in any rush because U.S. relations with Pyongyang are good going into next week's summit. "I have no pressing time schedule," Trump said. Trump said his...

US commander: North Korea hasn't slowed its nuclear program

Feb. 12, 2019 6:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. commander said Tuesday that he has not seen any effort by North Korea to curtail its nuclear weapons program since President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met for nuclear talks last year. Army Gen. Robert Abrams testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee ahead of...

US, N. Korean negotiators to meet again before 2nd summit

Feb. 8, 2019 9:57 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top U.S. envoy for North Korea returned from three days of talks in Pyongyang and will meet again with his North Korean counterpart before the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi later this month, the U.S. State Department...

Trump's 'America first' policy to key in on foreign shores

Feb. 2, 2019 12:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of President Donald Trump's talk about "America first," the next two years of his presidency could shine a sharp spotlight on America abroad. His State of the Union address next week will be dissected for clues on how he'll deal with a full plate of foreign policy challenges. His...

Trump's 'America first' mantra will be prominent in address

Feb. 1, 2019 3:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of President Donald Trump's talk about "America first," the next two years of his presidency could shine a sharp spotlight on America abroad. His State of the Union address next week will be dissected for clues on how he'll deal with a full plate of foreign policy challenges. His...

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....