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Melania Trump planning solo international swing to Africa

Aug. 20, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is planning her first big solo international swing with a trip through several African countries in October. The first lady told The Associated Press in a written statement Monday that she's looking forward to learning about the issues that children living on the continent...

Brief Korean reunions bring tears for separated families

Aug. 20, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The 92-year-old South Korean woman wept and stroked the wrinkled cheeks of her 71-year-old North Korean son on Monday, their first meeting since they were driven apart during the turmoil of the 1950-53 Korean War. "How many children do you have? Do you have a son?" Lee Keum-seom...

Tourists go off beaten path on North Korea's sacred volcano

Aug. 20, 2018 6:34 AM EDT

MOUNT PAEKTU, North Korea (AP) — Foreign tourists looking to go off the beaten path in North Korea can now camp out on the country's biggest volcano. Hoping to open up a side of North Korea rarely seen by outsiders, a New Zealander who has extensive experience climbing the mountains of North and South...

'Dream or reality?' Koreans to meet after decades apart

Aug. 19, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Soo-nam was 8 the last time he saw his older brother. Sixty-eight years ago this month the boy watched, bewildered, as his 18-year-old brother left their home in Seoul to escape invading North Korean soldiers who were conscripting young men just weeks after invading South...

Roanoke woman keeps hope for father, long missing in N Korea

Aug. 19, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Dare she even hope? For 66 years, Susan Hall has waited for her father to return. Hope that he would return alive after his B-29 Superfortress bomber was shot down over North Korea has long since faded to thin, and then to nothing. But with the return of 55 boxes of remains of U.S....

Trump blames DC, as military parade plans unravel over costs

Aug. 17, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cancellation of President Donald Trump's Veterans Day parade came swiftly when senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public, setting off a chaotic volley of tweets and accusations between the president and the mayor of the nation's...

Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019

Aug. 16, 2018 10:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department said Thursday that the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said the military and the White House "have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019." The announcement came...

Nuke talks uncertain, US hits shippers with NKorea sanctions

Aug. 15, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With little apparent progress in denuclearization talks with North Korea, the Trump administration on Wednesday stepped up pressure on the isolated nation by punishing three foreign companies accused of helping the North evade international sanctions. The Treasury Department imposed...

North Korea marks war anniversary, preps for big spectacle

Aug. 15, 2018 4:09 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea marked the anniversary of the end of World War II and its liberation from Japanese colonial rule with a series of ceremonies ahead of what is expected to be a much bigger event next month — the 70th anniversary of its national foundation day. The...

China blasts US military bill as interference in its affairs

Aug. 14, 2018 7:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday blasted a U.S. military spending bill that calls for development of plans to help self-ruled Taiwan improve its defenses and warned of possible damage to cooperation in other areas. The provision in the 2019 military budget authorization "is full of cold war thinking" and...