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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...

Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to hold 2nd summit

Jan. 19, 2019 1:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear weapons, the White House announced. News of a second meeting with the reclusive North Korean leader came after Trump's 90-minute meeting...

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...

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...

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...

Analysis: Stagecraft won't win shutdown battle for Trump

Jan. 14, 2019 12:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military salutes. Heaps of contraband. Oval Office optics. President Donald Trump, who has long put a premium on stagecraft, is discovering he cannot resolve the partial government shutdown simply by putting on a show. With the standoff over paying for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico wall...

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...

South Korean leader urges bolder steps from North Korea, US

Jan. 10, 2019 5:22 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea to take bolder disarmament measures that the United States should then reward, suggesting Thursday he wants harsh sanctions lifted so Seoul can eventually restart dormant economic cooperation projects with its neighbor. Moon...

Kim looking to 'achieve results' in 2nd summit with Trump

Jan. 10, 2019 4:43 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly told the leader of his only major ally, China, that he wants to "achieve results" on the nuclear standoff on the Korean Peninsula during a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. The comments, contained in Chinese state media reports...

The Latest: Kim reportedly committed to summit with Trump

Jan. 9, 2019 7:20 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's trip to China (all times local): 8:20 a.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Chinese President Xi Jinping during Kim's recent visit to Beijing that he was committed to setting up a second summit with President Donald Trump to "achieve...