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Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

Oct. 15, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea continued their push for peace Monday with high-level talks that resulted in a host of agreements, including a plan by the rivals for a groundbreaking ceremony this year on an ambitious project to connect their railways and roads. The agreements come amid...

S. Korea walks back on possibly lifting sanctions on North

Oct. 11, 2018 5:14 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Thursday walked back on a proposal to lift some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea following U.S. President Donald Trump's blunt retort that Seoul could "do nothing" without Washington's approval. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha had said on Wednesday...

South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on North Korea

Oct. 10, 2018 9:51 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, the South's foreign minister said Wednesday. During a parliamentary audit of her ministry,...

US urges dialogue on challenges to eliminate nuclear weapons

Oct. 10, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. arms control chief urged the world's nations on Wednesday to hold "a realistic dialogue" about rising global tensions and the challenges that must be overcome to create the conditions for nuclear disarmament. Undersecretary of State Andrea Thomson told the General Assembly's...

The Latest: Trump: Lifting sanctions needs 'our approval'

Oct. 10, 2018 1:31 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on South Korea saying it's considering lifting sanctions against North Korea to help diplomacy (all times local): 2:25 a.m. President Donald Trump says a South Korean proposal to lift some unilateral sanctions on the North will only take place with his say-so. Asked...

China tells US to stop criticism, says relations suffering

Oct. 8, 2018 6:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials appealed to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday to repair relations they said have been damaged by U.S. tariff hikes and support for Taiwan, as their governments press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. Pompeo said at the start of his talks with Foreign...

Pompeo: 'Significant progress' made on NKorea denuke trip

Oct. 7, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made "significant progress" toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons. While significant work remains to be done, he said he expected further results after an as-yet...

The Latest: Pompeo sees 'significant progress' with NKorea

Oct. 7, 2018 11:15 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to Asia (all times local): 12:05 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have made "significant progress" toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons....

Pompeo seeks allied unity in dealing with North Korea

Oct. 6, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — America's top diplomat left Tokyo for Pyongyang on Sunday after pledging that the U.S. will coordinate with allies Japan and South Korea on efforts to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. On the eve of his fourth visit to North Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met...

Pompeo goes to North Korea under pressure to show progress

Oct. 5, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed off to North Korea on Friday under pressure to produce tangible progress at persuading the country to get rid of its nuclear weapons as President Donald Trump seeks a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un. Pompeo departed Washington for a packed,...