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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...

Analysis: With Trump in waiting, Kim courts China's support

Jan. 8, 2019 8:58 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — While President Donald Trump waits in the wings, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday for his fourth summit with China's Xi Jinping — yet another nod to the leader Kim most needs to court as he tries to undermine support for international sanctions while giving...

4 ideas from NKorean leader Kim Jong Un's New Year's speech

Jan. 1, 2019 10:03 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Looking almost banker-like in a business suit and sitting in an upholstered leather armchair, Kim Jong Un gave his annual televised New Year's address on Tuesday. The North Korean leader's big curtain-raiser for 2019 comes after a couple of very tumultuous years. In 2017, his rapid-fire...

Kim ready to talk more with Trump but says not to test North

Jan. 1, 2019 1:20 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warned Washington not to test North Koreans' patience with sanctions and pressure. During his televised New Year's speech, Kim said he's...

Kim Jong Un expected to ring in 2019 with big policy speech

Dec. 30, 2018 8:11 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Kim Jong Un will be keeping North Korea watchers busy on New Year's Day, when he is expected to give his annual address laying out the country's top priorities for the year ahead. The speech, which is normally broadcast on North Korea's state-run television network, is often the best gauge of...

Koreas break ground on railways but sanctions block project

Dec. 26, 2018 10:14 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea broke ground Wednesday on an ambitious project to modernize North Korean railways and roads and connect them with the South, but without progress in nuclear negotiations, regular trains won't be crossing the border anytime soon. The ceremony at the North...

Russian envoy: Bad relations with US unlikely to improve

Dec. 24, 2018 11:02 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's U.N. ambassador says relations between Moscow and Washington are "practically non-existent," which he says is bad not only for both countries but for the world — and he sees little prospect for improvement anytime soon. Vassily Nebenzia said in a recent wide-ranging...

US envoy optimistic about N. Korea despite latest friction

Dec. 21, 2018 1:27 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Trump administration's special envoy for North Korea on Friday expressed optimism about the diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear crisis, a day after the North issued a surprisingly blunt statement saying it will never disarm unless the United States removes what it calls a...