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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...

Rival Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

Aug. 13, 2018 6:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas announced Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang sometime in September, while their envoys also discussed Pyongyang's nuclear disarmament efforts and international sanctions. The push for what...

US ambassador urges UK to back Trump on Iran nuke deal

Aug. 12, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador in London is urging Britain to back President Donald Trump in pulling out of the Iran nuclear agreement, saying a united front is the best way to persuade Tehran to change its course. Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson wrote in the Sunday Telegraph that "we are asking global...

Koreas prepare for summit as North asks US to ease sanctions

Aug. 9, 2018 10:25 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas plan to hold high-level talks on Monday to prepare for a third summit between their leaders, as Pyongyang called on the United States to reciprocate its "goodwill measures" by easing sanctions and stopping demands that the North denuclearize first. The plans by...

Correction: Koreas Summit-Timeline of Relations story

Aug. 9, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In an April 27 story providing a timeline of relations between North and South Korea, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of people who died in the bombing of a South Korean passenger plane in 1987. A total of 115 people were killed, not 269. A corrected version...

Nagasaki marks 73 years since A-bombing as UN chief attends

Aug. 9, 2018 6:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nagasaki marked the anniversary of the world's second atomic bombing Thursday with the United Nations chief and the city's mayor urging global leaders to take concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the first United Nations chief to visit Nagasaki, said...

Iranian lawmakers oust minister in victory for hard-liners

Aug. 8, 2018 7:22 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers Wednesday voted to sack President Hassan Rouhani's labor minister, a victory for hard-liners opposed to the relative moderate amid a worsening economic crisis. Parliament speaker Ali Larijani said 129 of 243 lawmakers present voted to oust Labor Minister Ali Rabiei....

The Latest: Bolton says sanctions not about regime change

Aug. 7, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions against Iran (all times local): 9:40 a.m. President Donald Trump's national security adviser says U.S. sanctions that kicked in against Iran Tuesday are meant to pressure the government into a broad retreat from its support for...

Trump: Sanctions reinstated against Iran for 'WORLD PEACE'

Aug. 7, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sanctions that kicked in early Tuesday against Iran are meant to pressure Tehran's government into retreating from its support for international terrorism, its military activity in the Middle East and its ballistic missile and nuclear-related programs, President Donald Trump's...

EU says encouraging trade with Iran is crucial to nuke deal

Aug. 7, 2018 9:04 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief encouraged companies to do more business with Iran despite new U.S. sanctions, saying Tehran had upheld its commitments under the deal to limit its nuclear program. Federica Mogherini told reporters Tuesday during her trip to...