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N. Korea vows to respond to South's deployment of F-35 jets

Jul. 11, 2019 4:39 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea slammed South Korea over its ongoing deployment of high-tech U.S. fighter jets, warning Thursday that it will respond by developing and testing unspecified special weapons of its own to "destroy" the aircraft. The statement, which also urged South Korea to abandon its...

Clarification: Trump-North Korea story

Jul. 2, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — In a story June 30, The Associated Press reported that President Donald Trump was joined in his Freedom House conversation with North Korea's Kim Jong Un by his daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump and Kushner did meet Kim and were in the room for...

Clarification: Trump-North Korea-Stepping Into History story

Jul. 2, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — In a story July 1, The Associated Press reported that President Donald Trump was joined in his Freedom House conversation with North Korea's Kim Jong Un by his daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump and Kushner did meet Kim and were in the room for the...

South Korea's Moon calls Trump-Kim summit end of hostility

Jul. 2, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president on Tuesday called a recent U.S.-North Korean summit at the Korean border an end of mutual hostility between the countries, despite skepticism by many experts that it's was a just made-for-TV moment that lacked any substance. During their impromptu third...

Birds at border prompt S. Korea to launch jets, issue alert

Jul. 1, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ending a brief media frenzy, South Korea's military said it turned out to be a flock of birds that prompted it to launch fighter jets and alert journalists that it had detected an unidentified object flying near the border with North Korea on Monday. The South's earlier...

The Latest: NKorea's state media calls DMZ meeting 'amazing'

Jun. 30, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Asia (all times local): 10 a.m. Monday North Korea's state media is describing leader Kim Jong Un's meeting with President Donald Trump at the Demilitarized Zone as "an amazing event" in the border village it notes is a symbol of the...

SKoreans react with hope, skepticism over Trump-Kim meeting

Jun. 30, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans watched the historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday with a mixture of hope and skepticism, wondering whether it will be enough to relieve their biggest security concern — North Korea's nuclear weapons...

Kim-Trump border meeting: History or just a photo-op?

Jun. 30, 2019 6:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It sure looked historic: President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un strode toward each other Sunday from opposite sides of a strip of land that marks one of the world's most dangerous places. They shook hands and then Trump stepped over the concrete slab that marks the...

DMZ, where Trump met Kim, is a vestige of Cold War

Jun. 30, 2019 4:46 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Demilitarized Zone, where President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday, may be the most heavily fortified strip of land in the world and serves as an uneasy and occasionally bloody borderline between the two Koreas. There isn't much demilitarized about...

Trump says US, North Korea agree to restart nuclear talks within weeks, adds 'speed is not the object'

Jun. 30, 2019 4:04 AM EDT
PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — Trump says US, North Korea agree to restart nuclear talks within weeks, adds 'speed is not the object'