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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un boards train to summit

Feb. 23, 2019 11:09 PM EST

DANDONG, China (AP) — North Korea leader Kim Jong Un was on a train Sunday to Vietnam for his second summit with President Donald Trump, state media confirmed. Kim was accompanied by Kim Yong Chol, who has been a key negotiator in talks with the U.S., and Kim Yo Jong, the leader's sister, the North's...

Biden's 2020 opening? Dem field missing foreign policy hand

Feb. 23, 2019 10:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In town halls, television interviews and social media posts, Democratic presidential candidates are touting their support for "Medicare-for-all," higher taxes on the wealthy and a war on climate change. But foreign policy, one of the chief responsibilities of a president, is largely...

From bombers to Big Macs: Vietnam a lesson in reconciliation

Feb. 23, 2019 2:12 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese capital once trembled as waves of American bombers unleashed their payloads, but when Kim Jong Un arrives here for his summit with President Donald Trump he won't find rancor toward a former enemy. Instead the North Korean leader will get a glimpse at the potential...

Trump picks ambassador to Canada for UN post

Feb. 23, 2019 12:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Trump said in a pair of tweets that Craft "has done an outstanding job representing our Nation" and he has...

FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players through next season

Feb. 22, 2019 3:01 PM EST

Chelsea was banned Friday from signing players until after the 2019-20 season, the latest European power punished by FIFA for flouting rules protecting young talent from premature international moves. FIFA punished the London club owned by Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich for violations of rules...

UN nuclear watchdog: Iran stays within limits of 2015 deal

Feb. 22, 2019 12:20 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Iran is continuing to comply with the landmark 2015 deal with major powers aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives despite the United States withdrawing from the pact and re-imposing sanctions, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said Friday. In a...

Vacant UN post has new favorite: the US ambassador to Canada

Feb. 22, 2019 12:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security...

US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

Feb. 21, 2019 8:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security...

Sanctions could ease with greatly reduced North Korea threat

Feb. 21, 2019 3:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will not move to ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident that the nuclear weapons threat from Pyongyang has been "substantially reduced," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday. Pompeo didn't elaborate, but his comment seemed to leave open the...

2nd Trump-Kim summit crucial moment for Moon's presidency

Feb. 21, 2019 1:17 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has staked his legacy on the stunning diplomatic progress he has forged with North Korea, as well as the behind-the-scenes orchestration of the U.S.-North Korean summits. But following months of stalemate on North Korea nuclear talks, Moon's...