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US, North Korean envoys to meet in Hanoi ahead of summit

Feb. 20, 2019 10:59 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. and North Korean special envoys are to meet in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, to make final preparations for a second summit next week between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea Steve Biegun was to arrive in Hanoi on...

Possible peace declaration looms large over Trump-Kim summit

Feb. 20, 2019 9:26 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to denuclearization by giving him something he wants more than almost anything else: an announcement of peace and an end to the...

Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos for free

Feb. 20, 2019 8:47 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — At a barbershop tucked away in a Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for the dye to turn his black hair the orange shade of President Donald Trump's locks. On a chair next to him, 9-year-old To Gia Huy emerges as the spitting image of a miniature Kim Jong Un. "Many people say...

Cheap and green: North Korean capital upgrades mass transit

Feb. 19, 2019 7:48 PM EST

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang is upgrading its overcrowded mass transit system with brand new subway cars, trams and buses in a campaign meant to show that leader Kim Jong Un is raising the country's standard of living. The long-overdue improvements, while still modest, are a welcome change for...

Memorial speaks to North Korea's ties to summit host Vietnam

Feb. 19, 2019 7:43 PM EST

BAC GIANG, Vietnam (AP) — In a rice field in northern Vietnam, 14 headstones are an enduring symbol of the wartime friendship of Vietnam and North Korea. They mark the original burial ground of North Korean pilots who died while secretly fighting alongside Vietnamese comrades against U.S. Air Force and...

Trump says he's in no rush to see North Korea give up nukes

Feb. 19, 2019 4:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, but adds he's not in any rush because U.S. relations with Pyongyang are good going into next week's summit. "I have no pressing time schedule," Trump said. Trump said his...

Ex-diplomat says North Korean leader won't give up nukes

Feb. 19, 2019 4:57 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A former North Korean diplomat says leader Kim Jong Un has no intention of giving up his nuclear weapons and sees his upcoming second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as a chance to cement his country's status as a nuclear weapons state. Thae Yong Ho, who defected to South...

Abe mum on Trump's claim of nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

Feb. 18, 2019 7:33 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kept quiet Monday over President Donald Trump's claim that he had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize, but praised him and emphasized he did not deny doing so. Trump's assertion Friday that Abe had nominated him for the honor and sent him a copy of the...

Trump claims Japan's PM nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize

Feb. 15, 2019 9:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Friday that Japan's prime minister had nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for opening a dialogue with North Korea. Trump also complained about President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize and doubted he would be similarly honored. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...

North Korea exploring sanctions-proof energy technologies

Feb. 14, 2019 7:48 PM EST

NAMPO, North Korea (AP) — Power-strapped North Korea is exploring two ambitious alternative energy sources — tidal power and coal-based synthetic fuels — that could greatly improve living standards and reduce its reliance on oil imports and vulnerability to sanctions. Finding a lasting energy...