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North Korea tells China it's committed to denuclearization

Dec. 7, 2018 5:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister said his country remains committed to ending its nuclear weapons program in talks Friday with his Chinese counterpart, according to China's foreign ministry. The talks in Beijing between Ri Yong Ho and Wang Yi came amid a lack of progress in international...

Clashing views color future of stalled N.Korea nuclear talks

Dec. 7, 2018 1:22 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — To hear a beaming Donald Trump at his June summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the solution to North Korea's headlong pursuit of nuclear weapons, a foreign policy nightmare that has flummoxed U.S. leaders since the early 1990s, was at hand. Since the remarkable claims made...

North Korean sends top diplomat to key ally China

Dec. 6, 2018 5:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister arrived in key ally China on Thursday for talks amid stalled efforts to persuade his government to dismantle its nuclear weapons programs. Ri Yong Ho is to meet Friday with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, according to China's foreign ministry. China is North...

S. Korea abuzz about N. Korean leader Kim's possible trip

Dec. 5, 2018 4:35 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Day after day, rampant speculation about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's possible trip to Seoul is making headlines in South Korea, despite no official confirmation from either government. Many analysts say it would be extremely difficult for Kim to fulfill by the end of this...

Bush and Trump presidencies show how GOP itself has changed

Dec. 4, 2018 12:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the nation for the first time as its president, George H.W. Bush vowed to lead with humility, moral principle and a spirit of unity. Deep successes "are made not of gold and silk but of better hearts and finer souls," Bush said in 1989, adding: "America is never wholly herself...

South Korea says no timeframe set for visit by Kim Jong Un

Dec. 3, 2018 10:02 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — South Korea's president said Tuesday no timeframe has been set for a historic visit to Seoul by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un despite both hoping it will take place this year. President Moon Jae-in said more important than the timing of the visit is that it would accelerate...

GOP laments Bush's death as end of 'a culture of civility'

Dec. 3, 2018 4:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the nation for the first time as its president, George H.W. Bush vowed to lead with humility, moral principle and a spirit of unity. Deep successes "are made not of gold and silk but of better hearts and finer souls," Bush said in 1989, adding: "America is never wholly herself...

Ban Ki-moon urges N. Korea to take denuclearization steps

Dec. 3, 2018 5:09 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday to take concrete steps toward complete denuclearization and gain the trust of the international community if he wants sanctions lifted. Ban, a former South Korean foreign minister, said "this is the time"...

S. Korea's Moon: Trump wants to grant Kim Jong Un's wishes

Dec. 2, 2018 11:05 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president says U.S. President Donald Trump told him he has a "very friendly view" of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and wants to grant his wishes if he denuclearizes. North Korea has sought security guarantees from the U.S. and relief from international sanctions....

US, China put brakes on trade dispute with cease-fire

Dec. 2, 2018 1:36 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The United States and China reached a 90-day cease-fire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Group of 20...