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North Korea's offer of concessions comes with a catch for US

Sep. 20, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump's high-stakes push to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by the end of his first term in office....

Kim, Moon head to North Korea's sacred volcano on final day

Sep. 19, 2018 9:44 PM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The two Korean leaders took to the road for the final day of their summit Thursday, heading to a beautiful volcano considered sacred in the North and used in its propaganda to legitimize the Kims' three generations of rule. Their trip followed a day of wide-ranging agreements...

Koreas summit kick-starts stalled nuclear talks with US

Sep. 19, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump's high-stakes push to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by the end of his first term in office....

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

Sep. 19, 2018 2:14 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday that included a promise by Kim to permanently dismantle the North's main nuclear complex if the United States...

Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

Sep. 18, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday was "a chain of tragic accidental circumstances." The downing of the Il-20 highlighted the dangers posed by the...

US again slashing number of refugees it will accept

Sep. 18, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second straight year the U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people fleeing the world's danger zones. Up to 30,000...

US slashes number of refugees to 30,000 for next year

Sep. 17, 2018 10:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people fleeing the world's danger zones. Up to...

80 US lawmakers seek release of jailed Myanmar reporters

Sep. 17, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 80 U.S. lawmakers have urged the Trump administration to step up efforts to win the release of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for reporting about massacres against Rohingya (ROH'-hihn-jah) Muslims. Republican and Democratic House members say it's the latest example of...

Moon faces toughest challenge yet in 3rd summit with Kim

Sep. 15, 2018 6:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The first inter-Korean summit of 2018, a sunny spectacle in late April, reduced war fears on the peninsula. The second, an emergency one in May, helped ensure a historic meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump came off. Now, at his third summit...

Trump, Pompeo bash ex-Secretary of State Kerry on Iran talks

Sep. 15, 2018 3:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has unloaded on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for "actively undermining" U.S. policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister, who was his main interlocutor in the Iran nuclear deal negotiations. In unusually blunt...