Latest North Korea News

The Latest: Kim Jong Un leaves for summit in South Korea

Apr. 26, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — The latest on the summit between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea: (All times local): 7:30 a.m. North Korea's state media reports that leader Kim Jong Un has left Pyongyang for the North-South summit meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. A report by the...

Parents sue North Korea over death of detainee Otto Warmbier

Apr. 26, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier filed a wrongful death lawsuit against North Korea on Thursday, saying its government tortured and killed their son. Fred and Cindy Warmbier filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., seeking compensation for the...

Trump says NKorea has made nuclear concessions before talks

Apr. 26, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that North Korea's Kim Jong Un has made nuclear weapons concessions before even sitting down for talks, while the U.S. hasn't given up anything. Trump's assertions came before Friday's summit between North Korea and South Korea that's expected to pave...

Pompeo sworn in as secretary of state, dashes off to Europe

Apr. 26, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo took over as America's top diplomat Thursday after being confirmed by the Senate and sworn in across the street minutes later. The new secretary of state immediately dashed off to Europe in an energetic start befitting the high-stakes issues awaiting him from Iran to North...

The Latest: Pompeo 'humbled' to serve as secretary of state

Apr. 26, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination to serve as secretary of state (all times local): 3 p.m. Mike Pompeo says he's "humbled by the responsibility" of serving as secretary of state as he departs on his first trip as America's top diplomat. Pompeo was sworn in Thursday...

Mattis says Iran nuclear deal includes 'robust' verification

Apr. 26, 2018 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday emphasized the value of certain aspects of the Iran nuclear agreement, even as President Donald Trump considers pulling out of the 2015 deal, which he has attacked repeatedly and this week called "insane." Without explicitly giving his opinion...

Kim, Moon summit is only the third between divided Koreas

Apr. 26, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The summit Friday between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is only the third time that the leaders of the divided Koreas have met in the 65 years since the end of the Korean War. The previous summits were held during a period of rapprochement...

Kim Jong Un walks south to meet his rival: Can they deal?

Apr. 26, 2018 8:54 AM EDT

GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — There will be plenty to gawk at Friday when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks south across the world's most heavily armed border and stands face-to-face with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Two men who seemed on the verge of war months ago will take a pleasant walk, plant...

Geologists say N. Korea's nuclear test site likely collapsed

Apr. 26, 2018 4:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Research by Chinese geologists suggests that the mountain above North Korea's main nuclear test site has likely collapsed, rendering it unsafe for further testing and requiring that it be monitored for any leaking radiation. The findings by the scientists at the University of Science and...

Rival Koreas' leaders face high stakes at historic summit

Apr. 26, 2018 3:54 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It may lack the punch of President Donald Trump's vow to unleash "fire and fury" and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's "nuclear button" boasts, but the stakes will be high on Friday when Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in sit down on the southern side of the no man's land...