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China hopes for implementation of NKorea-US summit outcome

Jun. 19, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday he hopes Pyongyang and Washington can fully implement the outcome of last week's nuclear summit at which Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for U.S. security guarantees. State broadcaster CCTV...

South Sudan warring leaders to meet Wednesday, Ethiopia says

Jun. 19, 2018 8:41 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's warring leaders will meet face-to-face for the first time in almost two years on Wednesday amid efforts to end a five-year civil war, the government of neighboring Ethiopia said Tuesday. South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rival Riek Machar were expected to...

Group urges UN to warn parties in Yemen war over aid access

Jun. 15, 2018 4:41 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group has urged the United Nations Security Council to warn parties to the Yemen war that they will face sanctions if they fail to provide civilians access to desperately needed aid. The call from Human Rights Watch comes as a Saudi-led coalition tries to retake the...

US: No sanctions relief before North Korea denuclearizes

Jun. 14, 2018 1:28 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The United States will not ease sanctions against North Korea until it denuclearizes, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, as he reassured key Asian allies that President Donald Trump had not backed down on Pyongyang's weapons program. Pompeo, meeting in Seoul with top South Korean...

The Latest: Moon sees strong support for summit in South

Jun. 14, 2018 1:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 1:30 a.m. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says South Koreans strongly support the outcome of the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and...

South Sudan's warring leaders invited to meet next week

Jun. 13, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — South Sudan's president and rebel leader have been invited to meet face-to-face next week for the first time in almost two years in an effort to end a five-year civil war. An opposition statement on Wednesday welcomed the invitation by Ethiopia's prime minister for Riek Machar to...

Cambodia scorns US sanctions against senior military officer

Jun. 13, 2018 7:31 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian authorities reacted with scorn Wednesday to an announcement by the United States that it has blacklisted an important senior army officer over human rights abuses, blocking his access to any assets in the U.S. The Treasury Department announced sanctions Tuesday against...

North Korea lauds, and basks in, Kim's summit performance

Jun. 13, 2018 6:13 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The news on television and the front page of the ruling Workers' Party newspaper was something North Koreans never would have imagined just months ago — their leader Kim Jong Un warmly shaking hands with President Donald Trump. One day after the meeting between Kim and...

China winner from summit but wary of closer US-N. Korea ties

Jun. 13, 2018 5:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The outcome of the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was good news for one absent but key player: China. China won big at the summit after Trump made surprising pledges to suspend war games with South Korea and eventually pull U.S. troops...

The Latest: Trump thanks Kim for taking 'bold step'

Jun. 13, 2018 12:20 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:20 a.m. President Donald Trump is thanking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for "taking the first bold step toward a bright new future for his people," saying their summit...