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S. Korea: Kim commits to summit with Trump, denuclearization

May. 27, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in their surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The Korean leaders' second summit in a month saw bear...

No longer driven by conflict, Colombians vote for president

May. 27, 2018 9:21 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For decades, Colombians voted with an eye on the bloody conflict with leftist rebels that dominated their country and politics. But on Sunday they were casting their ballots in the first presidential election since the signing of a peace accord with the nation's biggest rebel group...

The Latest: Trump says Korea talks 'going along very well'

May. 27, 2018 2:33 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on diplomatic efforts involving the Koreas (all times local): 10:25 a.m. President Donald Trump says negotiations over a potential summit with the leader of North Korea are "going along very well." Trump told reporters Saturday that: "We're doing very well in terms of...

Backchannel, 'Dracula' help free Utah man in Venezuela

May. 27, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country for love...

A glance at Colombia's presidential election

May. 27, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's presidential election on May 27 is the first since the government signed a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia leading to the disarmament of some 7,000 fighters. Five candidates are running and if none gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the top...

Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US

May. 26, 2018 11:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on Saturday, saying he was "overwhelmed with...

Backchannel with 'Dracula' helped free Utah man in Venezuela

May. 26, 2018 10:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country for love...

The Latest: Trump says Korea talks "going along very well'

May. 26, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on diplomatic efforts involving the Koreas (all times local): 10:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says negotiations over a potential summit with the leader of North Korea are "going along very well." Trump told reporters Saturday that: "We're doing very well in terms of...

S. Korea's president says N. Korean leader Kim committed to summit with President Trump and complete denuclearization

May. 26, 2018 9:07 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — S. Korea's president says N. Korean leader Kim committed to summit with President Trump and complete denuclearization .

Trump says talks with North Korea on summit going 'very well'

May. 26, 2018 9:06 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says talks with North Korea on summit going 'very well'