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Analysis: NKorea's Kim back to military optics to raise heat

Apr. 18, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is cautiously turning up the heat after his unsuccessful summit with President Trump in Hanoi two months ago. Returning to military optics for the first time in five months, Kim on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to an Air Force base to inspect fighter combat...

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

Apr. 18, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn't appear to be of a banned mid- or...

Trump wants to keep NKorea sanctions, won't rule out summit

Apr. 12, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. wants to keep economic sanctions in place to pressure North Korea to give up nuclear weapons, but isn't ruling out a third summit with Kim Jong Un or taking steps to ease food or other shortages in the repressive nation. "We want sanctions to remain in...

North Korea bolsters diplomatic lineup amid stalled US talks

Apr. 12, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has retained his most important leadership post as his rubber-stamp parliament made a slew of personnel changes that bolstered his diplomatic lineup amid stalemated nuclear talks with the United States. The new personnel appointments may be a sign...

Trump, South Korea's Moon look for way to curb NKorea nukes

Apr. 12, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in comes amid uncertainty over whether the leader of North Korea is considering backing out of nuclear negotiations or restarting nuclear and missile tests. Trump, in his first meeting with Moon since the unsuccessful...

The Latest: Trump wants North Korea sanctions to remain

Apr. 11, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 12:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. wants to see sanctions against North Korea continue for now. In an Oval Office meeting with the leader of South Korea on Thursday,...

North Korea's parliament to open as Kim mulls US strategy

Apr. 10, 2019 5:07 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly is expected to convene Thursday to formally approve leader Kim Jong Un's latest economic policies and possibly endorse a shift in U.S. strategy following his failed summit with President Donald Trump in Hanoi. Kim set the stage for the assembly meeting...

N. Korea calls for investigation into Madrid embassy attack

Mar. 31, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea said Sunday it wants an investigation into a raid on its embassy in Spain last month, calling it a "grave terrorist attack" and an act of extortion that violates international law. The incident occurred ahead of President Donald Trump's second summit with leader Kim Jong Un in...

S. Korean leader to meet with Trump in US on nuke diplomacy

Mar. 29, 2019 3:16 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in will travel to the United States in two weeks for a summit with President Donald Trump on stalemated North Korean nuclear diplomacy. It would be their first meeting since Trump's second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi last...

The Latest: Trump reversing new sanctions on North Korea

Mar. 23, 2019 4:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States sanctions on North Korea (all times local): 2:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is reversing his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, ordering them withdrawn. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump "likes...