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American accused of Vietnam overthrow plot gets 12-year term

Jun. 25, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court has sentenced an American to 12 years in jail for what was described as an attempt to overthrow the Communist nation's government. The state-owned Tuoi Tre newspaper reported Tuesday that 55-year-old Michael Nguyen was also convicted of inciting people to...

Pompeo says US ready right now to resume talks with NKorea

Jun. 23, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday the U.S. was prepared to resume talks with North Korea "at a moment's notice" if the North signaled it wanted discussions about denuclearization. Pompeo said he hoped that a letter recently sent by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader...

Millions of pigs culled as swine fever spreads through Asia

Jun. 21, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Millions of pigs have been culled in China and Vietnam as a U.N. food agency urges Asian governments to make containing virulent African swine fever their top priority. With an announcement by the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization that infections have spread to Laos, some...

Kim's sister back in public eye at North Korea's mass games

Jun. 4, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a public event in Pyongyang for the first time in more than 50 days, casting further doubt on media speculation that he had ordered her to lay low over the failed nuclear summit with Washington. North Korea's...

Top North Korean official reappears days after purge report

Jun. 3, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior North Korean official who had been reported to be sentenced to hard labor over the failed nuclear summit with Washington was shown in state media on Monday enjoying a concert near leader Kim Jong Un. North Korean publications on Monday showed Kim Yong Chol sitting five...

Amid report of N. Korea purge, there are reasons for caution

May. 31, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean newspaper reported Friday that North Korea executed a senior envoy involved in nuclear negotiations with the U.S. as well as four other high-level officials. But as ever with North Korea, a country that closely guards its secrets, there are reasons to be cautious...

The Latest: North Korea worries linger as Trump leaves Japan

May. 27, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump appears to have offered little to reassure Japanese leaders on some of their key worries as he wraps up a four-day state visit. Trump is concluding his Japanese trip with rifts still evident...

Pentagon suspends war remains effort with North Korea

May. 8, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a new sign of troubled relations with North Korea, the Pentagon said Wednesday it has suspended its efforts to arrange negotiations on recovering additional remains of U.S. service members killed in the North during the Korean War. In a statement Wednesday, the Pentagon's Defense...

Vietnamese woman accused in Kim Jong Nam's killing released

May. 3, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

KAJANG, Malaysia (AP) — A Vietnamese woman who was tried in the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader in a Malaysian airport was released from prison on Friday prison and flew back to Hanoi. Doan Thi Huong expressed her gratitude "to everybody who prayed for me" in a video taken by...

US official: Trump wants solo, not multi-party talks with NK

Apr. 28, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has little interest in joining other countries in a multi-nation effort to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Sunday. The United States is not trying to exclude other nations from nuclear talks with Pyongyang,...