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Sweden: Envoys' talks 'good preparation' for Trump and Kim

Jan. 21, 2019 9:50 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's foreign minister said Monday she hopes talks between American, South Korean and North Korean diplomats her country is hosting "will serve as a good preparation for an upcoming summit" between U.S President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Foreign...

US, South Korean diplomats attending NKorea talks in Sweden

Jan. 20, 2019 1:20 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden said Sunday diplomats from South Korea and the U.S. will attend "small-format" talks in the Nordic country with a North Korean colleague along with "a small group of international experts." Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Buster Mirow Emitslof told The Associated Press that Lee...

Trump says 'things are going very well' with North Korea

Jan. 19, 2019 12:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that "things are going very well with North Korea" and he plans a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal that would entice the North to give up its nuclear weapons. "We've agreed to meet sometime probably the end of February....

The Latest: US, North Korea plan 2nd round of talks

Jan. 19, 2019 1:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-North Korea talks (all times local): 9:30 p.m. South Korea says it expects the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be "a turning point in firmly establishing a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula." Yonhap News Agency...

North Korean diplomat arrives for meeting in Sweden

Jan. 18, 2019 10:10 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A North Korean diplomat has arrived in Sweden to take part in an unannounced meeting in Stockholm, officials said Friday. Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Vilhelm Rundquist said Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui has landed in Sweden "to take part in talks in a minor format...

US and North Korea to hold talks on 2nd Trump-Kim summit

Jan. 17, 2019 2:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington, U.S. officials said Thursday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong Chol at...

South Korea defense report doesn't refer to North as enemy

Jan. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is no longer South Korea's "enemy," though Pyongyang's nuclear program still poses a security threat, according to Seoul's biennial defense document published Tuesday. It's the first time since 2010, the same year 50 South Koreans were killed in attacks blamed on the...

Analysis: Stagecraft won't win shutdown battle for Trump

Jan. 14, 2019 12:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military salutes. Heaps of contraband. Oval Office optics. President Donald Trump, who has long put a premium on stagecraft, is discovering he cannot resolve the partial government shutdown simply by putting on a show. With the standoff over paying for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico wall...

UN expert: N.Korea nuclear talks should include human rights

Jan. 11, 2019 5:18 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.N. rights investigator said Friday that negotiations on North Korea's denuclearization must also include its abysmal human rights situation. Tomas Ojea Quintana told reporters that he wants North Korea to accept his call for a dialogue on its rights conditions. He said North...

South Korean leader urges bolder steps from North Korea, US

Jan. 10, 2019 5:22 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea to take bolder disarmament measures that the United States should then reward, suggesting Thursday he wants harsh sanctions lifted so Seoul can eventually restart dormant economic cooperation projects with its neighbor. Moon...