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Kim slams local North Koreans for unfinished power plant

Jul. 17, 2018 4:40 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has blasted local officials over a delayed construction project, state media reported Tuesday, his second such rebuke over the economy in recent weeks. It's unusual for state media to carry dispatches showing Kim's criticism of officials. Some...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Europe trip marked by inaccuracies

Jul. 16, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shook things up at every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy was not always a hallmark of these pronouncements. A week in review: TRUMP: "I didn't criticize the prime...

Pompeo: US, N. Korea hold 'productive' talks on war remains

Jul. 15, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and North Korean officials held "productive" talks Sunday to discuss the return of U.S. service members' remains missing since the Korean War, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. Pompeo, who was not part of the talks, said in a statement that working level meetings...

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

Jul. 15, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top adversary of the United States and denounced the news media as the "enemy of the people" before arriving in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of his high-stakes summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin. Trump and his top aides were downplaying...

Summit fever: Trump reaches for big moment with Putin

Jul. 15, 2018 8:44 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A face-to-face sit-down with a long-feared foe. Endless media hype. Huge ratings. Although President Donald Trump has met with Russia's Vladimir Putin twice before, he is eager to recreate in Finland the heady experience that he had last month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in...

Summit fever: Trump reaches for big moment with Putin

Jul. 15, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A face-to-face sitdown with a long-feared foe. Endless media hype. Huge ratings. Although President Donald Trump has met with Russia's Vladimir Putin twice before, he is eager to recreate in Finland the heady experience that he had last month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in...

Despite detente, sanctions on North Korea fan TB epidemic

Jul. 14, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Doctor O Yong Il swings open a glass door with a bright orange biohazard sign and gestures to the machine he hoped would revolutionize his life's work. It's called the GeneXpert and it's about the size of a household microwave oven. As chief of North Korea's National...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Europe provocations and the facts

Jul. 14, 2018 8:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shook things up every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy was not always a hallmark of these pronouncements. A week in review: TRUMP: "I didn't criticize the prime...

Despite detente, sanctions on North Korea fan TB epidemic

Jul. 14, 2018 1:10 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Dr. O Yong Il swings open a glass door with an orange biohazard sign and gestures to the machine he hoped would revolutionize his life's work. As chief of North Korea's tuberculosis laboratory, Dr. O saw it as a godsend. Tuberculosis is North Korea's biggest public health...

The Latest: Trump in Scotland for weekend at golf course

Jul. 13, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 8:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is spending the weekend at one of his private golf courses in Scotland. Aides say Trump will be spending the weekend preparing for his Monday summit with Russia's Vladimir...