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Kim Jong Un will walk across border for summit with Moon

Apr. 25, 2018 11:48 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a commemorative tree and inspect an honor guard together after Kim walks across the border Friday for their historic summit, Seoul officials said Thursday. The talks on the southern side of the...

A look at 2 leaders in the inter-Korean summit talks

Apr. 25, 2018 11:35 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Both protagonists at Friday's inter-Korean summit speak the same language and share the cultural background. But North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the third generation of his family to rule in absolute power, and democratically elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a liberal...

Rival Koreas' leaders face high stakes at historic summit

Apr. 25, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It may lack the punch of President Donald Trump's vow to unleash "fire and fury" and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's "nuclear button" boasts, but the stakes will be high on Friday when Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in sit down on the southern side of the no man's land...

Korean leaders seek to control optics at historic summit

Apr. 25, 2018 10:06 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un will be in uncharted territory when the third-generation autocrat walks across the border and into the southern half of the Demilitarized Zone separating the rival Koreas on Friday to greet South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Cameras wielded by one of the most...

Geologists say North Korea's nuclear test site has collapsed

Apr. 25, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea's main nuclear test site has collapsed under the stress of the explosions, rendering it unsafe for further testing and necessitating monitoring for any leaking radiation. The findings by the scientists at the University of...

Inter-Korean summit food will have touch of Swiss

Apr. 25, 2018 8:54 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be served a nod to his Swiss school days following a high-stakes meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the future of his nukes. A Korean "re-interpretation" of the Swiss fried potato dish rosti will highlight the food served at a...

A unified Korea? Leaders bring contrasting visions to summit

Apr. 25, 2018 6:46 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Unification is an idea that moves most Koreans, North and South, on an emotional level. For some, especially young people in the South, it may not be a burning issue. Details like the costs, the risks and what specifically both sides stand to gain are rarely given much thought by...

Trump calls Kim open, honorable as summit planning goes on

Apr. 25, 2018 1:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been "very open" and "very honorable," a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as "Little Rocket Man." The United States and...

Handshakes and kisses aside, some issues split Trump, Macron

Apr. 25, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more. Hosting Macron for the first...

Iranian official puts Trump on notice about nuclear deal

Apr. 25, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and Iran's top diplomat have traded sharp warnings, with Trump threatening "bigger problems" than ever if Tehran restarts its nuclear program. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif put the president on notice, telling The Associated Press if the U.S. pulls out of the...