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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...

EU foreign policy chief says Iran nuclear deal should stay

Apr. 25, 2018 10:16 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Any talks between France and the United States on crafting a new nuclear deal with Iran can only "build on" on the current terms, the European Union's chief policy chief said Wednesday. Federica Mogherini's remarks came in the wake of remarks from French President Emmanuel Macron after...

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...

Trump, Macron make a show as best buds but tussle over Iran

Apr. 24, 2018 10:01 PM 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 Tuesday, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more. Hosting Macron for the...

In big shift, Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as 'very honorable'

Apr. 24, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday 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...

Trump, top Iran diplomat trade threats as US decision nears

Apr. 24, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and Iran's top diplomat traded sharp warnings on Tuesday, 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...

US won't ease sanctions without action by NKorea on nukes

Apr. 23, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday North Korea won't get sanctions relief until it takes "concrete action" toward denuclearization, the goal of President Donald Trump's planned summit with Kim Jong Un. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' comments appeared to leave open the possibility of...

Denuclearization successes around the world

Apr. 23, 2018 6:33 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Will North Korea give up the bomb? The answer may start becoming clear when South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday. While North Korea declared over the weekend that it would stop nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests and...