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A Kim Jong Un visit to Seoul? It would be surreal challenge

Sep. 20, 2018 11:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The spectacle and surprise on display at the three inter-Korean summits this year have been, at times, intense. The fourth one could be surreal — if it happens. Imagine North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rolling through South Korea's ultra-modern capital in an armored...

UN chief: No inter-Korean success without US-NKorea success

Sep. 20, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that negotiations between the two Koreas won't be successful unless there is simultaneous success in U.S.-North Korean negotiations to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. The U.N. chief told a news conference that the results of this...

Moon to carry private message from Kim Jong Un to Trump

Sep. 20, 2018 8:50 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in, freshly returned home Thursday from a whirlwind three-day summit with Kim Jong Un, said the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes for a quick follow-up to his...

The Latest: Moon, Kim visit crater lake on Mount Paektu

Sep. 20, 2018 1:42 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 2:40 p.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have visited a crater lake atop a volcano considered sacred in North...

North Korea's offer of concessions comes with a catch for US

Sep. 20, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump's high-stakes push to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by the end of his first term in office....

Kim, Moon head to North Korea's sacred volcano on final day

Sep. 19, 2018 9:44 PM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The two Korean leaders took to the road for the final day of their summit Thursday, heading to a beautiful volcano considered sacred in the North and used in its propaganda to legitimize the Kims' three generations of rule. Their trip followed a day of wide-ranging agreements...

Koreas summit kick-starts stalled nuclear talks with US

Sep. 19, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump's high-stakes push to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by the end of his first term in office....

The Latest: Trump welcomes 'tremendous progress' with NKorea

Sep. 19, 2018 10:56 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 11 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says "we're making tremendous progress" with North Korea, after an inter-Korean summit offered some apparent...

Koreas' leaders agree on military, nuclear steps

Sep. 19, 2018 7:51 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After holding consecutive summits with soaring but empty rhetoric, the two Korean leaders on their third try finally produced some substance. The meeting in Pyongyang on Wednesday came as nuclear negotiations have faltered between the U.S. and North Korea, raising doubts about...

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

Sep. 19, 2018 2:14 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday that included a promise by Kim to permanently dismantle the North's main nuclear complex if the United States...