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The Latest: Germany, Saudi Arabia agree to smooth relations

Sep. 25, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Germany and Saudi Arabia have agreed to patch up their strained diplomatic ties, after Berlin's top diplomat expressed regret for recent "misunderstandings" that angered the kingdom. Saudi Arabia pulled its...

Pompeo: No end to NKorea sanctions until 'denuclearization'

Sep. 23, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo said Sunday that economic sanctions on North Korea won't be reduced until it completes "denuclearization" after leader Kim Jong Un offered to close the North's main nuclear site in exchange for U.S. concessions. Kim said last week at a summit with South Korea's...

Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN

Sep. 22, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "little rocket man" no more. President Donald Trump isn't a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard." In the year since Trump's searing, debut U.N. speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from threats to flattery. And...

Trump to address drugs, nuclear weapons in UN speeches

Sep. 20, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will call for global action on the world drug problem, lay out his vision of the U.S. role in the world, and urge a halt to the spread of weapons of mass destruction during next week's gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. Nikki Haley, the U.S....

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...

Korean Summit: The pomp, the substance and what it means

Sep. 20, 2018 4:50 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has wrapped up a three-day visit to North Korea's capital, the first by a South Korean leader in 11 years. His meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appear to have put wobbly U.S.-North Korea talks on the North's nuclear weapons back...

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....