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US NKorea envoy to visit SKorea amid uncertainty over talks

Dec. 18, 2018 11:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's special envoy for North Korea is heading to South Korea this week amid growing uncertainty over the future of direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang, the State Department said Tuesday. Stephen Biegun will visit Seoul on Wednesday and Thursday for meetings...

North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

Dec. 16, 2018 8:42 AM EST

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son and successor, Kim Jong Un. As snow fell Sunday, tens of thousands of people offered flowers and paid respects to the late leader at Mansu...

North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

Dec. 16, 2018 3:53 AM EST

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un. As snow fell Sunday, a steady flow of North Koreans offering flowers and paying respects to the late leader could be seen at...

Official: N. Korea leader unlikely to visit Seoul this month

Dec. 12, 2018 9:47 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's return visit to Seoul appears unlikely to take place this month, a senior South Korean official said. Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in had agreed on Kim's visit to Seoul "in the near future" following their September summit in Pyongyang....

North Korea tells China it's committed to denuclearization

Dec. 7, 2018 5:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister said his country remains committed to ending its nuclear weapons program in talks Friday with his Chinese counterpart, according to China's foreign ministry. The talks in Beijing between Ri Yong Ho and Wang Yi came amid a lack of progress in international...

Clashing views color future of stalled N.Korea nuclear talks

Dec. 7, 2018 1:22 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — To hear a beaming Donald Trump at his June summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the solution to North Korea's headlong pursuit of nuclear weapons, a foreign policy nightmare that has flummoxed U.S. leaders since the early 1990s, was at hand. Since the remarkable claims made...

North Korean sends top diplomat to key ally China

Dec. 6, 2018 5:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister arrived in key ally China on Thursday for talks amid stalled efforts to persuade his government to dismantle its nuclear weapons programs. Ri Yong Ho is to meet Friday with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, according to China's foreign ministry. China is North...

Koreas to verify removal of border guard posts next week

Dec. 6, 2018 2:55 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The two Koreas will exchange inspection teams across their heavily armed border next week to verify each other's works to remove some of their front-line guard posts, Seoul's Defense Ministry said Thursday. In the past weeks, North and South Korea each have dismantled or disarmed...

S. Korea abuzz about N. Korean leader Kim's possible trip

Dec. 5, 2018 4:35 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Day after day, rampant speculation about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's possible trip to Seoul is making headlines in South Korea, despite no official confirmation from either government. Many analysts say it would be extremely difficult for Kim to fulfill by the end of this...

S. Korea's Moon: Trump wants to grant Kim Jong Un's wishes

Dec. 2, 2018 11:05 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president says U.S. President Donald Trump told him he has a "very friendly view" of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and wants to grant his wishes if he denuclearizes. North Korea has sought security guarantees from the U.S. and relief from international sanctions....