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Possible peace declaration looms large over Trump-Kim summit

Feb. 20, 2019 9:26 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to denuclearization by giving him something he wants more than almost anything else: an announcement of peace and an end to the...

Abe mum on Trump's claim of nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

Feb. 18, 2019 7:33 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kept quiet Monday over President Donald Trump's claim that he had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize, but praised him and emphasized he did not deny doing so. Trump's assertion Friday that Abe had nominated him for the honor and sent him a copy of the...

Iranians mark anniversary of victory day in 1979 revolution

Feb. 11, 2019 1:42 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Waving Iranian flags, chanting "Death to America" and burning U.S. and Israeli flags, hundreds of thousands of people poured out onto the streets across Iran on Monday, marking the date that's considered victory day in the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution. On Feb. 11 that year, Iran's...

UN experts: North Korea nukes intact, dispersing missiles

Feb. 5, 2019 6:32 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs "remain intact" and its leaders are dispersing missile assembly and testing facilities to prevent "decapitation" strikes, U.N. experts said in a new report. The experts' report to the Security Council, seen Tuesday by The Associated...

Iran video shows test launch of cruise missile

Feb. 2, 2019 4:35 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Ministry of Defense has published a video purportedly showing the launch of a new cruise missile, saying it has a 1,350-kilometer (840-mile) range. In the 37-second video on the ministry website, the launch was shown from different angles with the projectile finally hitting...

North Korea's leader orders preparations for 2nd Trump meet

Jan. 24, 2019 10:19 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying he'll "wait with patience and in good faith" to work toward a common goal, the North's state media reported Thursday. Despite Kim's determination for another...

Israel: Advanced missile defense system successfully tested

Jan. 22, 2019 10:56 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Tuesday that it has successfully tested the country's advanced missile defense system capable of defending against long-range ballistic missile threats. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toured an Israeli aerospace facility following the test and leveled a thinly veiled...

Trump says 'things are going very well' with North Korea

Jan. 19, 2019 12:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that "things are going very well with North Korea" and he plans a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal that would entice the North to give up its nuclear weapons. "We've agreed to meet sometime probably the end of February....

Kim Jong Un travels to China ahead of possible 2nd US summit

Jan. 8, 2019 6:07 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was expected to meet Tuesday with China's president at the start of a visit to Beijing believed to be an effort to coordinate with his only major ally ahead of a possible second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim's trip, announced earlier by both...

North Korea's Kim Jong Un arrives in Beijing for talks

Jan. 7, 2019 11:37 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday at the start of a four-day visit, in what's likely an effort to coordinate with his only major ally ahead of a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump that could happen early this year. A long motorcade including motorcycle...