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Putin says he'll brief US on summit with Kim

Apr. 25, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says he's willing to share details with the United States about his summit on Thursday with Kim Jong Un, potentially raising Russia's influence in the stalemated issue of North Korean denuclearization. The two leaders' first one-on-one did not indicate...

Russian-North Korean relations since the Korean War

Apr. 24, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin gives an intriguing twist to the global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea, which appeared to hit a wall after a summit between Kim and President Donald Trump collapsed in...

The Latest: Kim upbeat on eve of 1st summit with Putin

Apr. 24, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the summit between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un (all times local): 2:20 a.m. Thursday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has stepped out of his khaki-green armored train in far-eastern Russia, smiling and upbeat ahead of a much-anticipated summit with Russian...

Kim, Putin have high hopes for their 1st one-on-one meeting

Apr. 24, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin have high hopes for their first one-on-one meeting Thursday in far-eastern Russia, which comes amid deadlocked global diplomacy over the North Korean leader's nuclear program. Kim is looking for a win after his failed...

North Korea's Kim will go into Putin summit needing a win

Apr. 23, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with President Donald Trump. But it's not entirely clear how much Putin...

Meeting with North Korean leader gives Putin more leverage

Apr. 23, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — For Russian President Vladimir Putin, a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offers a chance to raise Moscow's clout in the region and gain more leverage with Washington. While Russia's ability to influence Kim's position is limited compared to that of China, a dialogue with Kim could...

North Korea's Kim on way to Russia to meet Putin on Thursday

Apr. 23, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a much-anticipated summit Thursday, the Kremlin said, ending weeks of speculation about the meeting's timing and venue. Preparations for the meeting in Vladivostok, a Russia city on the Pacific, were held in...

North Korea's Kim will go into Putin summit needing a win

Apr. 23, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with President Donald Trump. But it's not entirely clear how much Putin...

NKorea issues mild criticism of Bolton over media interview

Apr. 20, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday issued a relatively mild criticism of White House national security adviser John Bolton for calling on North Korea to show more evidence of its disarmament commitment before a possible third leaders' summit. North Korea's criticism appears to be a...

Kremlin says Kim Jong Un will visit Russia this month

Apr. 18, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia later this month, the Kremlin said Thursday, in a meeting that offers President Vladimir Putin an opportunity to emerge as a broker in the long-running nuclear standoff and raise Russia's profile in regional affairs. The Kremlin said in a...