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Putin: NKorea ready to denuclearize _ if it gets guarantees

Apr. 25, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un confirmed during their first summit Thursday he is willing to give up his nuclear weapons — but only if he gets an ironclad guarantee of security beforehand. The Russian president stressed that Moscow...

High-level Russian delegation in Iraq to discuss trade ties

Apr. 25, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A high-level Russian delegation is visiting Iraq to discuss trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. The delegation, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov, met with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Alhakim on Thursday. Borisov said the two sides discussed trade in...

EU slams Russia citizenship move as new attack on Ukraine

Apr. 25, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has criticized Russia's move to fast-track citizenship applications from people living in conflict areas in eastern Ukraine, calling it "another attack on Ukraine's sovereignty by Russia." Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday to expedite the...

The Latest: Seoul hopeful Putin-Kim talks will help peace

Apr. 25, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 8:40 p.m. South Korea's president says he believes the Russia-North Korean summit will have a "constructive role" in efforts to achieve complete...

At Kim-Putin summit, hearty handshakes and manspreading

Apr. 25, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The ambiance was friendly. Nice, comfy seats. An exchange of polite welcomes. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un even managed to match Russian President Vladimir Putin's manspreading — the two sat with knees spread wide apart as they chatted before the start of their first summit, which...

President Vladimir Putin says Russia and US both want North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons

Apr. 25, 2019 5:55 AM EDT
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia and US both want North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he's ready to tell Donald Trump about results of his talks with Kim Jong Un

Apr. 25, 2019 5:54 AM EDT
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he's ready to tell Donald Trump about results of his talks with Kim Jong Un.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says North Korea needs security guarantees before it gives up its nuclear program

Apr. 25, 2019 5:46 AM EDT
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says North Korea needs security guarantees before it gives up its nuclear program.

China and Russia to hold joint navy drills next week

Apr. 25, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that it will hold joint naval drills with Russia next week, in another sign that the countries' militaries are growing closer in the face of shared opposition to U.S. military dominance. The "Joint Sea 2019" drills will be held off the northern port city of Qingdao,...

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands before heading to talks

Apr. 25, 2019 12:10 AM EDT
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands before heading to talks.