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Trump heads to Asia for global talks on trade, Iran and more

Jun. 26, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fun and flattery are largely over for President Donald Trump as he embarks on his third overseas trip in a month, this time facing a flurry of international crises, tense negotiations and a growing global to-do list. Trump heads first to Osaka, Japan, for the annual Group of 20...

Seoul: US, N. Korea in talks to set up 3rd Trump-Kim summit

Jun. 26, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean and U.S. officials are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the fate of the North's expanding nuclear arsenal, South Korea's president said, four months after a second meeting...

Saudi Arabia vows to help S. Korea if oil supplies disrupted

Jun. 26, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Wednesday with visiting Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who promised to help with possible fuel shortages in case of supply disruptions caused by tensions in the Middle East. Moon and the Saudi prince also called for...

Key moments in relations between North Korea, China

Jun. 20, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As close as lips and teeth. Linked by mountains and rivers. A friendship worth more than all the gold in the world. The clichés come fast when China and North Korea, two masters at national propaganda, get together to glorify their 70-year relationship, which was cemented...

N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un's months of ambitious summitry

Jun. 19, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's fifth meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping continues his ambitious diplomatic outreach that has included summits with the leaders of the United States, South Korea and Russia in the past year and a half. Experts say Kim is attempting to form a united front with North Korea's...

Xi, Kim summit topics: Friendship, food aid and maybe nukes

Jun. 19, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — From nuclear weapons to huge food aid shipments to a shared skepticism about the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will have a long list of topics to discuss when Xi heads to North Korea on Thursday. Here's a look at things to watch...

South Korea to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea

Jun. 19, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday it plans to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea through the World Food Program, in its second aid package announced in past weeks as it seeks to help with North Korean food shortages and improve bilateral relations. South Korean Unification Minister...

Xi supports North Korea's direction on issues ahead of visit

Jun. 19, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping praised North Korea for moving in the "right direction" by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in an essay published in both countries' official media Wednesday on the eve of Xi's visit to Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong...

China's Xi to visit North Korea as US nuke diplomacy stalls

Jun. 17, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill. Xi will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the visit on Thursday and Friday, Chinese...

The Latest: Iran urges regional dialogue to ease tensions

Jun. 13, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Iran's U.N. Mission is calling for an urgent dialogue among all countries in the Persian Gulf region to ease tensions following attacks on two oil tankers near...