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Kim looks to Russia as sanctions bite North Korea's economy

Apr. 23, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two months after he failed to win a badly needed easing of sanctions from President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is traveling to Russia in a possible attempt to win its help as the U.S.-led trade sanctions hurt his country's already-struggling economy. There are...

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...

The Latest: Analysts: Iran sanctions bullish for oil prices

Apr. 23, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. move to end Iran sanction exemptions (all times local): 4 p.m. Energy analysts at Raymond James & Associates are warning that U.S. imposition of tougher Iranian oil sanctions is "unambiguously bullish" for the price of oil. The analysts say in a report...

North Korea's Kim to meet Putin at crucial diplomatic moment

Apr. 22, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea confirmed Tuesday that leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin in a summit that comes at a crucial moment for tenuous diplomacy meant to rid the North of its nuclear arsenal. North Korea has so far not gotten what it wants most...

Wisconsin woman pleads guilty to terrorism charges

Apr. 22, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin mother of seven pleaded guilty Monday to trying to plan terrorist attacks on behalf of the Islamic State group by distributing information online on how to make explosives and biological weapons. Waheba Issa Dais (dys) initially pleaded not guilty to two counts of providing...

Pompeo dismisses NKorea's rejection of him as US negotiator

Apr. 19, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rejected a North Korean demand that he be replaced as President Donald Trump's top negotiator, as the United States and Japan vowed to continue to enforce tough sanctions on North Korea until it dismantles its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile...

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

Apr. 18, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn't appear to be of a banned mid- or...

Study: US plutonium plan comes with budget, scheduling risks

Apr. 17, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Every option considered by the U.S. government to ramp up production of a key component for the nation's nuclear arsenal will have cost and scheduling risks, according to a study by a nonprofit research center that specializes in national security issues. The findings compiled by...

US halts recent practice of disclosing nuclear weapon total

Apr. 17, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has halted, without explanation, the recent U.S. government practice of disclosing the current size of the nuclear weapons stockpile. The decision was revealed in a recent Department of Energy letter to the Federation of American Scientists, a private group that...

South Korean president calls for 4th summit with Kim Jong Un

Apr. 15, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday he's ready for a fourth summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to help salvage faltering nuclear negotiations between the North and the United States. Moon's comments came after Kim issued his harshest criticism yet of South...