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Pompeo says US ready right now to resume talks with NKorea

Jun. 23, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday the U.S. was prepared to resume talks with North Korea "at a moment's notice" if the North signaled it wanted discussions about denuclearization. Pompeo said he hoped that a letter recently sent by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader...

North Korea says Kim received 'excellent' letter from Trump

Jun. 23, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an "excellent" letter, the North's state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would "seriously contemplate" the content. The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said Trump sent a letter...

China's Xi pushes economic reform at North Korea summit

Jun. 21, 2019 7:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping offered encouragement for North Korea's focus on economic development in a speech in Pyongyang, turning to a topic Beijing has long pressed with its Communist neighbor amid wider concerns over the North's nuclear weapons program. In an address at a banquet...

UN investigator says North Korea cracking down on escapes

Jun. 21, 2019 5:47 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United Nations' independent investigator on human rights in North Korea said Friday there are signs the country and China are strengthening their efforts to track down people who have escaped from the North. Tomas Ojea Quintana said he raised the issue in meetings with South...

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...

North Korea's Kim meets China's Xi, says awaiting US actions

Jun. 20, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, meeting in Pyongyang with Chinese President Xi Jinping, said Thursday that his country is waiting for a desired response in stalled nuclear talks with the United States. "North Korea would like to remain patient, but it hopes the relevant party will meet...

The Latest: N. Korea leader seeks 'active response' in talks

Jun. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to North Korea (all times local): 7:15 p.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his country has taken "many positive measures" over the past year, but hasn't received an "active response from the relevant party," an apparent reference...

Xi's NKorea visit a chance to strengthen ties, influence US

Jun. 20, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — In the highly formalized world of China-North Korea relations, Xi Jinping's trip to Pyongyang carries enormous symbolic significance. Although less certain, it may also yield outcomes that could influence both countries' relations with the U.S. With tensions over trade, Taiwan and Hong Kong...

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...