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US hopes for North Korea nuclear talks despite missile tests

Aug. 7, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is still hoping to hold another round of nuclear talks with North Korea despite the country's recent missile tests, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. Those talks could be held within a "a couple of weeks," Pompeo said, speaking shortly after returning from Asia and a...

North Korea fires more weapons, denounces US military drills

Aug. 6, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea continued to ramp up its weapons demonstrations by firing two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea Tuesday while lashing out at the United States and South Korea for continuing military exercises that the North says could derail fragile nuclear...

US, South Korea prepare military drills despite North's ire

Aug. 5, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the United States are preparing to hold their annual joint military exercises despite warnings from North Korea that the drills could derail fragile nuclear diplomacy, Seoul's military said Monday. Choi Hyun-soo, spokeswoman of Seoul's Defense Ministry, said the...

Trump plays down latest North Korea missile tests

Aug. 2, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed recent missile tests by North Korea and flattered the country's leader as a friend with a "great and beautiful vision for his country," as the U.S. tries to lure Kim Jong Un back to nuclear talks. Trump's series of three tweets — which...

Macron to host Putin next month ahead of G-7 summit

Jul. 28, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says he will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month, days before hosting a Group of Seven summit with the leaders of rich democracies. Macron's office said Sunday the meeting with Putin will take place Aug. 19 at the Fort de Bregancon...

Brazil challenges Russia, China on Venezuela crisis

Jul. 26, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's foreign minister plunged immediately into the divisive question of Venezuela on Friday, urging his counterparts from BRICS nations Russia, China, India and South Africa to hear Venezuelans' "cry for freedom." "Brazil has heard that cry. I appeal to you all to listen to it...

North Korea, China top Pompeo agenda on Asia trip

Jul. 26, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to Asia next week with an agenda dominated by a stalemate in the Trump administration's nuclear talks with North Korea and impasses with China over trade, Taiwan and the South China Sea. Pompeo travels to Thailand on Tuesday for the Association of...

The Latest: Australia hopes to sign trade deal with Johnson

Jul. 24, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Boris Johnson officially becoming Britain's new prime minister (all times local): 3:15 a.m. Australia's prime minister has congratulated Boris Johnson and hopes to ink one of Britain's first bilateral trade deals after Brexit. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday he...

2 S. Koreans, 15 Russians held in NKorea after boat drifts

Jul. 24, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two South Koreans and 15 Russians have been held in North Korea for a week after their boat drifted into North Korean waters, Seoul officials said Wednesday. The crew members were aboard a Russia-flagged fishing boat when it was detained by North Korea on July 17, the Unification...

Trump says he can name 20 more Dems who are like the 'squad'

Jul. 23, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he can name at least 20 Democrats who, in his opinion, are worse than the "squad" of four Democratic female lawmakers he's been feuding with over their sharp critiques of his administration. He promised to name those Democrats "at some point." Trump...