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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference, Thursday, May 31, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
May 31, 2018 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A top aide to Kim Jong Un will make a rare visit to Washington Friday to hand a letter from the North Korean leader to President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said after reporting "good progress" in talks between the two sides to revive an on-again, off-again nuclear...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2018, file photo, people watch a TV screen showing file footage of U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. When Trump and Kim meet in Singapore next month, they will have two very different agendas. Kim would love to keep his nukes. And Trump would love to take them all away, ASAP. The letters read "if the summit does happen, will likely take place on June 12 in Singapore." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
May 30, 2018 - 8:51 pm
TOKYO (AP) — When President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore next month, assuming they can stay on track long enough to make it happen, they will have two very different agendas. Washington has set the bar for the summit extremely high — complete, verifiable,...
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In this image made from video, Kim Yong Chol, right, a former military intelligence chief who is now Kim Jong Un's top official on inter-Korean relations, walks through Beijing airport after his arrival Tuesday, May 29, 2018. He was at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s side at the table in last weekend’s North-South summit, and had been a prominent senior official in other important talks. It was not possible to confirm the reason for his visit to Beijing, or if he would be traveling on to another destination. (AP Photo)
May 29, 2018 - 7:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on preparations for a possible summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Japan's U.N. ambassador says "maximum pressure" should be maintained on North Korea until it takes concrete actions toward eliminating its...
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Syria's Ambassador Houssam-Eddin Ala, President of the Conference on Disarmament, delivers his statement at the Conference on Disarmament at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
May 29, 2018 - 5:53 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.S. envoy to the United Nations-hosted Conference on Disarmament says that Syria's presidency of the Geneva-based body is a "travesty." Referring to killings and chemical weapons attacks allegedly committed against civilians by the Syrian government, Robert Wood said Tuesday "...
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May 28, 2018 - 4:45 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers were seeking to protect the bloc's strategic and economic interests in Iran in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the international nuclear deal. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday that "nobody believes it is going to be an easy...
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In this May 26, 2018 photo provided on May 27, 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, walk after their meeting at the northern side of Panmunjom in North Korea. Moon said Sunday, May 27, that Kim committed in the rivals' surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The Korean leaders' second summit in a month Saturday, May 26, saw bear hugs and broad smiles, but their quickly arranged meeting appears to highlight a sense of urgency on both sides of the world's most heavily armed border. (South Korea Presidential Blue House via AP)
May 27, 2018 - 10:24 pm
President Donald Trump said Sunday a U.S. team was in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, raising expectations that the on-off-on meeting would indeed take place. The State Department said earlier that a team was in Panmunjom, which straddles the border inside the...
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In this May 26, 2018, photo provided on May 27, 2018, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, shake hands after their meeting at the northern side of Panmunjom in North Korea. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
May 27, 2018 - 12:14 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in the rivals' surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The Korean leaders' second summit in a...
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In this photo provided by South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embrace each other after their meeting at the northern side of the Panmunjom in North Korea, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Kim and Moon have met for the second time in a month to discuss peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim's potential meeting with President Donald Trump. (South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP)
May 26, 2018 - 8:28 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Saturday for the second time in a month, exchanging a huge bear hug and broad smiles in a surprise summit at a border village to discuss Kim's potential meeting with President Donald Trump and ways...
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Protesters attend a rally to denounce the United States' policies against North Korea near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 25, 2018. North Korea said Friday that it's still willing to sit down for talks with the United States "at any time, at any format" just hours after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled his planned summit with the North's leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 25, 2018 - 9:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 9 p.m. South Korea says it feels relieved about the revived talks for a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the future of Kim's nuclear weapons program. The statement...
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President Donald Trump waves while walking away after speaking to the media, as he walks to the Marine One helicopter Friday, May 25, 2018, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Trump is traveling to Annapolis to address the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremonies. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 25, 2018 - 9:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Everybody plays games," President Donald Trump declared Friday as he suggested the potentially historic North Korean summit he had suddenly called off might be getting back on track. His sights set on a meeting that has raised hopes for a halt in North Korea's nuclear weapons...
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