North Korea

Protesters hold signs during a rally demanding the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and peace treaty near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 21, 2019.
Lee Jin-man/AP Photo
March 22, 2019 - 3:05 pm
UPDATED: 3:40 P.M. PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he has reversed his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, with his press secretary explaining that he "likes" leader Kim Jong Un and doesn't think they're necessary. It's unclear, however...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2018, file photo, Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, center, is escorted by police as she leaves after a court hearing at the Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia.
Sadiq Asyraf/AP Photo, File
March 13, 2019 - 9:36 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Just four days ago, the future for Indonesia's Siti Aisyah looked bleak — she was two years into her detention in Malaysia and faced a possible death sentence if convicted of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader. Then the charges were unexpectedly dropped. With...
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People inspect the list of voters as portrait of a candidate for the national legislature is displayed on the left, during the election at a polling station in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, March 10, 2019.
Dita Alangkara/AP Photo
March 10, 2019 - 10:19 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Millions of North Korean voters, including leader Kim Jong Un, went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new lineup of roughly 700 members for the next session of the national legislature, though the vote was more of an endorsement than a competitive contest. Voters were...
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North Korea is reportedly restoring facilities at its long-range rocket launch site that it had dismantled as part of disarmament steps last year.
David Guttenfelder/AP Photo, File
March 06, 2019 - 9:38 am
By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is restoring facilities at a long-range rocket launch site that it dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps, according to foreign experts and a South Korean lawmaker who was briefed by Seoul's spy...
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Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo
March 02, 2019 - 6:04 pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — In a slashing speech packed with braggadocio and grievance, President Donald Trump denounced Democrats as the party of "the socialist nightmare," relitigated his crowd sizes back to the inauguration and took on "sick," ''lunatic" and "dirty" foes at every turn, earning him the...
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Minh Hoang/AP Photo, Pool
March 01, 2019 - 10:04 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is spending his last day in Hanoi, where he laid a wreath at a war memorial and is set to visit the mausoleum of national hero Ho Chi Minh. Two days after his failed summit with President Donald Trump, he's set to be driven Saturday to the...
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Otto Frederick Warmbier, a 21-year-old undergraduate student of commerce from Virginia University of the U.S., speaks during a news conference in Pyongyang.
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March 01, 2019 - 10:35 am
UPDATED: 1:30 p.m . By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN (CNN) -- The family of Otto Warmbier rebuked President Donald Trump on Friday for siding with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who denied knowledge of their son's maltreatment during his imprisonment. "We have been respectful during this summit...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the March First Independence Movement Day.
Lee Jin-man/AP Photo
March 01, 2019 - 10:14 am
By Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday his government plans to discuss with the United States the possibility of restarting joint inter-Korean economic projects to induce nuclear disarmament from North Korea. Moon's comments...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Hanoi.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
February 28, 2019 - 6:40 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — In open dispute, the U.S. and North Korea offered contradictory accounts Thursday of why the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un broke down, though both pointed to punishing American sanctions as a sticking point in the high-stakes nuclear negotiation. President Trump...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Jon Chol Jin/AP Photo, File
February 28, 2019 - 4:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he takes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "at his word" that Kim was unaware of the alleged mistreatment of an American college student who died after being imprisoned there. Kim "tells me he didn't know about it, and I will take him at his word...
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