North Korea

Kim Yong Chol walks out of a building after meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
AP Photo/Julio Cortez
June 01, 2018 - 8:12 am
By Calvin Woodward, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Korean envoy is coming to Washington bearing a letter for President Donald Trump from Kim Jong Un. This has been going on for days. Like in the old days. Kim Yong Chol was spotted Wednesday at Beijing's airport, where he boarded a...
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Kim Yong Chol and Mike Pompeo
AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 31, 2018 - 1:07 pm
By Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's meetings Thursday with a top North Korean official ended more than two hours earlier than expected because the talks "went well" and "made progress" in salvaging an on-again, off-again summit between...
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Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
Valery Sharifulin/TASS News Agency Pool Photo via AP
May 31, 2018 - 8:51 am
By Eric Talmadge and Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un complained of "U.S. hegemonism" to Russia's visiting foreign minister on Thursday, a comment likely to complicate ties with the United States as plans proceed for Kim's expected summit with President...
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Kim Chang Son
Gavin Foo/The Straits Times via AP
May 30, 2018 - 1:16 pm
By Christopher Bodeen and Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A top North Korean official headed to New York on Wednesday for talks aimed at salvaging a summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump on the future of Kim's nuclear program, in the North's highest-level mission to...
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Kim Yong Chol
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May 29, 2018 - 11:53 am
By Catherine Lucey and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that a top North Korean official is headed to New York for talks attempting to salvage an upcoming summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as diplomatic efforts also...
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Mike Pompeo and Kim Jong Un
KCNA via CNN
May 29, 2018 - 11:13 am
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is estimating that 80,000 to 120,000 political prisoners are being held in prison camps in North Korea. That's according to the State Department's annual report on international religious freedom. It says some of the...
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South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, 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.
(South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP)
May 26, 2018 - 9:31 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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President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act," in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Washington.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
May 24, 2018 - 10:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Singapore says it regrets the cancellation of the summit that was to be held there next month between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump...
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In this Thursday, May 24, 2018 photo, The fourth tunnel of North Korea's nuclear test site is blown up in Punggye-ri, North Korea.
Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP
May 24, 2018 - 10:07 pm
PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country's nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a small group of foreign journalists watched. The explosions at the test site deep in the...
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In a dramatic diplomatic turn, Trump on Thursday canceled next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement by the North.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
May 24, 2018 - 10:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump on Thursday called off next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, calling the cancellation a "tremendous setback" for peace and stressing that the US military was ready to respond to any "foolish or reckless acts" by...
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