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UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

After talks, North Korea accuses U.S. of ‘gangster-like’ demands

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has delivered a dose of harsh reality to Donald Trump, bashing hopes for a quick denuclearization deal in a pointed rebuke to the president’s …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Trump declares North Korea still poses “extraordinary threat”

President Donald Trump declared Friday that North Korea still poses an “extraordinary threat” to the United States.


Rival Koreas agree to August reunions of war-split families

North and South Korea agreed Friday to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the …


James Stavridis: Trump is crumbling the transatlantic bridge

Over the past few days, our nation’s volatile president attended two summits – one in Canada with America’s closest allies, friends and partners; and the other in Singapore with a …


Trump-Kim shake hands, commit to ‘complete denuclearization’

SINGAPORE – Clasping hands and forecasting future peace, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un committed Tuesday to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula during the first meeting in history …


Trump’s vow to end military drills with Seoul stuns a region

SINGAPORE – President Donald Trump on Tuesday rocked a region and suggested the upending of decades of U.S. defense posture on the Korean Peninsula when he announced that he was …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

‘This is their life and their future’: Koreans in Spokane reflect on historic summit

The historic summit meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has Koreans in Spokane closely watching the outcome.


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Trump says North Korea summit is ‘one-time shot’ for Kim

President Donald Trump cast his Tuesday summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as a “one-time shot” for the autocratic leader to ditch his nuclear weapons and enter the community …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

Kim Jong Un impersonator questioned on arrival in Singapore

A Kim Jong Un lookalike was detained and questioned upon his arrival in Singapore on Friday, days before a summit between the North Korean leader and President Donald Trump.


Secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at a luxury resort on Sentosa Island for nuclear talks next week in Singapore, the White House said …


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim’s letter for Trump so big?

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is known for pushing the envelope with threats and bluster as he seeks to leverage his nuclear weapons program into security and economic benefits …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

The summit’s back on: Trump, NKorea’s Kim to meet after all

After a week of hard-nosed negotiation, diplomatic gamesmanship and no shortage of theatrics, President Donald Trump announced Friday that the historic nuclear-weapons summit he had canceled with North Korea’s Kim …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump should make clear to North Korea that the Libya model is indeed on the table

After months of pretending to be normal and reasonable on the diplomatic stage, North Korea’s mask has slipped, and Pyongyang is back to threatening a “nuclear-to-nuclear showdown” that will “make …


U.S. still preparing for Trump-Kim summit should it take place

A White House team is heading to Singapore this weekend as previously planned to prepare for a possible summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader, a further sign …


Analysis: Wide U.S.-North Korea gulf over nuclear deal terms

Even if conciliatory rhetoric revives U.S.-North Korea summit plans, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un must overcome a gaping disconnect over what a deal on the North’s nuclear weapons …


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 7:57 p.m.

Seoul: North Korea committed to U.S. summit, denuclearization

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Korea summit after all? Trump says ‘everybody plays games’

“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.


Froma Harrop: The art of blowing the deal

When bluster ends in capitulation, what do other negotiating partners see? Blood in the water. North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, surely absorbed the lesson from the Trump administration’s recent …


N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Trump cancels summit with Kim; North Korea still wants talks

President Donald Trump abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on Thursday, blaming “tremendous anger and open hostility” by Pyongyang and abandoning for now a meeting that …


Marc A. Thiessen: North Korea is acting up because Trump has it cornered

North Korea’s recent temper tantrum over U.S.-South Korean military exercises and its threat to pull out of its upcoming summit with President Trump are signs that Trump’s North Korea strategy …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

South Korea pushes for successful Trump-Kim talks

South Korea says it’s pushing to reset high-level talks with North Korea and will communicate closely with Washington and Pyongyang to increase the chances of successful talks between President Donald …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Pompeo: U.S. will need to give Kim Jong Un security assurances

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the United States will need to “provide security assurances” to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un if the adversaries are to reach a …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Trump welcomes N. Korea plan to blow up nuke-site tunnels

North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un’s summit …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Giuliani: Trump special counsel interview decision delayed

President Donald Trump and his lawyers probably won’t decide whether he will sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller until after the president’s summit with North Korean …


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Freed detainees head home for big welcome, featuring Trump

Freed after more than a year in prison, three Americans flew homeward from North Korea late Wednesday toward a big middle-of-the-night celebration featuring President Donald Trump – the latest sign …


Pompeo arrives in North Korea to finalize Trump-Kim summit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Wednesday to finalize details of a historic summit planned between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 11:17 a.m.

Trump says date, venue set for North Korea summit

President Donald Trump said Friday that the time and place have been set for his landmark meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un – but kept the world guessing for …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Nuclear experts on mission to educate young people

Two experts, including a Gonzaga University alumna who grew up in the Tri-Cities near the Hanford reactor site, are on a mission to educate young people about foreign diplomacy and …


U.S. reaffirms its ‘ironclad commitment’ to defend South Korea

President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke on Saturday with their South Korean counterparts after the historic meeting between leaders of the two Koreas, and Trump said “things …