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Trump’s Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals

As President Donald Trump prepares to meet North Korea’s leader for a second time, he’s out to replicate the suspenseful buildup, make-or-break stakes and far-flung rendezvous of their first encounter.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Trump to meet North Korean leader Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will hold a two-day summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam to continue his efforts to persuade Kim …


U.S., South Korean diplomats meet ahead of Trump-Kim summit

U.S., South Korean officials meet ahead of expected second summit between Trump and Kim.


Trump to say when, where he’ll hold 2nd North Korean summit

President Donald Trump says he’ll announce next week the site and date for the second summit he’s planning to hold with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon) …


North Korea’s leader orders preparations for 2nd Trump meet

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying he’ll “wait with patience and in good faith” to work toward …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Trump, North Korean leader to hold second summit

President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear …


U.S. and North Korea to hold talks on second Trump-Kim summit

High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington, U.S. officials said Thursday.


North Korean leader reportedly committed to 2nd summit with Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly told the leader of his only major ally, China, that he is committed to setting up a second summit with President Donald …


Kim Jong Un says he hopes to extend nuclear summitry with Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warns Washington not to test North Koreans’ …


Trump: Kim meeting likely in January or February

President Donald Trump says his next meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is likely to happen in January or February.


South Korea’s Moon ratifies deals with Kim despite backlash

South Korea’s liberal president on Tuesday formally confirmed his recent reconciliation deals with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, triggering immediate backlash from conservatives who called him “self-righteous” and “subservient” …


Pompeo cites progress made with Kim Jong Un on N. Korea trip

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its …


Trump, at UN, says 2nd North Korea summit likely ‘soon’

Confronting the dangers of North Korea’s nuclear threat, President Donald Trump arrived at the United Nations on Monday striking a far less ominous tone than a year ago, announcing he …


Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to U.N.

President Donald Trump will address world leaders at the United Nations on Tuesday on the back of an upbeat summit between South and North Korea, where Kim Jong Un promised …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Kim Jong Un agrees to dismantle main nuke site if U.S. takes steps too

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday that included …


Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae-in start possibly most challenging Korean summit yet

South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for his third and possibly most challenging summit yet with leader Kim Jong Un in which he hopes to …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 1:42 p.m.

Could Trump meet Kim in New York this month?

In recent weeks it’s become clear that Donald Trump wants to meet with Kim Jong Un again, and the North Korean leader has told the White House he’d like more …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

Kim Jong Un demands ‘goodwill measures’ as Koreas set summit

Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and the suspension of all future long-range missile tests and said he had faith to continue working with increasingly …


Hope and caution in North Korea as Kim Jong Un shifts gears

North Korea is pushing ahead with a new strategy of economic development and the intensified diplomacy with China, South Korea and the United States that such a move requires. But …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Rival Koreas start talks meant to set up leaders’ summit

Senior officials from the rival Koreas met Monday to set a date and venue for a third summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong …


White House: Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un

The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump received a new letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following up on their Singapore summit. The correspondence came amid …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Return of possible remains marks first step in North Korea diplomacy

President Donald Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday for “fulfilling a promise” to return the remains of U.S. soldiers missing from the Korean War, as a …


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 …