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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 …


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 …