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North Korea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

North Korea says it test-fired new tactical guided weapon

North Korea says it test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon” in an announcement possibly intended to register displeasure with deadlocked nuclear talks without causing those coveted negotiations to …


South Korean president calls for 4th summit with Kim Jong Un

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday he’s ready for a fourth summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to help salvage faltering nuclear negotiations between the North and …


Kim open to another summit with Trump, with conditions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he’s open to a third summit with President Donald Trump if the United States could offer mutually acceptable terms for an agreement by …


Trump intervenes, reverses planned North Korea sanctions with tweet

President Donald Trump tweeted that he had reversed his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea – a move that left officials at the Treasury Department and observers …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

Trump intervenes, reverses planned NK sanctions with tweet

Trump’s tweet that he was reversing his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea leaves officials at the Treasury Department and observers across Washington scratching their heads.


Reports: North Korea rebuilding structures at rocket site

North Korea is reportedly restoring facilities at its long-range rocket launch site that it had dismantled as part of disarmament steps last year.


Trump blames Cohen testimony for failure of summit with North Korea

President Donald Trump said Sunday that the congressional testimony of Michael Cohen, his former personal lawyer and fixer, was in part responsible for the collapse in negotiations with North Korea …


Trump delivers a slashing speech that rouses the right

In a slashing speech packed with braggadocio and grievance, President Donald Trump denounced Democrats as the party of ‘the socialist nightmare’


South Korea, U.S. end springtime military drills to back diplomacy

South Korea and the U.S. are ending their massive springtime military drills as part of efforts to support diplomacy aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis


Eli Lake: Trump was right to walk away from Kim

It’s an old tactic for the North Koreans. They negotiate, pocket concessions, then fail to deliver. President Donald Trump was right to walk away.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:49 a.m.

Warmbier’s parents blame North Korea ‘evil regime’ in son’s death

The parents of an American college student who died following months of detention in North Korea rebuked President Donald Trump on Friday, saying Kim Jong Un “and his evil regime” …


Trump accepts Kim’s ‘word’ he had no role in Warmbier death

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

U.S., North Korea offer dueling accounts of talks breakdown

The nuclear summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has collapsed amid a standoff over U.S. sanctions


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 8:24 a.m.

No deal: Trump, Kim summit collapses over sanctions impasse

Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un collapsed Thursday after the two sides failed to bridge a standoff over U.S. sanctions, a dispiriting end to high-stakes …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

One-on-One: Trump, Kim confront North Korea’s nuke plans

With nervous world capitals looking on, President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un are beginning their second nuclear summit with a one-on-one discussion and an intimate dinner as …


Sanctions could ease with greatly reduced North Korea threat

The U.S. will not move to ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident that the nuclear weapons threat from Pyongyang has been “substantially reduced,” Secretary of State …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

More U.S. remains from Korean War nearing final ID

The remains of more American soldiers killed decades ago in the Korean War are likely to be identified shortly from 55 boxes provided last summer by the North Korean army, …


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) …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 10:18 a.m.

Spy agencies doubt North Korea will give up nuclear weapons

U.S. intelligence agencies are telling Congress that North Korea is unlikely to entirely dismantle its nuclear arsenal.


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’ …


World’s tallest empty hotel lit up with N. Korean propaganda

In a brilliant flip of the script, the empty hotel that towers over the Pyongyang skyline has been reborn as a symbol of North Korean pride and ingenuity


Warmbiers win $500 million for son’s torture in North Korea

A federal judge in Washington awarded $500 million in damages to the family of Otto Warmbier, an Ohio student who died after being detained in North Korea for more than …