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UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 12:39 p.m.

In big shift, Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as ‘very honorable’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been “very open” and “very …


China: Many Chinese dead, hurt in North Korea traffic crash

A large number of Chinese tourists have been killed and injured in a “major traffic accident” in North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said Monday.


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize. It hasn’t.

President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to “denuclearization” before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that’s not the case.


Analysis: Kim Jong Un tests Trump with latest nuke offer

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has finally broken his silence on what he plans to bring to the table during his summits with the South Korean and U.S. presidents, …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 8:17 a.m.

U.N. officials in Sweden for talks on North Korea, Syria

The U.N. secretary-general and Security Council officials were meeting in Sweden on Saturday to discuss a range of international issues, including developments on the Korean Peninsula and in Syria.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site ahead of a new round of negotiations with South Korea …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

President Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed that his CIA chief secretly met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea and said “a good relationship was formed” heading into the adversaries’ …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 5:20 p.m.

Trump says U.S., North Korea talking at ‘extremely high levels’

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the U.S. and North Korea are holding direct talks at “extremely high levels” in preparation for a potential summit with North Korean leader Kim …


UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

North Korea tells U.S. that Kim Jong Un ready to discuss nukes

North Korea’s government has communicated with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear weapons program with President Donald Trump, officials said …


China applies its own maximum pressure policy on Pyongyang

As the U.S.-North Korea summit looms, President Donald Trump’s maximum pressure policy on North Korea may be working – thanks to China.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

K-Pop time: South Koreans fly to North for rare concerts

From aging crooners to bubbly K-Pop starlets, some of South Korea’s biggest pop stars flew to North Korea on Saturday for rare performances that highlight the sudden thaw in inter-Korean …


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:17 a.m.

IOC president meets North Korean leader Kim

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Friday.


Rival Korean leaders to meet April 27 in historic summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a border village on April 27, the South announced Thursday, for a rare summit that could …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Rival Koreas begin high-level talks meant to set up summit

High-level officials from North and South Korea began talks at a border village Thursday to prepare for an April summit between their leaders amid a global diplomatic push to resolve …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

Trump is hopeful, but some skeptical ahead of U.S.-North Korea talks

President Donald Trump said Wednesday there’s “a good chance” that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will “do what is right for his people and for humanity” and make moves …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Kim, Xi portray strong ties after North Korea leader’s China trip

With smiles and firm handshakes, North Korea and China used a surprise summit this week to show that despite recent tensions, Pyongyang still has a powerful backer and Beijing will …


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

Kim, Xi portray strong ties after N. Korean leader’s visit

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping sought to portray strong ties between the neighbors and long-time allies despite a recent chill, as both countries …


Koreas to hold high-level talks to set up Kim-Moon summit

The rival Koreas have agreed to hold high-level talks this coming week to prepare for an April summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon …


Bolton’s appointment comes at sensitive time for China ties

Foreign policy hard-liner John Bolton’s appointment as U.S. national security adviser comes at a particularly sensitive time for relations with Beijing following President Donald Trump’s approval of new tariffs on …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

Trump calls Putin to congratulate him on re-election

U.S. President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election Tuesday and the leaders discussed arranging a possible bilateral meeting, the Kremlin and Trump said.


Sweden, North Korea end 3 days of talks on security issues

Sweden’s foreign minister concluded three days of talks Saturday with her North Korean counterpart, saying they discussed the “opportunities and challenges for continued diplomatic efforts to reach a peaceful solution” …


North Korean minister in ‘constructive’ talks in Sweden

Sweden’s foreign minister held what she called “good and constructive” talks with her North Korean counterpart on Friday amid growing speculation about a possible meeting in the Scandinavian country between …


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

U.S. officials say no added conditions for North Korea talks

Trump administration officials said Sunday there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before a first-ever meeting of the two nation’s leaders beyond the North’s promise not to …


Jennifer Rubin: Damage control at White House to reverse Trump’s stunning blunder

At the White House press briefing room lectern, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders essentially walked back President Donald Trump’s promise of unconditional talks with Kim Jong Un by the end …


Trump believes North Korea will keep word on missile tests

President Donald Trump said Saturday he believes North Korea will abide by its pledge to suspend missile tests while he prepares for a summit by May with the North’s leader, …


President Trump plans to meet Kim Jong Un for nuke talks

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump plan to meet in May for nuclear disarmament talks, a whiplash development that would put two leaders who’ve repeatedly insulted, threatened …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Trump says he’ll meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

After months of trading insults and threats of nuclear annihilation, President Donald Trump agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un by the end of May to negotiate …


S. Korea leader sees more obstacles ahead to disarm N. Korea

South Korea’s president said Thursday that many “critical moments” still lie ahead to end the nuclear crisis despite North Korea’s recent outreach to Seoul and Washington.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

US greets talk of NK nuke concessions with hope, skepticism

President Donald Trump greeted North Korea’s reported willingness to negotiate away its atomic weapons with both hope and skepticism Tuesday, insisting a potential diplomatic breakthrough be tested against the North’s …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

N. Korean dictator, Seoul envoys have ‘openhearted talk’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has held an “openhearted talk” in Pyongyang with envoys for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the North said Tuesday.