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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 …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

Two Koreas dismantle propaganda loudspeakers at tense border

The rival Koreas dismantled huge loudspeakers used to blare Cold War-style propaganda across their tense border on Tuesday, as South Korea’s president asked the United Nations to observe the North’s …


Trump floats DMZ as location for North Korea meeting

President Donald Trump on Monday floated the idea of holding his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Koreas.


UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 1:34 p.m.

North Korea offers to give up nukes if U.S. vows not to attack

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his South Korean counterpart at their historic summit that his country would be willing to give up its nuclear weapons if the U.S. …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

N. Korea to close nuke test site in May, unify time zone

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to shut down the country’s nuclear test site in May and open the process to experts and journalists from South Korea 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 …


Trump takes credit for Koreas’ summit, declares ‘war to end’

President Donald Trump claimed credit Friday for the historic meeting between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea and declared that peace on the divided peninsula could be achieved …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 1:03 p.m.

Historic steps: Kim Jong Un strides across Korean border

The leaders of North and South Korea vowed Friday to seek a nuclear-free peninsula and work toward a formal end to the Korean War this year, though their historic summit …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Kim Jong Un says Koreas are on starting line of a new history

With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to …


Kim Jong Un will walk across border for summit with Moon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a commemorative tree and inspect an honor guard together after Kim walks across the border Friday for …


Geologists say North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed

A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site has collapsed under the stress of the explosions, rendering it unsafe for further testing and …


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 …