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North Korea stresses economy, not nukes, on 70th anniversary

North Korea held a major military parade and revived its iconic mass games to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Sunday, but in keeping with leader Kim Jong Un’s new policies …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018

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 …


No decisions made about suspending future exercises with S.Korea, Pentagon says

The Defense Department moved Wednesday to clarify comments Secretary Jim Mattis made a day earlier about joint military exercises with South Korea in an effort to avoid any misinterpretation that …


North Korea accuses U.S. of plotting invasion while talking with ‘smile on its face’

North Korea’s main newspaper accused the United States on Sunday of staging military drills to prepare an invasion while at the same time pursuing dialogue with a smile on its …


China blasts Trump comment; Seoul regrets Pompeo trip delay

China on Saturday lashed out at President Donald Trump for accusing Beijing of not being supportive in efforts to denuclearize North Korea, while South Korea called the U.S. decision to …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018

Trump asks Pompeo to delay visit to North Korea

President Donald Trump said Friday he has directed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to delay a planned trip to North Korea, citing insufficient progress on denuclearization.


Pompeo to visit North Korea next week, names Ford exec as envoy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday appointed a senior executive with Ford Motor Co. to be his special envoy for North Korea and said they both would visit Pyongyang …


‘Dream or reality?’ Koreans to meet after decades apart

Lee Soo-nam was 8 the last time he saw his older brother. Sixty-eight years ago this month the boy watched, bewildered, as his 18-year-old brother left their home in Seoul …


Judge orders women to begin defense in Kim Jong Nam’s murder

Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after the judge found evidence of a “well-planned …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018

Koreas prepare for summit as North asks U.S. to ease sanctions

The rival Koreas plan to hold high-level talks on Monday to prepare for a


Top U.S., North Korean diplomats exchange pleasantries, barbs

Roller-coaster nuclear diplomacy between the United States and North Korea hit highs and lows on Saturday as the countries’ top diplomats traded polite words and barbs, leaving efforts to rid …


U.S.: Remains from NKorea ‘consistent with being Americans’

A U.S. government scientist who has seen the contents of 55 boxes of remains turned over by North Korea says the remains are “consistent with being Americans.”


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: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018

Pence welcomes return of presumed Korean War dead

In an emotional and solemn ceremony, the remains of dozens of presumed casualties from the Korean War were we escorted by military honor guards onto U.S. soil on Wednesday, 65 …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018

Return by North Korea of possible war remains stir relatives’ hopes

News that North Korea is sending home 55 sets of remains is being welcomed by relatives of those missing from the Korean War. But most know they still face long …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018

White House: U.S. military takes possession of remains that North Korea says belong to Americans who died in Korean War

A U.S. Air Force plane carrying what are thought to be the remains of Americans killed during the Korean War arrived at Osan Air Base in South Korea on Friday …


North Korea said to be dismantling key parts of launch site

North Korea appears to have started dismantling key facilities at its main satellite launch site in a step toward fulfilling a commitment made by leader Kim Jong Un at his …


Pompeo pushes back against North Korea’s ‘gangster-like’ criticism

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shot back against North Korea on Sunday, saying the regime’s criticism that U.S. negotiators acted in a “gangster-like” way during his two-day visit to Pyongyang …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018

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., July 6, 2018

Pompeo in North Korea vows to get details of nuclear commitment

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met for nearly three hours Friday with a top North Korean official in Pyongyang to nail down specifics of commitments on denuclearization made at President …


U.S. plans for dismantling North Korea nukes may face resistance

The United States has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a year, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser …


Bolton: U.S. has plan to dismantle North Korea nuclear program in year

The United States has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a year, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser …


Satellite imagery suggests ‘rapid’ upgrades at North Korea nuclear site, monitoring group says

Satellite imagery of a North Korean nuclear research site suggests improvements have progressed at a “rapid pace” in recent months, a report from a monitoring group said Wednesday, but the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018

Senators seek more oversight of Trump diplomacy with NKorea

Bipartisan legislation introduced Tuesday calls for stringent congressional oversight of U.S. nuclear diplomacy with North Korea and any deal President Donald Trump strikes with Kim Jong Un.


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018

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 …


AP-NORC Poll: Majority approve of Trump’s North Korea effort

A majority of Americans now approve of President Donald Trump’s handling of U.S. relations with North Korea, a change that comes after his historic summit with that country’s leader, Kim …


US prepares for return of war dead remains from North Korea

The American military command in South Korea is preparing for the North Koreans to turn over the remains of an unknown number of U.S. or allied service members who have …