Denuclearization

BEIJING | North Korea tells China it’s committed to denuclearization

BEIJING  — North Korea‘s foreign minister said his country remains committed to ending its nuclear weapons program in talks Friday with his Chinese counterpart, according to China’s foreign ministry. The talks in Beijing between Ri Yong Ho and Wang Yi came amid a lack of progress in international efforts to persuade North Korea to reverse … Continue reading BEIJING | North Korea tells China it’s committed to denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea | Seoul: North Korea destroys 10 guard posts to lower tensions

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Tuesday blew up some of its front-line guard posts as part of an agreement to ease tensions along its heavily fortified border with South Korea, Seoul’s Defense Ministry said. In September, the Koreas’ militaries agreed at a leaders’ summit in Pyongyang to eventually dismantle all guard posts inside … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Seoul: North Korea destroys 10 guard posts to lower tensions

SINGAPORE | The Latest: Singapore PM says China-US rivalry ‘awkward’

SINGAPORE— The Latest on the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which ends Thursday in Singapore (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (LEE SEE’-yan LONG) has said the rivalry between the U.S. and China for influence in Southeast Asia is proving awkward for countries that do not want … Continue reading SINGAPORE | The Latest: Singapore PM says China-US rivalry ‘awkward’

TOKYO | Pence, Abe discuss trade, NKorea ahead of regional summits

TOKYO— U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss bilateral trade and to touch base on their policies on North Korea as the two sides tried to showcase alliance ahead of key regional summits this week. Pence told Abe as their talks started Tuesday that he planned to follow … Continue reading TOKYO | Pence, Abe discuss trade, NKorea ahead of regional summits

BEIJING | China tells US to stop criticism, says relations suffering

BEIJING— China’s foreign minister has told visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the United States should stop what he called groundless attacks on his country’s policies. Wang Yi said he told Pompeo during a meeting Monday that a shadow has been cast “over the future of China-U.S. relations.” China and the United States … Continue reading BEIJING | China tells US to stop criticism, says relations suffering

SEOUL, South Korea | The Latest: Moon expects Kim to visit Russia, Xi to NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo‘s trip to Asia (all times local): 11:50 a.m. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he expects North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to travel to Russia and for Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit North Korea soon amid a global diplomatic push … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | The Latest: Moon expects Kim to visit Russia, Xi to NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea | Pompeo cites progress made with Kim Jong Un on N. Korea trip

SEOUL, South Korea— 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 nuclear weapons. But there was no immediate indication whether Pompeo had managed to arrange a much-anticipated second summit between Kim and President … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Pompeo cites progress made with Kim Jong Un on N. Korea trip

SEOUL, South Korea | Pompeo ends 4th NKorea trip; meets Kim to push denuke effort

SEOUL, South Korea  — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wrapped up his fourth visit to North Korea after meeting Kim Jong Un to seek elusive progress in efforts to persuade him to give up his nuclear weapons. Pompeo tweeted on his arrival in Seoul that he had met with Kim and that they … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Pompeo ends 4th NKorea trip; meets Kim to push denuke effort