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Bolton: Trump would be ‘pretty disappointed’ at Kim test

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — The top national security adviser says President Donald Trump would be “pretty disappointed” if North Korea were to launch a new rocket or missile test, as some experts believe he could be preparing to do. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” John Bolton would not confirm reports based on commercial … Continue reading Bolton: Trump would be ‘pretty disappointed’ at Kim test

North Korea goes to polls to rubber-stamp parliament lineup

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Millions of North Korean voters, including leader Kim Jong Un, went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new lineup of roughly 700 members for the next session of the national legislature, though the vote was more of an endorsement than a competitive contest. Voters were presented with just … Continue reading North Korea goes to polls to rubber-stamp parliament lineup

The Latest: Trump ‘disappointed’ by NK missile activity

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on reports of recent activity at missile and rocket sites in North Korea (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump says he’s a “little disappointed” by reports of new activity at a North Korean missile research center and long-range rocket site. Trump says time will tell if U.S. diplomacy … Continue reading The Latest: Trump ‘disappointed’ by NK missile activity

Analysts: Normal operations restored at NKorean launch site

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. analysts say North Korea appears to have restored normal operations at a long-range rocket launch site it partially dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps. Analysts say North Korea is trying to convey displeasure over the breakdown of a summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald … Continue reading Analysts: Normal operations restored at NKorean launch site

United States | Senior State Department Official On North Korea

United States – MODERATOR: Thank you all for coming today to this on-background briefing. For your situational awareness only and not for reporting, with us today is [Senior State Department Official]. You may – for purposes of attribution, he is a senior State Department official. This briefing is embargoed until its conclusion. None of this … Continue reading United States | Senior State Department Official On North Korea

House Democrats launch aggressive new Trump probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump on Monday, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said that his committee has begun the probe into possible obstruction … Continue reading House Democrats launch aggressive new Trump probe

Trump claims Cohen hearing may have hurt North Korea summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting that a congressional hearing Democrats arranged with his former personal attorney may have contributed to his failure to reach a deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump left his summit in Vietnam with the North Korean leader last week without reaching an agreement after Trump … Continue reading Trump claims Cohen hearing may have hurt North Korea summit

Cohen hearing may have hurt North Korea results, Trump says

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has raised the possibility that a congressional hearing Democrats arranged with his former personal attorney may have contributed to the lack of results of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump left the summit in Vietnam with the North Korean leader without reaching an agreement last … Continue reading Cohen hearing may have hurt North Korea results, Trump says

Invectives old and new fill Trump’s marathon speech at CPAC

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — In a slashing speech packed with braggadocio and grievance, President Donald Trump denounced Democrats as the party of “the socialist nightmare,” relitigated his crowd sizes back to the inauguration and took on “sick,” ”lunatic” and “dirty” foes at every turn, earning him the unvarnished adoration of cheering conservatives. After a … Continue reading Invectives old and new fill Trump’s marathon speech at CPAC

The Latest: Kim boards train at the end of Vietnam visit

DONG DANG, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s departure from Vietnam (all times local): 12:50 p.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has boarded his private train at the Vietnam-China border, ending a trip that saw a summit breakdown with President Donald Trump. He spent his last day in … Continue reading The Latest: Kim boards train at the end of Vietnam visit

Parents blame North Korea’s ‘evil regime’ for son’s death

CINCINNATI (AP) — Unlike President Donald Trump, Otto Warmbier’s parents don’t believe North Korea’s leader. The parents of the American college student who was sent home from North Korea in a vegetative state spoke out Friday, after Trump’s comment this week that he takes Kim Jong Un “at his word” that he was unaware of … Continue reading Parents blame North Korea’s ‘evil regime’ for son’s death

Trump claims ‘very good’ Kim relations despite failed summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming his relationship with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un (gihm jung oon) is “very good,” despite the collapse of the two leaders’ summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. A day after returning to Washington, Trump said on Twitter on Friday that the two had “very substantive negotiations.” He added, “We … Continue reading Trump claims ‘very good’ Kim relations despite failed summit

Officials say Trump overstated Kim’s demand on sanctions

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump said he walked away from his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because Kim demanded the U.S. lift all of its sanctions, a claim that North Korea’s delegation called a rare news conference in the middle of the night to deny. So who’s telling the … Continue reading Officials say Trump overstated Kim’s demand on sanctions

NKorea leader Kim Jong Un tours Hanoi after summit breakdown

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is heading out of his locked-down hotel in Hanoi for official meetings with Vietnamese leaders a day after his summit breakdown with President Donald Trump. His talks with Trump failed Thursday over a dispute on how much sanctions relief the U.S. should give North Korea … Continue reading NKorea leader Kim Jong Un tours Hanoi after summit breakdown

HANOI, Vietnam | US, North Korea offer dueling accounts of talks breakdown

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — In open dispute, the U.S. and North Korea offered contradictory accounts Thursday of why the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un broke down, though both pointed to punishing American sanctions as a sticking point in the high-stakes nuclear negotiation. President Trump, on his way back to Washington on Thursday, … Continue reading HANOI, Vietnam | US, North Korea offer dueling accounts of talks breakdown

WASHINGTON | Trump wrongly says Islamic State holds no land in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asserted on Thursday that the Islamic State group has lost 100 percent of the territory it once controlled in Syria, but U.S. officials in Washington and accounts from people in Syria said a sliver of land remains contested. Trump made his statement to troops in Alaska during a refueling … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump wrongly says Islamic State holds no land in Syria

HANOI, Vietnam | The Latest: NKorea says US wasted chance for nuclear deal

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 3:25 a.m. Friday North Korea says the United States has squandered an opportunity for a nuclear deal and may not get another chance. President Donald Trump says his summit with North Korean … Continue reading HANOI, Vietnam | The Latest: NKorea says US wasted chance for nuclear deal

In a summit first, Kim Jong Un takes US media questions

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — So here’s a bit of history made at President Donald Trump‘s summit with Kim Jong Un: for what is almost certainly the first time, the North Korean leader actually answered an impromptu question from an American reporter. Then just a little bit later, as if to prove it wasn’t a fluke, … Continue reading In a summit first, Kim Jong Un takes US media questions

South Korea says failure to reach nuclear deal ‘unfortunate’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea described the breakdown of nuclear talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday as unfortunate, but expressed hope that the two countries can continue an active dialogue. The collapse of the Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam is a setback for South Korean President … Continue reading South Korea says failure to reach nuclear deal ‘unfortunate’

United States | Remarks With Traveling Press

United States – SECRETARY POMPEO: So the President gave a pretty good description of the summit, how it ended, the progress that we made, and progress we didn’t make. I thought I’d talk about two other things. One, we were and continue to be very engaged with the issue between India and Pakistan. I spent … Continue reading United States | Remarks With Traveling Press

No deal: Trump, Kim summit collapses over sanctions impasse

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — 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 meetings meant to disarm a global nuclear threat. Trump blamed the breakdown on North Korea’s insistence that all the punishing sanctions … Continue reading No deal: Trump, Kim summit collapses over sanctions impasse

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: NO DEAL IN HANOI Declaring “sometimes you have to walk,” Trump did just that after nuclear disarmament talks with Kim Jong Un collapsed after the two sides failed to reach a deal due to a standoff over U.S. … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

The Latest: Trump-Kim talks wrapping up sooner than expected

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un are wrapping up earlier than expected. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Thursday that … Continue reading The Latest: Trump-Kim talks wrapping up sooner than expected

The Latest: SKorean leader to speak with Trump post-summit

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 12:50 p.m. South Korean President Moon Jae-in expects to speak with President Donald Trump on the phone following Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the future of … Continue reading The Latest: SKorean leader to speak with Trump post-summit

Trump, Kim dive into nuclear talks, looking for ‘right deal’

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dove into the details of nuclear negotiations Thursday against a backdrop of swirling questions about what Kim was willing to give up and what Trump may demand in the face of rising domestic turmoil. Tempering expectations, Trump opened by declaring he … Continue reading Trump, Kim dive into nuclear talks, looking for ‘right deal’

The Latest: Former lawyer casts Trump as ‘racist,’ ‘con man’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is casting the president as a racist and a con man who used his inner circle to cover up politically damaging allegations about sex. Cohen also says Trump lied throughout … Continue reading The Latest: Former lawyer casts Trump as ‘racist,’ ‘con man’

North Korea media tries slicker, quicker summit coverage

HANOI, Vietnam — North Koreans have been getting a quicker, more polished look at their leader as he meets with President Donald Trump in Vietnam in their second summit. But one thing hasn’t changed at all — North Korea’s media have one story to tell, and it’s always about the infallibility of the glorious leader. … Continue reading North Korea media tries slicker, quicker summit coverage

The Latest: NK media: Kim shared sincere opinions with Trump

HANOI, Vietnam  — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Thursday North Korean state media says leader Kim Jong Un exchanged “sincere and deep opinions” with U.S. President Donald Trump at their dinner meeting. The Korean Central News Agency said Thursday … Continue reading The Latest: NK media: Kim shared sincere opinions with Trump

Trump, Kim share smiles, dinner before nuke talks

HANOI, Vietnam | FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un projected optimism Wednesday as they opened high-stakes talks about curbing Pyongyang’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, a problem that has bedeviled generations of leaders. The second summit between Trump and Kim came against the backdrop of the American … Continue reading Trump, Kim share smiles, dinner before nuke talks

Cohen says Trump knew about WikiLeaks email dump beforehand

WASHINGTON / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) President Donald Trump‘s former personal lawyer is planning to tell a House committee that Trump knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks had emails damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and that Trump is a “racist,” a “conman” and a “cheat.” Michael Cohen suggests in prepared testimony obtained by The Associated … Continue reading Cohen says Trump knew about WikiLeaks email dump beforehand