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SEOUL, South Korea | North Korea says Kim ordered preparations for 2nd Trump meet

SEOUL, South Korea—January 23, 2019—North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with President Donald Trump, saying he’ll “wait with patience and in good faith” to work toward a common goal, the North’s state media reported Thursday. Despite Kim’s determination for another meeting with Trump, the two remain at odds … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | North Korea says Kim ordered preparations for 2nd Trump meet

VATICAN CITY | Pope’s Christmas wish: World fraternity despite differences

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis offered a Christmas wish for fraternity among people of different faiths, races or ideas, describing the world’s differences as a richness, not a danger, and calling for political solutions to end wars in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere. Conflicts in Ukraine and tensions on the Korean Peninsula also drew the pope’s … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope’s Christmas wish: World fraternity despite differences

VATICAN CITY | The Latest: Pope’s Christmas wish is “fraternity”

VATICAN CITY — The Latest on Pope Francis‘ Christmas celebrations (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Pope Francis has offered his Christmas wish for fraternity among people of different faiths, races or ideas, urging the world to put aside “partisan interests” to find a political solution to wars in Syria and Yemen and conflicts in Ukraine … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | The Latest: Pope’s Christmas wish is “fraternity”

SEOUL, South Korea | NKorea says it won’t denuclearize unless US removes threat

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea says it will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the United States removes its nuclear threat first. The statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency on Thursday comes amid a deadlock in nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea. It raises further doubts … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | NKorea says it won’t denuclearize unless US removes threat

SEOUL, South Korea | SKorea orders 2nd Japan firm to compensate forced laborers

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s top court has ordered a Japanese company to compensate 10 Koreans for forced labor during Tokyo’s 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. Thursday’s ruling by the Supreme Court was widely expected as the court ruled last month that another Japanese company must compensate four Korean men for similar … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | SKorea orders 2nd Japan firm to compensate forced laborers

SINGAPORE | The Latest: Pence says next US-NKorea summit after New Year

SINGAPORE — The Latest on the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which ends Thursday in Singapore (all times local): 1:35 p.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says another U.S.-North Korean summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely after the beginning of the year. Pence said … Continue reading SINGAPORE | The Latest: Pence says next US-NKorea summit after New Year

SEOUL, South Korea | BTS’s agency apologizes over band member’s A-bomb shirt

SEOUL, South Korea — The agency for the South Korean band BTS has apologized for a member wearing a T-shirt depicting the explosion of an atomic bomb. Japanese TV broadcasters recently cancelled planned appearances in that country after images went viral of the musician wearing the shirt. The Big Hit Entertainment said in a statement … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | BTS’s agency apologizes over band member’s A-bomb shirt

SEOUL, South Korea | Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea’s Supreme Court has ruled that a Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II. Tuesday’s ruling could have larger implications for similar lawsuits that are pending in South Korean courts and will likely … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor