North Korea

WASHINGTON  | Trump searches for credit on North Korea nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump credits his accord with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions of people from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic opponents and skepticism from allies and the media, Trump made a … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump searches for credit on North Korea nuclear deal

WASHINGTON | At Trump-Kim summit, human rights is a back-burner issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said it himself to Congress and the American people: “No regime has oppressed its own citizens more totally or brutally than the cruel dictatorship in North Korea.” But when it comes to human rights, don’t expect Trump to hold Kim Jong Un’s feet to the fire at the Singapore … Continue reading WASHINGTON | At Trump-Kim summit, human rights is a back-burner issue

SINGAPORE  | North Korea plane carrying Kim lands in Singapore

SINGAPORE — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived Sunday in Singapore ahead of one of the most unusual summits in recent world history, a sit-down Tuesday with President Donald Trump. The jet carrying Kim landed at the airport Sunday afternoon amid huge security precautions on this city-state island. A large limousine with a North … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | North Korea plane carrying Kim lands in Singapore

WASHINGTON | Tough talk: US envoys on how to negotiate with North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Singapore summit with Kim Jong Un may be unprecedented, but during a quarter-century of on-off nuclear talks with North Korea, U.S. officials have learned a thing or two about dealing with an inscrutable adversary and have tried many tactics to get their way: quiet persuasion, black humor and even … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Tough talk: US envoys on how to negotiate with North Korea

BEIJING  | Canceled summit raises stakes for China over North Korea

BEIJING  — President Donald Trump’s abrupt withdrawal from his planned summit with North Korea raises the stakes for China to show that it can steer the North toward easing tensions over its nuclear program. But despite a recent warming in ties, Beijing’s influence over its neighbor may be overstated. Trump’s cancellation of the June 12 … Continue reading BEIJING  | Canceled summit raises stakes for China over North Korea

WASHINGTON | Trump accuses Dems of ‘rooting against’ NKorea talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday accused Democrats of “rooting against” upcoming nuclear talks with North Korea, and said his political opponents were trying to coddle gang members. With the 2018 midterm elections on the horizon, Trump has gone out of his way to poke Democrats. On Friday, he lumped his grievances against … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump accuses Dems of ‘rooting against’ NKorea talks

WASHINGTON | Trump cancels summit with Kim; North Korea still wants talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, blaming “tremendous anger and open hostility” by Pyongyang — a decision North Korea called “regrettable” while still holding out hope for “peace and stability.” In a letter to Kim announcing his decision to back away from the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump cancels summit with Kim; North Korea still wants talks

PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea | N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country’s nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a group of foreign journalists looked on. The explosions at the test site deep in the mountains of the North’s … Continue reading PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea | N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch