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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 | North Korea says Kim watched successful tactical weapon test

SEOUL, South Korea— North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of an unspecified “newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon,” state media reported Friday, in an apparent bid to apply pressure on the United States and South Korea amid stalemated nuclear diplomacy. It didn’t appear to be a test of a nuclear device or … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | North Korea says Kim watched successful tactical weapon test

WASHINGTON | Pompeo seems unfazed by NKorean nuclear development threat

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump‘s top diplomat doesn’t seem fazed by North Korea‘s warning about possibly reasserting a policy of bolstering its nuclear arsenal unless the United States lifts economic sanctions. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells “Fox News Sunday” that “we’ve seen this as we go through negotiations” aimed at denuclearization. He plans to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pompeo seems unfazed by NKorean nuclear development threat

MOSCOW | Putin: Russia ‘ahead of competition’ with latest weapons

MOSCOW— President Vladimir Putin hailed new missiles in Russia’s military arsenals but emphasized Thursday that the country would only use its nuclear weapons in response to an incoming missile attack. Putin emphasized during an international policy forum in Sochi that Russia’s military doctrine doesn’t envisage a preventative nuclear strike. He said Moscow only would tap … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin: Russia ‘ahead of competition’ with latest weapons

SEOUL, South Korea | Unfinished business: Moon’s summit dreams echo late mentor

SEOUL, South Korea — This week’s summit between rivals North and South Korea represents, in part, unfinished business for South Korean President Moon Jae-in. In pursuing engagement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to defuse a nuclear crisis, Moon is also looking to bolster the legacy of his late friend and political mentor, former … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Unfinished business: Moon’s summit dreams echo late mentor

Trump will face tough questions on future of nuclear arsenal

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — For all the concerns raised in the presidential campaign about Donald Trump’s fitness to command America’s nuclear arsenal, the immediate questions he’s likely to face as president aren’t about launching these weapons, but modernizing them. He’ll have to make politically fraught decisions about a U.S. nuclear arsenal that in some ways has … Continue reading Trump will face tough questions on future of nuclear arsenal