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PYONGYANG, North Korea | North and South Korea say they plan bid for 2032 Olympics

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. At a major summit, the two leaders gave no details of which cities might host certain events at the games, or how … Continue reading PYONGYANG, North Korea | North and South Korea say they plan bid for 2032 Olympics

PYONGYANG, North Korea | The Latest: Moon and Kim arrive at guesthouse for luncheon

PYONGYANG, North Korea — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 11:30 a.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have arrived at a guesthouse in Pyongyang where they are expected to have talks over lunch. … Continue reading PYONGYANG, North Korea | The Latest: Moon and Kim arrive at guesthouse for luncheon

SEOUL, South Korea | Kim breaks with his flight-phobic father, travels by plane

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Unlike his dictator father, who famously shunned air travel, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un jetted off to the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian this week, becoming the first North Korean ruler to fly abroad in 32 years. Since taking office in late 2011, Kim has occasionally flown inside North … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Kim breaks with his flight-phobic father, travels by plane

GOYANG, South Korea | N. Korea glorifies summit with South; analysts less sure

GOYANG, South Korea  — North Korea’s state media on Saturday trumpeted leader Kim Jong Un’s “immortal achievement” a day after he met South Korean President Moon Jae-in and repeated past vows to remove nuclear weapons from the peninsula and work toward a formal end to the Korean War. Despite the bold declarations, the leaders failed … Continue reading GOYANG, South Korea | N. Korea glorifies summit with South; analysts less sure

Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea wraps up Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea’s 22 athletes wrapped up their competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Thursday without a finish higher than 13th. North Korea wasn’t expected to come to Pyeongchang until a last-minute announcement by Kim Jong Un on New Year’s Day that he wanted to … Continue reading Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea wraps up Olympics

At Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un’s sister takes VIP seat

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister took her place among dignitaries from around the world, including U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Friday in an unprecedented visit to South Korea. The trip by Kim Yo Jong is … Continue reading At Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un’s sister takes VIP seat

SKorea open to summit with North’s Kim, but it won’t be easy

SEOUL, South Korea/January 10, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— It’s been more than a decade since the leaders of the two Koreas have held a summit. Could it happen now? South Korean President Moon Jae-in told reporters Wednesday that he remains open to a meeting with North Korea’s leader, if it would improve the strained relations between their two … Continue reading SKorea open to summit with North’s Kim, but it won’t be easy