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South Korean President Moon Jae-in answers reporters' question during his New Year news conference at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Moon said Wednesday he's open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if certain conditions are met, as he vowed to push for more talks with the North to resolve the nuclear standoff. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 7:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — 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...
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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, left, shakes hands with the head of North Korean delegation Ri Son Gwon before their meeting at the Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. South Korean media said North and South Korea have begun talks at their border about how to cooperate in next month's Winter Olympics and how to improve their long-strained ties. (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 12:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the border talks between North and South Korea (all times local): 1:40 p.m. South Korea says North Korea has agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in the South. South Korea's Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung says the North made...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, people watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's New Year's Day speech, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. In the speech, North Korea’s young leader Kim said he was willing to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in the South, while announcing he has a “nuclear button” to hurl weapons at any target in the mainland U.S. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
January 08, 2018 - 5:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's recent abrupt push to improve ties with South Korea wasn't totally unexpected, as the country has a history of launching provocations and then pursuing dialogue with rivals Seoul and Washington in an attempt to win concessions. Still, Tuesday's planned talks...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, file photo, a man watches a TV screen showing a file footage of North Korea's missile launch and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. With little time to spare, North and South Korea are preparing to discuss Kim Jong Un’s offer to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics. The signs read "South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile traveled about 3,700 kilometers." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
January 07, 2018 - 11:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador says the administration hasn't changed its conditions regarding talks with North Korea amid growing tensions over the North's nuclear and missile programs. Ambassador Nikki Haley is making clear North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a question-and-answer session at the parliament's lower house in Tokyo. Abe says North Korea should change its policies to help enrich its people. Abe told reporters Thursday, Jan, 4, 2018 that Japan would do its utmost, working with the U.S. and South Korea, to pressure Pyongyang to shift its course and end its missile tests and nuclear program. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
January 04, 2018 - 2:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea should shift course and drop its nuclear program and missile tests to become a wealthier nation, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference for the new year, Abe told reporters Japan was watching to see the impact of sanctions against...
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FILE - In this undated file photo distributed on Sept. 16, 2017, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, celebrates what was said to be the test launch of an intermediate range Hwasong-12 missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea says it will never give up its nuclear weapons as long as the United States and its allies continue their “blackmail and war drills” at its doorstep. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
December 30, 2017 - 4:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that it will never give up its nuclear weapons as long as the United States and its allies continue their "blackmail and war drills" at its doorstep. The North's official Korean Central News Agency took the oft-repeated stance as it reviewed the...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Sunday, May 7, 2017, Russian the S-400 air defense missile systems drive during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. Turkey has finalized a deal with Moscow for the purchase of Russia's S-400 anti-missile system, Turkish defense officials announced Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 despite concerns voiced by some of the NATO member's allies. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
December 29, 2017 - 12:41 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has finalized a deal with Moscow for the purchase of Russia's S-400 anti-missile system, Turkish defense officials announced Friday, despite concerns voiced by some of the NATO member's allies. The deal, which would make Turkey the first member of the military alliance...
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December 26, 2017 - 9:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department has issued sanctions against two officials it describes as "key leaders of North Korea's unlawful weapons programs." The sanctions against Kim Jong Sik and Ri Pyong Chol block them from any property or interests in property within U.S. jurisdiction,...
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In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, a Serbian Army MiG-29 jet fighter performs during ceremony in Batajnica, military airport near Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's defense minister Aleksandar Vulin says the country is negotiating the purchase of Russian military helicopters and other equipment that has the potential to heighten tensions in the war-weary Balkans and increase Moscow's influence in the region. In October, the Serbian air force received six MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia, which has also promised the delivery of 30 tanks. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
December 21, 2017 - 7:44 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is negotiating the purchase of military helicopters from Russia, part of an arms delivery that has the potential to heighten tensions in the Balkans and increase Moscow's influence in the region. Serbia's Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin told Serbia's state TV on...
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North Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Ja Song Nam speaks during a high level Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 15, 2017 - 6:03 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula — but the North gave no sign of budging on its nuclear...
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