Nuclear weapons

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, left meets China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Fred Dufour/Pool Photo via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 5:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — 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...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ride in a car during a parade through a street in Pyongyang, North Korea. Day after day, rampant speculation about North Korean leader Kim’s possible trip to Seoul is making headlines in South Korea, despite no official confirmation from both Koreas. Many analysts say it would be virtually impossible for Kim to fulfill his reported promise to become the first North Korean ruler to visit South Korea by the end of this year, given stalemated nuclear diplomacy. But others say we never know until this year is over. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, File)
December 05, 2018 - 4:34 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Day after day, rampant speculation about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's possible trip to Seoul is making headlines in South Korea, despite no official confirmation from either government. Many analysts say it would be extremely difficult for Kim to fulfill by the end of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters before traveling to the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington. Trump complained Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, about how much the U.S. spends on weapons in an “uncontrollable” arms race with Russia and China, though he vastly overstated how much is spent on actual armaments as part of a budget his administration has increased. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
December 03, 2018 - 4:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump complained Monday about how much the U.S. spends on weapons in an "uncontrollable" arms race with Russia and China, though he vastly overstated how much is spent on actual weapons, even under a budget his administration has increased. The president said in a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 1991, file photo, President George H.W. Bush gestures during a joint news conference with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, at the Soviet Embassy in Madrid. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
December 01, 2018 - 6:44 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday expressed his "deep condolences" to the family of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and all Americans following his death. Gorbachev worked closely with Bush to bring an end to the Cold War in the late 1980s and 1990s, and lauded...
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South Korean soldiers close the gate as the rails which leads to North Korea are seen inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. South Korea sent rail cars and dozens of officials to North Korea on Friday for joint surveys on northern railway sections the countries hope someday to connect with the South. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 2:59 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean train rolled into North Korea for the first time in a decade on Friday as the countries began joint surveys on northern railway sections they hope someday to connect with the South. The weekslong inspections represent one of the most significant goodwill...
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November 27, 2018 - 6:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia has for years been developing, testing and deploying a missile that violates a landmark nuclear weapons treaty, a senior White House official said Tuesday, making a case for the administration's planned withdrawal from the accord ahead of a scheduled meeting between the...
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November 21, 2018 - 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and South Korea will scale back a major military exercise next spring to avoid setting back diplomacy over North Korea's nuclear weapons, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon that the exercise, known as Foal Eagle and...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2014, file photo, a North Korean soldier, center top, looks at the southern side as three South Korean soldiers guard at the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea. North Korea said Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, that it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegally entering the country recently, as the country's state media said leader Kim Jong Un supervised a test of a newly developed high-tech weapon in an apparent bid to employ pressure on Washington and Seoul. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
November 16, 2018 - 1:44 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegal entrance, an apparent concession to the United States that came even as it announced the test of a newly developed but unspecified "ultramodern" weapon that will be seen as a pressuring...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, right, attend a working breakfast hosted by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana or Presidential Palace in Singapore, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
November 15, 2018 - 10:41 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's new tactical weapon test (all times local): Noon U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says "great progress" has been made on North Korea but more had to be done, after Pyongyang reported a successful test of a new weapon. Pence spoke from a Southeast...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands at the conclusion of their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. U.S. analysts say they have located more than half of an estimated 20 secret North Korean missile development facilities. The findings come as the Trump administration’s denuclearization talks with the North appear to have stalled. And they highlight the challenge the U.S. faces in ensuring that North Korea complies with any eventual agreement that covers its nuclear and missile programs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)
November 12, 2018 - 6:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. analysts said Monday they have located 13 secret North Korean missile development sites, underscoring the challenge that the Trump administration faces in trying to reach its promised broad arms control agreement with Pyongyang. The administration has said it is hopeful about...
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