Diplomacy

In this image made from video of a still image broadcasted by North Korea's KRT on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, equipped with binoculars, supervises a rocket launch test. North Korea said Thursday, Aug. 1, leader Kim supervised the first test firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system that could potentially enhance its ability to strike targets in South Korea and U.S. military bases there.(KRT via AP Video)
August 03, 2019 - 2:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday its leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system that could potentially enhance the country's ability to strike targets in South Korea and U.S. military bases there. The report by Pyongyang's official...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends the East Asia Summit meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
August 02, 2019 - 11:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the scrapping of a landmark arms control agreement Friday, the U.S. announced plans to test a new missile amid growing concerns about emerging threats and new weapons. U.S. officials said they are no longer hamstrung and could now develop weapons systems previously banned...
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Protesters hold up the lights on their phones as they gather at a demonstration by civil servants in Hong Kong on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Protesters plan to return to the streets again this weekend, angered by the government's refusal to answer their demands, violent tactics used by police, possibly in coordination with organized crime figures. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 02, 2019 - 7:38 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong civil servants and supporters crowded into a public park Friday to join a pro-democracy movement that China's top diplomat accused Western nations of provoking. Several thousand joined the rally for government workers in solidarity with protesters who have called for...
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From left, Japan's Land, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Keiichi Ishii, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Finance Minister Taro Aso attend a Cabinet meeting in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Japan has approved the removal of South Korea from a "whitelist" of countries with preferential trade status, escalating tensions between the neighbors. (Yoshitaka Sugawara/Kyodo News via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 9:34 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Japan downgrading South Korea's trade status (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Senior U.S. officials say they don't expect an escalating dispute between Japan and South Korea to affect cooperation on efforts to get North Korea to get rid of its nuclear weapons. Four officials...
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August 02, 2019 - 8:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has slapped more sanctions on Russia in connection with the 2018 poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter, a move that a Russian lawmaker said Friday will make it less likely for normalized U.S.-Russian relations. Trump issued an executive order...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, gestures to his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono, right, and South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha after a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN and dialogue partners foreign ministers' meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 5:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Cabinet on Friday approved the removal of South Korea from a list of countries with preferential trade status, prompting retaliation from Seoul where a senior official summoned the Japanese ambassador and told him that South Koreans may no longer consider Japan a friendly...
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People watch a TV showing a file footage of a North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. South Korea's military said North Korea fired unidentified projectiles twice Friday into the sea off its eastern coast in its third weapons tests in just over a week. The sign reads "The third provocation." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 02, 2019 - 1:04 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired what appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles twice Friday into the sea off its eastern coast in its third round of weapons tests in just over a week, South Korea's military and presidential office said. The increased testing activity is seen as...
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Respective special envoys for North Korea, U.S. negotiator Stephen Biegun, left, South Korean negotiator Lee Do-hoon and Japan's negotiator Kenji Kanasugi, right, walk together at the media center during the ASEAN and East Asia summits in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 12:45 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Unable to meet with a North Korean official, the chief U.S. envoy for North Korea met on Friday with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Thailand. In brief comments to reporters, Stephen Biegun said he had "good talks" with Do-hoon Lee of South Korea and Kenji Kanasugi of...
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Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi, right, and Renamo leader Ossufo Momade hug each other after signing a peace accord at Gorongosa National Park, about 170 kilometres from Beira, Mozambique, Thursday, Aug, 1, 2019. Mozambique’s president and the leader of the Renamo opposition signed a peace accord on Thursday to end years of hostilities that followed a 15-year civil war. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 01, 2019 - 8:10 am
GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's president and the leader of the Renamo opposition signed a peace accord on Thursday to end years of hostilities that followed a 15-year civil war. The former rebel group's remaining fighters are disarming just weeks before a visit by Pope...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks to hold a press conference during Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and affiliated meetings in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
August 01, 2019 - 7:16 am
BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday the Trump administration remains ready to resume talks with North Korea now, although he regretted that a meeting between the two sides is unlikely at an Asian security conference this week in Thailand. Pompeo said he and the...
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