Nuclear proliferation

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha speaks at the National Assembly in Seoul, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Kang says Seoul is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis. (Hwang Kwang-mo/Yonhap via AP)
October 10, 2018 - 9:51 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, the South's foreign minister said Wednesday. During a parliamentary audit of her...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha poses for the media at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul. On Wednesday, Kang says Seoul is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defuse the nuclear crisis. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)
October 10, 2018 - 1:30 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on South Korea saying it's considering lifting sanctions against North Korea to help diplomacy (all times local): 2:25 a.m. President Donald Trump says a South Korean proposal to lift some unilateral sanctions on the North will only take place with his say-so...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in during their meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Kim Hong-ji/Pool Photo via AP)
October 07, 2018 - 10:59 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to Asia (all times local): 11:50 a.m. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he expects North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to travel to Russia and for Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit North Korea soon amid a...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, in South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, after his North Korea trip. Pompeo has wrapped up his fourth visit to North Korea after meeting Kim Jong Un to seek elusive progress in efforts to persuade him to give up his nuclear weapons. ( Jung Yeon-je, Pool Photo via AP)
October 07, 2018 - 6:40 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. There was no immediate indication, though, if Pompeo managed to arrange a second summit...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, shakes hands with Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono before a meeting in Tokyo Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (Pool Photo via AP)
October 06, 2018 - 12:12 pm
TOKYO (AP) — America's top diplomat said Saturday the U.S. will coordinate with allies Japan and South Korea on efforts to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on the eve of the American's...
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In this Oct. 2, 2018 photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the State Department in Washington. As Pompeo heads off for his fourth trip to North Korea, he faces mounting pressure to produce tangible progress on convincing the country to get rid of its nuclear weapons and delivery systems as President Donald Trump seeks a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un. Pompeo departed Washington on Friday for whistle-stop tour of East Asia that will take him to Japan, North Korea and then South Korea. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
October 05, 2018 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed off to North Korea on Friday under pressure to produce tangible progress at persuading the country to get rid of its nuclear weapons as President Donald Trump seeks a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un. Pompeo departed Washington for a...
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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, left, talks with Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the North Korean agency that handles inter-Korean affairs, at the Pyongyang Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. A South Korean government delegation arrived in North Korea on Thursday for a joint celebration of the anniversary of a 2007 summit and to possibly hold further peace talks. (Joint Press Corps Pyeongyang Pool via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 6:50 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean government delegation arrived in North Korea on Thursday for a joint celebration of the anniversary of a 2007 summit and to possibly hold further peace talks. South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said the visit is an opportunity to strengthen "...
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October 01, 2018 - 10:06 pm
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has warned Washington that a declaration ending the Korean War shouldn't be seen as a bargaining chip in denuclearization talks. The North's state media claimed Pyongyang has taken what it called significant measures to end hostile relations between the two countries. But...
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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 28, 2018 - 4:42 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Days after U.S. President Donald Trump denounced globalism before world leaders at the United Nations, China and Russia positioned themselves Friday as defenders of internationalism that are keeping promises when Washington is backing away from them. Chinese Foreign Minister...
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows guided missile sites in Beirut during his address of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 27, 2018 - 8:28 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Thursday of keeping a "secret atomic warehouse" just outside its capital, despite the 2015 deal with world powers that was meant to keep it from obtaining nuclear weapons. Hours later, Iran dismissed the allegation...
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