Weapons proliferation

From left, Kim Yong Chol, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, arrive to pose for photographs at the The Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 19, 2019 - 1:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-North Korea talks (all times local): 9:30 p.m. South Korea says it expects the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be "a turning point in firmly establishing a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula." Yonhap News...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, and Kim Yong Chol, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, walk from a photo opportunity at the The Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 19, 2019 - 1:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear weapons, the White House announced. News of a second meeting with the reclusive North Korean leader came after Trump's 90-minute...
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North Korean official Kim Yong Chol, right, prepares to leave the Beijing International Airport in Beijing Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Kim arrived in Beijing on Thursday, reportedly en route to the United States for talks ahead of a possible second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Kyodo News via AP)
January 17, 2019 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington, U.S. officials said Thursday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong...
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South Korea's President Moon Jae-in holds his New Year press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Moon urged North Korea to take firmer disarmament measures and the U.S. to reward them, suggesting Thursday he'll push for sanction exemptions to restart dormant economic cooperation projects with the North. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)
January 10, 2019 - 5:21 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea to take bolder disarmament measures that the United States should then reward, suggesting Thursday he wants harsh sanctions lifted so Seoul can eventually restart dormant economic cooperation projects with its neighbor...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands as they pose for a photo before talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. A special train believed to be carrying Kim Jong Un departed Beijing on Wednesday after a two-day visit by the North Korean leader to the Chinese capital. (Li Xueren/Xinhua via AP)
January 10, 2019 - 4:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly told the leader of his only major ally, China, that he wants to "achieve results" on the nuclear standoff on the Korean Peninsula during a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. The comments, contained in Chinese state media...
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In this undated image from video distributed on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, by North Korean broadcaster KRT, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a speech in North Korea. North Korean leader Kim says he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warns Washington not to test North Koreans' patience with sanctions and pressure. (KRT via AP)
January 01, 2019 - 1:20 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warned Washington not to test North Koreans' patience with sanctions and pressure. During his televised New Year's speech, Kim...
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South and North Korean government officials connect northern and southern railroad tracks during a groundbreaking ceremony at Panmun Station in Kaesong, North Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. North and South Korea broke ground Wednesday on an ambitious project to modernize North Korean railways and roads and connect them with the South, but without progress in nuclear negotiations, regular trains won't be crossing the border anytime soon. (Korea Pool/Newsis via AP)
December 26, 2018 - 10:13 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea broke ground Wednesday on an ambitious project to modernize North Korean railways and roads and connect them with the South, but without progress in nuclear negotiations, regular trains won't be crossing the border anytime soon. The ceremony at the...
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U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, center left, speaks to the media with South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon, center right, at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. The Trump administration's special envoy for North Korea on Friday expressed optimism about the diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear crisis, a day after the North issued a surprisingly blunt statement saying it will never disarm unless the U.S. removes what it calls a nuclear threat. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 21, 2018 - 1:26 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Trump administration's special envoy for North Korea on Friday expressed optimism about the diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear crisis, a day after the North issued a surprisingly blunt statement saying it will never disarm unless the United States removes what it...
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FILE - This Aug. 29, 2017, file photo by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, says it will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the United States removes its nuclear threat first. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
December 20, 2018 - 7:46 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said it will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the United States first removes what Pyongyang called a nuclear threat. The surprisingly blunt statement jars with Seoul's rosier presentation of the North Korean position and could rattle the...
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A protester, left, wearing a mask of U.S. President Donald Trump kicks his fellow protester wearing a mask of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a rally to denounce policies of South Korean President Moon Jae-in on North Korea in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Kim's return visit to Seoul appears unlikely to take place this month, a senior South Korean official said last week. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 18, 2018 - 11:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's special envoy for North Korea is heading to South Korea this week amid growing uncertainty over the future of direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang, the State Department said Tuesday. Stephen Biegun will visit Seoul on Wednesday and Thursday for...
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