Esper accuses China of intimidating smaller Asian nations

Asia & Pacific 11/20/19, 01:19

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday accused China of using coercion and intimidation against smaller Asian nations to impose its will in the South China Sea. He urged Vietnam and others in the region to push back. “We will not accept attempts to assert unlawful maritime claims at the expense ...

Bolton disputes NK claim he created mistrust at Kim summit

Politics 03/15/19, 07:34

John Bolton, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, says North Korea's allegations that he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo created an atmosphere of hostility and mistrust at last month's nuclear summit in Hanoi are "inaccurate." North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said Friday that Trump was willing to ...

Update: Kim boards train at the end of Vietnam visit

Asia & Pacific 03/02/19, 00:52

The Latest on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's departure from Vietnam (all times local): 12:50 p.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has boarded his private train at the Vietnam-China border, ending a trip that saw a summit breakdown with President Donald Trump. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a wreath ...

Trump, Kim end summit with standoff over easing US sanctions

Politics 02/28/19, 12:00

Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un collapsed Thursday after the two sides failed to bridge a standoff over U.S. sanctions, a dispiriting end to high-stakes meetings meant to disarm a global nuclear threat. Trump blamed the breakdown on North Korea's insistence that all the punishing sanctions ...

Pompeo: US worried over Chinese moves threatening navigation

Asia & Pacific 02/28/19, 10:03

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he will discuss U.S. concerns about Chinese actions that threaten freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea with Philippine officials during an overnight visit to Manila. Pompeo arrived late Thursday and immediately met with President Rodrigo Duterte at an air base. ...

Update: Trump says NKorea demanded too much during talks

Politics 02/28/19, 03:09

The Latest on the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell through after the North demanded a full removal of U.S.-led international sanctions in exchange for the ...

Hanoi Postcard: Vietnam tames media invasion but sees upside

Asia & Pacific 02/27/19, 22:12

Journalists covering the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may want space to work and food to fuel them through the long days, and they won't hesitate to say so. But Vietnamese officials see an upside to hosting media from around the world. In welcoming ...

North Korea media tries slicker, quicker summit coverage

Asia & Pacific 02/27/19, 20:14

North Koreans have been getting a quicker, more polished look at their leader as he meets with President Donald Trump in Vietnam in their second summit. But one thing hasn't changed at all — North Korea's media have one story to tell, and it's always about the infallibility of the ...

On summit sidelines, North Koreans study Vietnam’s economy

Business 02/27/19, 07:11

Senior members of North Korea's delegation to Hanoi for Kim Jong Un's summit with President Donald Trump took a side trip Wednesday to visit one of Vietnam's most successful conglomerates. Kim has several senior foreign and economic advisers with him in Hanoi and gleaning insights into ways to improve the North's ...

Update: Trump gripes about news coverage of 2nd summit

Politics 02/27/19, 05:06

The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local): 5 p.m. Less than two hours before he is set to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam, U.S. President Donald Trump is complaining about news coverage of their ...

Dictator’s Dilemma: Could Kim Jong Un survive prosperity

Asia & Pacific 02/26/19, 20:37

President Donald Trump's message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been simple and clear: give up your nuclear weapons and a flood of wealth will soon be yours for the taking. But here's a nagging question: Is that really what Kim wants? With Trump and Kim descending on Hanoi for ...

Update: NKorea says Kim to stay in Vietnam through Saturday

World 02/26/19, 19:45

The Latest on the summit in Vietnam between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Wednesday North Korea's state media says leader Kim Jong Un will follow his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump with an "official goodwill visit" to Vietnam that will ...

One-on-One: Trump, Kim confront North Korea’s nuke plans

Politics 02/26/19, 15:53

With nervous world capitals looking on, President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un are beginning their second nuclear summit with a one-on-one discussion and an intimate dinner as hard questions swirl about what the American president will demand and Pyongyang might be willing to give up. The two leaders ...

Mirroring grandfather, Kim rides the rails to Trump summit

Asia & Pacific 02/26/19, 06:31

For his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opted to go retro — riding the rails like his grandfather decades before. Kim's decision to take the train all the way across China was probably prompted at least in part by security considerations— his train ...

Hanoi Postcard: Kim-Trump summit inspires entrepreneurs

Business 02/25/19, 22:33

For North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, this week's summit in Hanoi is a chance to advance the cause of world peace. For canny entrepreneurs, it's an opportunity to make a buck, or a dong, in Vietnamese currency. A U.S presidential visit is a big deal anywhere, ...

Explains: What everyone wants at the Trump-Kim summit

World 02/25/19, 22:26

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will likely be all smiles as they shake hands later this week in Hanoi for a meeting meant to put flesh on what many critics call their frustratingly vague first summit in Singapore. But behind the grins is a swirl ...

Vietnam vows ‘maximum level’ security for Trump-Kim summit

Asia & Pacific 02/25/19, 05:00

With North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on an armored train barreling through China toward Vietnam's capital, and U.S. President Donald Trump about to board a jet for Hanoi, Vietnamese officials scrambled Monday to finish preparations for a rushed summit that will capture global attention. Officials in Hanoi said they had ...

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