TV footage shows Kim Jong Un taking smoke break

World 02/26/19, 01:22

It's unclear whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is going to give up his nukes anytime soon, and the same could probably be said for his cigarettes. Footage by Japan's TBS TV showed Kim, a habitual smoker, taking a pre-dawn smoke break Tuesday at a train station in China hours ...

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 ...

Russia: US asks for advice on North Korea talks

Europe 02/25/19, 06:11

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the United States has asked Moscow's advice in dealing with North Korea before a summit between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader. Trump and Kim Jong Un are expected to meet on Wednesday and Thursday in Vietnam's capital. Their first meeting last summer ...

PHOTOS: ‘Peace & Love’ summit shirts for sale in Hanoi

World 02/25/19, 01:55

As Vietnam's capital gears up for the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, people leave offerings at temples, snap selfies and buy snacks in Hanoi. Vendors displayed souvenirs like Vietnamese, American and North Korean flags and commemorative T-shirts with caricatures of the two leaders ...

Explains: How to verify North Korea’s nukes

World 02/25/19, 01:03

The success of this week's second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hinges largely on whether Kim proves he's truly committed to denuclearization. One of the simplest and surest ways for Kim to do so is by disclosing a detailed, complete inventory of his nuclear ...

Hanoi children hope to give Kim old-style comradely welcome

World 02/24/19, 20:23

Children at a kindergarten in Hanoi, some in Korean traditional "Hanbok" dress, have been practicing singing and dancing, hoping to show off their talents to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un when he comes to town this week for his second summit with President Donald Trump. Elsewhere in the Vietnam-Korea Friendship ...

Trump projects optimism before second North Korea summit

Politics 02/24/19, 09:44

President Donald Trump is projecting optimism before a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as he seeks to manage expectations for the meeting. Trump tweeted on Sunday that he expected the meeting this coming week in Hanoi, Vietnam, to be a "continuation of the progress made at first ...

PHOTOS: A night at Hanoi lake before Kim-Trump summit

World 02/24/19, 00:11

As Vietnam's capital gears up for the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, people take time to relax at nighttime by Hoan Kiem Lake in downtown Hanoi. Along the shores of the lake, vendors sell crab meat, chicken and noodles, fruits and coffee. Some Vietnamese ...

US-North Korean deals often made away from negotiating table

Politics 02/23/19, 10:08

Beware of humor gone awry. Don't be afraid to show emotion. Watch those offhanded one-liners. At the negotiating table, it can be difficult to get North Korean negotiators off their scripted talking points. Sometimes deals are best sealed while on a Pyongyang subway ride, a stroll outside or even during fits ...

Update: North Korea confirms Kim Jong Un on train to summit

World 02/23/19, 08:44

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the travel of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the summit with President Donald Trump in Vietnam (all times local): 5 a.m. North Korean state media has confirmed that leader Kim Jong Un is on a train to Vietnam for his second summit with ...

From bombers to Big Macs: Vietnam a lesson in reconciliation

World 02/22/19, 21:14

The Vietnamese capital once trembled as waves of American bombers unleashed their payloads, but when Kim Jong Un arrives here for his summit with President Donald Trump he won't find rancor toward a former enemy. Instead the North Korean leader will get a glimpse at the potential rewards of reconciliation. By ...

Closing nuclear facility on table as US-NKorea summit nears

Politics 02/22/19, 02:30

The future of a key North Korean nuclear facility is on the table as leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump prepare to meet in Vietnam next week. The Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, the heart of the North's nuclear development and research, is Kim's biggest carrot as he tries ...

Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summit

Politics 02/22/19, 00:47

As President Donald Trump seeks a nuclear deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week in Vietnam, some in Seoul are wondering if the fate of Washington's decades-long military alliance with South Korea could be at stake. Much of this worry is linked to Trump's repeated assertions that the ...

Vietnam, site of next Trump-Kim summit, model for growth

Business 02/21/19, 00:12

Vietnam, the location of President Donald Trump's next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has come a long way since the U.S. abandoned its war against communist North Vietnam in the 1970s. United into a youthful nation that now numbers 95 million, beginning in the mid-1980s the country embraced ...

2nd Trump-Kim summit crucial moment for Moon’s presidency

World 02/20/19, 20:06

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has staked his legacy on the stunning diplomatic progress he has forged with North Korea, as well as the behind-the-scenes orchestration of the U.S.-North Korean summits. But following months of stalemate on North Korea nuclear talks, Moon's presidency faces a crucial moment, with President Donald Trump ...

Possible peace declaration looms large over Kim-Trump summit

Politics 02/20/19, 01:10

With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to denuclearization by giving him something he wants more than almost anything else: an announcement of peace and an end to the Korean War. Such an ...

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