Despite big plans, N.Korea’s trains still go almost nowhere

World 04/26/19, 02:47

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's decision to take a train to his summit with President Vladimir Putin in Russia's far east hints at the potential of a much bigger dream long held by many in Asia: unimpeded travel by rail from the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula to ...

Putin: Belt and Road fits with Eurasian Economic Union goals

China 04/26/19, 01:45

China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative meshes perfectly with the goals of the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.Putin's comments to a Belt and Road forum in Beijing may help alleviate concerns over potential tensions between China and Russia, given Beijing's rapidly expanding economic footprint in ...

Kim Jong Un visits war memorial following summit with Putin

Europe 04/25/19, 21:46

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has attended a wreath-laying ceremony at a war memorial near the headquarters of the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet as he wrapped up his visit to the Russian Far East following a summit with President Vladimir Putin.Kim arrived at the memorial in Vladivostok on Friday. ...

EU slams Russia citizenship move as new attack on Ukraine

Europe 04/25/19, 06:30

The European Union has criticized Russia's move to fast-track citizenship applications from people living in conflict areas in eastern Ukraine, calling it "another attack on Ukraine's sovereignty by Russia."Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday to expedite the applications from some Ukrainians living in areas held by Russia-backed separatists. ...

At Kim-Putin summit, hearty handshakes

World 04/25/19, 03:46

The ambiance was friendly. Nice, comfy seats. An exchange of polite welcomes. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin chatted before the start of their first summit, which began Thursday in the Far East port city of Vladivostok. With so little else to go on, it's a common ...

Putin hosts Kim for talks on North Korean nuclear standoff

Europe 04/25/19, 00:02

Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for talks Thursday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the summit should help plan joint efforts to resolve a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear program. Speaking at the start of the talks at a university on the Russky Island across a bridge from Vladivostok, ...

Update: Putin, Kim shake hands before start of talks

Europe 04/24/19, 23:17

The Latest on the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 2 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have shaken hands before heading to talks at a university in Russia's far-eastern city of Vladivostok. In this Wednesday, April ...

Russian-North Korean relations since the Korean War

World 04/24/19, 21:39

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin gives an intriguing twist to the global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea, which appeared to hit a wall after a summit between Kim and President Donald Trump collapsed in February. It also adds a ...

Russia offers quick citizenship in Ukraine’s separatist area

Europe 04/24/19, 08:26

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a decree to expedite applications for Russian citizenship by Ukrainians living in separatist-held areas, a move that could shatter hopes for peace in the region following the election of a new Ukrainian president.The decree published on the Kremlin's website says that people living ...

With limos and private train, Kim Jong Un travels in style

World 04/24/19, 07:49

It's a short hop from Pyongyang to Vladivostok by plane. There's even a semi-regular flight. But for his first summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has once again opted to go by train. And while they aren't quite as flashy as the "Beast," which President ...

10 Things to Know for Today

World 04/24/19, 05:20

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SRI LANKA EASTER BOMBINGS DEATH TOLL RISES TO 359 The country's leaders vowed to overhaul the security apparatus amid a series of intelligence lapses before the attacks. 2. CRUCIAL SUMMIT IN FAR-EASTERN RUSSIA North Korean ...

Update: North Korea’s Kim arrives in Vladivostok

Europe 04/24/19, 04:44

The Latest on the summit between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un (all times local): 6:40 p.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in Russia's Vladivostok for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kim arrived on his armored train, which pulled into the station in the Pacific port of Vladivostok Wednesday ...

Key moments in Kim Jong Un’s diplomatic charm offensive

World 04/24/19, 04:04

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week expands a diplomatic charm offensive that has included meetings with leaders from China, South Korea and the United States. Some key moments: Jan. 1, 2018: In his New Year's address, Kim calls for improved relations with South ...

Meeting with North Korean leader gives Putin more leverage

Europe 04/23/19, 23:09

For Russian President Vladimir Putin, a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offers a chance to raise Moscow's clout in the region and gain more leverage with Washington. While Russia's ability to influence Kim's position is limited compared to that of China, a dialogue with Kim could allow Putin ...

Kim looks to Russia as sanctions bite North Korea’s economy

World 04/23/19, 21:43

Two months after he failed to win a badly needed easing of sanctions from President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is traveling to Russia in a possible attempt to win its help as the U.S.-led trade sanctions hurt his country's already-struggling economy. There are no signs of a ...

North Korea’s Kim arrives in Russia before summit with Putin

Europe 04/23/19, 20:55

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in Russia for his summit with President Vladimir Putin in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok. Russian news agency Tass quoted a local official as saying Kim was given flowers, bread and salt at the Hasan train station after crossing the border. Kremlin adviser ...

Putin views launch of new submarine to carry nuclear drones

Europe 04/23/19, 13:31

Russian President Vladimir Putin has watched the launch of a new submarine intended to carry prospective underwater nuclear drones — a doomsday weapon capable of causing a devastating tsunami.During Tuesday's visit to a military shipyard in St. Petersburg, Putin viewed the departure of the Belgorod nuclear submarine at the Sevmash ...

Update: Kim, Putin to meet Thursday in Russia’s Far East

Europe 04/23/19, 08:30

The Latest on Kim-Putin meeting (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A Kremlin adviser says that President Vladimir Putin will meet the North Korean leader in Russia's Far East on Thursday. FILE - This combination file photo, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 9, 2019, and North Korean leader ...

North Korea’s Kim will go into Putin summit needing a win

World 04/23/19, 03:40

When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with President Donald Trump. But it's not entirely clear how much ...

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