Nuclear proliferation

South Korea's Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, seventh from left, and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification, sixth from right, pose for photograph with other participants during an opening ceremony for two Koreas' first liaison office in Kaesong, North Korea, Friday Sept. 14, 2018. The rival Koreas on Friday launched their first liaison office near their tense border to facilitate better communication and exchanges ahead of their leaders' summit in Pyongyang next week. (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)
September 14, 2018 - 3:53 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas on Friday launched their first liaison office near their tense border to facilitate better communication and exchanges ahead of their leaders' summit in Pyongyang next week. The office's opening at the North Korean border town of Kaesong is the latest in a...
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U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun, second from right, holds a talk with South Korea's special representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon, second from left, during their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)
September 11, 2018 - 3:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president on Tuesday urged both North Korea and the United States to "make bold decisions" to break a deepening diplomatic impasse over the North's nuclear ambitions, saying he'll continue to act as mediator. President Moon Jae-in's comments come days before...
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North Korean students take part in a torch light march held in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day celebrations in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 10, 2018 - 10:02 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of North Korean students rallied in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square on Monday night in the final major event of the country's 70th anniversary, an elaborate celebration that has showcased the nation's aspirations for economic growth and Korean unity...
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In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in smiles as he presides over a meeting to make preparations for upcoming summit between South and North Korea in Pyongyang, North Korea, from Sept. 18-20 at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea. Moon said Friday, Sept. 7, that he's pushing for "irrevocable progress" on efforts to rid North Korea of its nukes by the end of this year as he prepares for his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Hwang Gwang-mo/Yonhap via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 1:58 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday he is pushing for "irrevocable progress" in efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons by the end of this year as he prepares for his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald...
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September 06, 2018 - 12:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The newly appointed U.S. special envoy for North Korea will make his first diplomatic trip abroad next week in the Trump administration's latest effort to press for progress in uncertain denuclearization talks. As President Donald Trump expressed confidence he and North Korean...
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South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong, right, speaks during a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula amid a growing standoff with the United States, his state-controlled media reported Thursday after a South Korean delegation met him to set up an inter-Korean summit. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 06, 2018 - 8:02 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un still has faith in President Donald Trump's commitment to ending their nations' hostile relations, but he's frustrated by questions about his willingness to denuclearize and wants his "goodwill measures" to be met in kind, South Korean...
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Chung Eui-yong, head of the presidential National Security Office, walks to board an aircraft as he and others in a delegation leave for Pyongyang, North Korea, at a military airport in Seongnam, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. The high-level South Korean delegation left for North Korea to discuss arrangements for an inter-Korean summit there this month, as relations grow cooler between Washington and Pyongyang. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 10:04 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on an upcoming inter-Korean summit (all times local): 11 a.m. Seoul says the leaders of the two Koreas will meet Sept. 18-20 in Pyongyang to discuss how to achieve the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." Senior presidential official Chung Eui-...
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Chung Eui-yong, front left, head of the presidential National Security Office, Suh Hoon, front right, the chief of the South's National Intelligence Service, and other delegators walk to board an aircraft as they leave for Pyongyang, North Korea, at a military airport in Seongnam, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. The high-level South Korean delegation left for North Korea to discuss arrangements for an inter-Korean summit there this month, as relations grow cooler between Washington and Pyongyang. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 1:30 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean presidential delegation met with North Korean officials Wednesday for talks to arrange a summit planned later this month and help rescue faltering nuclear diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang. The envoys began their trip with a short meeting with...
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FILE- in this April 27, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in raise their hands after signing on a joint statement at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. As North Korea prepares for a massive parade Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its founding, worry is rising in South Korea that a tentative detente is slipping away. Senior Chinese official Li Zhanshu will also attend the parade, which would underscore China’s role as an important player in efforts to solve the nuclear crisis. (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP, File)
September 04, 2018 - 10:26 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As North Korea prepares for a massive parade Sunday featuring thousands of goose-stepping soldiers and lots of scary-looking missiles, some potentially capable of reaching the U.S. mainland, worry is rising in South Korea that a tentative, hard-won detente is starting to...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2018, file photo, Li Zhanshu, then newly-elected chairman of China's National People's Congress (NPC), takes the oath of office during a plenary session of the NPC in Beijing. Chinese President Xi Jinping is sending the top political ally to attend celebrations of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding this weekend, the ruling Communist Party announced Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Analysts said a decision by Xi not to travel to Pyongyang would indicate that Beijing expected further actions from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, including real signs of progress toward denuclearization. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
September 04, 2018 - 9:31 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will not attend celebrations of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding this weekend but will send a top ally to represent him instead, the ruling Communist Party announced Tuesday. Speculation had swirled over whether Xi would attend the...
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