Tuesday, October 17, 2017

North Korea

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, upon arrival from a visit to the United States Secret Service James J. Rowley Training Center in Beltsville, Md.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will ask U.S. allies to pressure North Korea on its nuclear program in an upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific region. He’ll also meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Trump has praised Duterte for his ...
US politician Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, sits in the Great Hall at Swansea University, prior to receiving an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of her commitment to promoting the rights of families and children around the world, in Swansea, Wales, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

BY JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says President Donald Trump’s threat to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord is “dangerous,” and she suggests her former campaign opponent is undermining the validity of the United States’ promises to ...
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

BY MATTHEW PENNINGTON WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday the North Korean nuclear and missile threat is “manageable” for now but the isolated nation can’t be allowed to develop the ability to strike the ...
In this Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

BY MATTHEW PENNINGTON and EMILY SWANSON WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans, and two-thirds of them say President Donald Trump’s war of words with the isolated nation’s leader is making the situation worse. Less ...
In this Sept. 18, 2017, file photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, a U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber drops a bomb as it flies over the Korean Peninsula during a joint drills, South Korea.

BY FOSTER KLUG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean lawmaker says North Korean hackers stole highly classified military documents that include U.S.-South Korean wartime “decapitation strike” plans against the North Korean leadership. The United States, meanwhile, staged another ...
In this image made from Feb. 13, 2017, video provided by Fuji TV, Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is stretchered at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia.

BY EILEEN NG and STEPHEN WRIGHT PETALING JAYA, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian airport security video shows the poisoned half brother of North Korea’s leader apparently unconscious on a gurney and being pumped with oxygen by medical attendants as they ...
In this Sept. 2, 2017, photo, North Korean workers walk into the Hong Chao Zhi Yi garment factory after visiting a street market in the city of Hunchun in northeastern China's Jilin province.

BY MARTHA MENDOZA U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it is ready to block U.S. imports of seafood — as well as any other goods — produced by North Korean laborers who work in China. An Associated Press investigation tracked ...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, center left, meets with China's President Xi Jinping, center right, at the Great Hall of the People, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 in Beijing.

BY CHRISTOPHER BODEEN BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Saturday for a calming of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, but said it was incumbent on North Korea to halt its missile launches. Following meetings with ...
This image made from video of an Aug. 14, 2017, still image broadcast in a news bulletin on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, by North Korea's KRT shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un receiving a briefing in Pyongyang.

BY RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior State Department official acknowledged Thursday that U.S. intelligence agencies don’t believe North Korea will ever pull the plug on its nuclear program, raising concerns among lawmakers over the Trump administration’s strategy for ...
In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, June 19, his family said.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea accused the Trump administration on Thursday of exploiting the death of an Ohio student who died soon after being released from detention in the Asian nation. The state-run Korean Central News Agency quoted ...
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