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Pompeo dives in at NATO on 1st trip as top US diplomat

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:18am

Newly minted U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is hitting the ground running at NATO on his first trip abroad as America's top diplomat.

Key moments in tense inter-Korean relations

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:17am

The highly anticipated summit Friday between the leaders of North and South Korea on the North's nuclear weapons opens an uncertain chapter in inter-Korean ties, which have been characterized by abrupt swings. A look at key moments in the rivals' relations:

UN council heads to Bangladesh and Myanmar to see Rohingya

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:01am

The Security Council is heading to Asia for a firsthand look at the plight of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled a military crackdown in Myanmar and the several hundred thousand who remain in the country's northern Rakhine state.

Seoul says Korean leaders have "sincere and candid" talks on denuclearization, are working on wording of joint statement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:37pm

Seoul says Korean leaders have "sincere and candid" talks on denuclearization, are working on wording of joint statement.

A look at verbal exchanges between Trump, Kim and Moon

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:25pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump exchanged insults and threats of nuclear annihilation. Soft-spoken South Korean President Moon Jae-in struggled to be heard. And now Kim and Moon are meeting to discuss North Korea's nuclear weapons ahead of Kim-Trump talks scheduled for May or June.

Korean summit starts with a handshake, after year of tension

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:19pm

After a year of tensions, the first North-South Korea summit in more than a decade began Friday with a handshake.

All in the family: Kim Jong Un's sister joins him at summit

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:11pm

Kim Jong Un's younger sister took a prominent place at the negotiating table for the first North-South Korea summit in more than a decade, cementing her public role as Kim's closest confidante and possibly the second-most powerful figure in his ruling regime.

China-India leaders meet amid border tensions

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:03pm

The leaders of India and China meet Friday amid tensions along their contested border and a rivalry for influence among their smaller neighbors that could determine dominance in Asia.

Migrant 'caravan' gathers on US-Mexico border for final push

Gerardo Carrillo and Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:35pm

About 170 migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers have arrived in Tijuana, joining about nearly 200 others on their final stop before entering the United States.

At summit with South, Kim accompanied by sister, generals

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:27pm

An influential young sister. North Korea's 90-year-old nominal head of state. A man believed to be behind attacks that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010. And the top foreign policy and military affairs strategists.

The Latest: Migrant caravan nears last stop before US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:23pm

The Latest on a caravan of Central Americans who plan to seek asylum in the United States (all times local):

Seoul says Kim spoke of deadly 2010 North Korean attack of South Korean island, saying summit can heal residents' scars

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:58pm

Seoul says Kim spoke of deadly 2010 North Korean attack of South Korean island, saying summit can heal residents' scars.

Seoul says Kim Jong Un told Moon he "won't interrupt your early morning sleep anymore," referring to missile tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:47pm

Seoul says Kim Jong Un told Moon he "won't interrupt your early morning sleep anymore," referring to missile tests.

Seoul says Moon suggests more summits, Kim Jong Un offers to visit South Korean presidential mansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:35pm

Seoul says Moon suggests more summits, Kim Jong Un offers to visit South Korean presidential mansion.

First round of talks at Koreas' summit ends; Kim Jong Un heads north in limo, surrounded by jogging security, for lunch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:10pm

First round of talks at Koreas' summit ends; Kim Jong Un heads north in limo, surrounded by jogging security, for lunch.

Thousands protest brutal killings of 3 Mexican film students

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:01pm

Thousands of people gathered in Mexico's second-largest city Thursday to protest the deaths of three film students who were killed and dissolved in acid in a case that has highlighted the disappearance of the country's youth amid a vicious drug war.

Kim says he, Moon are on starting line of new Korean history

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:03pm

With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world's most heavily armed border to greet South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly back into the north with him before they returned to the southern side.

3 key agenda items at closely watched Korea summit talks

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:49pm

Friday's summit between the leaders of the rival Koreas won't be entirely focused on North Korea's nuclear weapons, though they will certainly top the agenda after the recent rapid progress North Korea has made. The meeting is a rare opportunity for the two men to discuss other thorny issues at the highest level.

Kim Jong Un tells his southern rival he doesn't want repeat of past "where we were unable to fulfill our agreements"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:28pm

Kim Jong Un tells his southern rival he doesn't want repeat of past "where we were unable to fulfill our agreements" .