Disarmament

South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers his speech on the government's 2019 budget proposal during a plenary session at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. President Moon said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will “soon” visit Seoul as part of a flurry of high-profile diplomacy aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 11:43 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "soon" visit Seoul as part of a series of high-profile diplomatic efforts aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons. Moon said in a speech to parliament that a second North...
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U.S. special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, left, shakes hands with South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon during a meeting to discuss North Korea nuclear issues at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
October 29, 2018 - 1:02 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top U.S. envoy for North Korea on Monday expressed confidence about achieving North Korea's nuclear disarmament, despite worries about the slow pace of nuclear diplomacy in recent weeks. Meeting with his South Korean counterpart in Seoul, Stephen Biegun said that...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a cabinet meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. The government of Moon formally approved the rapprochement deals he made with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month. (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 5:42 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The government of South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday formally approved the rapprochement deals he made with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month. The step is largely seen as an effort by Moon to show he's determined to carry out the deals despite growing...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU-ASEM summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. EU leaders meet with their Asian counterparts Friday to discuss trade, among other issues. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 19, 2018 - 5:40 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European and Asian leaders gathered Friday to pledge their support for free trade, at a meeting that underscored trade tensions with U.S. President Donald Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels would send a signal that "countries are coming...
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President Donald Trump meets with outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 09, 2018 - 10:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley (all times local): 6:35 p.m. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's abrupt announcement that she is resigning has raised fresh questions about President Donald Trump's team. The news has blindsided some key U.S. allies and many...
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Bedouin child from Khan al-Ahmar holds poster of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Palestinian flags infront of the German representative office, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. The children are pleading with Merkel to pressure Israel to halt demolition plans for the encampment outside an Israeli settlement east of Jerusalem. Arabic on the poster reads, "save Khan al-Ahmar" and "save our school." (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
October 03, 2018 - 1:39 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Israel on Wednesday for the latest in a series of joint government consultations highlighting the countries' close bond seven decades after the Holocaust, even as recent developments have tested the tight ties. Her two-day visit is...
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In this on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 photo, military guard posts of North Korea, right top, and South Korea, left bottom, are seen in Paju, at the border with North Korea, South Korea. Seoul on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, says South Korea has begun clearing mines from two sites inside the heavily fortified border with North Korea under a package of tension-reduction deal between the rivals. (Kim Do-hoon/Yonhap via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 1:23 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean troops entered the heavily fortified border with North Korea on Monday to remove mines under tension-reducing agreements reached last month. Seoul says North Korea is expected to begin its own demining as well. The development comes amid renewed international...
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CORRECTS NAME TO WALID AL-MOALLEM - Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid al-Moallem addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly,Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 29, 2018 - 7:27 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea needs more trust in the U.S. and their developing relationship before it will get rid of its nuclear weapons, Pyongyang's top diplomat said Saturday as an envoy from another of the international community's biggest worries — Syria — demanded that the U.S., France...
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Foreign Minister for Dominica, Francine Baron, addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 29, 2018 - 7:11 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 7 p.m. A year after Dominica's prime minister made an impassioned plea at the U.N. for help for his and other island nations battered by hurricanes, Foreign Minister Francine Baron says the experience and response made...
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows guided missile sites in Beirut during his address of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 28, 2018 - 12:20 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's allegations against Tehran at the U.N. General Assembly as an "obscene charge," the state-run IRNA news agency reported Friday. The response came after Netanyahu on Thursday claimed at the General...
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