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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, people watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's New Year's Day speech, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. In the speech, North Korea’s young leader Kim said he was willing to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in the South, while announcing he has a “nuclear button” to hurl weapons at any target in the mainland U.S. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
January 08, 2018 - 5:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's recent abrupt push to improve ties with South Korea wasn't totally unexpected, as the country has a history of launching provocations and then pursuing dialogue with rivals Seoul and Washington in an attempt to win concessions. Still, Tuesday's planned talks...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo provided by the South Korean Unification Ministry, South Korean National Security Director, Kim Kwan-jin, right, and Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo, second from right, shake hands with Hwang Pyong So, left, North Korea' top political officer for the Korean People's Army, and Kim Yang Gon, a senior North Korean official responsible for South Korean affairs, during their meeting at the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. A Seoul official says both Koreas have agreed to hold their first talks in more than two years next Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Unification Ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun said Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, that North Korea has accepted Seoul's offer to meet at the border village of Panmunjom that day to discuss how to cooperate on next month's Winter Olympics and how to improve overall ties. (The South Korean Unification Ministry via AP, File)
January 04, 2018 - 11:06 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas will sit down for their first formal talks in more than two years next week to find ways to cooperate on the Winter Olympics in the South and to improve their abysmal ties, Seoul officials said Friday. While a positive sign after last year's threats of...
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South Korean army soldiers stand guard on Unification Bridge, which leads to the demilitarized zone, near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, Jan 4, 2018. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border communication channel with South Korea for the first time in nearly two years Wednesday as the rivals explored the possibility of sitting down and talking after months of acrimony and fears of war. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 04, 2018 - 10:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a possible opening for diplomacy, the Trump administration on Thursday agreed to delay joint military exercises with South Korea until after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Hours later, the Korea governments agreed to discuss finding ways to cooperate on the Winter Games...
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South Korean army soldiers stand guard on Unification Bridge, which leads to the demilitarized zone, near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, Jan 4, 2018. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border communication channel with South Korea for the first time in nearly two years Wednesday as the rivals explored the possibility of sitting down and talking after months of acrimony and fears of war. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 04, 2018 - 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a possible opening for diplomacy, the Trump administration on Thursday agreed to delay joint military exercises with South Korea until after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The decision could help reduce tensions as the Koreas consider holding their first direct talks in two...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican Senators on immigration in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 04, 2018 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 12:59 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have agreed to "de-conflict the Olympics and our military exercises" so that the countries "can focus on...
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South Korean army soldiers stand guard on Unification Bridge, which leads to the demilitarized zone, near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, Jan 4, 2018. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border communication channel with South Korea for the first time in nearly two years Wednesday as the rivals explored the possibility of sitting down and talking after months of acrimony and fears of war. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 04, 2018 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a possible opening for diplomacy, the Trump administration on Thursday agreed to delay joint military exercises with South Korea until after the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The decision could help reduce tensions as the Koreas consider holding their first direct talks...
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January 04, 2018 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has agreed to delay joint military exercises with South Korea until after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next month, the Pentagon said Thursday. A Pentagon spokesman, Col. Rob Manning, said President Donald Trump agreed to the delay in consultation with...
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January 04, 2018 - 10:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 10:20 a.m. The Pentagon says the U.S. has agreed to delay joint military exercises with South Korea until after the Winter Olympics. Col. Rob Manning is a Pentagon spokesman. Manning says President...
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his speech during a news conference for the New Year in Ise, central Japan Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. North Korea should shift course and drop its nuclear program and missile tests to become a wealthier nation, Abe said Thursday. (Yoshiaki Sakamoto/Kyodo News via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 2:53 am
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea should shift course and drop its nuclear program and missile tests to become a wealthier nation, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference for the new year, Abe told reporters Japan was watching to see the impact of sanctions against...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a question-and-answer session at the parliament's lower house in Tokyo. Abe says North Korea should change its policies to help enrich its people. Abe told reporters Thursday, Jan, 4, 2018 that Japan would do its utmost, working with the U.S. and South Korea, to pressure Pyongyang to shift its course and end its missile tests and nuclear program. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
January 04, 2018 - 2:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea should shift course and drop its nuclear program and missile tests to become a wealthier nation, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference for the new year, Abe told reporters Japan was watching to see the impact of sanctions against...
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