Weapons proliferation

South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, center, waves a national flag during a ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 25, 2018. Lee said Monday the rival Koreas are discussing the relocation of North Korea's long-range artillery systems away from the tense Korean border. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 25, 2018 - 6:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas are discussing the possible relocation of North Korea's long-range artillery guns away from the tense Korean border, South Korea's prime minister said Monday, as the countries forge ahead with steps to lower tensions and extend a recent detente. If...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis steps away after speaking with the media at the Pentagon, in Washington. Speaking to reporters on his plane en route to a stop in Alaska, Sunday, June 24, Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 24, 2018 - 9:21 pm
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, gets into a car after he visited North Korean Embassy in Beijing Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Kim is in Beijing on his third visit to China this year, underscoring the major improvement in relations between the communist neighbors. (Madoka Ikegami/Kyodo News via AP)
June 20, 2018 - 5:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — South Korea's president urged North Korea on Wednesday to present a plan with concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on its leader, Kim Jong Un, during his visit to Beijing to discuss the outcome of his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim is in Beijing...
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People bicycle past a giant TV screen broadcasting the meeting of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Kim is making a two-day visit to Beijing starting Tuesday and is expected to discuss with Chinese leaders his next steps after his nuclear summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last week. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 19, 2018 - 9:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday he hopes Pyongyang and Washington can fully implement the outcome of last week's nuclear summit at which Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for U.S. security guarantees. State...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Marines of the U.S., left, and South Korea wearing blue headbands on their helmets, take positions after landing on a beach during the joint military combined amphibious exercise, called Ssangyong, part of the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle military exercises, in Pohang, South Korea. The Pentagon on Monday, June 18, 2018, formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much-anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump's nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Kim Jun-bum/Yonhap via AP, File)
June 19, 2018 - 8:36 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and South Korean defense officials formally suspended a major joint military exercise in hopes of advancing nuclear negotiations with North Korea. It's a bold gamble that could trigger a serious security crisis if the talks falter and the allies are forced to resume...
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A photo showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is displayed as a member of People's Democratic Party stands to oppose military exercises between the United States and South Korea near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The Pentagon on Monday, June 18, 2018, formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much-anticipated move stemming from Trump's nuclear summit with Kim. The signs read: " Stop Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercises and withdrawal of U.S. troops." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 19, 2018 - 6:45 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Tuesday presented a united front with the U.S. on a decision to call off major joint military drills, one week after President Donald Trump's surprise announcement that he would suspend such exercises with the longtime Asian ally. Shortly after the U.S. and...
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In this June 12, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Trump credits his accord with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic opponents, and skepticism from allies and the media, President Donald Trump made an extraordinary stop on the North Lawn of the White House Friday to promote the nuclear deal that critics have decried as a vague and lacking in clear objectives. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 16, 2018 - 5:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump credits his accord with North Korea's Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions of people from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic opponents and...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 15, 2018 - 3:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 3:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says in a video message defending his nuclear agreement with North Korea's Kim Jong Un that he must pursue a chance to avert nuclear conflict "at all costs." Trump says: "Our...
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June 15, 2018 - 8:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government has set up a special office to advise companies worried about their business dealings with Iran amid fears they'll be targeted for U.S. sanctions. The European signatories to a 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran — Germany, France and Britain — have vowed to keep...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens a question from a reporter during a joint press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 14, 2018 - 1:27 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The United States will not ease sanctions against North Korea until it denuclearizes, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, as he reassured key Asian allies that President Donald Trump had not backed down on Pyongyang's weapons program. Pompeo, meeting in Seoul with top South...
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