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US sounds word of caution on expansion of Korea ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. has "made clear" to South Korea that progress on disarming North Korea should not lag behind the expansion of relations between the two K...

US blacklists South African for business ties to North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities have accused a Russian-born citizen of South Africa of taking part in a scheme to help North Korea evade sanctions aimed at curbing its nuclear weapons program. ...

Suspected Russian hackers impersonate State Department aide

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. cybersecurity experts say hackers impersonating a State Department official have targeted U.S. government agencies, businesses and think tanks in an attack that bears similarity...

The Latest: US official: American on plane from North Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Latest on the deportation of an American man from North Korea (all times local): 3 p.m. A U.S. official says an American citizen detaine...

North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegal entrance, an apparent concession to the United States that came even as it announced the...

US panel warns against government purchase of Chinese tech

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional advisory panel says the purchase of internet-linked devices manufactured in China leaves the United States vulnerable to security breaches that could put critical inf...

Afghan leader denies Taliban are winning the war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is denying the Taliban is winning the war in Afghanistan despite a wave of deadly militant attacks and signs the militants are expanding areas under the...

Sri Lanka president dissolves Parliament, calls for election

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president dissolved Parliament and called for elections on Jan. 5 in a bid to stave off a deepening political crisis over his dismissal of the prime minister that...

China, US sparring continues over South China Sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — China bluntly told the United States to stop sending ships and military aircraft close to islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, during talks that set the stage for a mee...

US, China holding security talks amid trade tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as the United States and China butt heads over trade, their top diplomats and defense chiefs will be meeting in Washington Friday, looking to tamp down tensions on other issues ...

Trump says he's 'in no rush' after NKorea talks postponed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. is "in no rush" after talks between his top diplomat and a senior North Korean envoy were postponed, throwing stalled diplomacy over th...

Khashoggi's fiancée asks Trump to press Saudis for his body

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jamal Khashoggi's fiancée is calling for President Donald Trump's help in pressuring Saudi Arabia to reveal the location of the slain journalist's body. Hatice Ceng...

US weighs in on political crisis in Sri Lanka

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has weighed in on a political crisis that has engulfed the Indian Ocean island nation of Sri Lanka since the president abruptly fired the prime minister and replace...

US sanctions Singapore companies over North Korea dealings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has imposed sanctions on the Singaporean-based director of a commodities company accused of laundering money for North Korea through the U.S. financial system. ...

Trump vilifies caravan, says he'll cut Central American aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday the U.S. will begin cutting aid to three Central American countries he accused of failing to stop thousands of migrants heading for the U.S. bo...