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Trump says next meeting with North Korea’s Kim being set up

Trump says next meeting with North Korea’s Kim being set up

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday plans were being made for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and he thinks “incredible” progress has been made in US talks with the long-isolated country.“Well it is happening and we’re setting that up right now,” Trump told reporters at the White House after announcing […]

Villain Venom is box office hero in North American theaters

Villain Venom is box office hero in North American theaters

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Superhero blockbuster “Venom” saved the day at the North American box office this weekend, pulling in an estimated $80 million in ticket sales, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.The first movie in Sony s Marvel Universe, it stars Tom Hardy as a journalist who becomes the host for an alien symbiote that […]

North Korea developing new missiles: report

North Korea developing new missiles: report

US intelligence agencies have found that North Korea is building new missiles, based on satellite photographs taken in recent weeks and other new evidence, The Washington Post reported on Monday. Just weeks after a high-stakes summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang appears to be developing at least one or two liquid-fueled […]

North Korea Submarine Development Signals Increased Nuclear Threat

North Korea Submarine Development Signals Increased Nuclear Threat

Pyongyang is thought to be working on a new submarine capable of launching nuclear-armed ballistic missiles SEOUL—North Korea is thought to be developing a new submarine capable of launching nuclear-armed ballistic missiles, a senior South Korean lawmaker said, signaling an increased threat to U.S. and allied forces while raising doubts about the regime’s pledges to […]

Pompeo Maintains Optimism on Nuclear Talks With North Korea

Pompeo Maintains Optimism on Nuclear Talks With North Korea

Secretary of state disputes Pyongyang’s statement that his visit had been ‘regrettable’ and raised the ‘risk of war’ TOKYO—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted on Sunday that nuclear talks with North Korea had advanced after a two-day trip to the country, disputing Pyongyang’s statement that the visit had been “regrettable” and raised the “risk of […]

North Korean Ex-Diplomat Says Blackmail Is Part of Regime’s Playbook

North Korean Ex-Diplomat Says Blackmail Is Part of Regime’s Playbook

Defector’s tale of asking $1 billion from Israel to halt missile sales to Iran holds lessons for U.S SEOUL—In a Stockholm cafe one winter’s day in 1999, North Korea’s ambassador to Sweden made a proposal to his Israeli counterpart, according to a former Pyongyang diplomat: Give North Korea $1 billion in cash and we will […]

North Korean Denuclearization Talks Uncertain After Pompeo Visit

North Korean Denuclearization Talks Uncertain After Pompeo Visit

Pyongyang accuses U.S. of ‘gangster-like tactics’ but says it maintains trust in Trump TOKYO—The path ahead for talks with North Korea appeared uncertain after a weekend visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ended with Pyongyang accusing the U.S. of “gangster-like tactics” and increasing the “risk of war,” but saying it retained confidence in President […]

Kim invites Trump to visit Pyongyang as North hails ‘radical switchover’

Kim invites Trump to visit Pyongyang as North hails ‘radical switchover’

SEOUL ;Kim Jong Un invited Donald Trump to visit North Korea during their historic summit and the US President accepted, Pyongyang state media reported Wednesday, calling it the start of a “radical switchover” in the nuclear-armed Cold War foes  fraught relations. The unprecedented encounter in Singapore Tuesday saw the leader of the world s most powerful […]

‘Solo’ stays aloft but loses altitude in North American theaters

‘Solo’ stays aloft but loses altitude in North American theaters

LOS ANGELES ;”Solo: A Star Wars Story” clung to the top spot in North American theaters this weekend but again fell below expectations, taking in $29.3 million, just over a third its opening-weekend receipts, said box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. The three-day estimate left the film well behind two recent predecessors in the popular sci-fi […]

North Korea ‘military reshuffle’ raises eyebrows in Seoul

North Korea ‘military reshuffle’ raises eyebrows in Seoul

SEOUL;South Korea is monitoring developments in the North’s armed forces, it said Monday after reports Pyongyang replaced three of its top military officials ahead of a summit with the United States. President Donald Trump is due to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore, with Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal high […]

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ tops North American box office again

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ tops North American box office again

WASHINGTON  – The Disney blockbuster, featuring a string of Marvel superheroes out to save the universe from powerful purple alien Thanos (Josh Brolin), has had a cumulative take over three weeks of $547.8 million, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. Returning to their Marvel roles are Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Benedict Cumberbatch […]