• Holidays November 26, 2021 6:56 am

    The Latest Gift Trend: Booking Travel ‘Experiences' Instead of Buying ‘Stuff'

    Buying travel experiences — rather than products that need packing — is gaining popularity as the pandemic shifts gift-buying habits among Christmas shoppers.

  • Kamala Harris August 25, 2021 1:57 pm

    VP Harris Lays Flowers in Vietnam to Honor John McCain

    Vice President Kamala Harris laid flowers in Hanoi on Wednesday in tribute to Senator John McCain on the anniversary of his death.

  • driver November 27, 2019 10:54 am

    Bodies of Victims Found in UK Truck Repatriated to Vietnam

    The bodies of 16 of the 39 Vietnamese who died when human traffickers carried them by truck to England last month were repatriated to their homeland on Wednesday and have been taken to their families. The bodies arrived on a flight that landed in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, the news website VNExpress reported. The website published photos of ambulances that transported...

  • Donald Trump November 6, 2019 7:21 pm

    North Korea Says It Test-Fired New Multiple Rocket Launcher

    North Korea confirmed Friday it conducted its third test-firing of a new “super-large” multiple rocket launcher that it says expands its ability to destroy enemy targets in surprise attacks. The latest launches extended a monthslong streak of weapons displays by the North, which continues to use a standstill in nuclear negotiations to advance its military capabilities while pressuring Washington for...

  • Donald Trump September 24, 2019 6:41 pm

    At UN, Trump Attacks Globalism, Urges Pressure on Iran

    President Donald Trump took center stage at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to deliver a strong defense of nationalism while exhorting the world to act against Iran’s “bloodlust” and rising aggression. The president called on the global leaders seated before him to join the U.S. in further isolating Tehran, pushing them to use economic sanctions to pressure Iran to...

  • Donald Trump September 21, 2019 10:09 pm

    Trump Heads to UN With Long List of Deals He's Yet to Close

    President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his U.N. visit this coming week. There are challenges with Iran, North Korea, the Afghan Taliban, Israel and the Palestinians — not to mention a number of trade pacts. Some are inching forward. Some have stalled....

  • Donald Trump September 10, 2019 3:59 am

    North Korea Fires 2 Projectiles After Offering Talks With US

    North Korea launched two projectiles toward the sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, hours after the North offered to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States but warned its dealings with Washington may end without new U.S. proposals. The launches and demand for new proposals were apparently aimed at pressuring the United States to make concessions when the North...

  • Donald Trump August 9, 2019 11:01 am

    Trump Heads for Golf Club Holiday as Crises Loom

    Now is the summer (vacation) of the president’s discontent. As Donald Trump prepares to leave on Friday for his annual August holiday at his lush New Jersey golf club, he’s confronting a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his upcoming re-election bid. With his poll numbers stalled and his ability to rally the...

  • Donald Trump June 23, 2019 1:55 pm

    North Korean Media Says Kim Receives ‘Excellent' Letter From Trump

    U.S. President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an “excellent” letter, the North’s state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would “seriously contemplate” the content. The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said Trump sent a letter and “correspondence between the two leaders has been ongoing.” Formal talks between the U.S. and North Korea...

  • Donald Trump June 23, 2019 1:55 pm

    North Korean Media Says Kim Receives ‘Excellent' Letter From Trump

    U.S. President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an “excellent” letter, the North’s state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would “seriously contemplate” the content. The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said Trump sent a letter and “correspondence between the two leaders has been ongoing.” Formal talks between the U.S. and North Korea...

  • Donald Trump June 21, 2019 1:29 am

    Pig Disease Spreading in Asia as Nations Struggle to Stop It

    Asian nations are scrambling to contain highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of control. Smaller outbreaks have been reported in Hong Kong, Taiwan, North Korea, Cambodia and Mongolia after cases were first reported in China’s northeast in August. The U.N....

  • Donald Trump June 3, 2019 10:50 am

    Top North Korean Official Reappears Days After Purge Report

    A senior North Korean official who had been reported as being purged over the failed nuclear summit with Washington was shown in state media on Monday enjoying a concert near leader Kim Jong Un. North Korean publications on Monday showed Kim Yong Chol sitting five seats away from a clapping Kim Jong Un in the same row along with other...

  • Donald Trump June 3, 2019 10:50 am

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    A senior North Korean official who had been reported as being purged over the failed nuclear summit with Washington was shown in state media on Monday enjoying a concert near leader Kim Jong Un. North Korean publications on Monday showed Kim Yong Chol sitting five seats away from a clapping Kim Jong Un in the same row along with other...

  • Donald Trump May 31, 2019 7:47 pm

    Amid Reports of North Korean Purge, There Are Reasons for Caution

    A South Korean newspaper reported Friday that North Korea executed a senior envoy involved in nuclear negotiations with the U.S. as well as four other high-level officials. But as ever with North Korea, a country that closely guards its secrets, there are reasons to be cautious about the purported purge. While North Korea hasn’t used its propaganda services to comment,...

  • Donald Trump May 26, 2019 12:05 am

    Bolton Says N. Korea Missile Tests Violated UN Resolutions, Trump Downplays Potential Threat

    U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Saturday called a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and said sanctions must be kept in place. Washington’s position on the North’s denuclearization is consistent and a repeated pattern of failures to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons should be stopped,...

  • Donald Trump May 6, 2019 9:42 pm

    North Korea Tests New Missile — and Trump's Resolve

    North Korea appears to have tested a new short-range missile — and President Donald Trump’s resolve to keep it from doing more of the same in the future. The test early Saturday was quickly played down by Trump and his top advisers, who noted it was not the kind of long-range missile leader Kim Jong Un has refrained from launching...

  • Donald Trump April 13, 2019 3:17 pm

    Kim Open to Another Summit With Trump, Offers Deadline

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is open to a third summit with President Donald Trump, but set the year’s end as a deadline for Washington to offer mutually acceptable terms for an agreement to salvage the high-stakes nuclear diplomacy, the North’s state-run media said Saturday. Kim made the comments during a speech Friday at a session of...

  • Donald Trump March 29, 2019 12:43 pm

    S. Korean Leader to Meet With Trump in US on Nuke Diplomacy

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in will travel to the United States in two weeks for a summit with President Donald Trump on stalemated North Korean nuclear diplomacy. It would be their first meeting since Trump’s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi last month collapsed due to disputes on U.S.-led sanctions. The breakdown of that summit...

  • New York March 26, 2019 8:52 pm

    Spain: FBI Was Offered Stolen Data From North Korea Embassy Raid

    Spain has issued two international arrest warrants for members of a self-proclaimed human rights group that allegedly led a mysterious attack on the North Korean Embassy in February before offering data stolen during the raid to the FBI. National Court judge Jose de la Mata on Tuesday lifted a secrecy order in the case, announcing it had found evidence of...

  • Donald Trump March 23, 2019 8:09 am

    Trump Says He's Bucking Treasury, Reversing North Korea Sanctions

    President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he has reversed his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, with his press secretary explaining that the president “likes” leader Kim Jong Un and doesn’t think they’re necessary. It’s unclear, however, which sanctions the president was referencing in his tweet, which took Treasury officials by surprise. “It was announced today by...

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