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BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday personally received a handwritten letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, signaling a possible rapprochement after months of estrangement between the communist allies. The contents of the letter...
BEIJING -- A senior aide to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived Tuesday in North Korea, but neither country gave a reason for the unannounced visit that followed weeks of high tension in the region over the North's nuclear and missile tests....
In October 2002, Barack Obama, then an obscure state senator in Illinois, stood in Federal Plaza in Chicago and gave a speech about Iraq that launched his career toward the White House. "I don't oppose all wars," Obama told the crowd. "What I am opposed...
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FrameworkThe eyes of the world were on Boston this week with the two bomb blasts during the marathon on Monday and subsequent manhunt for two brothers believed to be the perpetrators....
FrameworkMonday's Pictures in the News begins in North Korea, where people visit giant statues of the late North Korean leaders, Kim Il Sung, left, and his son Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang. Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile...
BEIJING -- North Korea celebrated the 101th anniversary of its founder's birth Monday with flowers and dancing instead of missiles, raising hopes that the regime may be climbing down from the furious rhetoric of recent weeks. Even the fire-breathing...
TOKYO — Secretary of State John F. Kerry pledged a strong and continuing U.S. commitment to the defense of Japan in the final stop of an Asia tour that was dominated by North Korea's threats of an attack with nuclear weapons. Speaking before a...
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BEIJING -- After meeting with top Chinese leaders Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry said Beijing had pledged to work with the United States to urge North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons. "There is no question in my mind that China is...
From the Associated PressSEOUL, South Korea — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in South Korea on Friday on an unusual diplomatic journey, traveling directly into a region bracing for a possible North Korean missile test and risking that his presence alone could...
BEIJING — In Washington, it is said, the definition of a gaffe is accidentally saying what you really think. That may be doubly true in Beijing, as Deng Yuwen can attest. Deng, an editor at the weekly newspaper run by the Central Party School,...
Fans of “The Walking Dead” were thrilled last night when the show was parodied on “SNL.” In the sketch, Rick Grimes (played by Taran Killam) is traveling with his crew, including Nasim Pedrad as trigger-happy 12-year-old Carl who...
SEOUL -- Thumbing its nose again at the international community, North Korea announced Tuesday that it would restart a nuclear reactor that was closed in 2007 under a six-nation disarmament agreement. Although Pyongyang claimed in the past that the...
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