Pompeo Won’t Say If South Korea Got Head’s Up On Summit Decision

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told members of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday that he was involved in the discussions that led to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. But he would not say whether South Korea or any other nation was warned of the decision in advance of the president’s Thursday morning announcement. 

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Korean Leaders Pledge Denuclearization, but Avoid Specifics

The leaders of North and South Korea played it safe Friday, repeating a previous vow to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons but failing to provide any specific new measures or forge a potential breakthrough on an issue that has captivated and terrified many since the rivals seemed on the verge of war last year.

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Kim Jong Un Crosses Into South, Shakes Hands With Moon

With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet his rival, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly north with him before they returned to the southern side.

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N. Korea Halts Nuclear, ICBM Tests

North Korea announced Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped well short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its nuclear weapons or scale back its production of missiles and their related component parts.

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