U.S. and North Korean military officials held “productive” talks Sunday on efforts to return of the remains of American soldiers killed during the 1950-53 war. The negotiations, which were the first general officer-level talks since 2009, occurred three days after the North was a no-show for a previously scheduled round after keeping the delegation on the other side waiting for hours. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to try to recover remains, “including the immediate repatriation of those already identified,” during his June 12 summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore. Search efforts in the North have been stalled for more than a decade amid rising tensions over the communist

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U.S. and North Korean military officials held “productive” talks Sunday on efforts to return of the remains of American soldiers killed during the 1950-53 war. The negotiations, which were the first general officer-level talks since 2009, occurred three days after the North was a no-show for a previously scheduled round after keeping the delegation on the other side waiting for hours. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to try to recover remains, “including the immediate repatriation of those already identified,” during his June 12 summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore. Search efforts in the North have been stalled for more than a decade amid rising tensions over the communist

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U.S. and North Korean officials plan to meet Sunday to discuss returning the remains of American soldiers killed almost seven decades ago, a possible chance to ease tensions between the two sides they as argue over disarmament. The negotiations are the first working-level talks since Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Pyongyang ended this month with North Korea denouncing the U.S.’s “unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization.” The meeting was initially planned for Thursday, but was rescheduled after the North Koreans didn’t show up. The U.S. Defense Department estimates that North Korea is holding about 200 sets of remains of American military personnel believed missing in the country, and their

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U.S. and North Korean officials plan to meet Sunday to discuss returning the remains of American soldiers killed almost seven decades ago, a possible chance to ease tensions between the two sides they as argue over disarmament. The negotiations are the first working-level talks since Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Pyongyang ended this month with North Korea denouncing the U.S.’s “unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization.” The meeting was initially planned for Thursday, but was rescheduled after the North Koreans didn’t show up. The U.S. Defense Department estimates that North Korea is holding about 200 sets of remains of American military personnel believed missing in the country, and their

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The Department of State announced that the U.S. is prepared to meet with North Korean officials on Sunday to discuss the return of American troops’ remains. Spokesperson Heather Nauert said: “Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol agreed in his dialogue with Secretary [of State Mike] Pompeo to have his team meet with an American team in Panmunjom on or around July 12 to move forward with the repatriation of American service members’ remains,” according to Washington Examiner. “Mid day July 12 they contacted us and offered to meet on July 15. We will be ready,” Nauert added. The two nations previously arranged a meeting on July 12. However, when Department of Defense

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The Department of State announced that the U.S. is prepared to meet with North Korean officials on Sunday to discuss the return of American troops’ remains. Spokesperson Heather Nauert said: “Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol agreed in his dialogue with Secretary [of State Mike] Pompeo to have his team meet with an American team in Panmunjom on or around July 12 to move forward with the repatriation of American service members’ remains,” according to Washington Examiner. “Mid day July 12 they contacted us and offered to meet on July 15. We will be ready,” Nauert added. The two nations previously arranged a meeting on July 12. However, when Department of Defense

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The United States’ annual August military drills with South Korea canceled last month by order of President Donald Trump as his administration negotiates a halt to North Korea’s nuclear program would have cost the Pentagon about $14 million, according to defense officials. Pentagon officials were unable last month to provide a cost-savings estimate for canceling the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise. After Trump met with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un on June 12, the president announced he would halt all joint “war games” with South Korea so long as North Korea was negotiating in good faith. On Wednesday, Army Col. Rob Manning, the Pentagon spokesman who provided the $14 million figure

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The United States’ annual August military drills with South Korea canceled last month by order of President Donald Trump as his administration negotiates a halt to North Korea’s nuclear program would have cost the Pentagon about $14 million, according to defense officials. Pentagon officials were unable last month to provide a cost-savings estimate for canceling the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise. After Trump met with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un on June 12, the president announced he would halt all joint “war games” with South Korea so long as North Korea was negotiating in good faith. On Wednesday, Army Col. Rob Manning, the Pentagon spokesman who provided the $14 million figure

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Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says that China is responsible for North Korea’s inconsistent rhetoric on cooperating with the U.S. to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Sen. Graham on looming fight over Trump’s Supreme Court pick https://t.co/9SyyGwmNpD pic.twitter.com/MVawGUzbvM — The Dan Morris Show (@danmorrisshow) July 9, 2018 North Korea recently described talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as “regrettable.” Analysts are concerned, as this is a departure from what was thought to be a thawing U.S.-DPRK relationship after President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met in Singapore in early June. “I see China’s hands all over this. We are in a fight with China,” Graham said on Fox News Sunday. “We buy

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Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says that China is responsible for North Korea’s inconsistent rhetoric on cooperating with the U.S. to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Sen. Graham on looming fight over Trump’s Supreme Court pick https://t.co/9SyyGwmNpD pic.twitter.com/MVawGUzbvM — The Dan Morris Show (@danmorrisshow) July 9, 2018 North Korea recently described talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as “regrettable.” Analysts are concerned, as this is a departure from what was thought to be a thawing U.S.-DPRK relationship after President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met in Singapore in early June. “I see China’s hands all over this. We are in a fight with China,” Graham said on Fox News Sunday. “We buy

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There are more than 1 billion firearms in the world today, of which 46 percent are owned by Americans, according to a recent survey. And, 857 million guns are owned by civilians, the survey says. A survey conducted by the Small Arms Survey in June reports that American civilians own “more than those held by civilians in the other top 25 countries combined.” The study’s author, Aaron Karp, said: “The key to the United States, of course, is its unique gun culture. American civilians buy an average of 14 million new firearms every year, and that means the United States is an overwhelming presence on civilian markets.” Download our FREE Mobile

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There are more than 1 billion firearms in the world today, of which 46 percent are owned by Americans, according to a recent survey. And, 857 million guns are owned by civilians, the survey says. A survey conducted by the Small Arms Survey in June reports that American civilians own “more than those held by civilians in the other top 25 countries combined.” The study’s author, Aaron Karp, said: “The key to the United States, of course, is its unique gun culture. American civilians buy an average of 14 million new firearms every year, and that means the United States is an overwhelming presence on civilian markets.” Download our FREE Mobile

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Despite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s recent summit with President Donald Trump, North Korea doesn’t appear to have abandoned its nuclear ambitions. Recent reports indicate the country is also working on another ballistic-missile submarine. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to meet with North Korean officials in Pyongyang on Friday to further discuss denuclearization. North Korea appears to be working on a new submarine capable of firing nuclear-armed ballistic missiles, according to information gathered by South Korea’s military. Kim Hack-yong, a South Korean lawmaker who until a few weeks ago was head of the legislature’s defense committee, told The Wall Street Journal that North Korea appeared to working on the sub

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Despite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s recent summit with President Donald Trump, North Korea doesn’t appear to have abandoned its nuclear ambitions. Recent reports indicate the country is also working on another ballistic-missile submarine. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to meet with North Korean officials in Pyongyang on Friday to further discuss denuclearization. North Korea appears to be working on a new submarine capable of firing nuclear-armed ballistic missiles, according to information gathered by South Korea’s military. Kim Hack-yong, a South Korean lawmaker who until a few weeks ago was head of the legislature’s defense committee, told The Wall Street Journal that North Korea appeared to working on the sub

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Amid heightened tensions with North Korea, President Donald Trump tweeted an update on the situation Monday morning. “I have confidence that Kim Jong Un will honor the contract we signed &, even more importantly, our handshake,” the President wrote. “We agreed to the denuclearization of North Korea,” he pointed out. “China, on the other hand, may be exerting negative pressure on a deal because of our posture on Chinese Trade-Hope Not!” I have confidence that Kim Jong Un will honor the contract we signed &, even more importantly, our handshake. We agreed to the denuclearization of North Korea. China, on the other hand, may be exerting negative pressure on a deal

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Amid heightened tensions with North Korea, President Donald Trump tweeted an update on the situation Monday morning. “I have confidence that Kim Jong Un will honor the contract we signed &, even more importantly, our handshake,” the President wrote. “We agreed to the denuclearization of North Korea,” he pointed out. “China, on the other hand, may be exerting negative pressure on a deal because of our posture on Chinese Trade-Hope Not!” I have confidence that Kim Jong Un will honor the contract we signed &, even more importantly, our handshake. We agreed to the denuclearization of North Korea. China, on the other hand, may be exerting negative pressure on a deal

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is sticking with a positive assessment of his talks in Pyongyang despite North Korea calling American denuclearization requests “gangster-like.” Pompeo initially described discussions with senior communist official Kim Yong Chol in the North’s capital Friday and Saturday as “productive.” He stuck with the upbeat assessment after arriving in Tokyo for his first visit as secretary of state Sunday despite complaints by the North that the U.S. was not acting in the spirit of the June 12 summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong Un. “The U.S. side came up only with its unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization,” a North Korean foreign

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is sticking with a positive assessment of his talks in Pyongyang despite North Korea calling American denuclearization requests “gangster-like.” Pompeo initially described discussions with senior communist official Kim Yong Chol in the North’s capital Friday and Saturday as “productive.” He stuck with the upbeat assessment after arriving in Tokyo for his first visit as secretary of state Sunday despite complaints by the North that the U.S. was not acting in the spirit of the June 12 summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong Un. “The U.S. side came up only with its unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization,” a North Korean foreign

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo sought Sunday to downplay North Korea’s harsh complaints about U.S. demands and insisted that negotiations on Pyongyang’s nuclear disarmament were making progress. Speaking in Tokyo, Pompeo suggested that North Korea’s public statements were very different from what he heard privately during two days of talks with the country’s former spy chief, Kim Yong Chol. “People are going to make certain comments after meetings,” Pompeo said at a news conference with the foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea. “If I paid attention to what the press said, I’d go nuts, and I refuse to do that.” He asserted that the government of Kim Jong Un

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo sought Sunday to downplay North Korea’s harsh complaints about U.S. demands and insisted that negotiations on Pyongyang’s nuclear disarmament were making progress. Speaking in Tokyo, Pompeo suggested that North Korea’s public statements were very different from what he heard privately during two days of talks with the country’s former spy chief, Kim Yong Chol. “People are going to make certain comments after meetings,” Pompeo said at a news conference with the foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea. “If I paid attention to what the press said, I’d go nuts, and I refuse to do that.” He asserted that the government of Kim Jong Un

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