Foster Klug, The Associated Press

  • President Donald Trump listens during the United Nations Climate Action Summit during the General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in New York. (Evan Vucci/AP)
    Trump says fourth meeting with Kim Jong Un ‘could happen soon’

    Donald Trump, who orchestrated a spur-of-the-moment June encounter with Kim Jong Un that saw him become the first U.S. president to set foot in North Korea, said Monday that another meeting with the North Korean leader “could happen soon.”

  • People watch a TV showing a file image of North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (Ahn Young-joon/AP)
    North Korea says missile test was ‘solemn warning’ to South Korea

    A day after two North Korean missile launches rattled Asia, the nation announced Friday that it had tested a "new-type tactical guided weapon" that was meant to be a "solemn warning" about South Korean weapons development and its rival's plans to hold military exercises.

  • A soldier loads his M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System vehicle during a live-fire training event, June 25, 2019, Republic of Korea. (Sgt. Osvaldo Martinez/Army)
    North Korea suggests it might lift weapons test moratorium

    North Korea on Tuesday suggested it might call off its 20-month suspension of nuclear and missile tests because of summertime U.S.-South Korean military drills that the North calls preparation for an eventual invasion.

  • President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Susan Walsh/AP)
    Kim-Trump border meeting: History or just a photo-op?

    It sure looked historic: President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un strode toward each other Sunday from opposite sides of a strip of land that marks one of the world’s most dangerous places. They shook hands and then Trump stepped over the concrete slab that marks the borderline between the Koreas, becoming the first U.S. president to set foot in North Korean territory.

  • The Defense Department has been figuring out how to provide help and justice when the children of service members sexually assault each other on military bases since Congress required reforms in 2018. Those reforms are starting to rollout, but as one current case at Kadena shows, that rollout has been uneven. (Senior Airman Omari Bernard/Air Force)
    ‘How is this OK?’ Sex assault case haunts Air Force mothers

    For decades, justice has been elusive on American bases when the children of service members sexually assaulted each other. Help for victims and accountability for offenders was rare in the nearly 700 reports over a decade that an AP investigation documented.

  • People watch a TV showing file footage of North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Ahn Young-joon/AP)
    North Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in possible new warning

    North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles toward the sea on Thursday, South Korean officials said, its second weapons launch in five days and a possible warning that nuclear disarmament talks with Washington could be in danger.

  • In this image made from a video taken April 12, 2019, by North Korean broadcaster KRT, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a speech at parliament in Pyongyang, North Korea. (KRT via AP)
    North Korea test-fires a new tactical guided weapon

    North Korea said it test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon” in an announcement Thursday that was possibly an attempt to register displeasure with the deadlock in nuclear talks with the United States without causing those coveted negotiations to collapse.

  • In this Dec. 1,photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, second right, and China's President Xi Jinping, second left, attend their bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A U.S.-Chinese cease-fire on tariffs gives jittery companies a respite but does little to resolve a war over Beijing's technology ambitions that threaten to chill global economic growth. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
    Trump’s battle with China dominated 2018’s headlines in Asia

    Across the region, there are pockets of optimism but also a pervasive feeling of disquiet, a lot of which is linked to the twin political behemoths whose presence has been felt this year in every corner of Asia: China and Trump.