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Kim Hyok Chol, middle, North Korea's special representative for U.S. affairs, followed by Kim Song-Hye, far right, a senior official of the United Front Department of the Workers' Party of North Korea, are seen leaving the Government Guest House of Vietnam on February 21, 2019, in Hanoi, Vietnam.<br>Linh Pham/Getty Images/TNS

North Korea's surprise new nuclear envoy key to Trump-Kim talks

What little is known about the man Kim Jong Un has tapped to prepare his summit with President Donald Trump suggests he's more familiar with defending North Korea's nuclear arsenal than giving it up.

Bootleg liquor kills more than 100 in northeastern India

More than 100 people died in northeastern India after drinking tainted liquor sold by unlicensed vendors, the second mass poisoning from illegal alcohol to hit the country this month.


From mold to kids stuck in elevators, Camp Humphreys residents list housing woes

Residents of Camp Humphreys gave commanders an earful Friday about show responses to work orders, mold, a lack of hot water, and other housing woes at the U.S. military’s new headquarters base south of Seoul.


North Korea confirms leader Kim Jong Un on train to summit

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un was on a train Sunday to Vietnam for his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, state media confirmed.


ANALYSIS

From bombers to Big Macs: Vietnam a lesson in reconciliation

The Vietnamese capital once trembled as waves of American bombers unleashed their payloads, but when Kim Jong Un arrives here for his summit with President Donald Trump he won't find rancor toward a former enemy. Instead the North Korean leader will get a glimpse at the potential rewards of reconciliation.

Navy shows off Super Hornets, Poseidon aircraft during Aero India 2019

The Navy sees the demos and displays at the aircraft extravaganza as an opportunity to strengthen its military ties with India, a regional partner.


Pacific submarine commander bestows a more lethal fleet to his successor

“First, I worked to improve the lethality of our undersea enterprise across the range of combat operations,” said Rear Adm. Daryl Caudle during a change of command ceremony Thursday.


Trump says he expects to meet with China's Xi and finalize new trade deal

The Chinese government intervenes in foreign exchange markets to prevent the yuan from rising or falling in value too rapidly. Between April and October 2018, the yuan dropped about 9 percent, all but offsetting the effect of Trump's first round of tariffs.


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