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What Trump's Iran decision means for North Korean nuclear talks

Just weeks before he’s set to meet the North Korean leader in Singapore, President Donald Trump announced his controversial decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal on May 8. And though Trump had promised to exit the Obama-era arrangement since his campaign days in 2016, pulling the trigger so close to his face-to-face meeting with Kim could set a weary tone for nuclear negotiations — or it could turn up the pressure on both countries to reach an agreement.

North Korea releases three Americans ahead of summit with US

"I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting. They seem to be in good health," Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.

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South Korea switches off propaganda broadcasts

South Korea halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border with North Korea on Monday, aiming to set a positive tone ahead of the first summit in a decade between their leaders as the US president cautioned the nuclear crisis was far from resolved.

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North Korea's Kim visits China

A train believed to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has left the Chinese city of Dalian and is reportedly bound for Beijing. He arrived in China on Monday, traveling on his special train. Mary Kay Magistad reports.

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Korea's rice harvest

Aid groups warn that North Korea is facing another severe food shortage. Meanwhile South Korean farmers can't sell all the rice they're growing. Some say there's one solution that would solve the problems of both Koreas. Reporter Jason Strother has more.

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South Korean blames North Korea

A South Korean official said his government has evidence that North Korea attacked a South Korean warship in March. Forty-six sailors died in the sinking. Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest from Don Kirk, a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor.

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Clinton urges China on North Korea

After talks in China, Secretary Clinton urged countries in the region to contain the situation created by North Korea. China is the only country with any real leverage over North Korea. Marco Werman talks with The World's Mary Kay Magistad in Beijing.

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US support of South Korea

The United States is committed by treaty to support South Korea in the event of a conflict. But just what does that mean? Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Thomas Henriksen, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford.

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North Korea's agenda

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the international community must respond in the growing crisis over the sinking of a South Korean warship. But why would North Korea torpedo a South Korean ship and kill dozens of sailors? Matthew Bell reports.

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North Korea no threat to south

Tensions are escalating between North and South Korea, now that the South has formally blamed the North for the sinking of a Navy ship in March. But as Jason Strother reports, a lot of South Koreans don't view North Korea as a real threat.

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North Korean reshuffle

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Mary Kay Magistad about today's government reshuffle in North Korea. The country's parliament promoted leader Kim Jong-il's brother-in-law to the Number 2 spot in the government.