• North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong answers questions during an interview, Saturday, April 23, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    AP Exclusive: N. Korea to halt nuke tests if US stops drills

    NEW YORK (AP) — North Korea is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea, the North Korean foreign minister told The Associated Press in an interview in which he also warned that his country won’t be cowed by international sanctions.

  • North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong answers questions during an interview, Saturday, April 23, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    NKorea ready to halt nuke tests if US stops SKorea exercises

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after North Korea’s foreign minister told The Associated Press that his country is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea, President Barack Obama said Sunday that Washington isn’t taking the proposal seriously and Pyongyang would “have to do better than that.”