Edition:
United States
Pictures | Tue Apr 23, 2013 | 7:44am EDT

U.S. rejects North Korean demand for nuclear status

A North Korean soldier (top L) keeps watch as a South Korean soldier watches north at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

A North Korean soldier (top L) keeps watch as a South Korean soldier watches north at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

A North Korean soldier (top L) keeps watch as a South Korean soldier watches north at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
Close
1 / 5
Soldiers of South Korea and the United States (R) stand guard in the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission Conference Building at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul, April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Soldiers of South Korea and the United States (R) stand guard in the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission Conference Building at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, in Paju, about 55 km...more

Soldiers of South Korea and the United States (R) stand guard in the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission Conference Building at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul, April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
Close
2 / 5
Chinese tourists look at North Korea through binoculars at an observatory just south of the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Chinese tourists look at North Korea through binoculars at an observatory just south of the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Chinese tourists look at North Korea through binoculars at an observatory just south of the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
Close
3 / 5
The inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex is seen in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

The inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex is seen in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

The inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex is seen in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
Close
4 / 5
North Koreans work on a field at the propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea, in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom, just south of the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul, April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

North Koreans work on a field at the propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea, in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom, just south of the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of...more

North Koreans work on a field at the propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea, in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom, just south of the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul, April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
Close
5 / 5

Next Slideshows

U.S. rejects North Korea's demand for nuclear status

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday firmly rejected North Korea's demand that it be recognized as a nuclear arms state.

Apr 23 2013

Egypt's Mursi pledges to respect independence of judges

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has pledged to respect the independence of the judiciary amid an outcry over plans by his Islamist allies to...

Apr 23 2013

Former Egypt finance minister Boutros-Ghali gets life sentence

CAIRO (Reuters) - Former Egyptian finance minister Youssef Boutros-Ghali was sentenced in absentia to life in prison in a corruption case on Tuesday, a Cairo...

Apr 23 2013

Japan shrine visits, isles dispute stir East Asia tensions

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tensions flared between Japan and its Asian neighbors after a group of Japanese lawmakers visited a shrine seen by China and South Korea as a...

Apr 23 2013

MORE IN PICTURES

Thousands march against hate speech in Boston

Thousands march against hate speech in Boston

Thousands of people took to the streets of Boston to protest hate speech a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist demonstration, and their shouts drowned out the "Free Speech" rally that sparked their march.

Bannon out at the White House

Bannon out at the White House

President Donald Trump has fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon, a person familiar with the decision told Reuters.

Mourning for Barcelona

Mourning for Barcelona

Vigils and moments of silence are held for those killed in the attack on Barcelona.

Van plows through crowd in Barcelona

Van plows through crowd in Barcelona

A van plowed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona and a regional official said more than a dozen people were killed in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Hope Hicks named White House interim communications director

Hope Hicks named White House interim communications director

Longtime Trump communications aide Hope Hicks has been named as interim communications director, in the latest personnel move for President Donald Trump as he continues to seek someone for the job.

Ripple effects of Charlottesville

Ripple effects of Charlottesville

Americans respond to the violence in Virginia, vandalizing or toppling Confederate monuments, vandalizing a Holocaust memorial in Boston and spray-painting the Lincoln Memorial with obscene graffiti.

Vigil in Charlottesville

Vigil in Charlottesville

Hundreds of people held candles and sang songs of love and fellowship in Charlottesville to remember Heather Heyer at what was billed as a vigil for unity.

Deadly mudslide in Sierra Leone

Deadly mudslide in Sierra Leone

Hundreds are dead after a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast