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International News Archive - June 28, 2008

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - After months of stalling, North Korea offered a glimpse of its secretive nuclear program Thursday and was promptly rewarded by President Bush with an easing of trade sanctions and a move to take the communist state off the U.S. terrorism blacklist.

By The Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - A suicide bomber attacked a meeting of pro- government Sunni sheiks west of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 23 people, including three U.S. Marines. At least 18 more people died in a car bombing in the northern city of Mosul.

By Saibal Dasgupta BEIJING: A solution to the North Korean nuclear crisis appeared on the horizon as the government in Pyongyang finally handed over the crucial document disclosing its nuclear programmes to the members of the six-party talks that include the United States and China.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap ["Rice Urges N.

By Associated Press YONGBYON, North Korea -- The gray cooling tower crumbled behind billowing dust clouds in seconds Friday, reducing the structure at North Korea's nuclear reactor into a pile of rubble.

By Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD -- The U.S. military on Friday postponed a weekend ceremony to hand over responsibility for security in al-Anbar province to the Iraqi government, citing forecasts of bad weather. Lt. Col.

North Korea must abandon all nuclear programs in order to build upon its declaration of its nuclear efforts, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says.

The government press proclaimed the Zimbabwean election a peaceful triumph while other reports said many citizens resisted orders to vote for Robert Mugabe.

Iranian leaders say they have missiles capable of striking Israel, which will deter an attack. Israel is believed to be considering an air strike aimed at destroying Iran's nuclear capability. Major Gen.

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