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2008-10-13 09:00:05

By HYUNG-JIN KIM By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea North Korea said Sunday it will resume disabling its key nuclear complex after the United States dropped the country from a terrorism blacklist - a breakthrough expected to help energize stalled talks aimed at ending the country's atomic ambitions. The spat was the latest of many between Pyongyang and Washington that threatened to scuttle progress before eventually being settled. The international talks...

2008-10-13 06:00:22

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper Chungang Ilbo website on 12 October [Editorial: "'Normalizing' North Korea"] The United States has removed North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. In other words, it has opened the way for North Korea to be acknowledged as a "normal state" in the international arena. However, domestic US law still imposes another sanction on North Korea, a prohibition on providing financial support or export guarantees to communist...

2008-10-12 09:00:21

North Korea says it will resume dismantling its nuclear reprocessing complex in the wake of a U.S. decision to drop the country from its terrorism list. The United States made the move as part of an Oct. 3 agreement in which Pyongyang demanded it be removed from the State Department's list of state sponsors of international terrorism. In return, North Korea will allow international inspectors to verify activities at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, Yonhap, the South Korean news agency,...

2008-10-11 18:00:11

Washington, Oct. 11 (Jiji Press)--The United States said Saturday that it has removed North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism in exchange for jump-starting six-party talks on the reclusive state's nuclear issues. Agreeing with North Korea on "a series of verification measures that represents significant cooperation" for its denuclearization, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has rescinded the terror state designation effective immediately, the State Department said. The...

2008-10-07 09:00:19

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Seoul, Oct. 7 Kyodo - South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung Hwan said Tuesday that the United States and North Korea have shown flexibility in talks aimed at resolving the dispute over the verification of information the North has provided about its nuclear programmes. The US position "remains unchanged in substance, but is showing flexibility to the fullest possible limit," Yu told a parliamentary committee. Yu also said...

2008-09-25 00:00:13

World in brief VIENNA North Korea has expelled UN monitors from its plutonium plant and plans to start reactivating it next week, breaking a 2007 deal to scrap its nuclear weapons programme. The Stalinist state said last week it was working to restart the Yongbyon complex it had been dismantling since last November under a disarmament-for-aid agreement with the United States, China, Japan, South Korea and Russia. "There are no more seals and surveillance equipment in place at the...

2008-09-19 21:00:12

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Washington, 19 September: North Korea has not reactivated its nuclear reactor in Yongbyon although it is moving closer to doing so, the State Department said Friday. Department spokesman Sean McCormack said at a news briefing that Pyongyang is getting "to the point of operationalizing Yongbyon again," though "they haven't gotten to that point yet." "And we would urge them not to get to that point," he said. North Korea said...

2008-09-18 12:00:35

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper The Korea Herald website on 17 September [Lee Joo-hee: "Seoul Considers Additional Energy Shipment to N.K."] South Korea is planning to deliver the remainder of its portion of energy incentives to North Korea as part of the denuclearization agreement, despite Pyongyang's latest refusal to comply with the process, sources said yesterday [16 September]. It will ship around 1,500 [metric] tons of steel pipes around Sept. 25 and additional...

2008-09-10 09:00:05

By Choe Sang-Hun North Korea marked its 60th birthday Tuesday by boasting of its "war-deterrent" nuclear capabilities, as international concerns deepened about its commitment to denuclearize and about the health of its leader, Kim Jong Il. Analysts in the region kept a close eye on whether North Korea would stage a massive military parade, as it has several times over the past decade to celebrate important anniversaries, and whether Kim would attend it. But as of Tuesday evening, the...

2008-09-04 12:00:10

Text of report by state-run Iranian TV channel one on 4 September Iranian state television (IRTV1) South Asia correspondent Mr Rowhani comments on reports that North Korea has re-started its nuclear programme: "In the framework of commitments made during the six party talks, the US and North Korea each had certain obligations. Let us see which one of these countries fulfilled its obligations. "North Korea took the first step; it decommissioned the Yongbyon nuclear reactor and demolished...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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