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2008-07-08 03:00:08

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Beijing, July 8 Kyodo - (EDS: ADDING DETAILS, BACKGROUND) North Korea's top nuclear negotiator Kim Kye Gwan arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting of the six-party process for denuclearizing the country, set to resume Thursday at the level of heads of delegations. The vice foreign minister had no comments to reporters as he arrived at Beijing's international airport in the morning aboard a regular flight from...

2008-07-05 09:00:00

Text of report by state-run North Korean radio on 3 July [Carried as first out of ten items in 2100 gmt newscast; Kim Jong Il's last visit to Kanggye City was reported on 26 Jan 2008, as cited in fourth and fifth referent items; Kim Jong Il's last observed appearance was his field guidance in Hwap'yo'ng County, as cited in second and third referent items] The great leader of our party and our people Comrade Kim Jong Il - who is general secretary of the Korean Workers' Party [KWP] and...

2008-07-03 06:00:39

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) PYONGYANG, July 3 (Xinhua) - Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, has urged local governments to improve self sufficiency, the official daily Nodong Sinmun reported. Local resources and potential should be properly tapped and utilized to settle issues related to people's livelihoods, Kim said Thursday while on an inspection tour of Hwaphyong County in Jagang province....

2008-06-27 09:00:41

By DEB RIECHMANN By Deb Riechmann The Associated Press WASHINGTON 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. Bush, who once famously branded North Korea a part of his "axis of evil," offered mostly symbolic concessions in exchange for Kim Jong Il's agreement to hand over a...

2008-06-27 06:00:39

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Yoo Cheong-mo: "Lee's Office Calls Demolition Of N.K. Tower First Step Towards Denuclearization"] SEOUL, June 27 (Yonhap) - South Korea's presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae [ROK Office of the President], on Friday reacted positively to North Korea's planned demolition of the cooling tower at its key nuclear facility, but said the North still has a long way to go to completely denuclearize. "North Korea's (planned)...

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2008-06-26 12:00:00

BEIJING -- North Korea handed over a long-overdue disclosure of its nuclear activity Thursday, and President Bush responded by easing some trade sanctions and pledging to take Pyongyang off a terrorism blacklist. The coordinated actions marked a watershed in global efforts to coax reclusive North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons in exchange for assistance and recognition. As a light drizzle fell on China's capital, North Korean diplomats entered the Foreign Ministry and delivered...

2008-06-25 18:02:22

The following editorial appeared in the The Yomiuri Shimbun on Tuesday, June 25: ___ Participants in the six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization are reaching the final stages of their negotiations aimed at ensuring Pyongyang declare its nuclear development programs. Washington has indicated it will start the process of removing Pyongyang from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism in return for the overdue declaration on its nuclear inventory. We urge the United States to...

2008-06-18 09:01:17

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Pyongyang, June 18 (KCNA) - A special attention is paid to the reproductive health of people in the DPRK. The Korean Family Planning & Maternal and Child Health Association, founded on January 25, juche [chuch'e] 79 (1990), is working to solve urgent problems arising in reproductive health. The association has project sites including family planning clinics and mobile service teams in various provinces. It...

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2008-04-24 18:50:00

The White House said Thursday that North Korea's secret work on a nuclear reactor with Syria was "a dangerous and potentially destabilizing development for the world," raising doubts about Pyongyang's intention to carry through with a promised disclosure of its nuclear activities. Seven months after Israel bombed the reactor, the White House broke its silence and said North Korea assisted Syria's secret nuclear program and that the destroyed facility was not intended for "peaceful purposes."...

2006-09-02 23:49:56

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may be preparing for another missile test, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, but a government official in Seoul discounted the report. Yonhap also reported China is likely to invite North Korean leader Kim Jong-il to visit this week in an effort to restore their relationship strained after North Korea's missile tests in July. China is the North's main benefactor. Beijing voted in support of a U.N. Security Council resolution...