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2006-07-10 02:13:20

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan pushed on Monday for a U.N. Security Council resolution that would impose sanctions on North Korea for test-launching missiles last week and urged China to do its best to get Pyongyang back to talks on its nuclear ambitions. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discussed the Security Council resolution by phone and agreed to urge other countries to send a unified message to the North, Japan's...

2006-07-09 23:40:33

By Chisa Fujioka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan pushed on Monday for a U.N. Security Council resolution that would impose sanctions on North Korea for its missile launches and urged China to do its best to get Pyongyang back to six-country talks on its nuclear ambitions. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice exchanged views on the resolution by phone, agreeing to urge other countries to send a unified message to North Korea, Japan's Foreign...

2006-07-09 20:00:31

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. envoy to six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear programs, visiting Tokyo for discussions on the North Korean missile crisis, said on Monday it was very important to get the multilateral talks going again. The Bush administration said on Sunday it had the votes in the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions on North Korea over its missile program, and urged China to use its influence to get Pyongyang back to the negotiating table. U.S....

2006-07-09 04:05:00

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - Momentum built on Sunday to seek a diplomatic solution to the North Korean missile crisis, with Seoul distancing itself from Japanese-led U.N. moves to slap punitive sanctions on the reclusive state. North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il said his country would not budge in negotiations with the United States, adding the reclusive state was ready to meet any attack with a strong blow of its own, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday. The broadcast...

2006-07-09 03:30:59

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il said his country would not budge in negotiations with the United States, adding the reclusive state was ready to meet any attack with a strong blow of its own, Yonhap reported on Sunday. "Kim declared that even a small concession wouldn't be made to the sworn-enemy U.S. imperialistic aggressors," the North's Korean Central Broadcasting Station (KCBS) said in an editorial monitored in Seoul, the South Korean news agency said. After...

2006-07-07 00:22:28

TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea has demanded that Japan end sanctions it has imposed in reaction to Pyongyang's missile launches, threatening "stronger action" if Tokyo continues with the measures, Japanese media said on Friday. "Japan is translating its criticism against us into action," Kyodo news agency quoted Song Il-ho, North Korea's ambassador in charge of diplomatic normalisation talks with Japan, as telling Japanese reporters in Pyongyang. "This may force us to take stronger...

2006-07-06 23:25:07

By Jonathan Thatcher SEOUL (Reuters) - Reclusive North Korea insisted on Friday that its missile launches were not an attack on anyone, as a senior U.S. envoy arrived in Asia to push Washington's case that a dangerous Pyongyang must be brought to heel. The United States has stumbled in attempts to impose U.N. Security Council sanctions on North Korea for its July 4 missile tests because of opposition from Russia and China. "This (the missile launches) is not an attack on someone,"...

2006-07-06 16:30:43

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush pushed on Thursday to get a united international response to North Korea after the reclusive state launched a barrage of missiles in defiance of repeated warnings. After speaking to the leaders of China, Russia, Japan and South Korea, Bush said allies needed to speak with one voice over North Korea, which acknowledged for the first time on Thursday it had test-fired missiles a day before. But Bush gave no sign that...

2006-07-06 12:13:24

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush pushed on Thursday to get a united international response to North Korea after the reclusive state launched a barrage of missiles in defiance of repeated warnings. After speaking to the leaders of China, Russia, Japan and South Korea, Bush said allies needed to speak with one voice over North Korea, which acknowledged for the first time on Thursday it had test-fired missiles a day before. But Bush gave no sign that...

2006-07-06 11:38:34

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Thursday it was important for nations to speak with one voice on North Korea in the face of its missile test launches and he emphasized the need for a diplomatic outcome. After speaking in the last two days to the leaders of China, Russia, Japan and South Korea, Bush said his message was that "we want to solve this problem diplomatically" and that all must work together to "send one message" that North Korea must adhere to...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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