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2008-06-26 21:00:38

MOSCOW. June 26 (Interfax) - The Russian Foreign Ministry has welcomed North Korea's hand over of a declaration of its nuclear activities to the United States. "We welcome it and see it as a positive step in the right direction, which is consistent with the agreements reached at the six-party talks," the Russian Foreign Ministry told Interfax. "This step leads to the final goal - the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Earlier on Tuesday the U.S....

2008-06-26 18:00:42

Tokyo, June 26 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government intends to keep close contact with the United States over North Korean issues after Washington starts procedures to remove the reclusive nation from its list of state sponsors of terrorism following Pyongyang's latest nuclear declaration. Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura is set to ask the United States to increase pressure on North Korea in order to bring about progress over the issue of Pyongyang's past abductions of Japanese...

2008-06-26 15:00:11

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Kyoto, June 26 Kyodo - Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura expressed determination Thursday to strive to bring about a resolution to the issue of North Korea's abductions of Japanese national during the 45 days before the United States removes the North from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Komura, meanwhile, welcomed the North's declaration of nuclear programmes earlier in the day, telling a group of reporters,...

2008-06-26 09:00:04

Japan remained firm Thursday on the issue of the abduction of its nationals by North Korea. Japanese Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura said Japn's stand won't change even if the United States removes North Korea from its list of terrorism-sponsoring countries, Kyodo news reported. The abduction issue, which relates to Japan's claim that North Korea hasn't accounted for 12 kidnapped nationals, has gained momentum as the six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization appeared set to...

2006-08-22 11:47:30

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police said on Tuesday they had detained 169 North Koreans in a raid on a house in a Bangkok suburb after neighbors became suspicious of the number of people in it. "This is the biggest single arrest of North Koreans" in Thailand, Police Major General Pramoj Pathumwong told Reuters. The North Koreans, mostly women and children, had entered Thailand illegally and were staying in the house with 16 compatriots who had travel documents from the United Nations...

2006-08-17 12:29:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House accused North Korea on Thursday of counterfeiting dollars to support terrorism and said the United States would continue to try to stem such illicit activity as well as Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. Six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons program have been stalled since November after Pyongyang objected to a U.S. crackdown on companies suspected of helping the country in counterfeiting. The United States has accused North Korea of...

2006-08-17 12:25:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House accused North Korea on Thursday of counterfeiting dollars to support terrorism and said the United States would continue to try to stem such illicit activity as well as Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. Six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons program have been stalled since November after Pyongyang objected to a U.S. crackdown on companies suspected of helping the country in counterfeiting. The United States has accused North Korea of conducting...

2006-08-16 05:43:27

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Wednesday called a visit by Japan's prime minister to a Tokyo war shrine "a grave insult," in its first official reaction to the pilgrimage that enraged Seoul and Beijing. Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Tuesday paid his respects at Yasukuni Shrine, where Japanese World War Two leaders convicted as war criminals along with 2.5 million war dead are enshrined. South Korea and China consider the visits to Yasukuni as symbolic of Japan's...

2006-08-14 21:58:56

By Linda Sieg and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi paid his respects at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Tuesday, the anniversary of his country's World War Two surrender, defying warnings from China and South Korea not to go. The parting shot by the outgoing Japanese leader prompted angry protests from Beijing and Seoul, although Koizumi denied his pilgrimage had been intended to glorify war. The Shinto shrine honors Japanese World...

2006-08-14 02:08:05

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - South Korean politicians urged Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi not to visit a shrine for war dead seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism as speculation swirled that he would go there on Tuesday, the anniversary of Tokyo's World War Two surrender. China and South Korea, where bitter memories of Japan's past aggression runs deep, were expected to react with outrage to a visit to Yasukuni Shrine, where Japanese leaders convicted...


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