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2006-07-14 06:01:45

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - The second round of free trade talks between South Korea and the United States hit a snag, leading some working groups to halt discussions a day early, the chief U.S. negotiator said on Friday. Wendy Cutler said talks in the pharmaceuticals working group were suspended as well as those in services and trade remedies, but she thought the gaps could be bridged. "No negotiating groups met today," Cutler told reporters at a briefing in Seoul. The...

2006-07-10 11:56:26

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese leader visiting North Korea days after its missile tests defied international opinion said on Monday that Beijing stood by its Communist neighbor, adding to uncertainty about China's position in the standoff. Vice Premier Hui Liangyu's "friendship delegation" arrived in Pyongyang earlier in the day for a six-day visit announced before North Korea last week test-fired seven missiles, one of them a long-range Taepodong-2 that fell into the...

2006-07-10 05:59:07

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan backed off its plan to push for a vote on North Korean sanctions at the U.N. Security Council on Monday in the face of continued efforts by regional powers to resolve a missile crisis through direct diplomacy. The resolution is opposed by China -- Pyongyang's biggest ally -- and Moscow, which both have veto power. South Korea has also said sanctions would be ineffective against its reclusive communist neighbor, which test-fired a barrage...

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 12:06:45

By Jonathan Thatcher SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea threatened Japan on Friday for imposing sanctions after it test-fired missiles this week, but the United States said even China, the communist state's closest ally, considered the launch a provocative act. As President Bush tried to line up a united diplomatic response to the launchings, South Korea announced it would hold ministerial talks with the North as scheduled next week, the first high-level contact with Pyongyang since the...

2006-07-07 08:42:50

By Jonathan Thatcher SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea lashed out at Japan on Friday for imposing sanctions after it test-fired missiles this week, but the United States said even China, the communist state's closest ally, considered the launch a provocative act. South Korea however announced it would hold ministerial talks with the North as scheduled next week, the first high-level contact with Pyongyang since the tests. The cabinet-level talks are slated to run from July 11 to July 14...


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