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2006-07-07 06:20:50

By Jonathan Thatcher SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea lashed out at Japan on Friday for imposing sanctions after it test-fired missiles three days ago, 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 July 4 tests. The cabinet-level talks are slated to run from July 11...

2006-07-07 04:57:08

By Jonathan Thatcher SEOUL (Reuters) - A senior U.S. envoy began an Asian tour on Friday to press Washington's case that Pyongyang must be brought to heel, as North Korea lashed out at Japan for imposing sanctions over this week's barrage of missile tests. The United States has stumbled in attempts to impose U.N. sanctions on North Korea over the July 4 missile tests because of opposition from Russia and China -- echoing the Security Council split over Iran's nuclear ambitions....

2006-07-07 02:44:17

By Jonathan Thatcher SEOUL (Reuters) - A senior U.S. envoy began an Asian tour on Friday to press Washington's case that Pyongyang must be brought to heel, as North Korea lashed out at Japan for imposing sanctions over this week's barrage of missile tests. The United States has stumbled in attempts to impose U.N. sanctions on North Korea over the July 4 missile tests because of opposition from Russia and China -- echoing the Security Council split over Iran's nuclear ambitions....

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...

2006-07-06 10:51:25

Corrects title of official speaking in paragraph 12 to Undersecretary of state Nicholas Burns from the top U.S. envoy to the North Korea situation, Christopher Hill WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush on Thursday urged a unified response to North Korea's missile tests in phone calls with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Vladimir Putin. White House spokesman Tony Snow cautioned that the flurry of diplomatic activity in response to North Korea's dramatic missile...

2006-07-05 09:42:17

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council met in closed session on Wednesday to consider a response to a barrage of North Korean missile tests. John Bolton, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said going into the meeting that the 15-nation U.N. body would have before it a resolution drafted by Japan. "This is obviously a very serious matter because of the North Korean provocation," he told reporters. North Korea test-fired a barrage of missiles on Wednesday,...

2006-07-05 08:27:17

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired a barrage of missiles on Wednesday, including a long-range weapon said to be capable of reaching Alaska, ratcheting up tensions in north Asia and drawing international condemnation. At least six missiles were launched early in the morning and a seventh some 12 hours later, officials in Japan and South Korea said. Russia said North Korea fired 10 missiles, but the report from a senior general could not be immediately...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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