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By Teruaki Ueno TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan warned North Korea on Sunday of "a harsh response" from Tokyo and Washington if it fired a long-range missile, as media reports suggested that the secretive state was close to staging a test launch.
KWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) - The United States should end sanctions on North Korea and the North must be open for inspectors to help end a standoff over the North's atomic ambitions, Nobel Peace Prize winners said on Saturday.
KWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) - Civic leaders from South and North Korea called for progress in peace on the peninsula as fears that Pyongyang may hold a missile test marred celebrations on Thursday marking a 2000 summit.
By Jack Kim TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea's top negotiator to stalled six-way talks on Pyongyang's nuclear arms program began discussions on Saturday with other envoys involved in the negotiations in an effort to put the process back on track.
TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea's chief negotiator for six-party talks on the secretive communist state's nuclear arms programme has been granted permission for a rare visit to Japan to attend a forum on security issues next week, a source in Tokyo with close ties to Pyongyang said on Thursday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan, a close aide to leader Kim Jong-il, may visit Japan to attend a private forum next week, Japan's top government spokesman said on Wednesday. "I have heard that ...
TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan, a close aide to leader Kim Jong-il, is preparing to visit Japan to attend a private forum next week, Kyodo news agency reported on Wednesday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday mistrust between North Korea and the United States was the main hurdle to negotiations on the North's nuclear program as the Chinese defense minister held talks in Pyongyang.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A North Korean official will make a rare visit to Japan later this week to take part in a private forum on security issues and could have talks with negotiators for six-party nuclear talks, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday.
SEOUL (Reuters) - China's defense minister arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday for unspecified talks at a time when North Korea is facing strong pressure to return to negotiations aimed at ending its nuclear weapons programs.
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