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By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea wants talks with Washington over its apparent preparations for a missile test, Yonhap news agency said on Wednesday as a former South Korean president canceled a trip to Pyongyang due to regional tension.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung has canceled a trip to Pyongyang planned for next week because of tensions over apparent preparations by North Korea for a ballistic missile test, an official in Seoul said on Wednesday.
By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean official said on Tuesday the reclusive state does not feel bound by pledges it has made to halt test firings of long-range missiles, while regional powers have warned a launch would be a grave mistake.
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.
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