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2006-01-25 19:03:09

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea, facing a U.S. crackdown on suspected illicit activities, has hinted it might observe international standards on money laundering but Washington wants action, Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said on Wednesday. In a Reuters interview, Hill, who heads the U.S. delegation to six-country talks aimed at persuading Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear programs, said the hint came when he met in Beijing...

2006-01-25 04:07:17

By Chris Buckley CHENGDU (Reuters) - China offers hardline communist North Korea a prototype of market reform, but China's rulers must contend with their country's own intense development strains, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick said on Wednesday. Zoellick told reporters that Chinese officials had briefed him on the recent visit by Kim Jong-il, the secretive leader of North Korea whose nuclear program has sparked global concerns. "Kim certainly got a good sense...

2006-01-24 09:25:00

By Chris Buckley and Lindsay Beck BEIJING -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick urged China on Tuesday to be a responsible global player, as tensions simmered over nuclear stand-offs with Iran and China's neighbor North Korea. In meetings with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing and economic officials, Zoellick said the two sides, which have sparred over human rights, trade and China's military build-up, discussed bilateral relations and preparations for a...

2006-01-24 04:58:47

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Tuesday refused to take sides in a dust up between North Korea and the United States, saying Washington's actions against Pyongyang's suspected illegal activities should be separate from stalled nuclear talks. A team of U.S. financial crimes investigators on Monday briefed South Korean officials on U.S. suspicions North Korea had conducted illicit activities such as counterfeiting, which had helped finance Pyongyang's nuclear weapons...

2006-01-24 00:26:27

BEIJING (Reuters) - The nuclear stand-offs with Iran and North Korea were high on the agenda as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick began talks on Tuesday with senior Chinese officials in Beijing. The two sides, which have often sparred over human rights, trade and China's military build-up, were also expected to discuss bilateral relations and preparations for a "strategic dialogue" later this year. "We hope to improve the bilateral strategic dialogue in order to improve...

2006-01-19 18:24:59

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea on Thursday urged North Korea to return promptly to stalled nuclear disarmament talks as the two allies took steps to bolster their 50-year-old security alliance. The United States again rejected North Korea's reason for staying away from the nuclear talks and said Washington's financial crackdown on Pyongyang over suspected counterfeiting, money laundering and drug trafficking was a separate...

2006-01-19 05:00:49

By Chris Buckley and Jon Herskovitz BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. and North Korean envoys to talks on ending Pyongyang's nuclear program met in Beijing, a Chinese official said on Thursday, raising regional hopes the stalled negotiations could resume. The meeting on Wednesday between U.S. envoy Christopher Hill and North Korean negotiator Kim Kye-gwan took place right after North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's trip to China. Wu Dawei, China's top envoy to the talks also attended, said...

2006-01-18 22:54:49

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. and North Korean envoys to talks on ending Pyongyang's nuclear programs met in Beijing, diplomatic sources said on Thursday, raising regional hopes stalled talks can resume on ending the North's nuclear ambitions. The meeting on Wednesday between U.S. envoy Christopher Hill and North Korea negotiator Kim Kye-gwan took place right after North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's trip to China, diplomatic sources familiar with the nuclear talks said....

2006-01-18 21:45:23

TOKYO (Reuters) - The top U.S. envoy to talks on North Korea's nuclear program met for unofficial talks with his counterpart from Pyongyang in Beijing on Wednesday, Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday. Quoting diplomatic sources in Beijing, Kyodo said the meeting between Christopher Hill and North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan was also joined by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei. The three likely discussed Washington's clamp-down on companies it suspects helping...

2006-01-18 19:36:38

TOKYO (Reuters) - The top U.S. envoy to talks on North Korea's nuclear program met for unofficial talks with his counterpart from Pyongyang in Beijing on Wednesday, Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday. Quoting diplomatic sources in Beijing, Kyodo said the meeting between Christopher Hill and North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan was also joined by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi. The three likely discussed Washington's clamp-down on companies it suspects...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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