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SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea are in talks to allow former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung to visit the North in April, an aide to Kim said on Thursday.
North Korea slightly toned down the rhetoric on Tuesday about its reluctance to return to six-party nuclear talks, but analysts said too many obstacles remain for a quick resumption of the discussions.
By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea, facing a U.S.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.