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By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese policy makers are debating how far their country should prop up or pressure North Korea as fraying economic ties compound political distrust.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may be preparing for another missile test, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, but a government official in Seoul discounted the report.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-il may visit key ally China next week amid heightened concern over a possible nuclear weapons test by the reclusive state and its defiant missile launch in July, a news report said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Activity at a North Korean facility suggests Pyongyang could be preparing its first test of a nuclear bomb, U.S. media on Thursday cited U.S. officials as saying. But U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea may be preparing an underground test of a nuclear bomb, ABC News reported on Thursday, but U.S. officials told Reuters they had no new evidence of such a plan. ABC quoted an unnamed senior military official as saying a U.S.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has made his first public appearance since his country defied international warnings by test-firing seven missiles on July 5, with a visit to a farm that breeds rabbits and goats.
By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - The king of the summer movie box office is none other than North Korea's Dear Leader Kim Jong-il, or at least that is what the communist state's official media has been saying this week.
By Jonathan Thatcher ANSONG, South Korea (Reuters) - By the time North Korean defectors leave this rural retreat in the South they should have a more winning smile. Finding someone to smile back may be more of a challenge.
By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering a one-time package of aid to avert famine in North Korea despite strains between the neighbors over Pyongyang's July 5 missile tests, officials said on Tuesday.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has taken his former secretary as his new wife, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, citing sources familiar with the country.
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