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2008-10-05 06:00:06

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "S. Korea Yet To Verify N. Korean Leader's Reappearance"] Seoul, Oct. 5 (Yonhap) - Seoul officials said Sunday [ 5 October] they have yet to verify a report that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] has made a public appearance amid speculations that his health is failing. "We cannot trust North Korean media reports 100 per cent, but they could be true," a South Korean intelligence official said,...

2008-10-03 09:00:10

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Yonhap) - The chief US envoy on North Korea's nuclear disarmament talks said Friday [3 October] he had "substantive" talks with his North Korean counterparts during a visit to the communist country. Assistant US Secretary of State Christopher Hill returned to Seoul earlier in the day after spending two days in the North's capital Pyongyang, where he met his North Korean counterpart, Kim Kye-gwan [Kim Kye Gwan],...

2008-10-03 06:00:08

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Yonhap) - Chief US nuclear envoy Christopher Hill will separately meet with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Seoul later Friday [ 3 Oct] after he returns from a three-day trip to North Korea aimed at saving a multilateral disarmament deal, South Korean officials said. Hill travelled overland to Pyongyang on Wednesday to meet with his North Korean counterpart, Kim Kye-gwan [Kim Kye Gwan], and other...

2008-10-01 06:00:31

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Chi-dong: "Hill Visits Pyongyang For Showdown In Nuclear Talks"] Seoul, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) - Top US nuclear envoy Christopher Hill began a trip to North Korea on Wednesday [1 October], reportedly bringing with him a new proposal for Pyongyang on a plan to verify its claims about nuclear programmes. Hill, the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, crossed the heavily-fortified inter-Korean border...

2008-09-30 06:00:16

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By Cho Kyung Wook] Seoul, Sept. 30 Kyodo - Top US nuclear envoy Christopher Hill arrived in South Korea on Tuesday for talks with his South Korean counterpart to try to put the stalled six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization back on track. Upon arriving at Inchon International Airport, Hill, who is assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific affairs, said "We are going to talk about what we need for...

2008-09-25 03:00:14

North Korea, in the midst of resuming nuclear production, says the United States is using the six-nation talks as a trick to initiate another war against it. The charge was made Wednesday in a commentary in Rodong Sinmun, the communist country's official newspaper, China's Xinhua news agency reported. Earlier, commenting on Pyongyang's latest nuclear plans, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had warned such actions would only further isolate the country. Besides North Korea and...

2008-09-19 09:00:07

North Korea's Foreign Ministry said the country is restoring its nuclear reactor and isn't concerned about being listed as a terrorism-supporting country. North Korea "suspended the disablement of its nuclear facilities and work has been underway to restore its nuclear facilities in Yongbyon to their original state since some time ago," a ministry spokesman said in an interview with the North's official news agency, Yonhap reported. The steps in restarting the main plutonium-producing...

2008-09-19 06:00:08

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Seoul, 19 September: A chief North Korean negotiator for talks with South Korea over energy aid to the North rebuffed Friday a US call to establish a regime to verify the North's declaration of nuclear facilities, according to Yonhap News Agency. "Applying the unacceptable method of inspecting in a burglar's way would only heighten political tensions," Hyon Hak Bong, deputy director of the North's Foreign Ministry's US Affairs...

2008-09-18 12:00:35

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper The Korea Herald website on 17 September [Lee Joo-hee: "Seoul Considers Additional Energy Shipment to N.K."] South Korea is planning to deliver the remainder of its portion of energy incentives to North Korea as part of the denuclearization agreement, despite Pyongyang's latest refusal to comply with the process, sources said yesterday [16 September]. It will ship around 1,500 [metric] tons of steel pipes around Sept. 25 and additional...

2008-09-16 06:00:26

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Shim Sun-ah] Seoul, 16 September: South Korea will deliver a portion of the energy assistance promised to North Korea under a six-nation nuclear disarmament deal by next month, despite the communist country's recent move backtracking on a pledge to abandon its nuclear ambitions, a government source said Tuesday. The government plans to ship 1,500 tons of round steel bars by Thursday next week, with an additional 1,500 tons...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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