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2008-09-15 21:00:11

By Tomoko A Hosaka TOKYO - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, who is reportedly recovering from a stroke, began losing consciousness at work in April and could not properly govern as his health worsened, a major daily Japanese newspaper reported Sunday. Citing an unnamed Chinese official with close ties to North Korea, the Mainichi Shimbun said the 66-year-old Kim's unspecified condition impaired his judgment, and his decisions related to international denuclearization talks became less...

2008-09-10 09:00:04

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Pyongyang, Sept. 10 Kyodo - North Korea's No. 2 leader said Wednesday the recent halt in disablement work at the country's main nuclear complex and moves seen as recovery work there were steps aimed at pressing the United States to take the country off its blacklist of terror sponsors. In a meeting with Kyodo News, Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, also said current problems in the...

2008-09-05 09:00:10

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Updated version: Updates throughout with start of meetings in Beijing; changes dateline per 0846 gmt source update; By Lee Ji- dong: "Envoys To Discuss Pyongyang's Nuclear Resumption"] BEIJING/SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) - Nuclear envoys began a flurry of meetings in Beijing on Friday to discuss ways of dealing with Pyongyang's move to restart its reactor and find a breakthrough on how to verify the secretive regime's nuclear...

2008-09-04 12:00:10

Text of report by state-run Iranian TV channel one on 4 September Iranian state television (IRTV1) South Asia correspondent Mr Rowhani comments on reports that North Korea has re-started its nuclear programme: "In the framework of commitments made during the six party talks, the US and North Korea each had certain obligations. Let us see which one of these countries fulfilled its obligations. "North Korea took the first step; it decommissioned the Yongbyon nuclear reactor and demolished...

2008-09-04 09:00:12

By CHOE SANG-HUN By Choe Sang-hun The New York Times SEOUL, South Korea North Korea has begun reassembling its main nuclear complex, its only known source of bomb-making plutonium, the South Korean government said Wednesday, but the United States cast doubt on the seriousness of the North's efforts. The North announced last week that it had stopped disabling its nuclear facilities and threatened to rebuild them, angry that it had not yet been removed from the U.S. list of state...

2008-09-04 06:00:07

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "(LEAD) Hill Due in Beijing on Verification of N Korean Nuclear Programmes: Officials " by Hwang Doo-hyong] WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (Yonhap) - US chief nuclear envoy Christopher Hill will fly to Beijing Thursday to meet with South Korean and Chinese officials on ways to break the deadlock over a verification protocol for North Korea's nuclear weapons programmes, a senior South Korean official said Wednesday....

2008-09-03 15:00:02

The United States indicated Wednesday it wasn't changing its stance on North Korea despite reports that Pyongyang had resumed construction of a nuclear plant. White House National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe told CNN that Washington would only remove North Korea from its list of terrorism sponsors when North Korea agreed to independent verification that the nuclear complex at Yongbyon was being disassembled. An unconfirmed report from Japan's Kyodo news agency said that...

2008-08-08 18:00:38

South Korea has delivered a portion of energy assistance promised to North Korea under a six-nation accord signed last year, officials say. The accord led to the disablement of North Korea's key nuclear facilities, including the demolition of a cooling tower, the Unification Ministry said Friday. This week's shipment included 600 tons of round steel bars. Seoul has so far provided assistance worth 124,000 tons of heavy fuel oil, ministry officials said. The denuclearization accord,...

2008-08-06 09:00:03

By Ben Feller Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea -- President Bush said Wednesday that North Korea has much to do before the U.S. can remove it from the terror blacklist, but he raised hope that its pariah status as a member of the "axis of evil" could someday be a thing of the past. Pyongyang expects Bush to remove it from the U.S. list of terror- sponsoring countries as soon as next weekend, as promised when the North blew up its nuclear reactor cooling tower in June. Bush, speaking at...

2008-07-23 18:00:23

Singapore, July 23 (Jiji Press)--Foreign ministers from the member countries of the six-party talks for dismantling North Korea's nuclear programs failed Wednesday to make substantive progress over how to verity the reclusive nation's declaration of its nuclear programs. At their unofficial meeting here, the ministers agreed on the need to launch the verification process at an early time. But North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun did not make a reference to a U.S.-proposed draft...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.