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2008-07-08 09:00:04

North Korean denuclearization talks, stalled for nine months, are to resume this week, a South Korean official said Tuesday. Kim Sook said the six-nation talks are to resume Thursday in Beijing, The New York Times reported. Participants are the United States, the Koreas, China, Japan and Russia. Talks were stymied until June, when North Korea submitted delayed-but-partial documentation of its nuclear programs. In return, the United States moved to remove North Korea from its list of...

2008-07-08 03:00:08

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Beijing, July 8 Kyodo - (EDS: ADDING DETAILS, BACKGROUND) North Korea's top nuclear negotiator Kim Kye Gwan arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting of the six-party process for denuclearizing the country, set to resume Thursday at the level of heads of delegations. The vice foreign minister had no comments to reporters as he arrived at Beijing's international airport in the morning aboard a regular flight from...

2008-07-08 00:00:09

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Seoul, July 8 Kyodo - The six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization will resume Thursday in Beijing among heads of delegation, after a nine-month hiatus, South Korea's chief nuclear envoy Kim Sook told reporters Tuesday. The resumption of the talks among North and South Korea, China, the United States, Russia and Japan comes after North Korea submitted the declaration of its nuclear activities late last month. The...

2008-06-28 12:01:34

By Associated Press YONGBYON, North Korea -- The gray cooling tower crumbled behind billowing dust clouds in seconds Friday, reducing the structure at North Korea's nuclear reactor into a pile of rubble. It was a choreographed show by the communist regime meant to affirm an intention to stop making atomic bombs. From a distance, smiling diplomats from the United States and other nations snapped photos of the blast that destroyed part of the heart of the North's nuclear weapons program....

2008-06-28 09:01:01

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap ["Rice Urges N. Korea To Abandon All Nuclear Weapons" by Lee Chi- dong] SEOUL, June 28 (Yonhap) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday that North Korea's recent declaration of its nuclear programme is not enough to satisfy Washington, which is seeking "the abandonment of all programmes, weapons, and materials." She confirmed that the declaration the North submitted Thursday contains key data on the reclusive...

2008-06-28 00:00:56

By Saibal Dasgupta BEIJING: A solution to the North Korean nuclear crisis appeared on the horizon as the government in Pyongyang finally handed over the crucial document disclosing its nuclear programmes to the members of the six-party talks that include the United States and China. (Watch http://broadband.indiatimes.com/videoshow/ 3169556.cms) The United States responded almost immediately saying it was now ready to lift the ban on trade with North Korea, a move that is bound to result...

2008-06-28 00:00:42

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - After months of stalling, North Korea offered a glimpse of its secretive nuclear program Thursday and was promptly rewarded by President Bush with an easing of trade sanctions and a move to take the communist state off the U.S. terrorism blacklist. Bush, who once famously branded North Korea a part of his "axis of evil," offered mostly symbolic concessions in exchange for Kim Jong Il's agreement to hand over a long-awaited accounting of its...

2008-06-27 15:00:20

By DEB RIECHMANN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON It seemed dramatic. President Bush stepped into the Rose Garden to announce plans to remove North Korea from the U.S. terrorism blacklist and ease sanctions against a country he once branded as part of his "axis of evil." But just as soon as he said it, he played down its significance. Bush said what the U.S. was giving North Korea in exchange for its long-awaited accounting of its secretive nuclear program was largely symbolic that...

2008-06-27 09:00:41

By DEB RIECHMANN By Deb Riechmann The Associated Press WASHINGTON After months of stalling, North Korea offered a glimpse of its secretive nuclear program Thursday and was promptly rewarded by President Bush with an easing of trade sanctions and a move to take the communist state off the U.S. terrorism blacklist. Bush, who once famously branded North Korea a part of his "axis of evil," offered mostly symbolic concessions in exchange for Kim Jong Il's agreement to hand over a...

2008-06-27 09:00:10

By Leonard Doyle In the twilight of his troubled presidency, George Bush has brought the isolated state of North Korea in from the cold with a promise to remove the country he once truculently described as part of the "Axis of Evil" from a terror blacklist, opening the way for eventual diplomatic relations. It was an abrupt reversal for Mr Bush, who once said he "loathed" North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-il, whom he described as a "pygmy". Gone was the President's earlier fighting talk of...


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