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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.
Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, June 27 (Yonhap) - South Korea's political parties on Friday welcomed North Korea's scheduled destruction of its nuclear cooling tower, urging the communist regime to completely denuclearize to secure peace on the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea Friday took another step in giving up its nuclear weapons program with plans to blow up the cooling tower of its main nuclear plant.
MOSCOW. June 26 (Interfax) - The Russian Foreign Ministry has welcomed North Korea's hand over of a declaration of its nuclear activities to the United States.
Tokyo, June 26 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government intends to keep close contact with the United States over North Korean issues after Washington starts procedures to remove the reclusive nation from its list of state sponsors of terrorism following Pyongyang's latest nuclear declaration.
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Kyoto, June 26 Kyodo - Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura expressed determination Thursday to strive to bring about a resolution to the issue of North Korea's abductions of Japanese national during the 45 days before the United States removes the North from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
North Korea handed over a long-overdue disclosure of its nuclear activity Thursday, and President Bush responded by easing some trade sanctions and pledging to take Pyongyang off a terrorism blacklist.
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Seoul, June 26 Kyodo - South Korea on Thursday welcomed North Korea's submission of a list of its nuclear programmes to China.
Japan remained firm Thursday on the issue of the abduction of its nationals by North Korea. Japanese Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura said Japn's stand won't change even if the United States removes North Korea from its list of terrorism-sponsoring countries, Kyodo news reported.
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Pyongyang, June 26 Kyodo - The US State Department's top Korea expert arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday afternoon, ahead of a series of events expected to end a six-month stall in the six-way process for denuclearizing North Korea.
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