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2008-06-25 21:01:46

WASHINGTON _ North Korea on Thursday will provide a long-awaited declaration detailing its nuclear weapons programs, a potential breakthrough in a 17-year-long effort to rid the Stalinist state of nuclear arms, U.S. officials said. North Korea's tally of its weapons work, which initially will be delivered to China, the chair of the six-nation nuclear talks, will trigger a rapid series of events in the normally slow-moving diplomacy that eventually could lead to the establishment of...

2008-06-25 18:02:22

The following editorial appeared in the The Yomiuri Shimbun on Tuesday, June 25: ___ Participants in the six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization are reaching the final stages of their negotiations aimed at ensuring Pyongyang declare its nuclear development programs. Washington has indicated it will start the process of removing Pyongyang from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism in return for the overdue declaration on its nuclear inventory. We urge the United States to...

2008-06-21 09:00:03

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap WASHINGTON, June 20 (Yonhap) - North Korea will soon present a declaration of its nuclear programmes and appear at a fresh round of multilateral talks to end its nuclear ambitions, a State Department spokesman said Friday. Sean McCormack, however, would not give the exact date for the resumption of the six-party talks stalled over the North's failure to present a full and complete declaration of its nuclear programmes and...

2008-06-21 06:00:03

Text of report by Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun website on 20 June [Unattributed report: "The Foreign Minister Indicates an Intention To Approve of Postponing North Korea's 'Nuclear Notification' 26 The Idea of Drawing Up Another Document Comes Up"] Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura hinted that even if nuclear weapons-related information is not included in a "nuclear programme declaration" that North Korea will present to China, the chair of the six-party talks, to provide...

2006-09-05 10:38:22

BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea's test firing of a volley of missiles in July has disappointed its traditional ally China, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said in Beijing on Tuesday. Hill, the top U.S. negotiator in six-party talks aimed at dismantling North Korea's nuclear weapons, said the talks were jeopardized by Pyongyang's refusal to participate, and the host country, China, was also frustrated. "We would like to get on with a diplomatic track, but I think...

2006-09-04 02:12:12

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said on Monday that North Korea is showing no interest in returning to six-party talks on its nuclear weapons program. Hill, the top U.S. point man on North Korea, arrived in Japan at the start of an Asian tour that will also take him to Beijing and Seoul. "It's very clear we're in a very difficult period in the six-party process," he told reporters after his arrival. "The DPRK (North Korea) has not indicated any...

2006-09-02 16:27:35

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. point man with North Korea will urge Asian powers to end arms-related trade with Pyongyang as ordered by the U.N. on a tour of the region next week, U.S. officials say. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, who departs on Sunday for Japan, China and South Korea, will assure them that despite the U.N. order increasing pressure on the North, the United States still backs six party talks to persuade...

2006-09-02 10:00:25

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. point man with North Korea will urge Asian powers to end arms-related trade with Pyongyang as ordered by the U.N. on a tour of the region next week, U.S. officials say. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, who departs on Sunday for Japan, China and South Korea, will assure them that despite the U.N. order increasing pressure on the North, the United States still backs six party talks to persuade...

2006-08-26 06:03:52

SEOUL (Reuters) - A nuclear test by North Korea cannot be ruled out if the United States steps up what Pyongyang calls its hostile policy toward the communist country, a pro-North Korea newspaper published in Japan said on Saturday. The news comes amid reports that Pyongyang might be preparing a nuclear bomb test. "We cannot say for sure there will be no nuclear test by North Korea to strengthen its self-defence, if the Bush administration steps up the hard-line stance in military...

2006-08-23 19:54:50

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Banks handling money for North Korea or Iran run the risk of some day being exposed to the same stigma associated with banks linked to Nazi Germany, a senior U.S. government official said on Wednesday. "You don't want to be the one ten years from now who's got (Korean leader) Kim Jong Il's money," Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Stuart Levey said in an interview with Reuters. "(It's) just like we saw during...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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