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2008-10-13 06:00:22

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper Chungang Ilbo website on 12 October [Editorial: "'Normalizing' North Korea"] The United States has removed North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. In other words, it has opened the way for North Korea to be acknowledged as a "normal state" in the international arena. However, domestic US law still imposes another sanction on North Korea, a prohibition on providing financial support or export guarantees to communist...

2008-10-13 03:00:18

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Shim Sun-ah: "Unification Ministry Expects US Delisting to Positively Affect Inter-Korean Ties"] SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Yonhap) - South Korea's Unification Ministry said Monday it expects North Korea's removal from a US terrorism blacklist will positively influence inter-Korean ties. North Korea said on Sunday it would resume disabling its plutonium-producing nuclear plant and allow in inspectors after Washington announced a...

2008-10-12 09:00:21

North Korea says it will resume dismantling its nuclear reprocessing complex in the wake of a U.S. decision to drop the country from its terrorism list. The United States made the move as part of an Oct. 3 agreement in which Pyongyang demanded it be removed from the State Department's list of state sponsors of international terrorism. In return, North Korea will allow international inspectors to verify activities at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, Yonhap, the South Korean news agency,...

2008-10-12 00:00:15

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration is trying to build consensus among its negotiating partners before removing North Korea from a terrorism blacklist in hopes of salvaging nuclear disarmament talks, U.S. officials said Friday.The administration is close to taking the step but is still consulting with China, South Korea, Russia and particularly Japan on the move, which is meant to revive the process, the officials said. A decision had been expected as early as...

2008-10-11 18:00:11

Washington, Oct. 11 (Jiji Press)--The United States said Saturday that it has removed North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism in exchange for jump-starting six-party talks on the reclusive state's nuclear issues. Agreeing with North Korea on "a series of verification measures that represents significant cooperation" for its denuclearization, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has rescinded the terror state designation effective immediately, the State Department said. The...

2008-10-11 12:00:06

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Sam Stratman of House Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, +1-202-226-7875, sam.stratman@mail.house.gov WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, strongly criticized today's decision by the U.S. Government to remove North Korea from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism without first requiring full verification of the dismantlement of...

2008-10-11 09:00:03

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (Yonhap) - The United States has not yet made a decision on whether or when to delist North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, the State Department said Friday. Spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters that he had "nothing new" on the issue, explaining that discussions are still under way between the partners in the six-party talks on ending North Korea's nuclear ambitions. They are the two Koreas, the US,...

2008-10-10 15:00:10

Once again, the nuclear talks with North Korea have stalled. Pyongyang is preparing to restart plutonium production. And our diplomat, after a hasty repair visit, has left the capital apparently empty-handed. President Bush, after starting out rejecting the Clinton "framework" for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, resumed six-nation talks two years ago. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice evidently persuaded him that threats and name-calling had failed and that diplomacy was worth a...

2008-10-10 09:00:41

S. Korea is largest user of farm chemicals among OECD members: local report SEOUL, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- South Korea is the largest user of farm chemicals among the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) members, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Thursday. According to a report by the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, local farmers used an average of 13.1 kg of fertilizers and pesticides for every hectare of arable land, higher than...

2008-10-10 09:00:13

By GEORGE JAHN By George Jahn The Associated Press VIENNA, Austria North Korea moved closer Thursday to relaunching its nuclear arms program, announcing that it wants to reactivate the facility that produced its atomic bomb and banning U.N. inspectors from the site. The United States said the moves did not mean the end of efforts to persuade the North to recommit to nuclear disarmament in exchange for diplomatic and economic concessions . Despite the gloomy implications of North...


Latest North Korea Reference Libraries

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2007-07-17 11:33:40

The Chinese Goral (Nemorhaedus caudatus), is a species of wild goat found in the mountains of eastern and northern Asia. A population of this subspecies exists in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, near the tracks of the Donghae Bukbu Line. The species is classified as endangered in South Korea, with an estimated population of less than 250.

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2007-01-10 12:49:37

The Eurasian Water Shrew, known in British English as the water shrew, is a relatively large shrew. It is up to 3.94 inches (100 mm) long, with a tail up to three-quarters as long again. It has short dark fur, often with a few white tufts. It has a few stiff hairs around the feet and tail that act as a keel in the water. Its fur traps bubbles of air in the water that greatly aids its buoyancy, but requires it to anchor itself if it wishes to remain underwater for more than the briefest of...

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