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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...

2008-10-10 09:00:13

By George Jah n 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 U.S. said the moves did not mean the death of international efforts to persuade the North to recommit to an agreement that offers it diplomatic and economic concessions in exchange for nuclear disarmament. Despite the gloomy...

2008-10-10 06:00:20

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, Oct. 10 Kyodo - Japan thinks that the removal of North Korea from the US list of terror-sponsoring nations is unlikely to occur at present, Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeo Kawamura said Friday. "At least at this present moment, we think that the situation does not seem to immediately lead to the removal from the list of terrorism-sponsoring nations," he said, following a US report that the United States seems poised to...

2008-10-10 03:00:02

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso has turned down a U.S.-supported North Korean nuclear verification offer, sources told the Financial Times. The Times, quoting two sources familiar with the decision, reported the new Japanese prime minister did not accept the offer despite U.S. urging. The issue relates to U.S. efforts to reach an understanding with the Communist country for its denuclearization. The issue, part of the six-nation talks, has bogged down over U.S. demand for verification in...

2008-10-10 00:00:13

World in brief PYONGYANG North Korea has banned United Nations weapons inspectors from its main nuclear complex amid reports that it is also preparing for a mass testing of missiles at a disputed sea border. The decision to stop the monitors throughout the Yongbyon centre is seen by analysts as a significant step towards Pyongyang jettisoning a deal to dismantle its atomic bomb programme. At the same time, Pyongyang accused South Korea of encroaching on its coastal territory and warned...

2008-10-09 06:00:29

From 22 July to 2 August, Pyongyang Korean Central Television (KCTV) via Satellite in Korean broadcast a series of propaganda programmes in response to the prevalent global food crisis. The series addressed the severity of the food crisis both at home and abroad, and emphasized "self-reliance" and "self-sufficiency" to surmount the crisis, introducing ways to attain better harvest. The television series was carried via an extremely rare vehicle called "intensive broadcast (Koreasn:...

2008-10-07 09:00:19

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Seoul, Oct. 7 Kyodo - South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung Hwan said Tuesday that the United States and North Korea have shown flexibility in talks aimed at resolving the dispute over the verification of information the North has provided about its nuclear programmes. The US position "remains unchanged in substance, but is showing flexibility to the fullest possible limit," Yu told a parliamentary committee. Yu also said...


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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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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