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2008-10-25 15:00:15

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says Asian and European leaders should help him entice North Korea into demilitarizing through economic cooperation. Addressing the Asia-Europe Meeting Saturday in Beijing where leaders of 40 nations met to discuss the global financial crisis, Lee called for their help in his efforts to link the two Koreas through natural gas pipelines and railways, Yonhap, the South Korean news agency, reported. "North Korea's nuclear weapons are a serious threat to...

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,...

2008-10-01 15:00:11

U.S. envoy Christopher Hill was in North Korea Wednesday for negotiations aimed at rescuing a nuclear disarmament deal with Pyongyang. "We are in a very difficult and very tough phrase of negotiation," Hill told CNN ahead of his meeting with North Korean officials. The latest dispute centers on measures to verify that North Korean has disabled its Yongbyon nuclear reactor and reprocessing facilities that produce plutonium for nuclear weapons. The United States has insisted on...

2008-10-01 06:00:31

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Byun Duk-kun: "Divided Koreas To Hold Military Talks Thursday"] Seoul, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) - Officials from the two Koreas will meet this week at the joint security area inside the demilitarized zone dividing the countries in what will be their first military dialogue in over eight months, the Defence Ministry said Wednesday [1 October]. The talks, first proposed for Tuesday by communist North Korea, will begin at 10 a.m. on...

2008-09-16 06:00:26

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Shim Sun-ah] Seoul, 16 September: South Korea will deliver a portion of the energy assistance promised to North Korea under a six-nation nuclear disarmament deal by next month, despite the communist country's recent move backtracking on a pledge to abandon its nuclear ambitions, a government source said Tuesday. The government plans to ship 1,500 tons of round steel bars by Thursday next week, with an additional 1,500 tons...

2008-09-11 09:00:02

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) - No power vacuum has been detected in North Korea amid speculations that Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] may have had a stroke last month, a diplomatic source said Thursday. The diplomatic source, who declined to be identified, said there seem to have been no disruptions to key decision-making processes in the communist country, pointing to the nuclear situation as evidence. "North Korea threatened to...

2008-09-05 09:00:10

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Updated version: Updates throughout with start of meetings in Beijing; changes dateline per 0846 gmt source update; By Lee Ji- dong: "Envoys To Discuss Pyongyang's Nuclear Resumption"] BEIJING/SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) - Nuclear envoys began a flurry of meetings in Beijing on Friday to discuss ways of dealing with Pyongyang's move to restart its reactor and find a breakthrough on how to verify the secretive regime's nuclear...

2008-07-23 09:00:12

The United States should drop its hostile policy by lifting all its sanctions against North Korea, a Pyongyang official said Wednesday in Singapore. In the island state for a meeting of the foreign ministers of the six nations involved in North Korea's denuclearization, Ri Dong-il, speaking for the North Korean foreign minister, said his country last month submitted a long-due declaration of its nuclear programs in a sincere effort, Yonhap news agency reported. In return, he said the...

2008-07-22 06:00:20

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "US Hopes To Discuss N. Korea's Uranium, Proliferation at ARF: Rice"] Washington, July 21 (Yonhap) - Foreign ministers of six countries involved in North Korea's denuclearization will discuss North Korea's alleged uranium enrichment and nuclear proliferation Wednesday in Singapore at a regional security forum, the top US diplomat said Monday. "I think what we'll do is we'll certainly review progress in the...

2008-07-21 12:01:18

North Korean officials are expressing regret over the shooting death of a South Korean tourist but aren't cooperating in an investigation, sources say. Unnamed South Korean civilians who met with North Korean officials returned to Seoul saying Pyongyang is worried that what it says was an accidental shooting will have far-reaching effects on its relations with the South, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported Monday. Tourist Park Wang-ja, 53, was killed July 11 by a North Korean...


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