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2006-07-12 06:20:18

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States accused North Korea on Wednesday of spurning efforts to defuse tensions over its missile tests, while regional powers remain at odds over a push at the United Nations to impose sanctions. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill told reporters in Beijing that Washington and Beijing shared a "common purpose" in seeking to end missile launches from North Korea and draw the isolated Communist state back to six-party...

2006-07-12 04:36:46

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea shows no sign of responding to efforts to persuade the reclusive nation to ease tensions over its missile tests and return to multilateral talks, a senior U.S. envoy said on Wednesday. North Korea sidestepped pressure from South Korea at their first meeting since the North test-fired a barrage of missiles on July 4th to explain why it had defied international warnings that the tests would pose a grave security threat to the region....

2006-07-11 05:22:59

By Benjamin Kang Lim and Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday condemned a Japan-sponsored U.N. resolution to slap sanctions on North Korea over its missile tests, calling it an over-reaction that would split the Security Council. The statement came as a top U.S. envoy flew into Beijing, seeking a briefing on China's urgent efforts to resolve the crisis by diplomatic means. The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote overnight on the resolution to impose sanctions on the...

2006-07-11 03:03:53

By Benjamin Kang Lim and Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday that a Japan-sponsored U.N. resolution to slap sanctions on North Korea over its missile tests was an over-reaction that would split the Security Council. The statement came as a top U.S. envoy flew into Beijing, seeking a briefing on China's urgent efforts to resolve the crisis by diplomatic means. The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote overnight on the resolution to impose sanctions on the isolated...

2006-07-10 19:16:07

By Evelyn Leopold and Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China, backed by Russia, submitted its own draft U.N. Security Council statement on North Korea on Monday, fearing a resolution imposing sanctions might be used to lay the groundwork for future military action. But the United States, Britain and Japan opposed the statement as the Security Council put off council action to allow a high-level Chinese delegation to talk to Pyongyang. China's U.N. ambassador, Wang Guangya,...

2006-07-10 18:49:36

By Evelyn Leopold and Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China, backed by Russia, submitted its own draft U.N. Security Council statement on North Korea on Monday, fearing a resolution imposing sanctions might be used to lay the groundwork for future military action. But the United States, Britain and Japan opposed the statement as the Security Council put off council action to allow a high-level Chinese delegation to talk to Pyongyang. China's U.N. ambassador, Wang Guangya,...

2006-07-10 18:17:51

By Evelyn Leopold and Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China, backed by Russia, submitted its own draft U.N. Security Council statement on North Korea on Monday, fearing a resolution imposing sanctions might be used to lay the groundwork for future military action. But the United States, Britain and Japan opposed the statement as the Security Council put off council action to allow a high-level Chinese delegation to talk to Pyongyang. China's U.N. ambassador, Wang Guangya,...

2006-07-10 14:09:25

By Evelyn Leopold and Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China indicated on Monday it might back a modified U.N. Security Council resolution on North Korea's missile tests and the council put off a vote on sanctions to allow for more regional diplomacy. Japan had sought an immediate vote on the resolution but on Monday agreed to first give a chance to diplomatic efforts by China. The council members agreed. Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu, expressing support for the fellow...

2006-07-09 20:00:31

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. envoy to six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear programs, visiting Tokyo for discussions on the North Korean missile crisis, said on Monday it was very important to get the multilateral talks going again. The Bush administration said on Sunday it had the votes in the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions on North Korea over its missile program, and urged China to use its influence to get Pyongyang back to the negotiating table. U.S....

2006-07-09 10:20:04

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States believes it has the votes in the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions against North Korea's nuclear missile program, a top U.S. official said on Sunday. "We think we've got the votes to pass that," UnderSecretary of State Nicholas Burns said on NBC's "Meet the Press" television program. Security Council members Russia and China have veto power and have opposed the resolution drafted by Japan. They could abstain,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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