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2008-07-24 03:00:45

In a rare vehicle, Pyongyang television carries a programme detailing the causes and consequences of the global food crisis and exhorting viewers to attain "self-sufficiency in food" by concentrating on farming with their "own strength." This programme is aired on 22 July, the day DPRK media gave extensive coverage to a single detailed report on the global food crisis. At 1044 gmt on 22 July, Pyongyang Korean Central Television (KCTV) via Satellite in Korean carries an approximately...

2008-07-23 12:00:13

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Chi-dong: "(ARF) Six-Way FM Talks: Top N. Korean, US Diplomats Discuss Nuclear Issue"] Singapore, July 23 (Yonhap) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with her North Korean counterpart Pak Ui-chun here Wednesday to discuss Pyongyang's atomic weapons programme, demonstrating the two sides' political will to move the agreed-upon denuclearization process forward. Their "informal meeting" was joined by top...

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...

2008-07-23 06:00:12

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Chi-dong: "N. Korea Urges US To Lift All Sanctions"] Singapore, July 23 (Yonhap) - North Korea renewed calls Wednesday for the US to drop its "hostile policy" towards Pyongyang, as the top diplomats from the two sides were set to hold talks here on the sidelines of a regional security forum. "Our republic submitted a nuclear declaration in a sincere effort and even took the measure of demolishing a cooling tower (at 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...

2008-07-21 06:00:20

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "N.K. Says Shooting of S. Korean Tourist Was Accidental: Civic Activists"] Seoul, July 21 (Yonhap) - North Korean officials say the killing of a South Korean tourist by their soldier was unintentional and are worried about possible far-reaching repercussions on inter-Korean ties, South Korean civic group activists said Monday. "Many North Korean officials with the North's Council for National Reconciliation...

2008-07-18 06:00:36

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Pyongyang, July 17 (KCNA) - Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il], general secretary of the Korean Workers' Party and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, appreciated a performance given by the State Academy Beryozka Dancing Troupe of Russia Named after N.S. Nadezhdina on a visit to the DPRK. Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] was greeted at a theatre by Mira Koltsova, head of the dancing troupe, and Alexander Matsegora,...

2008-07-12 00:00:11

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo By Naoko Aoki Beijing, July 12 Kyodo - Negotiators from six countries met for the third day in Beijing Saturday [12 July] to try to work out the specifics of a mechanism to verify North Korea's declaration of its nuclear programmes. The delegates from North and South Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia were also set to discuss the outlook for the next phase of Pyongyang's denuclearization as they tried to wrap...

2008-07-11 12:00:21

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Beijing, July 11 Kyodo - Chief nuclear negotiators from six countries agreed Friday in Beijing on the principles of creating a mechanism to verify North Korea's declaration of its nuclear programmes, Japanese delegate Akitaka Saiki said. But wide differences remain on the method of verification, South Korea's top envoy Kim Sook told reporters separately after the second day of the six-party heads of delegation talks in...

2008-07-08 03:00:08

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Beijing, July 8 Kyodo - (EDS: ADDING DETAILS, BACKGROUND) North Korea's top nuclear negotiator Kim Kye Gwan arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting of the six-party process for denuclearizing the country, set to resume Thursday at the level of heads of delegations. The vice foreign minister had no comments to reporters as he arrived at Beijing's international airport in the morning aboard a regular flight from...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.