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2008-06-30 06:00:03

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap original headline: "Seoul Offers Corn Aid to Pyongyang"] SEOUL, June 30 (Yonhap) - South Korea on Monday offered 50,000 tons of corn aid to North Korea after the famine-stricken country failed to reply to Seoul's proposed assistance. "We will provide 50,000 tons of corn if North Korea give details as to when, where and how it wants to receive the aid," Kim Ho- nyoun, spokesman for the Unification Ministry, told...

2008-06-28 00:00:56

By Saibal Dasgupta BEIJING: A solution to the North Korean nuclear crisis appeared on the horizon as the government in Pyongyang finally handed over the crucial document disclosing its nuclear programmes to the members of the six-party talks that include the United States and China. (Watch http://broadband.indiatimes.com/videoshow/ 3169556.cms) The United States responded almost immediately saying it was now ready to lift the ban on trade with North Korea, a move that is bound to result...

2008-06-27 21:01:36

MOSCOW. June 27 (Interfax) - The fact that the North Korean side scrapped a cooling tower at the Yongbyon experimental nuclear center proves the seriousness of Pyongyang's intentions to fulfill its obligations to the participants in the six-nation talks on the North Korean nuclear issue. "Moscow welcomes this fact. This is a practical proof for the seriousness of North Korean intentions to fulfill the undertaken obligations based on agreements reached within the framework of the six-nation...

2008-06-27 09:00:10

By Leonard Doyle In the twilight of his troubled presidency, George Bush has brought the isolated state of North Korea in from the cold with a promise to remove the country he once truculently described as part of the "Axis of Evil" from a terror blacklist, opening the way for eventual diplomatic relations. It was an abrupt reversal for Mr Bush, who once said he "loathed" North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-il, whom he described as a "pygmy". Gone was the President's earlier fighting talk of...

2008-06-26 18:00:42

Tokyo, June 26 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government intends to keep close contact with the United States over North Korean issues after Washington starts procedures to remove the reclusive nation from its list of state sponsors of terrorism following Pyongyang's latest nuclear declaration. Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura is set to ask the United States to increase pressure on North Korea in order to bring about progress over the issue of Pyongyang's past abductions of Japanese...

2008-06-26 15:00:11

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Kyoto, June 26 Kyodo - Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura expressed determination Thursday to strive to bring about a resolution to the issue of North Korea's abductions of Japanese national during the 45 days before the United States removes the North from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Komura, meanwhile, welcomed the North's declaration of nuclear programmes earlier in the day, telling a group of reporters,...

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2008-06-26 12:00:00

BEIJING -- North Korea handed over a long-overdue disclosure of its nuclear activity Thursday, and President Bush responded by easing some trade sanctions and pledging to take Pyongyang off a terrorism blacklist. The coordinated actions marked a watershed in global efforts to coax reclusive North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons in exchange for assistance and recognition. As a light drizzle fell on China's capital, North Korean diplomats entered the Foreign Ministry and delivered...

2008-06-26 09:00:04

Japan remained firm Thursday on the issue of the abduction of its nationals by North Korea. Japanese Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura said Japn's stand won't change even if the United States removes North Korea from its list of terrorism-sponsoring countries, Kyodo news reported. The abduction issue, which relates to Japan's claim that North Korea hasn't accounted for 12 kidnapped nationals, has gained momentum as the six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization appeared set to...

2008-06-26 06:02:22

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Pyongyang, June 26 Kyodo - The US State Department's top Korea expert arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday afternoon, ahead of a series of events expected to end a six-month stall in the six-way process for denuclearizing North Korea. Sung Kim, director of the department's Office of Korean Affairs, said he will attend the demolition of the cooling tower attached to the Yongbyon nuclear reactor, expected to take place Friday once...

2008-06-25 18:02:22

The following editorial appeared in the The Yomiuri Shimbun on Tuesday, June 25: ___ Participants in the six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization are reaching the final stages of their negotiations aimed at ensuring Pyongyang declare its nuclear development programs. Washington has indicated it will start the process of removing Pyongyang from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism in return for the overdue declaration on its nuclear inventory. We urge the United States to...


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