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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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