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2008-06-21 09:00:03

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap WASHINGTON, June 20 (Yonhap) - North Korea will soon present a declaration of its nuclear programmes and appear at a fresh round of multilateral talks to end its nuclear ambitions, a State Department spokesman said Friday. Sean McCormack, however, would not give the exact date for the resumption of the six-party talks stalled over the North's failure to present a full and complete declaration of its nuclear programmes and...

2008-06-18 09:01:17

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Pyongyang, June 18 (KCNA) - A special attention is paid to the reproductive health of people in the DPRK. The Korean Family Planning & Maternal and Child Health Association, founded on January 25, juche [chuch'e] 79 (1990), is working to solve urgent problems arising in reproductive health. The association has project sites including family planning clinics and mobile service teams in various provinces. It...

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2008-04-24 18:50:00

The White House said Thursday that North Korea's secret work on a nuclear reactor with Syria was "a dangerous and potentially destabilizing development for the world," raising doubts about Pyongyang's intention to carry through with a promised disclosure of its nuclear activities. Seven months after Israel bombed the reactor, the White House broke its silence and said North Korea assisted Syria's secret nuclear program and that the destroyed facility was not intended for "peaceful purposes."...

2006-09-06 04:27:10

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States have discussed warning North Korea against conducting a nuclear test, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said in Beijing on Wednesday. U.S. intelligence authorities detected suspicious vehicle movement around North Korea's test site, according to a U.S. television news report last month, but Seoul and Washington officials have since played down the possibility of a test. "We talked about the need to make very clear to...

2006-09-05 10:38:22

BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea's test firing of a volley of missiles in July has disappointed its traditional ally China, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said in Beijing on Tuesday. Hill, the top U.S. negotiator in six-party talks aimed at dismantling North Korea's nuclear weapons, said the talks were jeopardized by Pyongyang's refusal to participate, and the host country, China, was also frustrated. "We would like to get on with a diplomatic track, but I think...

2006-09-04 00:02:57

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese policy makers are debating how far their country should prop up or pressure North Korea as fraying economic ties compound political distrust. According to South Korean news reports, China may invite secretive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il for a visit to heal rifts over Pyongyang's July 5 missile tests and Beijing's vote for a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning them. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill visits...

2006-09-02 16:27:35

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. point man with North Korea will urge Asian powers to end arms-related trade with Pyongyang as ordered by the U.N. on a tour of the region next week, U.S. officials say. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, who departs on Sunday for Japan, China and South Korea, will assure them that despite the U.N. order increasing pressure on the North, the United States still backs six party talks to persuade...

2006-09-02 10:00:25

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. point man with North Korea will urge Asian powers to end arms-related trade with Pyongyang as ordered by the U.N. on a tour of the region next week, U.S. officials say. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, who departs on Sunday for Japan, China and South Korea, will assure them that despite the U.N. order increasing pressure on the North, the United States still backs six party talks to persuade...

2006-08-30 05:13:02

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea sent a first shipment of food and other supplies to reclusive North Korea on Wednesday to help it cope with the aftermath of heavy July flooding. China, meanwhile, voiced deep concern at the situation facing its impoverished communist neighbor following the floods and pledged urgent humanitarian assistance. Three storms struck North Korea last month, washing away crops and raising the threat of famine. As of mid-July, more than 800 North Koreans were...

2006-08-26 06:03:52

SEOUL (Reuters) - A nuclear test by North Korea cannot be ruled out if the United States steps up what Pyongyang calls its hostile policy toward the communist country, a pro-North Korea newspaper published in Japan said on Saturday. The news comes amid reports that Pyongyang might be preparing a nuclear bomb test. "We cannot say for sure there will be no nuclear test by North Korea to strengthen its self-defence, if the Bush administration steps up the hard-line stance in military...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
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