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2008-07-08 00:00:09

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Seoul, July 8 Kyodo - The six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization will resume Thursday in Beijing among heads of delegation, after a nine-month hiatus, South Korea's chief nuclear envoy Kim Sook told reporters Tuesday. The resumption of the talks among North and South Korea, China, the United States, Russia and Japan comes after North Korea submitted the declaration of its nuclear activities late last month. The...

2008-06-28 12:01:34

By Associated Press YONGBYON, North Korea -- The gray cooling tower crumbled behind billowing dust clouds in seconds Friday, reducing the structure at North Korea's nuclear reactor into a pile of rubble. It was a choreographed show by the communist regime meant to affirm an intention to stop making atomic bombs. From a distance, smiling diplomats from the United States and other nations snapped photos of the blast that destroyed part of the heart of the North's nuclear weapons program....

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...

2008-06-28 00:00:42

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - After months of stalling, North Korea offered a glimpse of its secretive nuclear program Thursday and was promptly rewarded by President Bush with an easing of trade sanctions and a move to take the communist state off the U.S. terrorism blacklist. Bush, who once famously branded North Korea a part of his "axis of evil," offered mostly symbolic concessions in exchange for Kim Jong Il's agreement to hand over a long-awaited accounting of its...

2008-06-27 15:00:20

By DEB RIECHMANN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON It seemed dramatic. President Bush stepped into the Rose Garden to announce plans to remove North Korea from the U.S. terrorism blacklist and ease sanctions against a country he once branded as part of his "axis of evil." But just as soon as he said it, he played down its significance. Bush said what the U.S. was giving North Korea in exchange for its long-awaited accounting of its secretive nuclear program was largely symbolic that...

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...

2008-06-27 06:02:26

By Richard Wolf and David Jackson WASHINGTON -- North Korea's landmark decision Thursday to divulge details of its nuclear program could lead to the end of its membership in President Bush's original "axis of evil." Still, it could take years of further diplomacy before the isolated regime no longer poses a threat to the rest of the world. By handing over about 60 pages to Chinese officials in Beijing, North Korea won an immediate reward from Bush: the end of some economic sanctions...

2008-06-27 06:00:11

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, June 27 (Yonhap) - South Korea's political parties on Friday welcomed North Korea's scheduled destruction of its nuclear cooling tower, urging the communist regime to completely denuclearize to secure peace on the Korean Peninsula. "This is a historic day in which North Korea takes its first step towards denuclearization," said Jo Yoon-sun, spokeswoman of the ruling Grand National Party. "We hope North Korea will promptly...

2008-06-27 03:00:20

North Korea Friday took another step in giving up its nuclear weapons program with plans to blow up the cooling tower of its main nuclear plant. The action, with wide media coverage around the world, was designed to show the world Pyongyang is ready to keep its denuclearization promise in return for massive economic and other aid from the other five parties in the six-party talks, South Korean official said. The others are the United States, Russia, China, Japan and South Korea. The...

2008-06-26 21:01:33

WASHINGTON _ Meeting in Berlin, Germany, in January 2007, in what was portrayed at the time as an accidental encounter, Christopher Hill, the State Department's top Asia hand, and his North Korean counterpart sketched out a deal to resume nuclear negotiations. The North Koreans had proposed the venue, but Hill had to find an excuse to be there. "I need to be in Berlin, and I need a cover story," Hill told his mentor and one-time boss, Richard Holbrooke, the former United Nations ambassador....


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