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2006-08-18 13:31:54

By Tabassum Zakaria CAMP DAVID, Md (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Friday warned that North Korea would pose a threat to the world if it tested a nuclear bomb for the first time, following reports that the reclusive government was considering such a move. Bush also pressed participants in six-party talks to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear-weapons program, while a senior U.S. official played down the chances of an early nuclear test. "If North Korea were to...

2006-08-17 12:29:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House accused North Korea on Thursday of counterfeiting dollars to support terrorism and said the United States would continue to try to stem such illicit activity as well as Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. Six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons program have been stalled since November after Pyongyang objected to a U.S. crackdown on companies suspected of helping the country in counterfeiting. The United States has accused North Korea of...

2006-08-17 12:25:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House accused North Korea on Thursday of counterfeiting dollars to support terrorism and said the United States would continue to try to stem such illicit activity as well as Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. Six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons program have been stalled since November after Pyongyang objected to a U.S. crackdown on companies suspected of helping the country in counterfeiting. The United States has accused North Korea of conducting...

2006-08-16 12:31:32

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun will meet on September 14 to discuss bringing North Korea back to the negotiating table on its nuclear program and trade, White House spokesman Tony Snow said on Wednesday. The United States has been urging North Korea to return to six-party talks on its nuclear weapons ambitions. The talks, which involve China, Russia, Japan, the United States, South Korea and North Korea, have been stalled since...

2006-08-14 02:41:44

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged patience in attempts to lure North Korea back to talks about its nuclear weapons ambitions rather than risk a "negative" response from the secretive state. North Korea spurned calls at a regional security forum last month to return to the six-party talks, even threatening to quit the ASEAN Regional Forum altogether. The talks have been stalled since November and attempts to bring the communist...

2006-08-11 05:36:07

BEIJING (Reuters) - A group of U.S. senators pressed China on its ties with North Korea and Iran, they said on Friday as they neared the end of a visit that covered Washington's often volatile trade and security links with the rising Asian power. China's backing of a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning North Korea's missile tests last month was "a historic and very significant step," said Senator Mark Dayton, a Minnesota Democrat. China has hosted six-party talks...

2006-08-08 10:05:04

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea needs to be given a face-saving way of coming back to talks on its nuclear weapons program or it might opt to increase tension through missile or nuclear tests, a report released on Wednesday said. The influential International Crisis Group (ICG) said in a report on the stalled six-way nuclear talks and the North's multiple missile launches in July that one way to reduce tensions might be for the United States to ease some of the...

2006-07-31 20:47:11

By Teruaki Ueno TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan, stunned by North Korea's multiple missile launch last month, said on Tuesday it believed the reclusive communist state had developed ballistic missiles capable of "pinpoint" attacks on targets in Japan. In an annual defense white paper issued on Tuesday, Japan's defense ministry also urged China to disclose military data to allay neighbors' fears about Beijing's defense buildup. North Korea has drawn harsh international condemnation for...

2006-07-28 08:37:52

By John Ruwitch KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - North Korea spurned calls to return to nuclear talks at an Asia security forum on Friday, while U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice dashed hopes that she would plunge into a fresh Middle East initiative. Rice made clear at a news conference after the forum in the Malaysian capital that she intended to return to the Middle East but she did not give a timetable. "I am going to return to the Middle East. The question is, when is it right...

2006-07-28 04:26:41

By George Nishiyama KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - North Korea spurned calls for a return to talks at a security forum on Friday and the U.S. Secretary of State dashed hopes she would return to the Middle East and the peace process there by delaying her departure. Members of the so-called six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons programs had been trying to get Pyongyang to participate in multilateral discussions on the fringes of the ASEAN Regional Forum, but North Korea made clear...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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