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US Sees Progress in North Korea Food Aid Talks

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. envoy say progress was made in negotiations with North Korean officials on details of a plan to supply 240,000 tons of U.S. food aid to the communist nation. Robert King, the special envoy for human rights in North Korea, spoke to reporters after Wednesday’s talks in Beijing. “We’ve discussed a number of […]

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US, North Korea to Discuss US Food Assistance

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two U.S. envoys are in Beijing for talks with North Korea on details of a plan to supply 240,000 tons of U.S. food aid to the communist nation. Robert King, the special envoy for human rights in North Korea, said ahead of Wednesday’s talks that the nutritional assistance program is “complicated.” He said the talks […]

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US, North Korea to Discuss US Food Assistance

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Two U.S. envoys arrived in Beijing Tuesday for talks with North Korea on finalizing the details of a plan for 240,000 tons of U.S. food aid for the communist nation and monitoring its distribution to ensure the aid reaches the most needy. The discussions, attended by Robert King, the special envoy for human rights in […]

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US says N. Korea Agrees to Missile, Uranium Enrichment Moratorium

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says North Korea has agreed to a moratorium on long-range missile launches, nuclear testing and uranium enrichment activities. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Wednesday that Pyongyang has also agreed to allow international inspectors to verify and monitor the enrichment moratorium, and to confirm that a nuclear reactor at Yongbyon has been […]

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US Seeks N. Korea Nuclear Concessions for Food Aid

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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A senior U.S. military commander says North Korea must make concessions on its nuclear program in order to secure much-needed food aid from Washington. Admiral Robert Willard, the head of Asia Pacific Command, said Tuesday the conditions include a halt to North Korea’s nuclear program and ballistic missile tests, as well as allowing United Nations […]

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Clinton Says US Focusing On Efficient Diplomatic, Aid Efforts

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States is working “more deeply in fewer areas” as part of diplomatic and aid efforts to resolve conflicts and help countries become more self-sufficient. Speaking Wednesday at a town hall meeting at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Clinton said the emphasis is on “high-impact development” […]

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Red Cross Denies al-Shabab Accusation of Distributing Spoiled Food to Somalis

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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The International Committee of the Red Cross is denying accusations by a Somali insurgent group that it distributed spoiled food to aid recipients in southern Somalia. Earlier this week, al-Shabab announced it was permanently shutting down Red Cross operations in areas that it controls, accusing the aid group of handing out food that was “unfit […]

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South Korean Activists Says North Korea has Received Food Aid from China

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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A South Korean human rights group says China apparently delivered large amounts of food aid to impoverished North Korea earlier this month. Do Hee-yoon, a representative of the Seoul-based Citizens Coalition for the Human Rights of Abductees and North Korean Refugees, says China shipped rice, and possibly other aid to isolated regime for about 10 […]

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South Korean Charity Delivers Food to North Korea

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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A South Korean civic group on Friday delivered 180 tons of flour to North Korea, the first food aid from the South since the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il last month. Representatives of the Korea Peace Foundation crossed the heavily fortified border accompanied by eight truckloads of flour. The food is to […]

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Activists Launch Balloons Into North Korea

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Four North Korean defector groups launched balloons loaded with snacks and other items towards North Korea on Friday. The North Korea Peoples’ Liberation Front says it joined three other organizations in dispatching the balloons from near the port city of Incheon. Defectors say they loaded 20 large balloons with snack cakes, compact discs and informational […]

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