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North Korea Releases Documentary of Kim Jong Un’s Military Visit

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea has released a documentary film showing the country’s new leader Kim Jong Un visiting an elite tank division of the country’s large army. The documentary released Tuesday shows Kim Jong Un clapping as he walks past military personnel on New Year’s Day. It also shows him talking with a soldier and posing for […]

High Level US Diplomat Begins Asia Tour

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell is in Beijing, the first high-level U.S. visit to Northeast Asia since the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. Campbell arrived in China Tuesday evening for the start of a four-day diplomatic tour that will also take him to Seoul and Tokyo. The State Department says he […]

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High Level US Diplomat Begins Asia Tour

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell arrives in Beijing Tuesday, the first high-level U.S. visit to Northeast Asia since the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. Campbell will also make stops in Seoul and Tokyo on his four-day diplomatic tour. The State Department says he will discuss “a range of important bilateral, regional […]

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Obama Says Foreign Policy, Aid to Promote Gay Rights

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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((new info in graf 4, edits grafs 1 – 3) U.S. President Barack Obama is ordering U.S. agencies overseas to work harder to protect the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons. In a memorandum issued Tuesday, President Obama directed the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and other federal entities, to […]

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Obama Says Foreign Policy, Aid to Promote Gay Rights

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered all U.S. agencies working abroad to ensure that diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered persons. In a memorandum issued Tuesday, President Obama directed agencies, such as the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, to fight the criminalization […]

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Iranian Diplomats Leave London

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian diplomats left Britain on Friday on a chartered plane after being expelled by the government for the attacks on the British Embassy in Tehran. The British Foreign Office said all diplomatic staff had taken off from London’s Heathrow airport Friday afternoon. The move comes after British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Wednesday that the […]

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Iranian Diplomats Leave London

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Expelled Iranian diplomats packed up Iran’s London embassy on Friday, as crowds staged new anti-Britain protests in Tehran. Embassy staff were to leave Britain by 1400 GMT on Friday — a deadline given by the British government after the ransacking of its embassy in Tehran earlier this week. The Iranian flag was still flying outside […]

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US, South Korea to Increase Defense Posture Against North Korea

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. and South Korea have pledged to “advance combat readiness capabilities” near the disputed sea border with North Korea, warning that any aggression by Pyongyang “is not to be tolerated.” U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and his South Korean counterpart, Kim Kwan-jin, issued a statement Friday in Seoul. Panetta told reporters North Korea has […]

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US Defense Chief Says North Korea Still a Threat

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he is “skeptical” about the outcome of the latest round of direct U.S. talks with North Korea aimed at resuming stalled nuclear disarmament negotiations. Panetta expressed his reservations to reporters Thursday after holding talks with South Korean officials in Seoul. He said Pyongyang remains “a serious threat” by engaging […]

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US Defense Chief Says North Korea Still a Threat

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he is “skeptical” about the outcome of the latest round of direct U.S. talks with North Korea aimed at resuming the stalled nuclear disarmament negotiations. Panetta expressed his reservations to reporters Thursday after holding talks with government officials in Seoul. He said Pyongyang remains “a serious threat” by engaging […]

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