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FAO Chief: Boost Food Production to Fight Rising Prices

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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The head of the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization is calling for a boost in agricultural production to help counter soaring food prices and combat global hunger. Jose Graziano da Silva made his comments in Vietnam Thursday at a FAO regional conference for the Asia-Pacific region. The region is home to over 60 percent of […]

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US-Korean Food Aid Talks End With Progress, No Deal

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. envoy says ongoing talks with North Korea on deliveries of 240,000 metric tons of emergency American food aid are making progress, but says details remain to be settled. U.S. negotiator Robert King spoke Thursday in Beijing, where negotiations opened earlier this week. “We’re able to discuss the modalities of providing humanitarian nutrition […]

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US-Korean Food Aid Talks End With Progress, No Deal

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Two days of talks have broken off in Beijing without a deal for the United States to send food aid to North Korea. U.S. negotiator Robert King said Thursday the sides had made good progress on a deal to provide 240,000 tons of emergency food, and and that he would return to Washington to discuss […]

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US-Korean Food Aid Talks End With Progress, No Deal

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two days of talks have broken off in Beijing without a deal for the United States to send food aid to North Korea. U.S. negotiator Robert King said Thursday the sides had made good progress on a deal to provide 240,000 tons of emergency food, and and that he would return to Washington to discuss […]

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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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UN, Aid Groups Call for ‘Urgent’ Action in Sahel

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.N. officials and humanitarian groups are calling for an “urgent scale up” of aid to Africa’s Sahel region, where millions of people are facing severe food shortages. Officials met with donor governments in Rome Wednesday. United Nations Development chief Helen Clark told them the region needs $725 million in aid to stop the problem. U.N. […]

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