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South Korean President Visits Burma

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has received an honor guard welcome in Burma, on the first such trip by a South Korean leader in nearly 30 years. Mr. Lee met with Burmese President Thein Sein Monday to discuss increasing economic ties as well as cooperation on energy and natural resources. He is expected to meet […]

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South Korean President Visits Burma

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak headed to Burma Monday for a two-day visit, the first such trip by a South Korean leader in nearly 30 years. Mr. Lee’s office said he will meet with Burmese President Thein Sein to discuss increasing economic ties as well as cooperation on energy and natural resources. The South Korean […]

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China, Japan, S Korea Warn North to Stop Provocations

Posted May 13th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The leaders of China, Japan and South Korea say they will not tolerate further provocation from North Korea, amid fears that Pyongyang is preparing for a new nuclear test. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak made the remark Sunday after meeting in Beijing with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. North Korea’s […]

Clinton Says North Korea Must Change Before Direct Diplomacy with US

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington wants to engage diplomatically with North Korea, but only if its leaders change course and “put their people first.” She spoke Friday at annual bilateral talks in Beijing. Clinton said that if Pyongyang focuses on feeding and educating it citizens and “rejoining the international community,” the United […]

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Clinton Says North Korea Must Change Before Direct Diplomacy with US

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington wants to engage diplomatically with North Korea, but only if its leaders change course and “put their people first.” In a speech she was scheduled to deliver Friday at annual bilateral talks in Beijing, Clinton says, if Pyongyang focuses on feeding and educating it citizens and “rejoining […]

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UN Security Council Imposes Sanctions on North Korean Firms

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is penalizing three North Korean companies involved in the country’s missile and nuclear programs. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, says the Security Council sanctions include freezing the assets of three North Korean entities. “These new sanctions include the designation of and the freezing of assets of three very […]

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UN Security Council Imposes Sanctions on North Korean Firms

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is penalizing three North Korean companies involved in the country’s missile and nuclear programs. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, says the Security Council sanctions include freezing the assets of the three “very significant” entities. She said the Security Council views the sanctions as “strong and credible.” North Korea […]

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China Said Unable to Protect Pyongyang After Nuclear Test

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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China’s state-controlled media say Beijing will not be able to shield North Korea from the diplomatic consequences if it conducts a third nuclear test. The warning appears Thursday in a commentary in Global Times, which is affiliated with China’s ruling Communist Party. The article notes growing speculation that Pyongyang is preparing to conduct an underground […]

South Korea Readies for Possible Attack From North

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korean authorities have tightened security around nine conservative media outlets in Seoul, after North Korea threatened to carry a “special military action” on them by “unprecedented means and methods.” The government in Seoul says it is concerned about the threat made by Pyongyang Monday to “reduce to ashes in several minutes” the support base […]

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Nuclear Authority Says Visit to North Korea Now ‘Unlikely’

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the world body stands ready to take further action against North Korea if that country continues to pursue missile launches or nuclear tests. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Susan Rice said the United Nations’ recent statement condemning North Korea’s failed missile launch attempt is a “strong and united […]

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