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North Korea Likely to Overshadow Nuclear Summit

Posted March 25th, 2012 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama will attend a nuclear security summit in Seoul Monday, focused on combating nuclear terrorism but likely to be overshadowed by North Korea’s plans to launch a long-range rocket next month. Leaders from more than 50 other nations and international organizations will gather in South Korea’s capital for the second such nuclear […]

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Obama, Lee Present United Front Against Possible North Korean Threat

Posted March 25th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak met in Seoul Sunday and presented a united front against any possible threat from North Korea. At a joint news conference after their meeting, Mr. Obama said North Korea would achieve nothing by making threats and said the country would only deepen its isolation if […]

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Obama, Lee Present United Front Against Possible North Korean Threat

Posted March 25th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak met in Seoul Sunday and presented a united front against any possible threat from North Korea. At a joint news conference after their meeting, Mr. Obama said North Korea would achieve nothing by making threats and said the country would only deepen its isolation if […]

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Obama, Lee Present United Front Against Possible North Korean Nuclear Threat

Posted March 25th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak met in Seoul Sunday and presented a united front against any possible threat from North Korea. At a joint news conference after their meeting, Mr. Obama said North Korea would achieve nothing by making threats and said the country would only deepen its isolation if […]

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Obama Visits US Troops at DMZ

Posted March 25th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama visited the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas Sunday. The president, standing behind thick, bulletproof glass peered across the border into North Korea with the help of powerful binoculars. Mr. Obama also met with American troops guarding the DMZ and told them they are a long line of soldiers who have […]

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North Korea to Hold First Parliament Session Under New Leader

Posted March 24th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea announced Saturday it will hold an annual parliamentary session next month around the time of a planned rocket launch that has sparked widespread condemnation. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the Supreme People’s Assembly would convene on April 13. Analysts say the parliament will likely promote the country’s leader, Kim Jong […]

U.S. Suspending Military Recovery Efforts in North Korea

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is suspending efforts to recover the remains of its service members in North Korea. This follows Pyongyang’s announcement last Friday it plans to go against international agreements and launch a rocket. The U.S. project was designed to bring home remains left in North Korea after the Korean military conflict that […]

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Obama to Visit Korean DMZ During Nuclear Security Summit

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials have confirmed that President Barack Obama will visit the tense demilitarized zone between North and South Korea next week during a visit to Seoul. White House officials say Mr. Obama will visit with American forces Sunday at the DMZ, making it his first event before a high-profile Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul. In […]

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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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