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North Korea Announces Planned Satellite Launch

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea says it will use a long range rocket to launch a satellite next month in honor of late president Kim Il Sung’s 100th birthday, which falls on April 15. In a statement carried by official media, a spokesman for the North’s Korean Committee for Space Technology said a long-range Unha-3 rocket would launch […]

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North Korea Announces Planned Satellite Launch

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea says it will use a long range rocket to launch a satellite next month in honor of late president Kim Il Sung’s 100th birthday, which falls on April 15. In a statement carried by official media, a spokesman for the North’s Korean Committee for Space Technology said a long-range Unha-3 rocket would launch […]

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North Korea Announces Planned Satellite Launch

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 11:55 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea announced Friday that it will launch a satellite next month in honor of late president Kim Il Sung’s 100th birthday, which falls on April 15. In a statement carried by official media, a spokesman for the North’s Korean Committee for Space Technology said a long-range Unha-3 rocket would launch a domestic-built polar-orbiting earth […]

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North Korea Uses Social Networking Sites to Spread Propaganda

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s main government website has begun making it easier for readers to redistribute its criticisms of the U.S. and South Korea through Facebook, Twitter and South Korean micro-blogging services. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, which monitors the North’s media, reported Monday on the appearance of icons linking to the popular social networking websites. Pyongyang […]

US Says Some Progress Made in North Korea Talks

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The top U.S. envoy on North Korea says some progress has been made during the first day of talks over North Korea’s nuclear program. Stephen Bosworth told reporters in Geneva, Switzerland Monday that talks between the United States and North Korea were “moving in a positive direction.” He said the two sides had narrowed some […]

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China Urges North Korea to Improve Ties with the U.S., South Korea

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in hopes of restarting six-nation talks on the country’s nuclear program. Monday’s meeting, in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, came as negotiators from the U.S. and North Korea met in Geneva for a second round of direct discussions aimed at reviving long-stalled […]

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US, North Korea Nuclear Disarmament Talks Begin in Geneva

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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talks begin; new video, new hed, new lede)) U.S. and North Korean diplomats Monday began two days of talks in Geneva, Switzerland, about restarting six-party negotiations on Pyongyang’s nuclear programs. The U.S. delegation is headed by outgoing special envoy for North Korea Stephen Bosworth and his successor, Glyn Davies. They will present Washington’s position that […]

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US, North Korea Nuclear Disarmament Talks to Begin in Geneva

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. and North Korean diplomats begin two days of talks in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday about restarting six-party negotiations on Pyongyang’s nuclear programs. The U.S. delegation is headed by outgoing special envoy for North Korea Stephen Bosworth and his successor, Glyn Davies. They will present Washington’s position that Pyongyang must stop its uranium enrichment program and […]

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US, North Korea in Geneva For Latest Round of Nuclear Talks

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean and U.S. negotiators meet in Geneva Monday to discuss long-stalled six-party nuclear disarmament negotiations. Analysts expect no breakthroughs during the two-day meeting, but say engagement is better than hostilities. Here are some key dates in the six-party talks, which involve the U.S., the two Koreas, Japan, Russia and China. August 27-29, 2003: First […]

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China Urges North Korea to Improve Ties with the U.S., South Korea

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 10:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Li Kequiang urged North Korean officials Sunday to strengthen ties with South Korea and the United States. A report Monday by China’s official Xinhua news agency said Li told North Korean Premier Choe Yong Rim that improving ties with the U.S. and South Korea would promote stability in the region. Li’s […]

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