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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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N. Korean Troops Conduct Live-Fire Maneuvers Near Disputed Boundary

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea carried out live-fire military maneuvers this week near its disputed maritime boundary with South Korea, just days after lashing out at the United States for conducting military exercises with South Korea. The North Korean drills, witnessed by the Associated Press, took place Sunday and Monday on the North’s southwestern coast, which faces disputed […]

N. Korean Troops Conduct Live-Fire Maneuvers Near Disputed Boundary

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean troops carried out live-fire military maneuvers this week near its disputed maritime boundary with South Korea, just days after lashing out at the United States for conducting military exercises with South Korea. The North Korean drills, witnessed by the Associated Press, took place Sunday and Monday on the North’s southwestern coast, which faces […]

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US Lawmakers Press China on North Korean Defectors

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers have joined North Korean defectors in urging China not to return refugees from North Korea to their homeland. The U.S. Congressional Executive Commission on China held a hearing Monday to highlight the urgency of the situation of dozens of North Koreans who recently fled into Chinese territory. Representative Chris Smith, a Republican from […]

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US Lawmakers Press China on North Korean Defectors

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers have joined North Korean defectors in urging China not to return refugees from North Korea to their homeland. The U.S. Congressional Executive Commission on China held a hearing Monday to highlight the urgency of the situation of dozens of North Koreans who recently fled into Chinese territory. Representative Chris Smith, a Republican from […]

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North Korea: Military Exercises Show US is ‘Double Faced’

Posted March 3rd, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea is lashing out at the the United States, charging that military drills with South Korea show Washington is not serious about peace. Major General Kwak Chol Hui with the North’s National Defense Commission blasted the ongoing U.S. war games with Seoul during a news conference in Pyongyang Saturday. “The true character of the […]

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North Korea: Military Exercises Show US is ‘Double Faced’

Posted March 3rd, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea is lashing out at the the United States, charging that military drills with South Korea show Washington is not serious about peace. Major General Kwak Chol Hui with the North’s National Defense Commission blasted the ongoing U.S. war games with Seoul during a news conference in Pyongyang Saturday. “The true character of the […]

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US-North Korean Nuclear Deal Gets Cautious Welcome in Asia

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s decision to suspend its testing of nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles is being cautiously welcomed in Asia, where many residents remember a history of broken promises. U.S. and North Korean officials simultaneously announced the breakthrough Wednesday, saying Pyongyang will also halt other nuclear activities, including uranium enrichment. The United States, meanwhile, says […]

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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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