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IAEA Raises New Concerns About Iran, North Korea Nuclear Programs

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency has raised new concerns about Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear programs in his annual report to the United Nations General Assembly. Yukio Amano, IAEA’s director general, reaffirmed Tuesday his agency’s recent reports that Iran “is not providing the necessary cooperation to his agency” to prove that all […]

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China’s Vice Premier Visits North Korea

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Vice Premier Li Kequiang arrived in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang Sunday on an official goodwill visit. The visit by the man who is most likely to succeed Wen Jiabao as premier, comes the day before the U.S. and North Korea are scheduled to meet in Geneva for a second round of direct discussions […]

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UN Official Reports Severe Food Shortage in North Korea

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations official in charge of humanitarian affairs says during a visit to North Korea she found there is a serious food shortage, causing a growing number of children to suffer from malnutrition. Under-secretary-general Valerie Amos warned of the dire situation in the Asian country upon return Friday from a five-day mission to verify […]

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US, North Korea Reach Agreement to Recover Remains of US Troops

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States and North Korea have reached an agreement to resume recovering the remains of American servicemen missing from the Korean War. The U.S. Defense Department says the agreement was reached after three days of talks in the Thai capital, Bangkok. The deal calls for U.S. teams to work in two areas of North […]

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North Korea’s Kim Expresses Readiness to Resume Nuclear Talks

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s reclusive leader Kim Jong Il has expressed readiness to return to stalled negotiations on his country’s nuclear disarmament. Mr. Kim told the Russian official news agency Itar-Tass in an interview published Wednesday that the six-party talks should resume swiftly and without preconditions. His government abandoned those talks in 2009 and had stalled many […]

US, North Korea to Resume Talks on War Remains

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it has agreed to negotiate with North Korea on resuming efforts to recover the remains of U.S. soldiers unaccounted for from the Korean war. In a brief announcement, the Pentagon said the negotiations would begin Tuesday in Bangkok. The Pentagon did not say why it is now resuming the discussions, but […]

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Grandson of North Korean Leader in Bosnia

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The teenage grandson of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is in Bosnia, where officials say he has enrolled in a private high school. Officials at United World College in the southern Bosnian city of Mostar, speaking on the condition of anonymity, confirmed 16-year-old Kim Han Sol arrived this week to take classes. They said […]

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Grandson of North Korean Leader in Bosnia

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The teenage grandson of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is in Bosnia, where officials say he has enrolled in a private high school. Officials at United World College in the southern Bosnian city of Mostar, speaking on the condition of anonymity, confirmed 16-year-old Kim Han Sol arrived this week to take classes. They said […]

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Japan’s PM Says He Will Visit North Korea to Discuss Kidnappings

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan’s prime minister says he plans to visit North Korea to try to deal with the issue of Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea over the past few decades. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda met Saturday with the relatives of Japanese nationals that North Korea has admitted to kidnapping. Pyongyang says those kidnap victims have since […]

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North Korean PM Sees Market Forces at Work in Shanghai

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s prime minister was given a tour of Shanghai Wednesday. It was an opportunity for Choe Yong Rim to see first-hand how the Chinese financial center has been transformed since Beijing opened up its economy to market forces. Mr. Choe and his delegation also held talks with Mayor Han Zheng and other Shanghai officials. […]

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