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US ‘Understands’ EU Decision to Provide Food Aid to North Korea

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it “understands” the European Union’s decision to provide North Korea with food aid, but that it has not yet decided whether to resume its own food deliveries to the impoverished nation. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters Tuesday the U.S. government has discussed the issue with the EU officials and […]

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Chinese Vice Premier to Visit North Korea

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s foreign ministry says a high-ranking official will pay a four-day visit to North Korea next week. A spokesman for the ministry, Hong Lei, told reporters Tuesday that Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang will lead a Chinese delegation to North Korea for a visit starting July 10. Chinese news media quote Hong as saying the delegation […]

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North Korea Holds Massive Anti-South Rally

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A massive rally took place in North Korea’s capital Pyongyang Monday protesting what the communist country calls continued “provocations” by South Korea. The state-run Korean Central Broadcasting Station said more than 100,000 citizens and soldiers took part in the rally led by senior party and military officials. North Korea’s official media reported that a statement […]

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North Korea Holds Massive Anti-South Rally

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A massive rally took place in North Korea’s capital Pyongyang Monday protesting what the communist country calls continued “provocations” by South Korea. The state-run Korean Central Broadcasting Station said more than 100,000 citizens and soldiers took part in the rally led by senior party and military officials. North Korea’s official media reported that a statement […]

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Reports: Russia, North Korea to Hold Summit

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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News reports say that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is preparing to visit Russia later this week for talks with President Dmitry Medvedev. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted a Japanese daily the Mainichi Shimbun Monday as saying that Russia and North Korea are in final consultations for the meeting in Russia’s Far East Friday. […]

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US Official: US Wants to Avoid Mistakes With North Korea

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 10:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. diplomat says the United States is prepared to resume talks with North Korea, but it wants to avoid the mistakes made in previous negotiations with the communist nation. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg told Foreign Policy magazine in an interview published Tuesday that no policy is the right policy forever. On […]

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North Korea Sets Date for Local Legislative Elections

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s official news agency says the country will hold local elections next month. The Korean Central News Agency announced Tuesday that balloting will be held July 24 for delegates to provincial, city and county people’s assemblies. About 25,000 delegates were chosen in the last round of local elections in 2007. Local people’s assemblies typically […]

Elders Group Urges Aid for North Korea, Talks With Pyongyang

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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A group of former world leaders, known as the Elders, is urging the international community to work with aid agencies to provide food aid to North Korea, and is calling for countries to back a resumption of talks between North and South Korea. The recommendations are in the report of an Elders’ visit to North […]

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North Korea to Create New Economic Zone

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea says it will set up an economic zone on two islands on the border with China. The North Korean official news agency KCNA made the announcement Monday, a few days after the country’s leader Kim Jong Il returned from a trip to China to study its economic development. The news agency says the […]

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