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S. Korea Dismisses Kim Jong Un’s Call for Reduced Tensions

Posted January 2nd, 2013 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea is dismissing a New Year’s Day speech by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that called for reduced tensions with Seoul. Unification Minister Yu Woo-Ik said Wednesday that Mr. Kim’s speech was “bland” and contained no ground-breaking proposals. He said Seoul has good reason to question the young leader’s intentions. Mr. Kim Tuesday […]

South Korea Dismisses Kim Jong Un’s Call for Reduced Tensions

Posted January 2nd, 2013 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea has dismissed a New Year’s Day speech by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un calling for reduced tensions with Seoul. Unification Minister Yu Woo-Ik Wednesday called Mr. Kim’s speech “bland,” saying it contained no groundbreaking proposals. He said Seoul has good reason to question the young leader’s intentions. Mr. Kim Tuesday urged an […]

S.Korea Dismisses Kim Jong Un’s Call for Reduced Tensions

Posted January 2nd, 2013 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea is dismissing a New Year’s Day speech by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that called for reduced tension between the two long-time rivals. Unification Minister Yu Woo-Ik said Wednesday that Mr. Kim’s speech was “bland” and contained “no ground-breaking proposal,” adding thatb Seoul had good reason to question the young leader’s intentions. […]

Putin Backs Proposed Law Banning US Adoptions

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is defending a proposed law that would ban Americans from adopting Russian children. During a news conference Thursday in Moscow, Mr. Putin acknowledged the bill recently passed by the State Duma, or lower house of parliament, was an “emotional” response to a new U.S. law that imposes sanctions on Russian officials […]

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Putin Backs Proposed Law Banning US Adoptions

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is defending a proposed law that would ban Americans from adopting Russian children. During a marathon news conference Thursday in Moscow, Mr. Putin acknowledged the bill recently passed by the State Duma, or lower house of parliament, was an “emotional” response to a new U.S. law that imposes sanctions on Russian […]

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US, China Experts Warn of Growing Bilateral Distrust

Posted April 3rd, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Two prominent scholars are warning that long-term “strategic” distrust between the United States and China is becoming more serious in spite of rapidly expanding contacts between the two countries. The warning comes in a report this week from Kenneth Lieberthal, the national security director for Asia under former president Bill Clinton, and Wang Jisi, dean […]

US, China Experts Warn of Growing Bilateral Distrust

Posted April 3rd, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Two prominent scholars are warning that long-term “strategic” distrust between the United States and China is becoming more serious in spite of rapidly expanding contacts between the two countries. The warning comes in a report this week from Kenneth Lieberthal, the national security director for Asia under former president Bill Clinton, and Wang Jisi, dean […]

US, China Experts Warn of Growing Bilateral Distrust

Posted April 3rd, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Two prominent scholars are warning that long-term “strategic” distrust between the United States and China is becoming more serious in spite of rapidly expanding contacts between the two countries. The warning comes in a report this week from Kenneth Lieberthal, the national security director for Asia under former president Bill Clinton, and Wang Jisi, dean […]

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North Korea Issues Demands for Talks with South Korea

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea says South Korea must honor a set of preconditions before it resumes dialogue with its decades-long democratic rival. The North’s powerful National Defense Commission released the demands in the form of a questionnaire Thursday through the official Korean Central News Agency. One of the items on the list calls for Seoul to apologize […]

South Korea: Open for Dialogue With North, Ready for Defense

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it is open to dialogue with its northern neighbor, but that it is also ready for a swift response to any possible hostility from North Korea. South Korea’s Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin told parliament Thursday that Seoul would take every counter-measure into consideration to ensure national security. South Korea has been scrutinizing […]

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