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Latest Cyprus Talks Positive and Vigorous

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says the latest round of talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders aimed at finding a settlement for the divided island have been “positive, productive, and vigorous.” Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu met Sunday at the Greentree Estate outside New York City — a site frequently used […]

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US , North Korea Talks in Geneva ‘Narrow Differences,’ but No Breakthrough

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department says two days of talks in Geneva between senior U.S. and North Korean diplomats on resuming six-party nuclear negotiations narrowed their differences, but there were no breakthroughs. U.S. officials also said that although they are cautiously optimistic about the results of the meetings, it could take months to find out if […]

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US Envoy: N. Korea Talks ‘Positive, Constructive’

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Talks between the United States and North Korea on resuming stalled nuclear negotiations have ended in Geneva, with a U.S. official calling them “positive and constructive.” That description was given by the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Bosworth, who said he is confident the two sides can eventually reach a deal. He said […]

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Uranium Program is Eyed as US-North Korea Talks Continue

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United States and North Korea sat down for a second day of nuclear talks in Geneva Tuesday, with attention focusing on Pyongyang’s recently revealed uranium enrichment program. U.S. envoy Stephen Bosworth said he was neither hopeful nor pessimistic before departing for the talks, which started several hours later than expected. Bosworth sounded more optimistic […]

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Uranium Program is Eyed as US-North Korea Talks Continue

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United States and North Korea sit down for a second day of nuclear talks in Geneva Tuesday with attention focusing on Pyongyang’s recently revealed uranium enrichment program. U.S. envoy Stephen Bosworth was hopeful after Monday’s first round of talks with North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-kwan. He said the talks on terms for […]

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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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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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NBA Scraps Early Start of Upcoming Season

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The National Basketball Association has cancelled the first two weeks of the 2011-’12 regular season, after franchise owners and players failed to settle their dispute over a new collective bargaining agreement. The league announced the cancellations Monday after a seven-hour negotiation session in New York. NBA Commissioner David Stern told reporters the two sides are […]

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Karzai: Talking Peace With Taliban Is Futile

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says trying to talk peace with the Taliban is futile, and that Afghanistan’s best option is to negotiate with Pakistan. Mr. Karzai says he prefers holding talks with Pakistani officials, following the murder of his top peace negotiator with the Taliban, former Afghan President (Burhanuddin) Rabbani. A suicide bomber used a […]

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