North Korea's representative at six-nation talks said Thursday the country insists on retaining the right to a "peaceful nuclear program," standing by its decision that has become the major sticking point in negotiations.
By PBS NewsHour
After more than a year of diplomatic stalemate, six nations are set to resume talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear program in Beijing Tuesday after weeks of preparations and pre-summit negotiations.
By PBS NewsHour
North Korea agreed Saturday to resume multilateral talks aimed at ending its nuclear weapons program five months after saying it would never do so.
North Korea declared for the first time Thursday that it possessed nuclear weapons and pulled out of six-party talks aimed at shutting down its program, citing the policies of President Bush as the reason for the failed negotiations.
As talks began winding down Friday, diplomats reported some constructive discussions between the United States and North Korea but no concrete progress on efforts to persuade the North to dismantle its nuclear arms program.
After months of diplomatic maneuvering, the United States and North Korea met Wednesday for a third round of high level talks aimed at defusing a tense standoff between the two nations over the threat of North Korea's nuclear arms program.
Reports of a devastating death toll from North Korean train explosions near the Chinese border took shape Friday with government officials saying several hundred were believed killed in the blast, the British ambassador to North Korea said Friday.
As many as 3,000 people were killed or injured when two trains loaded with fuel collided and exploded at a North Korean train station near the Chinese border, hours after leader Kim Jong Il had passed through, according to South…
North Korea said Thursday it was willing to halt its nuclear activities but described Washington's attitude as "hostile" and blamed the United States for lack of progress at the six-nation talks in Beijing, China.
North Korea promised Tuesday to suspend its nuclear power program and refrain from testing or making atom bombs, in a move that South Korea said would propel the next round of six-nation nuclear talks.
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