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N. Korea agrees to nuclear program halt

The United States said Wednesday that North Korea has agreed to halt its nuclear program and allow back UN inspectors, in a surprise breakthrough soon after the communist state’s veteran leader died. Welcoming the progress, President Barack Obama’s administration said it would move ahead on a long-mulled plan to deliver 240,000 metric tons of food aid to…

Kim death complicates Obama’s North Korea nuclear quandary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il could dim hopes for fresh nuclear disarmament talks with the United States and its key Asian allies as an untested and largely unknown heir takes charge of one of the world’s most feared atomic renegade states. The most crucial…

North Korea ‘agrees to suspend uranium enrichment’

North Korea has agreed to suspend its enriched-uranium nuclear weapons programme, a key United States demand for the resumption of disarmament talks, according to news reports. Yonhap news agency and the Chosun Ilbo daily quoted an unidentified diplomatic source saying the Washington had also agreed to provide the North with…

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