February 8, 2001 |
The Bush administration said Wednesday that it supports South Korea's policy of working toward reconciliation with communist North Korea. The administration is still mulling its own policy toward Pyongyang, including exactly how to follow through on initiatives inherited from the Clinton administration. Secretary of State Colin L.
February 26, 2001 |
One hundred elderly North Koreans arrived in Seoul today at the start of reunions for families separated by the Korean War. A similar delegation from South Korea prepared to fly to Pyongyang, the North's capital. The three-day reunions come despite setbacks in bilateral talks over the North's demands for electricity from the South and differences over where to set up a permanent meeting place for future reunions.
March 13, 2001 |
In a blow to reconciliation efforts, North Korea called off Cabinet-level talks with South Korea just hours before they were to begin today. North Korea did not give a reason for the cancellation in Seoul, but analysts speculated that Pyongyang is concerned about tougher talk from the new U.S. administration.
March 25, 2001 |
European Union leaders meeting here Saturday urged the U.S. to recommit to cutting carbon dioxide emissions as part of a global charter to prevent a deterioration in climate conditions. The Bush administration has said it would not call for national controls on carbon dioxide emissions although the United States and other developed nations agreed in 1997 to cut heat-trapping carbon emissions.
June 25, 1998 |
Delays caused by currents and the approach of nightfall forced the South Korean navy to postpone an attempt to raise a suspected North Korean spy submarine from the seabed until today. Divers attached ropes and air bags to the craft, which was captured after surfacing Monday when its periscope and propeller became entangled in fishing nets. The mini-sub broke loose from a tow line and sank in about 100 feet of water a mile offshore Tuesday as the navy tried to tow it to a dockyard.
December 9, 1998 |
After tense talks, U.S. and North Korean negotiators agreed Tuesday to meet again later this week to try to break a deadlock over American demands to inspect a suspected nuclear weapons facility in North Korea. Some U.S. officials said the decision to resume talks Thursday in New York was a positive sign given the mounting tension and war of words between Washington and the Communist regime. The talks began Friday in New York and had shifted to Washington this week.
March 19, 1998 |
South Korean negotiators pressed their North Korean counterparts Wednesday to clarify an offer to hold one-on-one peace talks between the two countries. "Basically the North Koreans indicated their willingness to have talks, but exactly what that means--exactly when, how, that sort of thing" remains to be determined, Seoul spokesman Oh Il Son said. The North's offer was revealed in Seoul by South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jung Soo.
October 25, 1998 |
Officials from four countries seeking a permanent peace for the divided Korean peninsula said Saturday that they had removed the last obstacles to full-blown talks. Details were vague, but delegates from the United States, China and North and South Korea said they agreed on small but crucial procedural details: forming two working groups to discuss ways to reduce tensions along the world's most heavily armed border and to establish mechanisms for keeping the peace there. A U.S.
September 7, 1998 |
Two days after North Korea announced that it had launched a scientific satellite into orbit, South Korea said Sunday that it still could not verify the claim. Chief presidential spokesman Park Jie Won said South Korea had not yet determined whether North Korea last Monday fired a missile or launched a satellite. On Friday, North Korea denied that it launched a ballistic missile, saying it successfully fired into orbit its first artificial satellite. U.S.
August 27, 2000 |
Thousands of South Korean students on Saturday bid a warm farewell to 63 former North Korean spies who will return to their Communist homeland this week after serving decades in prison. "We love you. Stay healthy till we meet again," shouted about 3,000 students who gathered in a concert hall at a Seoul university.