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March 27, 1994 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Assistant Secretary of State Winston Lord pronounced the Korean peninsula "in a serious situation" but not on the "brink of war," North and South Korea continued to escalate their fiery rhetoric Saturday, exchanging martial taunts and warnings. Addressing the conflict over North Korea's refusal to allow complete inspection of its nuclear facilities, Lord said, "It's a time for firm resolve, patience, preparedness, but it's not an imminent crisis."
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April 17, 2001 | From Reuters
Food shortages in chronically hungry North Korea are expected to worsen sharply this year after a meager 2000 harvest and a disastrous winter, a senior U.N. aid official said Monday. "We expect the year 2001 to be the most difficult since 1998," David Morton, the World Food Program's representative in North Korea, told a news conference in Beijing. The 2000 harvest fell 1.8 million tons short of the 4.8 million tons needed to sustain North Korea's 22 million people, he said.
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January 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.N. World Food Program appealed for $378 million in emergency aid to avert famine in North Korea, saying food stocks in the disaster-hit country could run out as soon as April. The WFP said it needed 657,972 metric tons of food to distribute to 7.5 million North Koreans, up sharply from the 4.7 million people it helped last year. The isolated Stalinist country has a population of 23.2 million.
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July 4, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
U.N. officials returned the remains of nine North Korean submarine crewmen to their homeland 11 days after their craft was caught in a South Korean fishing net. U.N. honor guards handed over nine black wooden coffins to North Korean border guards in a 30-minute ceremony in Panmunjom, the truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas. Five North Korean military officers briefly crossed the border to inspect each coffin.
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May 19, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.N. agency will cut back aid to hundreds of thousands of hungry people after Pyongyang reneged on its promise to provide access to the entire country, a U.N. official said in Rome. The Communist nation assured U.N. relief officials last month that it would let workers with the Rome-based World Food Program into all 210 counties, including areas off limits for security reasons, said Catherine Bertini, the program's top official.
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December 22, 1995 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United Nations is threatening to close a foundering international food distribution program in North Korea, and U.N. workers are blaming U.S. and South Korean officials for the shortfall in relief funds. The World Food Program, which has been organizing the U.N.
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June 17, 1994 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
North Korea abruptly offered a compromise Thursday in its dispute with the United States over its nuclear facilities and President Clinton said it might prove acceptable--raising the possibility of a breakthrough in what has been an escalating confrontation.
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June 16, 1994 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States proposed to other U.N. Security Council members Wednesday that the world body impose mild sanctions against North Korea as the first step in a punitive campaign that the Communist government insists could lead to war. Speaking with reporters outside the council chamber, Madeleine Albright, U.S.
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May 29, 1994 | From Associated Press
A U.N. team left North Korea on Saturday after the Communist state rejected proposals for monitoring the refueling of a nuclear reactor, heightening prospects that the U.N. Security Council will take up punitive sanctions. North Korea's official news agency said, however, that there were no plans to stop unloading spent fuel from the reactor at the Yongbyon nuclear complex.
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October 19, 1997 | From Associated Press
The U.N. Command tried Saturday to win release of two South Korean farmers seized by North Korean soldiers while working close to the sensitive border line. A dispute over whether the farmers violated the border complicated negotiations. "The command is trying to recover the two farmers through dialogue with the [North's] Korean People's Army," said spokesman Jim Coles. "The dialogue channel remains open."
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May 19, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.N. agency will cut back aid to hundreds of thousands of hungry people after Pyongyang reneged on its promise to provide access to the entire country, a U.N. official said in Rome. The Communist nation assured U.N. relief officials last month that it would let workers with the Rome-based World Food Program into all 210 counties, including areas off limits for security reasons, said Catherine Bertini, the program's top official.
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January 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.N. World Food Program appealed for $378 million in emergency aid to avert famine in North Korea, saying food stocks in the disaster-hit country could run out as soon as April. The WFP said it needed 657,972 metric tons of food to distribute to 7.5 million North Koreans, up sharply from the 4.7 million people it helped last year. The isolated Stalinist country has a population of 23.2 million.
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October 31, 1997 | Reuters
In a strong signal to North Korea, a United Nations rights committee said Thursday that no country can pull out of a key international treaty guaranteeing citizens civil and political rights. U.N. sources said the aim was twofold: to put on record that 23 million North Koreans are still under the protection of the landmark pact and to warn other states not to follow suit.
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October 19, 1997 | From Associated Press
The U.N. Command tried Saturday to win release of two South Korean farmers seized by North Korean soldiers while working close to the sensitive border line. A dispute over whether the farmers violated the border complicated negotiations. "The command is trying to recover the two farmers through dialogue with the [North's] Korean People's Army," said spokesman Jim Coles. "The dialogue channel remains open."
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March 19, 1997 | From Reuters
Hunger is tightening its grip on North Korea, and thin, lethargic children are the harbingers of a famine that could strike the impoverished Stalinist state as early as this month, U.N. officials said Tuesday. Already meager food rations are in danger of disappearing in a country racked by devastating floods, failed harvests and a wheezing Communist economy, said Catherine Bertini, executive director of the United Nations' World Food Program.
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March 19, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
North Korea has refused to give the United Nations' atomic watchdog agency details on the amount of plutonium it holds in spent radioactive fuel and is delaying visas for inspectors, the agency's head said. Hans Blix, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said the Communist government has so far declined to shed light on the nuclear material present at atomic facilities now subject to a freeze.
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September 6, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An attempt to forge a new chapter in relations on the divided Korean peninsula appeared headed toward the same old impasse as the prime ministers of North and South Korea prepared to hold a second day of talks today. The ball was arguably in the Seoul government's court. Success of the talks may hinge on how well the South Korean side can respond to key demands by the North that it consider joint entry into the United Nations, cease military maneuvers with U.S.
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September 7, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first round of historic talks between senior officials of North and South Korea ended on a relatively upbeat note Thursday, with each side hinting at compromise in two areas where bitter disagreements have traditionally soured relations--U.N. membership and family exchanges. No major agreement was announced after the close of the second day of deliberations between the prime ministers of each country and high-ranking political and military delegates.
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December 22, 1995 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United Nations is threatening to close a foundering international food distribution program in North Korea, and U.N. workers are blaming U.S. and South Korean officials for the shortfall in relief funds. The World Food Program, which has been organizing the U.N.
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June 24, 1995 | Reuters
North Korea has told the U.S.-led United Nations Command that it will announce the scrapping of the 1953 armistice agreement that ended the three-year Korean War, a UNC spokesman said today. North Korea, which has demanded that the armistice be replaced with a full-scale peace treaty with the United States, barred U.N. monitors last month from entering its territory at Panmunjom, the sole crossing point on the tense inter-Korean border.
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