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Park holds talks with China's Xi

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday for talks expected to focus on North Korea, as they gathered in The Hague for an international conference aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism. It was their fourth meeting since they took office last year.

Park holds talks with China's Xi

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday for talks expected to focus on North Korea, as they gathered in The Hague for an international conference aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism. It was their fourth meeting since they took office last year.

PM to ask parties to pass amendment bill on nuclear security

SEOUL, March 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's prime minister appealed to rival political parties Saturday to put their differences behind and pass through parliament a bill meant to boost nuclear safety in the country. South Korea is required to adopt the bill to reflect two international treaties on preventing nuclear terrorism that were adopted at the 2nd Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul two years ago. However, rival parties have shown no signs of adopting the bill anytime soon because of their different policy priorities.

Missing radioactive material may pose 'dirty bomb' threat: IAEA

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - About 140 cases of missing or unauthorized use of nuclear and radioactive material were reported to the U.N. atomic agency in 2013, highlighting the challenges facing world leaders at a nuclear security summit next week. Any loss or theft of highly enriched uranium, plutonium or different types of radioactive sources is potentially serious as al Qaeda-style militants could try to use them to make a crude nuclear device or a so-called "dirty bomb", experts say.

IAEA reports 146 illicit trades, possessions of nuclear materials

The U.N. nuclear watchdog said Friday it has received reports of 146 incidents of illicit trafficking, possessions and other unauthorized activities of nuclear and other radioactive materials in 2013, including five incidents involving substances that could endanger humans.

Crimea crisis threatens US-Russia nuke cooperation

Tensions between Russia and the United States over Crimea could torpedo their nuclear cooperation, experts said Friday, despite the White House's insistence that both countries would move ahead on the critical issue. "It could become a major problem indeed," Ken Luongo of the Partnership for Global Security said of the explosive Ukraine-Crimea crisis, the worst between Russia and the West since the Cold War.

Obama's nuclear summit meets in shadow of Ukraine crisis

US President Barack Obama gathers world leaders in The Hague on Monday to seek ways of preventing a terrorist nuclear attack, at a key summit that risks being overshadowed by the explosive Ukraine crisis. Over 50 leaders are to attend the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) at the behest of Obama, who has called a simultaneous meeting of the Group of Seven top economies to discuss further sanctions against Russia.

Obama's nuclear summit meets in shadow of Ukraine crisis

US President Barack Obama gathers world leaders in The Hague on Monday to seek ways of preventing a terrorist nuclear attack, at a key summit that risks being overshadowed by the explosive Ukraine crisis. Over 50 leaders are to attend the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) at the behest of Obama, who has called a simultaneous meeting of the Group of Seven top economies to discuss further sanctions against Russia.

Park to hold three-way summit with Obama, Abe next week

By Chang Jae-soon SEOUL, March 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye will hold three-way talks with U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of an international nuclear conference in The Hague next week, the foreign ministry announced Friday. The meeting, though not one-on-one, will mark the first formal talks between Park and Abe since they took office more than a year ago, and it signals a thaw in relations between Seoul and Tokyo that have frayed badly over issues related to Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule of Korea.

Obama's nuclear summit meets in shadow of Ukraine crisis

US President Barack Obama gathers world leaders in The Hague on Monday to seek ways of preventing a terrorist nuclear attack, at a key summit that risks being overshadowed by the explosive Ukraine crisis. Over 50 leaders are to attend the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) at the behest of Obama, who has called a simultaneous meeting of the Group of Seven top economies to discuss further sanctions against Russia.
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