Six-party talks http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32240/all en China expresses 'firm opposition' to N. Korea blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/china-expresses-firm-opposition-n-korea-blast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China on Tuesday expressed "firm opposition" to North Korea's nuclear test, saying its wayward ally had gone ahead with the blast "despite widespread opposition from the international community".</p> <p>"We strongly urge the DPRK (North Korea) to honour its commitment to denuclearisation, and not to take any actions which might worsen the situation," the foreign ministry said in a statement posted on its website, using the official name for the North.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/china-expresses-firm-opposition-n-korea-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear program of North Korea Six-party talks Technology AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:33:52 +0000 5753374 at http://www.globalpost.com China expresses 'firm opposition' to N. Korea blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/china-expresses-firm-opposition-n-korea-blast-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China expressed "firm opposition" to North Korea's nuclear test on Tuesday, saying it had gone ahead with the blast "despite widespread opposition from the international community".</p> <p>"We strongly urge the DPRK (North Korea) to honour its commitment to denuclearisation, and not to take any actions which might worsen the situation," the foreign ministry said in a statement on its website, using the North's official name.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/china-expresses-firm-opposition-n-korea-blast-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear program of North Korea Six-party talks Technology AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:15:50 +0000 5753503 at http://www.globalpost.com China summons N. Korea ambassador, firmly opposes blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/china-summons-n-korea-ambassador-firmly-opposes-blast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China summoned the North Korean ambassador on Tuesday to express "firm opposition" to Pyongyang's nuclear test and said the North had gone ahead with the blast "despite widespread opposition from the international community".</p> <p>"We strongly urge the DPRK (North Korea) to honour its commitment to denuclearisation, and not to take any actions which might worsen the situation," the foreign ministry said in a statement on its website, using the North's official name.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/china-summons-n-korea-ambassador-firmly-opposes-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear program of North Korea Six-party talks Technology AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:00:29 +0000 5753601 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea warned US, as Kerry faces first crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/n-korea-warned-us-kerry-faces-first-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New US Secretary of State John Kerry faced his first global crisis Tuesday as North Korea defied UN resolutions to carry out its third nuclear test.</p> <p>Just 12 days into his tenure as America's top diplomat, Kerry found himself making late night calls to Asian counterparts after Pyongyang went ahead with an underground detonation of a nuclear device.</p> <p>"The DPRK did inform us at the State Department of their intention to conduct a nuclear test, without citing any specific timing prior to the event," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters. "We were advised."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/n-korea-warned-us-kerry-faces-first-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations John Kerry Nuclear program of North Korea Politics Six-party talks AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:15:17 +0000 5753875 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-North Korea blames U.S. for tension on peninsula http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-north-korea-blames-us-tension-peninsula <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds remarks by South Korean envoy)</p> <p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>GENEVA, Feb 27 (Reuters) - North Korea accused the United States on Wednesday of contributing to an "unpredictable" situation on the divided Korean peninsula and abusing its power in the U.N. Security Council to impose its "hostile policy" against Pyongyang.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-north-korea-blames-us-tension-peninsula" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear program of North Korea Political geography Six-party talks Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:30:21 +0000 5768373 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan's diplomatic report emphasizes security ties with U.S. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/japans-diplomatic-report-emphasizes-security-ties-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday submitted to a cabinet meeting an annual diplomatic report that emphasizes the importance of Japan-U.S. security ties in maintaining stability in the Asian-Pacific region.</p><P>The report, also known as the Diplomatic Bluebook, said the Japan-U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/japans-diplomatic-report-emphasizes-security-ties-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear program of North Korea Six-party talks Technology Asianet Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:36:16 +0000 Asianet 5802964 at http://www.globalpost.com Cambodia, Slovakia hold 1st talks to discuss bilateral ties, int'l matters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/cambodia-slovakia-hold-1st-talks-discuss-bilateral-ties-intl-matters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The first consultative meeting between Cambodia and Slovakia was held here on Tuesday to discuss ways to promote bilateral ties and exchange views on regional and international issues.</p><P>The meeting was co-chaired by Cambodian Secretary of State for Foreign Ministry Ouch Borith and the visiting Slovakian Deputy Foreign Minister Peter Burian.</p><P>Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Ouch Borith said on bilateral relations, the two countries agreed to enhance cooperation in politics, economics, trade, tourism and education.</p><P>He said, in the meeting, he presented the Slovakian </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/cambodia-slovakia-hold-1st-talks-discuss-bilateral-ties-intl-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cambodia International relations Six-party talks Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:17:47 +0000 Asianet 5811062 at http://www.globalpost.com Top N. Korean official to visit Moscow for talks on nuclear issue: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130628/top-n-korean-official-visit-moscow-talks-nuclear-issue-repor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, June 28 (Yonhap) -- A top North Korean diplomat handling the nation's nuclear diplomacy with the United States plans to visit Russia next week, a news report said Friday.</p> <p>First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan will travel to Moscow on Thursday for discussions on ways to resume the six-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program, Russia's news agency Interfax said, quoting the Russian Foreign Ministry.</p> <p>Kim has long been in charge of Pyongyang's bumpy negotiations on its nuclear program.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130702/acting-us-envoy-un-restates-need-share-info-sanctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear program of North Korea Six-party talks Kyodo News International Wed, 03 Jul 2013 00:01:29 +0000 5874032 at http://www.globalpost.com Senior S. Korean official in Russia for security conference http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130703/senior-s-korean-official-russia-security-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, July 3 (Yonhap) -- A top foreign affairs aide to South Korean President Park Geun-hye attended an annual international security conference in Russia and held a series of bilateral talks on North Korea and other issues, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.</p> <p>Ju Chul-ki, the senior presidential secretary for foreign affairs and security, has been in Russia's Far Eastern city of Vladivostok since Tuesday to attend a fourth meeting of ranking security officials from the United States, China and other major countries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. 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Korea next week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130726/us-treasury-sanctions-chief-visit-s-korea-next-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, July 26 (Yonhap) -- The United States official in charge of imposing sanctions on North Korea will visit South Korea next week to discuss bilateral cooperation, Seoul's foreign ministry said Friday.</p> <p>David S. Cohen, undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the Department of the Treasury, will visit South Korea on Monday for a two-day trip," Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Cho Tai-young said in a briefing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. 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