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PostHeaderIcon Asia, US Hold Talks Without Defiant North Korea

Asia, US Hold Talks Without Defiant North Korea
Source : AFP
by Jun Kwanwoo

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28, 2006 (AFP) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged North Korea to rejoin negotiations on its nuclear programme Friday as 10 world powers held Asian security talks without the communist regime.

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PostHeaderIcon Asia To Strengthen Civilian-Military Disaster Cooperation

Asia To Strengthen Civilian-Military Disaster Cooperation
Source : AFP
by Martin Abbugao

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 28, 2006 (AFP) - Asia's top security forum, which includes the United States, China and Russia, plans to develop guidelines for civilian and military cooperation to ensure swift responses to natural disasters, officials said.

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PostHeaderIcon Missiles and Toilet Diplomacy Draw Japan Closer To Neighbours

Missiles and Toilet Diplomacy Draw Japan Closer To Neighbours
Source : AFP
by Harumi Ozawa


KUALA LUMPUR, July 28, 2006 (AFP) - Efforts to coax North Korea to nuclear talks may fail but officials say Japan scored a bonus from Asia's top security forum -- an improvement in its fraught relations with China and South Korea.

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PostHeaderIcon Rice at Asian Forum Amid NKorea Standoff

Rice at Asian Forum Amid NKorea Standoff
Source : AFP
by Danny Kemp


KUALA LUMPUR, July 27, 2006 (AFP) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived for a regional security forum in Malaysia Thursday holding out little hope that North Korea would return to stalled talks on its nuclear weapons.

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PostHeaderIcon Japan, SKorea To Seek North's Return To Talks at ASEAN Forum

Japan, SKorea To Seek North's Return To Talks at ASEAN Forum
Source : AFP

TOKYO, July 20, 2006 (AFP) - Japan and South Korea agreed Thursday to use a regional security forum next week in Malaysia to push for North Korea's return to six-nation talks aimed at dismantling its nuclear arms.

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