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Kerry pushes China on North Korea’s nukes – Washington Post

Washington PostBEIJING — Secretary of State John F. Kerry said he held a very constructive meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping on Friday as he sought Beijing’s help in deterring North Korea from pursuing nuclear weapons. Nevertheless, experts said Kerry faced an …North Korea Withdraws Threat to Cancel Family ReunionsVoice of AmericaIn China, Kerry talks […]

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US top diplomat in China amid North Korea, territorial tensions – BBC News

BBC NewsUS Secretary of State John Kerry has met China’s President Xi Jinping, in a visit expected to focus on North Korea and regional territorial tensions. Mr Kerry told reporters that his meeting with Mr Xi in the capital, Beijing, “was a very constructive one”.Kerry faces tough sell in China on NKorea, tensionMiamiHerald.comKerry in China […]

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Kerry in China Seeking Help in Easing Tensions in N. Korea, Maritime Disputes – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Beijing for talks aimed at encouraging Chinese leaders to put more pressure on ally North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program. Kerry began his visit by meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing’s Great …China media: Kerry’s visitBBC NewsS. Korean lawmaker blames Kerry […]

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US Bomber Training Run Imperils Family Reunions in Korea – New York Times

New York TimesSEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Thursday threatened to cancel reunions of families separated by the Korean War, accusing the United States of flying nuclear-capable B-52 bombers on a training mission over the Korean Peninsula. North and South …North Korea Threatens to Cancel Family Reunions with SouthTIMENorth Korea threatens to cancel reunions […]

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Juan Pablo’s Bachelor Blog: It’s Time to Dance – in Korea – People Magazine

People MagazineJuan Pablo Galavis, former pro soccer player, single father and star of this season’s The Bachelor, is blogging for PEOPLE.com each week about the ladies, the dates and the difficult decisions he faces. You can also follow Juan on Twitter @JuanPaGalavis.The Bachelor Watch: Poor Unfortunate SeoulsTIMEKC contestant Nikki Ferrell’s ‘negativity’ causes stir among ‘Bachelor’ […]

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Japan to Address Territorial Claims in Schools – ABC News

ABC NewsThe Japanese government announced Tuesday it is revising official teaching manuals to emphasize Japan’s territorial rights to islands which are also claimed by China and South Korea. The Education Ministry says the decision was made to reflect the …Japan revises school manuals to set out territorial claimsBBC NewsJapan revises teaching manuals, says islands its […]

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Claudio Abbado, renowned Italian conductor, dies at 80 – BBC News

BBC NewsItalian conductor Claudio Abbado, former musical director of La Scala, has died at the age of 80. the main story. Related Stories. Abbado awarded classical honour. Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, former musical director of La Scala, has …Claudio Abbado’s death marks the end of an eraTelegraph.co.ukConductor Claudio Abbado, 80Philly.comClaudio Abbado: ‘the most un-Italian of […]

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APNewsbreak: Rodman checks into rehab center – Washington Post

Washington PostDennis Rodman has checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, his agent says. Darren Prince declined on Saturday to say which facility will treat Rodman and how long he will be there. Rodman …Dennis Rodman checks into alcohol rehab after N. Korea tripCNNDennis Rodman checks into alcohol […]

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S. Korea Says Military Drills to Go Ahead After North’s Warning – Businessweek

BusinessweekSouth Korea said joint U.S.- South Korea military drills will go ahead, after North Korea warned of damage to inter-Korean relations that could lead to a “catastrophe” on the Korean peninsula. The U.S. maintains more than 28,000 troops in South Korea six …Pyongyang: ‘Unimaginable Calamities’ if Seoul Military Drills ProceedVoice of AmericaNorth Korea warns South […]

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Rodman ‘sorry,’ unable to aid imprisoned missionary – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBEIJING – Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, the only foreigner with access to North Korea’s reclusive dictator Kim Jong Un, returned from Pyongyang Monday defending his controversial “basketball diplomacy” there. Americans and North Koreans “can …Rodman: Sorry I Couldn’t Help My Fellow AmericanTIMERodman Apologizes for Not Helping US Missionary Imprisoned in North KoreaVoice of […]

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Rodman teammate: N. Korean ‘mission accomplished’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBEIJING – As Dennis Rodman continued his controversial “basketball diplomacy” inside North Korea Friday, his U.S. team-mates at an exhibition game Wednesday flew out of Pyongyang praising their trip and declaring “mission accomplished”. “On behalf of …What next for North Korea?CNN (blog)South Koreans Show Outrage Over Rodman’s Pyongyang TripVoice of AmericaRodman apologises over outburst […]

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Dennis Rodman apologizes for North Korea outburst, says he’d been drinking – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for his much-criticized outburst about an American citizen imprisoned in North Korea, saying he was stressed out and had been drinking when he made the remarks on CNN. The eccentric …UPDATE 5-Rodman apologises for rant, heads to N.Korean ski resortReutersNorth Korea state TV shows Dennis Rodman […]

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Sister of American jailed in North Korea ‘outraged’ by Rodman’s actions – Fox News

Fox NewsThe sister of an American citizen being held in North Korea says she is “outraged” by Dennis Rodman’s visit to Pyongyang for a game on leader Kim Jung Un’s birthday and his comments about the jailed missionary during a bizarre television interview.Happy Birthday, Mr. Dictator: Rodman sings for KimUSA TODAYFamily of American held in […]

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un lauds purge of executed uncle Jang Song Thaek – CNN

CNN(CNN) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday praised the recent purge of his uncle and former protector, saying it brought greater unity within the secretive, nuclear-armed state. “In the seething period of the effort for building a thriving country last …Kim Refers to Executed Uncle in SpeechWall Street JournalHappy New Year from […]